Ever conceptualize time? Not mathematical, or scientific, just time. What time we receive is objective and relative… it is too short. When we realize what we have…it is gone. We live our lives not alive. We try to make something out of nothing that matters. Our careers, money, power…What are we doing?
Is this life? Is this living? Do we not need fulfillment? Do these thing fulfill?
Time is funny. We blink, aware that we are 28. Blink again 45. Is time a thief?
One could assume so, blame time for our wasted lives. Wasted opportunities. Why not blame ourselves? We could look back on the past, what we know of it. We could see that humans have been around for thousands of years. Life has been present for millions of years. And we are given 80 (if we are lucky) years. That is a blink. If not a blink, a thought of a blink. If that.
We blame and not accept responsibility for our lives. We make and create what is apparent. We live and want what does not matter. We breathe and take for granted the air. We are not seeing the possibilities. We wait for something bigger to come along, instead of interpreting reality… We don’t say what we need to say, because we think, we think we have another day. We think we have it coming to us. Then what?
Is time a thief? I think it is we who steal from time. We take and take…waste and waste. And want more, blaming time for taking the things we want most away. In that sense. It is you and I who are the thieves. Time should not be blamed anymore. Let it be. We need start living. Taking in what has been given to us…For no matter how long we have, we have it and so many don’t.
In these thoughts I ask you questions… I know not all perceive time as I do… perhaps I am jaded… perhaps I am tired… Either way, there are many out there who are stronger than I… who would say time is the bearer and we are the reapers… either way… there are many who say time is a blessing… I would agree with a grain of doubt… sometimes time is funny
I think we are the takers of time…and many do as you say and waste it away…but if we do truly take the time…we should take the time to smile…to encourage…to support….to breathe in the surroundings…
We should take the time to stop…and live each moment…for if we dont…then time becomes the thief and takes our lives away and we look in the mirror old and with no memories to cherish..
very deep and poignant thoughts of time you share…
Summer… we should do a lot of things… and I personally do not… perhaps one day I will stop thinking and theorizing and actually live… perhaps one day
I think that you are right. We use time as an excuse for not embracing Now.
I think that time is only an abstraction created by the mind.
Mossy… you make an interesting point… I have believed the mind to hold the secrets of the universe… I believe aside from holding it is creating everyday… and it is good at creating excuses too!
I would agree. I think I do waste time. On the other hand, I think, I am doing exactly what I want. Yes theres conflict, theres expectations, theres ambition but at the end of it, what I do and where I am is exactly where I should be given all things in nature at perfection. Only we, in our seeming Intelligence, judge it and in the judging there is imperfection.
There is also this train of thought that makes me question if Time is Real? Does time really exist? Or is it an ideological construct, (like the words we use) we have so we know how to recognize change? Still pondering. My two cents.
Your two cents are worth a lot more than you know… keep pondering for there is much to learn… there is always conflict and expectations… on all levels, even for time… it is simply a matter of perception
“Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things.”~ unknown
The only time that has been wasted…..is in the past. And that we can not change. How much more time will we spend lamenting the time that has already passed us by? Your words echo my feelings of late more than you know. I have to convince myself that we are the time keepers, and the only thing that matters is what we choose to do with the time ahead of us…..we have a choice.