What Are We Doing With Our Time

Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’

Into the future

Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’

Into the future

Steve Miller Band

My morning reading took me to the Stoic philosopher who sounds almost Christian at times. Seneca talked about how we easily allow others to take our time. We rush to meetings. Take trips we didn’t need. Say yes when no was a better answer.

What are we doing with that most precious of resources?

We must determine what is a waste of time and what is valuable. Sometimes just sitting is valuable. Sometimes listening overrides talking. Working on the most important task has become a time management proverb–but, make it what is most important to us, not to someone else.

Pete Seeger composed a song laden with meaning from the Hebrew book of Ecclesiastes popularized by The Byrds

To Everything (Turn, Turn, Turn)

There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn)

And a time to every purpose, under Heaven

Pete Seeger

Know our time.

Know our season.

Know our purpose.

Maybe like the Steve Miller Band in the next chorus of the song

I want to fly like an eagle

To the sea

Fly like an eagle

Let my spirit carry me

I want to fly like an eagle

Till I’m free

Steve Miller Band

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