Self-knowledge

How Much is Leisure Worth? 3… 2… 1…

If time is money leisure is eternity. Behind a workaholic you can hide a debased lazy person whose comfort zone is the overwhelming routine of work worries

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Time is Money

It consumed several lives in one. He was an undisputed Rock Star. He exploited his talent to the best of his ability. He spent 45 years on earth. He wrote five years before his death a song about living and passing: Time waits for nobody. We all must plan our hopes together or we’ll have no more future at all. Time waits for nobody. We might as well be deaf and dumb and blind I know that sounds unkind. But it seems to me we’ve not listened to or spoken about it at all: The fact that time is running out for us all.

Leisure is Eternity

‘I don’t have time to think about this. I’m very busy. I have too many worries.’ Actually, the only thing we have in our hands today is answering that question honestly to know how much time is worth. Absolutely everything. Only when it’s lost is its true value measured.

Time (by Augustine of Hippo)

‘Time is a kind of détente’. This distention of time tears the soul because it extends backwards, towards the past, by memory, and forward, towards the future, by expectation. The man, distended in time, dragged by the flowing multiplicity of things, achieves some stability and permanence, focuses and unifies to a certain extent, if he orients himself, if he becomes the Being above beings, the Good above the goods. It is an ascetic effort of renunciation, of meditation and contemplation, of progress in love. The flow that is the life of the temporal man is poured into the mold of the Being and, when solidified, it takes the same form of the Being.

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Writer. Pic of abuelo (c.1930)

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