June 21 marks ‘official’ summer time, although like so many things in Ibiza, summer time here is a little different. In Ibiza we run on our own time and the summertime starts when the clubs open so summer time is well and truly already underway! Running on ‘Ibiza time’ isn’t a foreign concept, even to the tourists. Essentially, something magical happens in Ibiza, which interferes with ‘time’ on the island. Even though ‘time is just an illusion’, and ‘time is what you make of it’ each of us has a different perception of the meaning of time.
Like anything, your perception of something is what makes it real for you; but the essential issue here is to make the most of the time you have, whether it is in reference to a weekend, a fortnight, the whole summer season, or all year – the key is to be present. Being aware of the time you are in; that is not thinking about the past (how it was yesterday/last year/time/in the old days). Nor thinking about the future (only one more week/day/night/hour)… focussing on what you are doing now gives you total freedom to enjoy the moment you are in.
Buddhists have been practicing this for thousands of years and is integrated into their way of life. Children and animals are masters at living in the moment as they have no concept of time, as they simply live by instinct and enjoy every moment, only doing what they want to do, when they want to do it.
We have all experienced those ‘times’ when you feel like you are lost in what you are doing because you were wholly there – the activity captivates you and you become totally enveloped in it, not knowing anything else: that’s flow. People often describe this feeling when dancing or singing or painting or creating something. Live performances often capture this and are able to relay it by projecting this energy into the audience. Imagine if you were able to sustain this feeling at all times? Like with everything in life, practice makes perfect. It is your choice how you use your time. And also how you choose to perceive it. Whilst in Ibiza, remember the time is always now.
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Wishing you a great June … and a great ‘time’ and Essential Health and Happiness always.