||In our culture people often try to chop up time with mathematical precision. It's unnatural.
||This happens in many countries. In some ways I think people would be better off without clocks. Too often we allow time to squeeze us.
||If our priorities are right, we can flow through time without being squeezed.
||Being in the moment: that sounds okay for mystics. However, it is impractical.
||(chuckling) And do you think the way most people spend their lives is practical?
"There's no time to study."
"I'm too busy to think."
"I'd like to – on another occasion."
"I'm searching for a schedule opening."
How often have I talked this way,
pretending to be in control of my life?
How often have I said "sometime"
knowing it meant "never"?
Why am I always trying
to squeeze each drop out of time?
Do "afterwards" or "later"
Perhaps all we have is
the potency of each instant –
all else is a myth.