A Pause For Thought

March 15, 2013 at 11:18 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

How many times do you say or hear in everyday life, “I just don’t have enough time for that”. In this 21st Century world, with all its technology, busyness and challenges, this yearning for extra time is experienced by many who are striving for balance in various elements of their lives.

Reflection is such an important part of our journey of potential. We can take advantage of ongoing opportunities to evaluate the effectiveness of our daily thoughts, words and actions, whether these are journeying us towards authentic goals, fostering purpose and meaning, while providing for making a difference through connection to self, others and the world around us.

The short reflection below is one that we use within our programs. It is an opportunity to explore the choices we are making everyday. The attached short video complements this reflection well. Consider your own journey of potential and how your daily thoughts, words and actions are building connection to what’s important for you!

We hope you have a great weekend.

A Pause For Thought

Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning with $86,400.

It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening it deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day.

What would you do?

Draw out all of it, of course!

Each of us has such a bank. Its name is time. Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds.

Every night you lose whatever of this you have failed to invest to a good purpose. You can never get back any that you did not use. It is lost forever.

Each day it opens up a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day.

If you fail to use the day’s deposits, the loss is yours.

Do something useful with each day of your life!

Source: Ian Boyle, ‘Debriefing activities to enhance reflection and learning’; in Outdoor and Experiential learning: Views from the Top, edited by Tracey Disckson, Tonia Gray and Bruce Hallyar


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