"As happens sometimes, a moment settled and hovered and remained for much more than a moment. And sound stopped and movement stopped for much, much more than a moment. And then, the moment was gone."John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

I read this quote the other day, and I got to thinking how sometimes we waste our words, we waste our moments. We don't take the time to say what really matters, the things that are really in our hearts, while we have the chance.

And then, that precious moment, that chance, is gone. Can we get it back?

I have friends, and people who are close to me, that instead of talking about what really matters, the things we really and truly feel, the opinions we have and wish to be able to share with the world... They will only talk of superficial things. Do not get me wrong, talking of the superficial can be fun, and important to building a relationship. Of course we cannot only talk of serious, and heavy things. However, the problem occurs when the superficial is all that is discussed, when that's all our moments are made up with.

Why do we waste our moments? Do we have a fear of being looked down upon because of our beliefs, our opinions and our thoughts? Or perhaps it is that we fear those things we hold close to ourselves will somehow be taken away, or cheapened, when others mock, disregard, do not listen, and argue unceasingly with the things we have to share. Sometimes we hold back to spare other peoples feelings, as well as our own. But at what cost?

I challenge us all to sit back, and really listen to what others are trying to express and share with us. I challenge myself, and you, to think of our moments, and how they can become more meaningful. After all, the moments we'll remember most, are not the superficial.

I was simply thinking about this today :-)

1 comment:

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