Choices by the teaspoon: How do you use precious moments?

Early this morning, I read a bold statement that caused me to set my coffee cup down:

“All who are willing to snatch time from the greedy material world to devote it instead to the divine search can learn to behold the wondrous factory of creation out of which all things are born.” ~ Paramahansa Yogananda

I looked up to see stars reflecting in the water. Okay, so it’s not a pleasant thought, but you know, eventually our bodies will fall painfully apart and we will be escorted off this earth. That’s a given.

So back to my coffee. Marion, how much precious time do you waste chasing temporary happiness in the form of food, money, gratification of the body, useless diversions and attachments to material stuff?

There’s no escaping the inner work I have yet to accomplish. And something tells me I have miles to go before I sleep…

Alpin Hong, piano, concert, classical, Kodiak, Alaska, tour

During a busy concert tour, concert pianist Alpin Hong pauses to enjoy a developing sunset over Pasagshak Bay on Kodiak Island, Alaska. (Marion Owen photo)

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4 Responses to Choices by the teaspoon: How do you use precious moments?

  1. Beautiful opportunity to reflect. There is so much in that quote.
    Thanks for sharing! 😀

  2. Jeanette says:

    “eventually our bodies will fall painfully apart and we will be escorted off this earth. That’s a given.”
    With your interest in nature and the beauty there in I am bravely assuming that you have a belief in God. With that thought in mind you might be interested to know what the Bible really has to say about our future…even if we die now.
    http://www.jw.org/en/publications/books/what-hope-for-dead-loved-ones/1101987030/

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