2020… About Time
These are just some things I think about and wanted to share.
I glanced over at the calendar today, 25 November 2020, and I thought about how some may “count down” to 2021, as if once the clock strikes 12:01 AM in their time zone, they will magically be happier or better off. Maybe they will feel more content when they believe “2020” is “over.”
I mention this because time is a man-made construct. It has no meaning except what we assign to it. We measure things in seconds, minutes, hours, etcetera. Essentially, we are trying to quantify something that is beyond us.
I read that time gives legitimacy to our lives. We’ve used it to structure and authenticate our existence. From the instant the egg is fertilized within the mother, the clock begins ticking. Days, weeks, months, years… Simply stated, we’ve created this measurement tool to validate life. In doing so, we forget that life is infinite.
“There are only so many hours in the day.” Says who? There is a sunrise and a sunset that humans use to mark as time to rest and wake… yet “time” doesn’t exist. According to the clock our days begin and end at midnight/12:01 AM, when it is pitch dark outside (depending on where you live).
Most of us follow clocks and use time as a measurement tool, and we have created rituals that we are either fond of or sick of. Remember when you “lost track of time?” You still existed! Your life is valid whether you are tracking time or not. I like to imagine that I am experiencing life all at once, like seeing a web instead of seeing steps. Have you ever been asked, “What did you do all day?” That’s easy to answer. You existed! You are a human “being” after all, not a human “doing.”
Imagine, and all is possible.
Here’s a quote I love:
“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.” 🌹
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
Since time is something that humans made up… how can we waste it, and how can time “make us” feel anything? 🤨 As always, take what resonates and leave the rest!
I’m beaming out love to all of you, all the “time.”😊