Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Daily Miracle of Time

I ran across a book recently and just had to share. It's in the public domain so feel free to search for a no-cost downloadable copy for yourself. If you'd like an audio version, I recommend LibriVox - Mark F. Smith did an outstanding reading job and it's an enjoyable listen.

How to Live on 24 Hours a Day by Englishman Arnold Bennett was written back in 1910 but his advice may be even more relevant today. The chapters are short (perfect for current ADD-afflicted Internet junkies like myself) and I'm going to post some of them over the next couple of weeks.

Time truly is a daily miracle, don't you think? Two passages that really caught my attention in this first chapter are:
"You wake up in the morning, and lo! your purse is magically filled with twenty-four hours of the unmanufactured tissue of the universe of your life! It is yours."
"We never shall have any more time. We have, and we have always had, all the time there is."

I posted these pages as images so just increase your zoom level if the text is too small on your monitor. Enjoy!

Now what are you going to do to actually live your 24 hours every day?

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