Monday, December 23, 2013

Time Pass

During our child hood most of us would have heard our elders saying "kuch kaam kar, time pass mat kar" meaning do some work and don't sit idle.  In one of my earlier blogs I had talked about how our brain develops and how the hard wiring happens listening to such constant instructions all through our child hood. The hard wiring that idling is bad makes our limbic response keep giving instructions to keep working to the extent that you will see people murmuring about some or the other work even while they are sleeping. So you would see many people when they go on vacation get more tired than when they are at home because the hard wiring says that never do idling no matter where you are.  There are some extreme cases who while dating are in a hurry to win the hearts of their girl friend or boy friend and know their life of 18 - 20 years in 18 - 20 minutes.

With no idling for years together and constantly working they get severely exhausted and at times have severe health issues. With the health issues when they visit the doctor he says that you are overworking and you need to slow down, take a break, do some idling (Time Pass) with yourself.

This is such a dichotomy that from our childhood we were told "Time Pass" is bad and now the doctor says "Time Pass" is good.  I think one of the sayings of Dalai Lama fits in here really well where he says “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the future; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived”.

Like in most of my blogs I do urge my readers to take some actions and with this blog I want you to look at how much "Time Pass" you are doing with yourself and how much "Time Pass" you are letting your near and dear one's do either with you or by themselves. Watch if you are constantly telling your children’s " kuch kaam kar, time pass mat kar" from your hard wiring. For some time we had a pet (golden retriever dog) called Joy and he really taught us the art of idling. I still remember that he would sit besides me quietly for hours together in our gallery where we both would watch the sky if it was late evening or sun rise if it was early morning and with him I also learnt that there is no time limit on "Time Pass" with your near and dear ones.

Hope this blog is not a "Time Pass" blog (in Indian slang time pass also means useless) but has given some value for your "Time".

Do share this blog with your spouse, kids, and friends and do “Time Pass” with them during the Christmas holidays and share with me your time pass experiences in new year.

Also during Christmas imbibe one of the great qualities of Jesus Christ on forgiving everybody for the mistakes they have made during the year and ask for forgiveness with people whom knowingly or unknowingly you have hurt.

When you return to work do share this with your boss and do some Time Pass with him also.


At December 23, 2013 at 11:02 PM , Blogger ajaysridharan sridharan said...

This has given TIME PASS a whole new dimension...

As they say " Nazariye ki hai Baat"

At December 29, 2013 at 2:56 AM , Blogger Learn Share and Care said...

Yes Ajay. Hope you had a good time doing Time Pass during the holidays.


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