Make Time

Yesterday was busy, but I managed to squeeze in a few quick miles before it got too dark with the sun starting to set. In retrospect, I am grateful that I prioritized taking the time to get out and recharge. The air was cool and crisp with a hint of the approaching autumn. About a half-mile from home on my route, I noticed a heron by the rocky shoreline of a pond, perfectly reflected in the still water. A chance encounter that I captured in the above photograph. To me, the scene had something of a Zen-like quality which got me thinking about a couple of quotes.

When asked, "What is the biggest mistake we make in life?”, The Buddha replied, “The biggest mistake is you think you have time.”

Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back.

Advice worth contemplating for both the personal and professional aspects of one's life.

Originally published on Medium.