Making The Most of Time

Dates seem irrelevant
words can be cliché
are old days good
or memory just selective?

Dates seem irrelevant
words can be cliché
are old days good
or memory just selective?

The past is useful if it helps
to avoid mistakes,
by recognizing opportunities–
a good teacher the past
but a lousy residence!

Many have said
the present is all we have–
Is there meaning in words
yes, when we apply them.

Even “wasting time” can be
valuable with insightful vision
of inspiration today
being thoughtful to learn
that there can always be
lessons to gather from life.

Is the future important?
It is a seed of possibility
which can inspire us
to fully live today
since today becomes
our tomorrow
adding up to a life
well spent or not.

To rightly use the gift
of “the present”
the discipline of scheduling
is helpful to meet priorities.

It can be tempting with
so many spiritual or
material urgencies
to schedule every moment
with important tasks.

Schedules have limits
as we can schedule
our self to death
loosing the moment
living without heart
on life’s merry-go-round.

With our spinning head
we jump off our schedule
in order to smell the roses
(offering them first to Krishna)
and take stock of
what is important.

Everyone must ask this
being forced to in recession
yet “important”
is relevant to
one’s goal in life.

For a devotee fixed
in spiritual practice
important–or wise time use
is what fosters love
and service to Krishna
and his devotees.