As requested; always, time.
Time is always. Time revolves around you, she never stops for you.
Perhaps you could call her selfish; like an ambitious workaholic woman who waits for no man. She surpasses everyone, and anyone.
We catch ourselves in a battle with time. We catch ourselves falling when we cannot seize time. Are we in any way, entitled to invest in time? Or is it just a given, a unanimous choice that no one actually has any authority in?
“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” – Leo Tolstoy
The irony here is this: patience is a servant of time. Patience like any other servant, strives to only serve. That’s her only job. There is only such thing as ‘patience’ because it runs on time. Think about it, if there’s no concept called time, how would you then verify patience? I have fought with myself many times, figuring out a solution so both patience and time can learn to live without each other. But they can’t. Only with patience will you need time, and only with time will you show patience. They are inseparable.
Time? She has the ability to be manipulative and slow down when she wants to, or quicken herself when she feels like it. She has her world on her own; in fact, she runs the world. I believe many times that she would learn to be dependent on others, so that for once people can actually tell her what to do. Stubborn young lady. There she goes moving around the circular motion of a point that seems to be the only thing that sets her foot down. She is rowdy, wild, but more importantly, she can be the most beautiful being this universe could have.
She brings smiles to others, although some tears as well. She is the epitome of movement. How do you quantify yourself to be moving in space if there is no element of time? Time is also a space. Time moves, she moves like eagles in the sky. Swoosh! She attacks and glides past as if nothing has ever happened.
On some days, I pray for time to slow down; I really do. I pray for the day I can catch her.
Now the question: Are we serving time or is time serving us?
Time and us are interdependent; we co-exist for the sake of the other. Without time, there would not be us. Without us, there would not be time. Perhaps you could say time is selfish because she runs on her own. Perhaps, it might be a problem to the existence of people because she is oblivious. She doesn’t see the consequences of her actions.
The remedy to end the game of catching up:
“Above all, by ending the game of catching up, you may discover that you already have everything you need. The secret to having it all is recognizing that you already do.”
Stop. You won’t miss a thing and you will enjoy what you know, have, and do even more.
Close your eyes and take a breath. Thank the molecules that just entered your nose; they sacrificed to drown in your alveoli as you take that breath. Be present- If you are paying attention to what didn’t get done yesterday or what needs to get done tomorrow, your full attention will run like wild goose and you cannot absorb what is going on right now. How can you be your most creative, most interested, and do your best work, when all you have in your mind are pictures, conversations, segments of the past that no longer hold any value in the present?
Like any humans, she is seen with perspectives. It is a perception ; it is a choice. It is a privilege ; like it is an award. You are given time, she gave herself to you. If you lose her, you lose her forever. There’s no turning back. No matter how much you try to chase her, she goes faster and faster forward. Because when you do try, you lose yourself and will eventually discover yourself running backwards instead. You lose yourself thinking you are helping yourself.
It seems like time can transform into anything and everything. She can be used in any scenario. Versatile, adaptive and attractive. I’d like to take a step closer to appreciate her.
I am not going to fear her.