Being a body person is all about choosing to be HAPPY and creating the best use of one’s time. It is also about choosing this above title, “I have all the Time in the World”. Most people live from what I hear them say, and accepting the drama of the external world and its rush, “I don’t have any Time”.
The main reason for my more relaxed attitude on time, is because I don’t consistently watch time, while those who are time watchers, never have enough time to spend. That is why my ability to live in the present daily, is much easier for me than most. So let’s get onto the importance as to why you too might want to live this way.
I never knew the madness of time watching until I got rid of my watch. I seldom understood how it could make me into an unhappier person until I removed my wrist watch and it’s watching from my life. After that key event, is when I became a more relaxed person to be around?
In fact, I would ask you if you are serious towards entering this body world like me, that you give or throw your watch away. If it is expensive donate it to the Salvation Army and keep a receipt so you can take the original cost off your taxes.
I ended my own time watching madness as I was mentored by a Billionaire friend at the age of 21. He never wore a watch. People worked around his time and he never worked around theirs. So I swore never to wear a watch again. In fact, this started me off onto becoming a true body person. After I had applied such a drastic measure, did I accomplish much, you may ask?
Well today, I have a Ph. D. and most of my working life I have made a respectable income. What is also interesting is that I get more done because I spend more time doing essentials and less time on doing what is urgent. So refusing to wear a watch has never reduced my success.
To be successful as a body person, your first step is for you to retire your watch today. After doing this, within a few days or a week, I promise you will experience greater happiness and well-being. Still, what is interesting is that you not only will convert into being happier but you will become even a more productive person.
Also if you give up your watch, what is more important is that you will realize that this whole process of watch-watching; is an addiction. And as you know, addictions of any kind are no of value to anyone.
Some jobs require you to be time sensitive. However, if your job demands it, don’t panic, use your cell phone, or have a clock in your office, but stop watching it constantly. If you have an important meeting, set your alarm to go off before a meeting. This way you can concentrate on your work, without having to clock watch, because clock watching is a complete waste of time.
In fact, that is where the word watch came from, it is because people are watch-watching addicted. Theoretically speaking, Einstein stated, “Time is an illusion” and many scientist were time watchers and after his pronouncement they were angry with him. But if you expect to become a serious body-dweller (which by the way Einstein was), you need to stop clock watching. So how did Westerners begin their time stocking start?
The clock entered the Western World during the Industrial Revolution. It was the owners of the factories that used the clock to control their workers. In fact, when the white man arrived in the West it was our addiction to time that the Native American saw was our weakness.
Soon I will share with you a Native American Comedy on the “time piece” or watch much like the one above and how the clock overruns us and created and even today creates so such insanity in our lives.
I want to share a Native American Comedy so you get the main point as to the craziness of you and I (in my past) being a time watcher.
One of the Indian chiefs created a Comedy where all of the tribe watched in full enjoyment.
It began while he was supposedly asleep in a Teepee and had his horse by its side. He had a table and chair and food next the Teepee too. He is in the Teepee and lying down as if he were asleep. Soon his watches timer rings, he jumps up and stumbles as he puts on his white man clothes and then straightens his cowboy hat and stumbles out of the tent.
Next he jumps onto his chair and almost falls off it. He then gets a bowl and pours in milk adding something like bread, and proceeds to force some bread and milk food down his throat. After eating he pulls a watch out of his pants reads it again, and jumps out of the chair running all around the table and is beside himself.
And in the mean-time all of the tribe of men, women and children are rolling on the ground in laughter.
He looks at his watch again taking it out of his pant pocket, and sees he is late for work. He then jumps on his horse and makes a mad dash into the sunset.
Afterwards, there proceeds a huge ballyhoo of laughter among all of his tribe members.
I shared this comedy with you because our emphasis on “tick-tock” time is a killer. And if you even have a hint of becoming a body person retire your watch and stop watching the clock so often. I am fortunate because I work on my own time so I don’t need to clock watch as maybe some of you do.
The Native American when we first stepped onto Native American soil knew that it was our European watches and our Roman calendars that caused the white man’s madness. He somehow knew that it was our addiction to TIME and that we were so madly head possessed, that caused our unhappy natures and its addictiveness. What was even worse is that time watching has removed many of us from our natural 5 body senses.
What I recognized when I lived in a lazy Philippines barrio environment for several years is, that many living within third world countries are happy people. Even though they own less stuff than you and me, they are not so worried about what they don’t have as we. They are also not time warped, and have remained body people most if not all their lives.
So as you decide to graduate towards becoming a full body person and get off your head mad hamster wheel, and your first step it to retire your watch. It will become the first step towards full sanity.