Making Up Time
How often do you check the time on your phone? Does looking at your watch stress you out?
My watch gave me headaches. 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 It's outdated and all it does is upset my sleep pattern.
We make it all up anyway.
We can never find more time, and we must use time 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.
After many years of watch-induced headaches, I finally stopped wearing a watch.
Strangely, though, once I stopped attaching myself to time, I was always on time.
Not early, not late: on time.
I also learned that when I pull my past into the present moment, I lose time.
By viewing present situations through what happened in the past - by living in my head, in those old stories - I miss out on where I am right now. And since right now is the only time that exists anyway, why waste time by living in the past?
It's like when I used to check my watch 25 times an hour (not believing that I would once again be late). For what? I couldn't turn back the clock and change the time.
Right now is what is meaningful. This moment in time. Spend it wisely.
©Catherine Borowski, 2017
You would measure time the measureless and the immeasurable.
So beautiful! Thank you for sharing this, my friend. It creates so many pictures in my mind, right here and now.
We only learn to appreciate things when it's gone; nothing's going to be more factual with that. While the thing is there, we should learn how to value it, just like time. Time is one of the most underestimated stuff in the world and I feel sad that a lot of people don't see its importance. Time is an element that we can never take back, so we must learn how to value it the way it should be valued. Don't wait for such thing to be gone, because that's not how it works!
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Catherine Borowski, life coach, knows that life can be messy. And it's through the mess that beauty emerges in the most unexpectedly brilliant ways.