Time is a crazy thing. One cannot stop it as it marches us toward inevitable adversities. We trudge forward with the passing time.
We often hear phrases such as, “well, the time is ticking away” and, “it’s just a matter of time.”
Why do we let time dictate such a large part of our lives?
I am one of those thinkers that believe we were not meant to live out our lives stuck in cubicles. I feel that we should enjoy our gift of life by taking in all of its bountiful majesties. I love exploring nature and the natural wonders of the world.
A few months back, I went on a creek hike. I was out in the middle of nowhere. I hiked and bushwhacked through areas where you can tell humans have not been in a long time. Over my heavy breathing after trekking a severe incline, I thought I heard the sounds of a waterfall or at the very least a rushing stream.
My energy was renewed, and my interest was piqued as I made my way towards the sounds of rushing water. What I found was awe-inspiring.
After finding this waterfall out in the middle of nowhere, I felt a sense of accomplishment. I felt as though my time was well spent due to the feeling within. I stood and took in its glory. Think of instant gratifications of the modern world. Well, this is a whole different experience. I allowed myself to have patience as I trudged through nature, listening and taking in the beautiful sights.
I felt inspired. This beautiful natural wonder, not bound by any human constraints, rushed on. I quickly wrote down a quote to encapsulate the moment. I later used the quote in my upcoming novel.
Our concept of time is jammed into hours, minutes, secs, etc., all constraints that we’ve created for ourselves. The sands of time, we watch trickle in an hourglass and take it for granted.
The fact is, time does not control us. Take power back and understand that we are in control. We dictate what we do with our lives.
Do not let an hourglass hold dominion over your aspiration towards achieving a goal.
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