Live in ever-present time

2016-11-16 06:01
Teboho Mogopudi, social observer

Teboho Mogopudi, social observer

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Almost everything happening in our lives has an element of time.

Time creates what we call memories in our lives. You cannot think back without spotting a time as to when a certain thing happened. Time is born when we are able to memorise events that came to our reality. Time has much effect on our past, yet so little on our future.

When time is misunderstood, our goals seem unattainable and impossible to reach. Time brings about a sense of urgency that negatively forces us to rush our decision or accept what we do not deserve. Time is always enough if you have faith that tomorrow you will wake up.

Having enough time creates room for possibilities, because you are not limited about how many chances you should take, how hard you should try.

You fail knowing you are not limited to try again, for you are not subject to time. Referring to the future through the window of time determines your vision. Remember, the future is unattainable, for it develops to be your present life while creating another distance. This means you cannot have the present time without the future, and you cannot have the future without the past. All this are hanging in the same timeline.

Here is a better approach. Time has no effect on you. It is the product of your experiences. What you are experiencing today is actually creating what we call today. If you did not experience anything today, how are you going to tell me about yesterday tomorrow? How are going to tell me about tomorrow?

The earth’s rotation around the sun does not create time, but when we attach our experiences to such rotation, we are qualifying time. We create numbers out of our experiences. When that happens, time is born.

“I ate a burger at lunch.” It is my experience. I have attached time. What is lunch? It’s a common time during busy hours of the day where most people relax and eat. So, we are anticipating experiencing something that will create lunch time.

When we talk about the future, we are referring to some time that is still to come.

How do we know when that time has arrived? We anticipate experiencing something that is better, maybe you want to drive a car in the future. When you experience that, a time is born.

I want you to live in an ever-present time, because our viewpoint of the future makes it hard for us to link it with what we are doing today. Your actions are already making an impact towards your anticipations.

Think of when you were in primary school and a teacher says: “Do your homework, this will make you a doctor in the future.” It was hard to find a link between simple homework and you becoming a doctor.

In an ever-present time, every action is related to what we want to experience.


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