‘As our eyes grow accustomed to sight, they armour themselves against wonder.’
Leonard Cohen, The Favorite Game.
‘Gareth was a busy man. He owned a multi-million dollar business, had several children, and grew up being told that being busy was a sign of success, importance, and power.
However, he began having visions of a Medicine Man holding a pocket watch. At first, Gareth thought he was just tired and overworked, but as the visions increased, he started to see the Medicine Man at work, at home, and in his dreams at night, and by this stage, he was convinced he was losing his mind.
He began to wonder if the watch the Medicine Man was holding was a sign that his ‘time was up’ and the more he thought about this, the more he feared for his life. However, after several weeks of visions, and no sleep, Gareth was exhausted and decided to confront the Medicine Man.
He said, ‘Why are you haunting me each day and holding a watch?’
The Medicine Man let out a sigh of relief, and said, ‘I am here to remind you how precious your time here on earth is, and if you don’t learn to slow down, listen and respect the time you have left, you will miss seeing the infinite wonders and the meaning of life.’
24 thoughts on “Being Here”
very wise post, amen
Amen and thank you 🙏🏻
thanks, you tell a good story, hope to read some more, be blessed, amen
Thank you 😊
us writers and artists are the ones to provide directions in story and other art forms, amen
A fine lesson, Karen. Time here is a precious gift, for sure.
Yes so true! Thank you Eliza 💚💕
When the gift of life is taken from you, only then will we realise its beauty…and with much regret in not appreciating it for what it truly is…a place to find that love within us all. Life is the one thing that is that path ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋
So true. It is indeed a precious gift 🙏🏻
While the restrictions of the pandemic have been a drag in many respects, I am grateful for the way they have slowed and simplified my life. So important to savor each day…. xoxo
It is Lori. I think COVID has helped us remember this important lesson and to take the time to see life through a new lens. Thank you 💕💚
So much of our time is wasted on useless things, such as worry. A wonderful reminder, Karen.
Like me, it took a tragic death to wake me up and to see how precious life really is. Thank you Jennifer 💚🙏🏻
Thank you 🙏🏻💚
There is a difference between “doing” and “living” Thanks for the post and I love the quote you shared.
Thanks Ali. I love that quote too! 💚💕
Beautiful reminder, Karen. ❤
Thank you Carol 💕🌈
A good reminder that our visions and inner voice need to be welcomed and asked to share their wisdom!
Yes so true! Thanks Kristine 💕💚