There are 525960 minutes in 100 years. And on earth there are 7.753 billion people.
According to these numbers, if we wanted to pay attention to each and every single person on earth during those 100 Years, we’d need to see 14639 per minute (thats 292797 in a 20 hour day).
So, forgive me for asking, but why on earth do you think you think you need to pay attention to just one, or get caught up on social media watching other peoples videos? You simply DO NOT HAVE THE TIME to waste.
Now that is, if we were all to live to 100. Some of us will die before, some after perhaps. In 100 years, there are only a handful of people who will be destined to you. No matter how much you might want to meet everyone, you won’t get the chance, nor have the time to do so.
In 100 years, we have 525960 minutes of time, with which we must learn to speak, walk, learn, unlearn, love, undo our emotional scars, comprehend how we function, distinguish ourselves from everyone else, find what is similar to everyone else, discover our purpose, learn the skills we need. We’ll also go through all the emotions, the fears, the pains, the hurts, the love, the joy, the happiness, the ignorance, the bliss, the numbness, the rawness, the euphoria… There are times where we’ll feel paralysed, where we’ll feel engaged, where we’ll feel lost.
On our path we’ll meet certain people we’ll want to stay with for eternity and who’ll go before we’re ready, there are others who don’t go and we can’t get rid of. Some will share our path for a brief moment and remind us why we’re walking, others will pull wool over our eyes. Some will abandon us, and others will make us feel accepted. But, we won’t meet everyone on earth. We’ll meet specific people who make sense to our destiny, we’ll meet people we can learn from. We’ll even meet toxic people who teach us about how to love ourselves. Everyone has a purpose at a different time. As Shakespeare said so well, “All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages….”
So why on earth are we so set on going through pain? Why do we obsess over those who don’t care, who are apathetic? Why do we believe that we need to focus on one single person? Why do we get caught up responding and attracting our emotional patterns despite how much knowledge we have in our heads?
The head is but a prism through which the heart see’s. We can force our existence to ignore our heart, and be entirely calculated. Which we’ll likely perceive as being “perfect”. But none of us are perfect and will never be, despite how much we try. Our purpose is to live the most honestly through the heart, no matter how messy our existence gets, our heart guides us through the mud, through the snow and the blizzards, towards the sun’s location.
Our mind accumulates all the things it see’s, all that happens to the body, all the pains the heart goes through, and then tries to make sense of it, despite the world being an entire anarchy of events. The world is pure madness if we don’t perceive it through a prism of our own making.
In the 100 years here on earth, we must create that prism. The most beautiful one we can, one that is just and patient, one that is fair and helpful, empathetic and kind. A prism which can see the subtleties of life. The good in the bad, and the bad in the good, and “treat those two imposters alike.”
I’d say that we must focus first and foremost on ourselves during the first years of our life. The reason being that we cannot give to others from an empty cup, or worst still a cup full of anger or stagnant water. We must first fill ourselves up with the best we can, practice the skills that will help others, and in turn we will give the best we can to others so that they can in turn be impressed by the depth of our effort.
Don’t waste time on people before your time is over. Spend time on yourself, working on yourself, bettering yourself, and even learning from others. But by all means focus on you before. Once you have done that, the world is your oyster and the sky is your limit.
In numerology there are phases in our life. The first is the one where we learn, then we cultivate, then we reach crop season. These phases in life are about 20 to 30 years. During these times we must solely focus on learning, cultivating or picking the fruits of our labour.
I’ve spent 30 years cultivating my mindset, learning, and growing. I’m currently transitioning to the cultivating part of my life where the things I’ve learned along the path can be set in motion and applied. In numerology our phases are also marked by an influence.
“Hard choices, easy life. Easy choices, hard life.” – Jerzy Gregorek
Though, despite saying that we do not have the time to waste, we must allocate time to do nothing, where we can let our lands lie fallow so they can repair for the next season. We must waste some time, procrastinating, crying, feeling sorry for ourselves, cleaning our wounds, making sense of the knockout we just experienced, and so on. So don’t pressurize yourself, but by all means be lead by your heart. It speaks the loudest when you’re silent, and makes the most noise when you’re misaligned.
Our life changes in a matter of seconds once we realize that we can live the life we want to live, that we only have so much time left to live our life and turn it all around. It changes when we realize that we are the captains of our ships and we are the ones choosing our directions.
Don’t let your time run out, don’t let your flame extinguish. Live a life you’re proud of, one you can claim is your own.
There is no man above making decisions for you. Nor are there entities out to get you. There are confused people walking on the path, there are mislead people who’ll try to coerce you. But overall the world is full of good people trying to do the best with the hand they have been dealt.
What are you here to do? What is your purpose? What are your greatest obstacles and pain-points? What would you like to contribute to the world? Are you still spending time focussing on how well others are doing?
Perhaps it’s time to ask some questions, perhaps its time to seek the right questions…
Do we really have the time to focus on others?