How often do you check the time on your phone? Does looking at your watch stress you out?
My watch gave me headaches. Yes, it was beautiful to look at, but it reminded me of the fact that I would be late (again) or not be able to finish that project in time or miss the train by one minute.
Earlier this month most of us manipulated time by 'springing ahead.' Isn't it crazy that we can just move time around to suit us, yet time waits for no one?
So I lost sleep over that time change, and will gain it back in November. Why do I have to wait until November to get that hour back? Why do we continue to move our clocks that way? It seems outdated - from another time - and only succeeds in upsetting my sleep pattern.
We make it all up anyway.
Time is meaningless - we just use it to keep things orderly.
What if there really was no time?
Time is marked by seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, decades, centuries... and it's all made up.
What does my age mean? Someone decided that twelve months equals a year and therefore I am XX years old. What is XX years old, really? It's just a marker. It's nothing.
Years ago, I got tired of the headaches I let my watch give me. So I stopped wearing a watch.
Strangely, though, once I stopped attaching myself to time, I was always on time. Not early, not late: on time. Very eerie.
I also learned that when I pull my past into the present moment, I lose time.
By viewing present situations through the lens of the past, I miss out on where I am right now. And since right now is the only time that really exists, why would I choose to do that? It's like when I used to check my watch 25 times an hour. For what.
Time is meaningless. It's right now that's meaningful. This moment. And this one. And this one....
©Catherine Borowski, 2017
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