Not All Moments Are Equal

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not all moments are equal“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die… a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance…”– Ecclesiastes 3:1-4, NIV

Have you ever found yourself looking at a beautiful scenery that you felt you could fix your eyes upon its beauty and never ever tire of looking at it? Have you ever listened to such an enchanting song that you felt you never wanted it to end? Have you ever experienced such a blissful moment that you wanted to remain in it for as long as you ever could?

There are moments when we are blessed like that, moments when we are not filled with anxiety for the future or regrets for the past. All that we know is that we are happy in the present, and if we could choose to, we’d rather freeze that moment and never let it go.

It is true that many times, we can’t always predict those moments. We could never copy exactly a beautiful moment so we could repeat it over and over again.

But we could allow for more of those moments to come into our lives by spending more quiet time instead of always hurrying about. We could allow more of those moments if we could let go more of our anxieties and try to fix our eyes on what is good and positive instead of what is lacking in our lives.

There are moments that are more powerful than minutes, minutes that are more important than hours, and hours that are even more precious than days wasted and unlived. How are you spending the moments that you have today?

3 Comments

  1. Claudine Gueh September 3, 2012 9:37 pm Reply

    I spent the most part of today with a darling cat who’s most likely on the last stretch of her journey. I stroked her, let her sleep on my hand, I did limited writing with my free hand, and we sat out on the porch later on. It’s a difficult time but I know both humans and feline are all doing our best. So it’s a period of precious, honest, heartfelt moments.

    http://www.carryusoffbooks.com/blog.html

  2. Irene September 5, 2012 2:15 am Reply

    I love the verses from Ecclesiastes. You are again, speaking to my heart, Jocelyn. How I wish those blissful moments didn’t have to end, but such is life. The fact that those moments don’t last should remind us to make the most of them while they do (last). <3 :-)

    http://softvoiceofafreespirit.blogspot.com

  3. melissa September 5, 2012 10:59 am Reply

    Fixing our gaze ~ this is so beautiful, difficult but is possible to achieve.

    I love your reflections ~ I agree that not all moments are equal and I thank God for that.I’d usually blame my hormones for my mixed emotions… but normally ~ I could put away all stress when I am in tune with the Lord…

    I begin today … again…

    http://grazieadio.blogspot.com

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