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24 HOURS, 2020

Hours noun /ˈaʊəz/

  • The amount of time during the day or week that you work. ‘People in executive roles often work long hours.’


It is said that “life is made up of little things,” and this is a valid option and a valid point of view. Yet, there are no small or big things, for we are in fact assigning the meaning of each thing, we are classifying and defining if something is small or big, important or not important.


No belief is neutral, and everyone has the power to dictate every decision they want to make because a decision is just a conclusion based on everything one believes; it is the result of the beliefs one holds and follows them with selflessness. A neutral thought is therefore impossible, and so a neutral result must also be impossible because every thought one has brings either war or peace, either fear or love.

Everything we see is the result of our thoughts, there is no exception to this fact. Thoughts are not big or small, powerful or weak, they are merely true or false. Those that are true create their own likeness, while those that are false make theirs. And so, every thought we have contributes to truth or to illusion, it either extends the truth or it multiplies illusions. We can indeed multiply nothing, but you will not extend it by doing so.

The world is neutral. All situations, all events are neutral per se, they have no (pre)attached meaning. Still, we see no neutral situations, no neutral results, we see no neutral things because we have no neutral thoughts, and it is always the thought that comes first, despite the temptation to believe that it is the other way around. We assign the meaning, and the meaning we assign determines the effect we get. Before we assign a meaning to an object or an action we perform, it is neutral, it is “meaning-less”. If we assign a negative meaning, we will get a negative effect or result. If we assign a positive meaning, we will get a positive effect or result.


In this series, I have deconstructed the 24 hours of a “regular” day into 24 moments (various interactions we have with everything around us in our homes), or rather, suggested actions or activities that we usually perform in our daily lives.

At first glance, none of these actions appear to be vital, or of paramount importance, but cutting one of them out may change the way we feel about that particular moment or thing. We might be glad it is no longer there, or we might miss it, and by doing this, we consciously consider its new or rather updated meaning.


While we do a certain thing out of routine, we perform an action out of habit, we unconsciously assign a meaning. However, once we define the action as a habit, we become conscious of it, it is no longer a habit, it becomes a choice.

The willingness to observe a habitual action is an interruption of the unconscious action, it is a conscious action that will lead to revising or changing the meaning of a particular thing. Whatever follows, whatever decision is taken, because a decision is taken, it is now based on a conscious choice.

Now, consciousness is the state that induces action, still, it does not inspire it, but beliefs do. While we have the liberty to have any beliefs we choose, we also have the responsibility for what we believe, and our actions will always bear witness to our beliefs.


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