Eternity in an Hour

To see a world in a grain of sand / And a heaven in a wild flower/ Hold infinity in the palm of your hand / And eternity in an hour.William Blake

We live within multiple worlds ever day. Our dreams, hopes, ambitions all influence our inner worlds to some extent. But there should be a time of day when all that chatter from inner monologue is quieted. Too much of life is spent determined to push forward along the same tracks as yesterday. Setting goals, having ambition, being self-determined are all fine, but relentlessly pressing ahead will limit appreciation of the NOW.

Always rushing towards the next waypoint on a predetermined course limits feelings of gratitude for the life we all have been given. John Lennon once said, Life is what happens while we are making other plans. It is so true. There are undiscovered worlds of beauty and wonder waiting for more than a lingering glance. Linger on the path and hearten your soul for the journey. Treasure the so-called commonplace.

One’s daily realm can receive more joy through simple awareness of unembellished reality. Short vids of someone else’s life can never measure up to authentic experience even for a moment. There are an immeasurable amount of precious grains of time wasted on moderated distraction. These temporal granules fall into oblivion never to return. Everyday, allow an interlude of calm to slow their rate of extinction.

Take time away from anxiously seeking results. Open the windows of your soul to worlds of wonder. A few minutes can feel eternal if spent with a light heart and unburdened mind. Refreshing the body in this way will increase the chance for personal success. Take time out of your day to put joy in your life.

Published by cewheeler

Writer/Artist:12 years in China – univ. lecturer: writing,poetry,culture; editor – magazine/newspaper & actor. 40 years students of the Tao. Traveler. Father. Read my books at:

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