Sonja Mattison (Contributing [Lifestyle] Writer)
We simply cannot start or stop the time of the universe. Time controls us, and meets us in many directions. Each day we face is filled with unknown circumstantial events. Despite how much we try to sync our lives with time, time will always supersede our planned events.
Whether we are punctual or not, time is always ahead of us. While we rush to be on time to work, occasions, and appointments according to the time on the clock that does not dictate that our lives will be in order if we make it on time. For instance, if we were on time to work for 26 years and then lose our job before retirement the question may arise whether we have wasted 26 years even though we have been “so-called on time.” Since time is always passing us by, and because we are mortal beings, we should do our best not to waste time nor rush it. We should instead enjoy and feel the pulse of time rather than the scheduled hour(s).
There; however is a difference between focusing on time restraint and desired time. For example, if we choose, or desire to set a goal to be a judge in 10 years and for some reason we do not attain the goal, we may become discouraged, give up, and once again feel that our time has been wasted. On the other hand, if we set a goal to be a judge within an undetermined timeframe, chances are the events will fall into place leaving us fulfilled. Once again we cannot control time, but we can live in the moment and the flow of time.
If we rely on a clock to structure our entire lives we are in trouble. As time is a part of destiny, our lives have been planned. Hence, we need not to rush it to the end or contemplate on the future. Living in the moment is the best choice. So, why chase time? Time is an essential that needs to be enjoyed, appreciated, and lived accordingly without measures of calculation.