11/01/2012

No Time

'No time.' For something as perpetual as time, it's so contradictory to never have enough.

Time is one of the few perpetual notions that humans have identified as part of our own need to comprehend life. The universe, the world, our world, our existence is shaped around time. Antiphon the Sophist
has said that "…time is not a reality (hypostasis), but a concept (no√™ma) or a measure (metron)"; a concept to help us bring a metric order to Chaos, with the general consensus relating to its introduction being after the Big Bang.
It is intangible, it is relentless, it only moves forward. The glory of the present moment only lasts for a fragment of time, and each moment is experienced for its brief existence, then it belongs in the past and a new present one takes it place. A continuous sequence of present moments, that creates its relative sequence of moments-of-gone, leaving a trail of events called ‘Past’ behind for the little Hansels and Grettels to find in the ‘Woods of Forever’.

The brevity of the life of the present moment is harsh; or convenient; I cannot decide. Or maybe I do not have to decide if I agree to accept that time is relative. Funny how time flies by when you’re in a state of elation, where one hour can seem like a minute; awful how it can also run slowly, when each tick is laden with torment when you’re experiencing a personal disaster, or when you feel you are dancing with the devil.

We are told that time heals; it acts as morphine, numbing your inside, emptying the mind, easing bad present moments that are now past ones, the past-er they become, the further away you hear the echo of the door being slammed in your face, the shattering of your broken heart, the wailing of your voice at that accident, or the regret in taking the wrong decision. Got to have the morphine. Gimme it.
But let’s suppose no one gives you the drug. Let’s suppose you have no choice but to surrender to the despair of a bad present moment instead of trying to tip toe over it, or brushing it under the carpet. Have you ever thought of the possible positive future outcome that can emanate from a presently obliterating miserable moment? Probably not often. Because it is common practice to want to be done with the bad moments that occur in your life span, instead of deliberately choosing to be immersed in a sea of woe that you cannot avoid anyway. If you view it as a way to find out your limitations, test your breaking points, to see your reactions and how you can better yourself, then perhaps it is worth choosing to explore. Deal with it, head on head. Face the fear in all its dark glory, and you can only be victorious as you will have learned something about yourself.
And time of course will not let you revel in misery for long. As soon as you start to enjoy a different more resilient side of you, the status quo will change and you are called to adapt to new circumstances again, paving the way of a healing process of vanquishing demons and spiritual deliverance as a cathartic rain begins to pour.

We will always have enough time if we know how to use it to our advantage. The universe will conspire to aid people who do not fear themselves, and who are willing to find out how deep the rabbit hole goes and if in fact they want to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, or if it will just suffice for them to ride it and experience the magic of its colours.

6 comments:

  1. I love it! I like the saying that time will explain it all! Tell us more! I like reading your posts! xoxo

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  2. I needed to read this post. Nice one Helen..especially this bit:

    "And time of course will not let you revel in misery for long. As soon as you start to enjoy a different more resilient side of you, the status quo will change and you are called to adapt to new circumstances again"

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  3. Thank you FMN. 'Cuz we sometimes need to be reminded that life is laced with irony, and change is the only constant. x

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  4. Welcome Ra-Ra :)

    Loipon opoios exei diabasei ta stoixeiodi mporei na simfonisei me esena apolita :) o xronos den ifistatai einai mia apli monada metrisis kataskeuasmeni apo emas gia emas...pare tin geologia gia paradeigma...to lepto tou tora to diko mas einai tipota gia ton geologiko xrono metrisis...auto loipon gia na to pao ena bima parapera mas leei pos ola kathorizonta apo to mialo mas - se poio sistima tha itheles na kineisai an milages kai me ton Ainstain...i zoi einai poli mikri gia na einai thliberi opos tha legane kai oi tripes, kai etsi kalo einai oi stigmes pou mas dinontai na ekmetaleuontai sto epakro :)

    Lonely

    p.s. kai edo gia to diko mou an thes :) - http://blogs.athensvoice.gr/lonely/

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  5. "Face the fear in all its dark glory, and you can only be victorious" ... so true!

    One of my favourite mottos of all time which fully express who I am is "What doesnt kill me, makes me stronger" and its simpler version "everything happens for a reason".

    You always gotta fight youre way through in life and make the best of every minute you have cause youre never gonna get the chance to live through it again. Whether its considered a pleasant one or a horrible one, you can only gain from every single moment.

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  6. "leaving a trail of events called ‘Past’ behind for the little Hansels and Grettels to find in the ‘Woods of Forever’."
    megalo!megalo!!

    "The universe will conspire to aid people who do not fear themselves, and who are willing to find out how deep the rabbit hole goes and if in fact they want to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, or it will just suffice for them to ride it and experience the magic of its colours."

    Agreed! not sure if i am looking for the end or riding...I guess...TIME will tell ;)

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