One of the most confounding ideas that we use as humans is time.
Think about it – have you said:
I am out of time.
I don’t have time.
Time waits for nobody.
There’s not enough time in the day.
Time moves so slowly.
I need to make more time.
I wasted so much time.
and the list goes on.
We have devised this entire system, and there are only a few truths in the land of time, and I think I have boiled it down to this:
A moment wasted cannot be recovered.
I have a hard time wrapping my bean around “wasting water” (where does it go, if not back into the environment – even the stuff I drink makes its way back to planet earth).
Wasting energy is technically impossible, based on the physics we understand (energy is never lost, only transferred).
But wasted time is a concept I can accept – once it is gone, I cannot get it back. It cannot go back on the clock, at least not so far as we all know.
It might be relative, but it’s not recoverable.
I saw a presentation recently – basically, it said that time is the ultimate equalizer – no matter your nationality, your size, your level of intelligence (perceived or exerted), your income or pretty much anything else that apparently separates one from another, this is the way I see it:
Every day has 24 hours. Every hour has 60 minutes, and every minute has 60 seconds.
You cannot change time, you cannot bend time, you cannot get time back.
All you can do is work with what you have.
Everyone has the same amount of time.
Everyone gets to choose what they do with their time.
And here I am, writing this to you. And here you are reading it.
What do you think?
What are you spending your time on in this moment?
You cannot control much, and you cannot control time, but you CAN control what you do with your time.
It’s a gift.