No Time to kill

This was a great post from one of our great members Shirley Hodgins, all the way from Canada. Even when you think your life is to busy to do the things you know are good for your soul, it’s comes down to taking time out for yourself because “There’s No Time To Kill”  I hope you enjoy the post…

Somewhere in the mid-90s, I went through a bit of a country music phase. I’ve been doing a lot of driving lately, not only back-and-forth in town to babysit my granddaughter, but also 5 hours round-trip to help daughter #2 get set up in her new place. As my last trip was solo I decided to bring a few CDs to help keep me awake for the drive home, and amongst those I grabbed was Clint Black’s No Time To Kill.

Bazinga! I hadn’t heard that title song in probably 20 years and I found myself listening to it several times in a row, mulling over the lyrics (included below, in case you’re not familiar with the song). The MKMMA course has made the words even more relevant; even Og’s February scroll resounded with this sentiment! I reflected on the words, what the last 10 (20!) years of my life had brought me, and what the next 10 years could bring (see second verse).

After Sunday’s webinar, I mildly lamented how my current circumstances won’t allow me Time for an extended Sit. But I also realized that as I’ve aged, I have chosen to spend more Time in silence, alone with my thoughts, instead of having the radio or some other background noise filling my head. So I’ve kind of prepped myself for some future extended Sits, only now I have a much more defined framework in which to do them. And techniques to use the five components of the Comfort Zone as tools, not excuses. Bam!

No Time to explain :). It’s Time to get in the shower, get some breakfast, and head off for another adventure in babysitting (after driving through the ice-covered roads). Be awesome this week!

No Time To Kill (Clint Black and Hayden Nicholas)

There’s no time to kill between the cradle and the grave
Father Time still takes a toll on every minute that you save
Legal tender’s never gonna change the number on your days
The highest cost of livin’s dyin’, that’s one everybody pays
So have it spent before you get the bill, there’s no time to kill

If we’d known ten years ago today would be ten years from now
Would we spend tomorrow’s yesterdays and make it last somehow
Or lead the cheers in someone else’s game and never learn to play
And see the rules of thumb are all the same that measure every day
The grass is green on both sides of the hill, there’s no time to kill

No time to kill, even I’ve said it, and probably always will
But I can look ahead and see that time ain’t standin’ still
No time to kill but time to change the kind of hurry I’ve been in
And quit this work and worry lookin’ back at where I’ve been
If you don’t look ahead nobody will, there’s no time to kill

If we had an hour glass to watch each one go by
Or a bell to mark each one to pass, we’d see just how they fly
Would we escalate the value to be worth its weight in gold
Or would we never know the fortunes that we had ’til we grow old
And do we just keep killin’ time until there’s no time to kill

No time to kill, even I’ve said it and probably always will
But I can look ahead and see that time ain’t standin’ still
No time to kill but time to change the kind of hurry I’ve been in
And quit this work and worry lookin’ back at where I’ve been
If you don’t look ahead nobody will, there’s no time to kill

And for those of you who haven’t heard the song sung, here ya go :-)

 

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