It’s A Matter of Time

I am having a little difficulty setting up my new computer so here is a post                                  from a few years ago.

Time is a concept that was invented by people to try and control their lives. We focus on the issues of time as if it controls us and in a way it does.  People live their lives under the watchful eye of the clock.  We have to be somewhere by a certain time so we worry about being late.  Time does allow us to focus and organize our lives and that is not all bad but there does come a ‘time’ when it is necessary to just turn off the clock.  Try going a day without wearing a watch or looking at the clock.  Do you find that you are trying to ‘time’ everything? Do you guess at the time?  Some people need the security of knowing just what time it is and this is not a failing.  It probably means that they are rarely late to anything.

Every now and then it is comforting to retire from convention.  Turn off the mechanical devices and listen.  Listen to the sound of your heart or the cries of the seagulls. Take a moment to relish in the absence of technology, ignore the clock and relax.  Today will never, ever come again and it would be a shame to miss it.  Is the sun bright and warm in the sky or is the rain beating a quiet patter against the window?  Is the wind gently swaying the trees as if in a gentle dance?  Do you notice these things when you are preoccupied by the passing of time?  We have the power to control time, or at least the perception of time.  Do not let the clock run your life, it is a tool only.  Enjoy the moments and let the minutes take care of themselves.

12 thoughts on “It’s A Matter of Time

  1. Dan Antion

    I pay careful attention to time. When I start work, when I’m done. What will traffic be like in this road or that, it all depends on time. I wish I could care less about it, but for now, it seems to be important.

    PS – I am rarely late.

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  2. Murphy's Law

    I don’t wear a watch, but I’m always looking for a clock. We eat dinner at a certain time. I go to bed and get up at the same time every day. When I’m dusting/vacuuming, for instance, and I look at the clock, I think, “I should have finished by now,” or I think how much more I accomplished in the same time frame when I was young! Alas, I guess the clock does run my life. Bummer! And no, I’m never late. Lol!
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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  3. scifihammy

    Sorry to hear about your computer issues. I hope you are up and running smoothly soon. 🙂
    In the meantime this is a good post to remind us to switch off our devices and interact with natural things around us. 🙂

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