Mehak Gupta Grover
‘Time isn’t the main thing, it’s the only thing’ – Miles Davis
“Wow! This year has gone by so quickly”.
We hear this dozens of times. Or, even we have also said this. We are all busy. Life happens. There is always something to distract us from getting around to certain things we know we should. With our over indulgence in smartphones delivering emails, and not to forget Twitter and Facebook, things have only gotten busier and more complicated. In the back of our minds, we know we’re neglecting some stuff we should do. But we never get around it being busy surrounded with ‘not so important’ stuff.
Life and worrying get along too well. Faced with a combination of work deadlines, meetings, an entire personal life- many of us find ourselves distracted by unpleasant visions of the future. Why do we have to regret later- ‘ I didn’t truly value my time or the opportunities it gave me.’ Why? Why not value your time now?
In the morning, while exercising or may be taking a shower- think! Think about the best possible day for yourself. What would happen? Whom would you interact with? How would you feel? What will be the level of your contentment?
In words of Harvey Mackay-
“Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back”.
Sometimes it seems as if life is passing us by. When we are children, time ambles by, with endless car journeys and summer holidays which seem to last forever. We used to have plenty of time to play and nothing rushed. We wanted to grow up, to grow really fast. But, the time went by slowly giving us our share of happiness. Now, when we are grown up, its as if we blink our eyes and the time is gone. Isn’t it weird? We only have two questions in our mind-
1- Why does time seem to pass so quickly?
2- Is there anything we can do about it?
For children, the world is a fascinating place, full of new experiences and fresh sensations. As we get older, we have fewer new experiences and the world around us becomes more and more familiar.
We become desensitised to our experience, which means that we process less information, and time seems to speed up. So, the solution is simple. ‘Bring back the excitement’. Try to live in the moment and explore the unexplored.
As beautifully quoted by Norman Cousins-
‘The tragedy of life is not death, but what we let die inside of us while we live’.
I have always loved Robin Sharma’s book ‘Who will cry when you die?’ There are little secrets of a happy life. Talk to yourself, laugh more, don’t pick up phone every time it rings, rewrite your life story, be humble, don’t be so hard on yourself, see your day as your life and most important, live fully so that you can die happy.
In Bhagwad Geeta-
The Supreme Lord said: I am mighty Time, the source of destruction that comes forth to annihilate the worlds. Even without your participation, the warriors arrayed in the opposing army shall cease to exist.
Only one unstoppable force that can never be countered by humans is TIME. It is the most important force in the world. It is not affected by the sentient. It cannot be influenced by mortals and it will come irrespective of our actions.
We have all heard the proverb “Time and tide waits for none” and this is the best-suited proverb as ‘the tide does not wait for anyone’ in the same manner time also does not wait for anyone. Instead, we should make time our opportunity and grab it as it is really precious and important for our life.
Time is invaluable
Time is much more valuable than money because we can earn money in any sphere of our life but we cannot earn the time back which has already been passed away by any means. The flow of time cannot be stopped and therefore we should use our time wisely.
Time is a great story teller
This Irish proverb has an impact that is undeniable. Our stories are written in the little moment that make up our lives. It is also true that it takes a Life-Time for our story to be complete. We are a work in progress whose last chapter hasn’t been written yet. We need to wait patiently through each stage of life. Each stage has a purpose in the completion of our personal story.
But it can be relatable with the French proverb- ‘It is not enough to run, you must start on time.’ So, time will tell the story based on your output.
Time – The Best Medicine
Rightly said quote, “Time is the best medicine” and it is really true that time is the best medicine as it helps to heel us all our wounds and feelings.”Killing time is not a murder, it is a suicide” – those who don’t know the value of time and also don’t respect the time as they are always involved in useless things, wasting time or doing nothing. People also give excuses like they do not have time for doing their work. Problem is not time but time management. Everyone in the world has 24 hours a day. It depends upon them how they manage their golden 24 hours and how they set their priorities. If we manage our time in a proper and useful way no one can stop us from becoming a successful person in life.
Mehak Gupta Grover