Are We Using Our Time Wisely?
No matter who we are or where we live, at the beginning of each day, we are each given twenty-four hours that we can use in any way that we wish. Of this total, we may allot a certain number of hours to sleep, a few hours to tend to the needs of our bodies, and several hours to fulfill our commitments and obligations to family, society, and the globe. As we begin this new year, Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj asks the question: Are we using our time wisely?
Every moment of every day, time is just ticking away, said the spiritual Master. We need to spend our time wisely. The time invested only in worldly activities will only yield gains that are fleeting or will remain here after we depart this world. When we focus our attention on the inner worlds, we open ourselves up to the permanent. When we take the time to go within, through the process of meditation, we connect with the love and Light of God. This connection puts us in a state of bliss, joy, and happiness. We realize our connection with God and experience God’s presence in our lives. Happiness, peace, and joy overtake our being and begin to ooze out from us to all we meet.
As we go about our day, we certainly need to discharge our obligations to our families, friends, coworkers, neighborhoods, communities, cities, countries, and the world. At the same time, we also need to prioritize our spiritual progress and dedicate time each day to focus on our spiritual practices. We need to fix a time to build the habit of meditation. The more time we spend in meditation, the happier we will be, and we will find that we begin to live the kind of life that helps us fulfill the purpose for which we are here.