It’s not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Now while the blood is hot, we must enter with brisk step upon the better course. In this kind of life there awaits much that is good to know—the love and practice of the virtues, forgetfulness of the passions, knowledge of living and dying, and a life of deep repose.

Jim Rohn and Elliott Hulse talks about seasons of life. As I grow through life I am finding this to be true and it’s caused me to ponder the summer months. How do I spend my time? Why does it seem like it is wasted away? Most of the year is a time where I feel fully alive. Some months of the summer are lifeless and some changes need to happen next year. The biggest thing is to learn a new skill. Martial arts of some sort will be the focus if it fits into my summer schedule of training the athletes.

The long layoff from writing is something I’m not proud of but suffering needlessly for the same sin is pointless, humans are the only thing that does this. Animals do not do this. Moving on and making a goal of 30 straight days is where I will start.

If you haven’t seen Tim Ferris’ blog “On The Shortness of Life: An Introduction to Seneca” check it out. This gives a great insight on living long versus simply existing long.

Death is upon us every day. It disguises itself as time killing activities, doing the bidding of others needlessly, and other passionless activities.

Live fully, do what you love to do, limit your unnecessary tasks that bring you down, and spread the love.

Shine your light


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