My alarm goes off. I roll over in bed and brush away my long hair out of my face. I peer down to pick up my phone from the floor to turn the alarm off. What time is it? What am I doing today? I wonder sleepily, as I start to adjust my eyes to the morning light.
I begin to get up, with the excitement of a new day as my motivation for crawling out from under the covers. I want to finish the book I’m reading, I want to write a new blog post, I want to go for a run, I want to read what’s happening in the world. And the best part is that there is nothing I have to do today. No job, no work, no errands, no phone calls, no organized social activities. Nothing. My time is 100% mine.
But, what is time? I have stopped remembering the days. I don’t recall if it’s Monday or Saturday, if it’s 7am or 11am, if it’s April or June. I feel like a hamster who has jumped off the wheel, watching everyone else run through their lives, as if racing to some finish line. But somehow, I can’t help but feel that my wheel keeps churning, just as fast, even when I don’t think I’m on it anymore.
Doing all the things I love to do, the time escapes me. Everyday never seems long enough. A month here, a month there, and before the time even starts, it’s over. Time feels just as ephemeral as our short lives.
Stop counting the minutes, the days, the years. Realize that time does not truly exist linearly as we see it, it only can give relativity to our lives – what is past, present, and future. Choose love and happiness, feel the power of your life around you, and free yourself from the self-made constraints of time.
Here are two articles I love about time. Hope you enjoy them!