Appointments

Ever think about appointments?

You know… making “appointments” to do things… we do it all the time… job, medical, friends, fun… I used to have a boss who would make appointments across the sea 1 to 2 years in the future.

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Why?… Why do we do this?… Doesn’t it seem kind of odd?… or even regimented?… fitting Life into an appointment book?… instead of letting it happen…

Ever notice how kids will not make appointments? Oh, they might say something like “let’s go bike riding after lunch”. But that isn’t really an appointment. It’s more like fitting in what they want to do around something they have to do… like lunch. If they could, they would probably go riding right then.

Even when kids say “let’s go get our stuff & meet back here at 4”, they’re not making appointments so much as getting started… and just getting their stuff… you know… step 1…

So what’s the big deal about appointments?

When we make appointments we are not in the present… while trying to create a future based upon a falsehood… that the then can be gotten to from the now… bypassing the getting there…

Thus, when we get there, things are different… missing spontaneity at least… in many cases (most?) we are actually in the wrong place… or the wrong time…

Now, some people may say, “So what’s the point? Without appointments, the world would not be the same.” -or- “How could we have all these modern advances without appointments?”kidsonbikes__3744677548

All well said…

…but that’s the point…

Love you,
M


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21 Responses to Appointments

  1. bert0001 says:

    Great post and great comments

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  2. Anitra says:

    This makes me think of my father-in-law who had a “countdown” clock, counting down the seconds and minutes to the year 2000. He kept it by his bed. Oh, the anticipation of the new millennium.

    He died in May, 1999. The millennium never came for him.

    Your post here reminds me that we have all these calendars, to-do lists, dates, appointments. And really, none of it matters, because all any of us ever really has is the NOW.

    Thanks for writing. Anitra

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    • So true… and so sad… that so many of us know not how to live in this moment – yet strive so to live in a future that does not exist and will never exist as we picture it…
      Thank you for visiting and thank you for yout enlightening comment.

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  3. Visionkeeper says:

    Appointments are just another part of the grand distraction from the NOW !!!!! Toss the appointments and get back to NOW….It’s where we all belong. Good one M….VK

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  4. Great perspective. What I hear you say is that as we revert to our child-like state, we no longer closet ourselves within the boundaries of expectations but hold the capacity to dance in the moment. But would the society allow us to live a life thus?

    Shakti

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    • I think you hear rightly… will society allow us?… who cares, just do it… because it needs to be done…

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    • Visionkeeper says:

      Hey Shakti! Don’t forget friend, it’s not if the society will let us, it is what WE want, we will do!!!! As we continue to blend into one everyone will begin to want the same thing 🙂 VK

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  5. You always make me think. This explains why I hate calendars so much.

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    • Think? Good ’cause I try hard… thank you…
      Yeah, I don’t like calendars… or clocks… but I look at a calendar almost daily – just to make sure I’m still on the planet (but -finally!- I lose track of the days real easy)…

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  6. ♡eM says:

    This is a simply profound post. We have scheduled ourselves into a box, you know, “the box.” Spontaneity holds such value, bringing with it presence of mind, creativity, joy, and self-empowerment. Your words remind me to go with the flow, yet not to schedule it, but to just allow it.

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  7. This post reminds me of a quote from one of my favorite books….I hope you like it.

    “The clock is a conspiracy & a crime against humanity & I would not own one except I miss appointments without it. ”
    Story People ~ Brian Andreas

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