Pick any social ill, ambition, dream – you will often hear these terms applied:
There is not enough time. There is not enough money.
Yet, it seems people do things anyway.
We don’t have someone in control of our lives saying ‘not enough money, not enough time’ – we don’t have to. We have tiny voices inside, do we not? Whisper to us constantly …
Those voices stifle dreams and stall dreamers.
Deflate ambitions, puncture balloons.
You see, those statements are an illusion. It isn’t about time or money, but about the concept of defining enough – or whether a definition is required at all.
Time, is equal – we all have exactly all we will ever need.
Enough, whether it is money or some other resource, is not about what we hold in our hands, keep in the bank or load on trucks – it is about what we hold in our minds.
I have a brain capable of holding everything I’ll ever know whether or not I need to know or remember it.
I got a message yesterday – an email with a video attached. In just a few short seconds I saw my grandson Alex walking for the first time. All the time and all the money cannot equal that step, his steps, not for me but for him. He’ll never look back. He’ll never again be a boy who didn’t know how to walk. At ten months. Very impressive. His struggle to learn, to do, was never about time or money.
Nor will the rest of his struggles, because learning doesn’t rest.
I learned this yesterday.
What will I learn today?
column written/ published from the Maui Kamaole, Kihei, Maui, HI
morning walk: 24C/75F, big rain overnight, clearing now but more rain predicted – surf more turbulent today, refreshing walk …fewer people out