A Sage Look at Time Management ! Diksha Mataji (Gita Daily)

Published on Jul 26, 2013

Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 11, Text 32

“Time management” is a trendy word. Thetrend, though, is to focus on management, not on time. People value time for its utilitarian worth, as a resource to be managed so asto get things done. Viewing time as a resource naturally elicits its comparison with money. Time is more precious thanmoney, say people with a sage look.

A sage looks at time, informs Gita wisdom, with a far deeper appreciation, valuing it not just for its utilitarian worth, but also for its intrinsic worth, for what it is, in and of itself. The Bhagavad-gita (11.32) emphasizes that time is a manifestation of Krishna.

Gita wisdom dramatically spiritualizes our vision of time management. It helps us understand that our time is not ours; it is Krishna’s. In fact, it is not just Krishna’s; it is Krishna. This means that we are not managing time, we are managing Krishna. As Krishna is the supreme manager, managing him essentially means letting ourselves be managed by him. So from a spiritual perspective, time management actually means managing our life according to Krishna’s plan, orienting it to revive our love for him.

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