Casa Loma, Toronto
No Wasting Time
Christopher, Nick and I took a memorial walk to honour those who sacrificed their lives, their youth and their dreams in the wars of the more recent past. When a walk is in dedication to someone I feel it offers greater dimension to our steps. Walking is never a waste of time and especially when done so for someone in mind.
The other day, while walking on Bloor Street, a street musician was strumming the strings of his guitar while singing that sweet old classic from Otis Redding, “Sittin’ on the Dock at the Bay” and the next lyrical line goes, “wasting time.” So, I got to thinking about how time is very precious and that we shouldn’t squander a minute of it.
Prabhupada, our guru, encouraged us to utilize every second for Krishna. In modern or more contemporary phrase, “no zoning out” is the order of the day. The clock ticks. The rooster cries. The sun rises. The sun sets. The moon moves. All are indicators that time marches on and we need not waste at the dock or in an easy chair. Also, we are getting older.
Our group of three made it to Casa Loma. It’s relatively close to where I live, just one and a half kilometers away. I believe my two walking amigos relished the trek for the company and also the intent. It was not a walk in vain.
I would recommend that all people take that break for a walk and do so with a dedication in mind. Someone or some issue is deserving our attention.
May the Source be with you!