We are so busy doing, going and moving in our modern culture, yet so little of our time is actually productive. Though we typically associate accomplishment with action, work and high-energy enterprises, it is equally important for us to take time for deliberation. For when we try to force time, we often discover that time is pushing back against us; but when we yield to time, we discover that time is on our side.

An unhurried sense of time enlightens our appreciation of life, friendships and creation.

Sages of every generation have recommended a willful resignation to things beyond our control. So in what ways will we prosper by yielding to time today? For it is this wealth that empowers us to consider the living, present moment, and discover pathways of peace and emotional health.