About Time.

Lately I’m spending too much Time thinking about Time and shortness of Life.

So I google: WHAT IS TIME?
And I got some answers:

“Time is a measure in which events can be ordered from the past through present into the future, and also the measure of duration of events and the intervals between them”.

Well, this goes next:

“We live only in the present.
The present moment is real.
The past is no longer happening.
And the future is not happening yet.
So we have only NOW.”

So:

“We can only remember the past –
Anticipate the future –
But we can only live in the present”.

That sucks… πŸ™‚ …

But, as always, I found something to cheer you up:

R. Tagore said this about time:

“The butterfly counts no months
But moments, and has time enough.”

And what about Relativity Theory?

This is how A. Einstein explained Relativity to his secretary:

“An hour sitting with a pretty girl on a park bench passes like a minute, but a minute sitting on a hot stove seems like an hour.”

So if you want the Time to go slow – sit on a warm stove with an ugly girl. πŸ™‚ !!!

Thank you all for you Time.
Have good Time every day.
❀ .
God Bless you all.
Oneanna65

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72 thoughts on “About Time.

  1. That was a great short read. Only thing I might would be John Lennon: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” He would agree with Einstein that time is relative.

  2. Time is one of life’s little games. Always striving to be present is no easy feat, I work on it daily, esp. when the past creeps in with its weird sense of humor, distracting you from what really matters. It is short and there always a sense of loss when we don’t make the most of it. Love Tagore. Such a great post.

  3. As they say, time is of the essence, and as you have alluded to, we try to live more in the present the fact is, there is nothing other than the present, as you say, that past is the past and there is no guarantee of whatever future we maybe thinking about, time is so precious, I pray that your time is cherished at every instance, all the very best, take care, Mubeen

  4. To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

  5. Very funny! And also poignant, since there is always something a bit sad about the passing of time. And I loved the examples of how quickly, or slowly, time passes depending on the circumstances.

  6. A flower lives in the moment, and, unlike a human who often dwells on the past or the present, a flower blooms effortlessly. We humans, slaves of the brain, try too hard and get too lost in time and in life, but really, in order to bloom, all we need is to find stillness, and in order to find stillness, we need to be able to live in the moment.

  7. I’ve been reading a book on the history of physicas (there’s a zinger, like sitting on a hot stove with a geek). When discussing measurement of time, the author (Isaac Asimov, which is why I’m readingt this book), mentioned that early observers of natural phenomenon did not have ways of accurately measuring time. Galileo used his own pulse as a measurement for some of his experiments. I guess once our pulse stops, per pesonal sense of time stops. Or, the corralary axiom, as long as we have a pulse, we have time.
    Oscar

  8. hello oneanna65 its dennis the vizsla dog hay akkording to the faymus minstrels rush time is a gypsy karavan!!! in wich kayse it must be pulld by horses rite??? so we just need to git the horses to slow down and nibbel on sum flowers or hay or sumthing and vwala we hav all the time in the wurld!!! ok bye

  9. β€œHow can the past and future be, when the past no longer is, and the future is not yet? As for the present, if it were always present and never moved on to become the past, it would not be time, but eternity.”

    GOD bless you.

  10. Thank you for the food for thoughts, Anna!

    Hmm… why do you find those two quotes about living in the present suck?
    Personally, I find the awareness of that rather empowering.
    Actually, I believe the butterfly has time enough because it is NOT counting the moments. It simply is in the Now. There is no time, anyway, it is always Now. πŸ˜‰

    Much love,
    Steffi

      1. Aaah! Now I see where you are coming from, Anna. πŸ™‚ – Thank you for helping me to understand it.

        Maybe it is a comforting thought then, that it is always Now. That would make it an eternal moment, wouldn’t it?! πŸ˜‰

        Hugs to you, too!

      2. Yes, you are right Stefanie. It is always NOW. Eternal Moment. I just don’t like to think about Flying Seconds and Minutes in this NOW. Butterfly don’t know what a Second or Minute is…. More hugs. Anna

        ________________________________

  11. So glad I discovered your blog! Wonderful thought-provoking post. I keep wishing I could reach out and grab time and make it slow down…but isn’t time really a human construct? So I love the part about the butterfly. And the idea of just Now…we are always existing in the present? But still, I keep thinking about how quickly the moments that make up our lives flash by…❀️❀️❀️

  12. How delightfully sensitive of you to pick out the subject of time, which I shall pass on to my brother (who is doing five years). Seriously, not true – a moment to us is a decade to a fruit fly – good blog

  13. Hi there! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for the like. Very much appreciated.
    Time sure does fly during the most enjoyable moments!

  14. I am obsessed with time in a very good way! I love it. And I love that you wrote this post! I love the Einstein quote and your clever response. Thank you for liking my post, it’s super encouraging bc I don’t get very many likes. (…Still learning.)

  15. It’s difficult to measure the quantity of time, but the quality is an easier measure. I’m finding reasons to only do {say yes} to the things that bring value to myself or my children/family. When faced with the reality that your days are numbered in a cancer diagnosis, as I also had last year, focus sharpens and quality time and experiences are much more important. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

  16. Thank you for quietly joining me over at “The Difficulty of Forgiveness” at mysoultells.com.

    I read your post today and was reminded that poignant feelings touch the heart and allow it to be able to feel happy and sad at the same time. So, it is as we mature in life, we begin to understand that the stars shine their brightest in the darkness; for even the night is not dark to God. Blessings πŸ™‚

  17. Time will always move at its own pace, it is how we perceive it. Take every minute we live as one’s success and never worry about the next minute and there is no use of thinking about the minute just passed, as it will never come back.

  18. I took a bit a time and read this post about time, and I love it. I think that ultimately, time is fleeting–so is life–and it’s important to live it however you need to. If I were to die today, it would be happily. I do what I want, when I want to. Because time is precious.

  19. hi there, thanks so much for stopping by and liking my post, it means a lot πŸ™‚

    i love your post. i think about time often too and sometimes i think too much about time that i end up losing time haha! one quote that has always stuck with me is that: “life is not about the amount of breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away.” all we have in life are moments and memories, and with those, time seems irrelevant πŸ™‚

  20. I visit the idea of the present moment a lot, Anna. It has helped me through times when all I could do was look into the tunnel that leads to the past or peek at the future through trembling hands. With practice, it has become so time is always fluid and forgiving. I wish you a beautiful moment in the present πŸ™‚

  21. So, I just finished reading The Time Keeper but Mitch Albom and I highly recommend it if you’re pondering the meaning of time. It’s a fast read and it was so much better than what I had expected.

  22. Been thinking a lot about this, too… And now I just need some ugly friends willing to sit on stoves with me!

    But really, this idea that time slows through suffering – which I’ve been noticing in my own life as well – is kind of a huge bummer! Because the one thing we all want more of can only be attained while we’re miserable. I guess there is a case to be made to enjoy life even in the suffering, but for now I’m just going to let it piss me off. ;P

  23. Pretty woman, I have no time to worry about time and never have. Even at the glorious age of 85, I’m far too busy to contemplate my navel. Writing books absorbs me. Stories come to me and I write and now my publisher has graced me with the honor of having some of my books translated, the latest titled Together, Again, will also be available in French and Spanish.
    Blurb:A wealthy couple, no children in sight, answer the door one day to find a replica of the woman living there, titian hair and all. Charlie is her name and so begins the story. Years later, Charlie’s young twin sisters , now seventeen, are rescued by the same couple with a big heart. It’s a tale of love and hearts that keep on giving.
    Sounds pretty nifty, huh? I’m so pleased. Thanks, pretty woman for your lovely interesting thoughts. I so appreciate your interest in my blog.

  24. This was a great post! We spend so much time replaying memories from the past and so many scenarios for the future, that we fail to notice the beauty in the present moment. In the present moment there is peace, for we are standing in our center.

  25. I just started my blog and only have a few post, but the one that you liked was really special to me because it’s cathartic to express your how you feel about your loved ones, even when they have gone. Thank you for taking the time to read it. I also really enjoyed your post about time. Not only was it informative but it was funny and thought provoking.

  26. Interesting topic, but I believe time is irrelevant. I think all that matters is life or death. Well, just an opinion. Take or leave it. I don’t care.

  27. I don’t know if anyone will read this, let alone find any kind of useful insight from it, but I thank you, whoever you are, for asking the most important question, “What is Time?” Such an obvious question, but one which is unasked too much, and mostly unanswered adequately. As my blog and vlog is the daily F.U.Q. – Frequently Unasked/Unanswered Questions – and not very daily at that, I thought I’d stop for a moment and think of the most direct answer I could give to that question, that would be satisfying to as many people as possible. Here goes:

    Time is a measure of the rate of change of the state of any frame of reference. Just as Distance is a measure of the change in the relative position of any ‘system’ relative o another ‘system’ within a shared frame of reference. Oh bollocks! It’s harder to do than I thought. I do know what Time is, but I can’t write it down in an easy to follow and simple to grasp string or words. I think someone else (from history, a time before this one) said that once also. Probably loads of wannabe philosophers have also said it.

    But if we know what Time is, but just can’t put it into words, does it matter? There’s loads of things I know, like how to open and close my hand, but it would take a building the size of the British Library to house all the books that would clearly describe precisely how to open and close one’s hand, written out as a string of words, sentences, paragraphs, chapters, and books. In the meantime, I’ve open and closed my hand many times. Ah! Did you notice, I used the word ‘time’ twice in that last sentence?

    At a tangent, I notice that Daniel Peterson posted here last May saying, “Interesting topic, but I believe time is irrelevant. I think all that matters is life or death.” You see, that’s dualistic thinking. A matter of Life OR Death! What do you know about Life, and what do you know about Death? Life and Death are not opposites, they’re not opposite poles. Birth and Death are opposite poles, of one thing called Life!

    I’ll leave that topic where it is, because dualistic thinking has got this world into such a mess. We’re so conditioned to imagine that if it isn’t THIS, then it must be THAT. However, Life is ‘non-dual’, ‘advaita’ in Sanskrit, or not-two. Go look up a Mobius Strip. No time to explain. Gotta dash. Looks like two on a small scale but is really one when you step up a relative dimension…!

    agoodman 17th April 2017

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