Using Your Time Wisely

People as diverse as Ignatius of Loyola (founder of the Jesuits) and Ben Franklin (co-founder of the USA) have written of a daily discipline of reflecting on time spent.

In the morning, ask “what good will I do today?” In the evening reflect back and ask “what is one good thing I have done today?” Many spiritual seekers recommend writing those in a journal.

Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote that it appeared as if people of ill will have used their time better than people of good will.

“Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ into the future.” Steve Miller Band, from Fly Like an Eagle.

We all realize this on some level. Grasp the time wisely, or we could be despairing like Pink Floyd:

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day

Fritter and waste the hours in an off-hand way

Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town

Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

Pink Floyd, Time

How are you using your time today?

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