Thursday, August 23, 2012

Things You Should Be Able To Say About Yourself: 6

6.  I am making my time count.


Time is the most valuable constituent of life.  Make the time for what does matter today.  Really being in the moment, finding passion in your life, seeing the world and traveling, or just seeing the world that’s around you right now, being with great people, doing amazing things, eating amazing food and savoring life’s little pleasures.

"Choti choti khushiyan" as most of us hindi/urdu speaking folks refer to it. The little happinesses of our life, they matter don't they? It's all the little things put together that make it all. I'd say that I haven't always made my time count, there are phases where I let time just slip out of my hands, and it may have seemed all for no good - but here I am now, and I'm able to look back and think, I mean, I did love the world and nature, but there were certain things I don't like that I did at that time, I'm learning from it today. Through it all, the one constant has always been striving to live in this moment. Sometimes doing that has made me put other things on the backburner, and maybe I shouldn't have, i.e. procrastinating, but I still try my best. I'm proud of the fact that I can actually appreciate things and what I've got, even if it's just a ray of sunshine.
Remember, your time is priceless, but it’s free. You can’t own it, but you can use it.  You can spend it, but you can’t keep it.  Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.  You really do only have a short period to live.  So let your dreams be bigger than your fears and your actions louder than your words.  Make your time count!

I've had two favourite dialogues from two favourite hindi movies since ever. One is "No byes Rhea, kyunki yeh zindagi bahut lambi hai" (No byes Rhea, because life is very long) and the other is "Kya pata, kal ho na ho" (Who knows, if tomorrow will come or not). The fact that they seem so at odds with one another, almost contradictory, does not go past my notice. I've always ruminated on this idea of two different ideas that are both so true, and yet so conflicting. Two truths don't make a lie, do they? The fact that they seem disparate shouldn't mean that one is more true than the other. I think it just reflects on the essence of life itself, that everything needs to be balanced.


18 comments:

  1. I'm making it count.. by reading your ever-so wonderful post :) Lovely.. Yes, one should live in the moment & fear less of the future.

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    1. Awww hehe I was looking at your Daffy Duck pic earlier! It's an automatic smile maker :P Thank you Boondi ki bachi ♥

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  2. carpe diem mah frnd

    :O we have scooby and daffy duck among our friends :L

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    1. Yes indeed mah friend.

      Yes we do :D That's so cool haha :D

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  3. I always go by kal ho na ho...bohot bar embarrassment bhi hua, but I did I wat I had to do, mayb a lil hasty though!

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    1. Awwww. It's alrite, you're incredibly interesting by whatever's made you you!

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  4. Time does not change us. It just unfolds us.
    Max Frisch

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    1. Hmmm...I still believe we change, but perhaps we change ourselves... :) I like the idea of unfolding though

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    2. I know you do =]

      Btw liking the new look :) Looks neater :D

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  5. This post makes me want to sing ☺

    "Har ghadi badal rahi hai roop zindagi
    Chaav hai kahhi hai dhoop zindagi
    Har pal yahan jee bhar jiyo
    Jo hai sama, kal ho na ho"

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    1. :D That's another song I have SOOOO many memories of.

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  6. EK PAL KE LIYE HI SAHI
    GHADIYA HUMKO MILI MAKHMALI PYAR KI
    ISS EK PAL KO JEE LE ZARA
    YEH LAMHE PHIR MILE NA MILE
    KHO JANE DE SABHI DURIYA FASALE
    AA DIL MILA LE AUR PAAS AA
    PHIR KYA HO KYA KHABAR, DEKHA HAI KISNE KAL
    AA RAAT ROK LE, PHIR HO NA JAAYE SEHAR



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  7. DAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMN IT AM SINGIN AGAIN OH BOI!

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