It feels like forever, since I’ve sat down & let my thoughts flow into words & tales…
One of the most delightful lessons I’ve acknowledged this year more than any other one before it, is that”Time” is not only a convenient fragment of our imaginations, but also a brilliant excuse to get away with those important little things that truly define life!
Writing has always been the perfect word to define myself – What I write is what I am – Nothing more… nothing less. To define “writing” as a mere hobby or a free-time indulgence would be a terrible understatement in my case; and yet I’ve convincingly narrated to myself and to others around me, that I simply cannot find the time for it anymore.
Imagine ! What I’m actually saying is that I do not have “TIME” for something that actually defines me – something I cannot do without – something that is equivalent to breathing for me – something that allows me to be myself amidst all the surreal insanity – both good and bad, that one is constantly overpowered by, when one is trying to exist on this planet!
Give it a thought – How many times do we use the phrase “I simply don’t have the time” to get away with not calling someone who looks forward to speaking to you always; to a child to whom it would mean the world if you just sat down and heard what he/she is saying even if it made absolutely no sense at all; to an old person who simply wants to be heard even if they have already told the same tale a million times to you; to bow down in prayer simply because your alive and safe and have shelter and food to get you through….the list of people and circumstances are endless if you sit down to count the number of times you’ve shunned it with the excuse of “TIME”.
” Time doesn’t exist. Clocks exist. Time is just an agreed upon construct. We have taken distance ( one rotation of the earth & one orbit of the sun) , divided it up into segments, then given those segments labels. While it has its uses, we have been programmed to live our lives by this construct as if it were real. We have confused our shared construct with something that is tangible and thus have become its slave“. – I stumbled upon these lines while reading through an article online couple of months ago. Being someone who has forever been curiously disturbed by the concept of time and our willing submission to the shackles of the same, these lines were simply a further reinstatement to my confused/delusional according to many, thoughts.
Delusional as it may be, I have very gratefully come to comprehend the fact that the only proper definition of “TIME” is “NOW” . What you have in a moment…what you can do in that moment…. what you have ceased in that moment… what you have conveyed… and what you have achieved in the moment of “NOW”. What you loose before “NOW” is not time… but precious moments which very often might be a once-in-a-liftime-thing. “TIME” will happen again…again and all over again ‘cuz you make it happen. We make it happen.We humans have not only constructed this concept but have also willingly programmed ourselves to it and so time will go on… time will fly… time will slow down…. thanks to nobody but our very own selves.
The MOMENTS in time though…. moments such as calling back when you should, saying I LOVE YOU when you can, apologizing when its right, quitting a job that makes you miserable, tagging along with a random person that makes you happy, making love, making a baby, climbing a mountain,dancing in the rain, throwing your work away to listen to your child’s wonderment, postponing that meeting simply to take your wife out on that long walk and long due talk ……. I could eternally go on with the lists…. ‘cuz that many, and MORE are the precious moments that we loose on the ridiculous excuse of “TIME”.
If someone as insanely genius as Albert Einstein had to make a statement such as – “TIME IS AN ILLUSION” -… surely there’s something about this whole concept that we all are taking a bit too seriously on the precious cost of swallowed tears, painful fake smiles & broken hearts.
As we swiftly approach the dawn of a new year just as swift as the this year went down, and the one before it, and the one before that one – Lets avoid all those never-lasting ridiculous resolutions and try to cease and live in the moment instead.
‘Cuz sometimes, what you might achieve by putting a stop in TIME to make your MOMENT happen, may eternally liberate you from the illusion of the same and teach you that you have more TIME than you actually need ..simply because TIME does not own you until you allow it to do so.
I’m “BREATHING NOW. WRITING NOW. ‘cuz yesterday is long gone & tomorrow is not a promise..” signing off and hoping to see you on the other side of all the precious moments and further hoping that a line from a movie that I hold very close to my heart materializes into how we live our lives each day – ” Love is the one thing we’re capable of perceiving that transcends dimensions of TIME & SPACE. Maybe we should trust that if we can’t yet understand it.”
Cheers to love, laughter & life! Happy 2016 world & God speed !