Meaningful Meantime

The phrase "meantime" is defined as the interval between one occurrence and another. As simple as this is, this one word has vital significance to the goal of experiencing a deeply satisfying life. Whether the interval between any two events is very large ("between birth and death") or very small ("between breakfast and lunch"), you are at this moment living somewhere within the span bridged by those two points in time.

The bottom line is that most of our days on earth are spent living "in the meantime." Any goal you hold dear is by definition a destination you haven't yet reached. "In the meantime" (where you are right now) comprises a great deal of your life. If you remember (as I have previously written) that "there are no ordinary moments", this interval will be teeming with insights and wonder.

Now that's a meaningful meantime!


Bill Herring, LCSW, CSAT is a highly experienced Atlanta counselor and psychotherapist who helps adutls lead happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives.  He also specializing in helping people with sexual behavior that violates their relationship commitments, personal values and/or sense of self-control.

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