Sunday, April 20, 2014


Time is potential, to be used or squandered as the opportunities of life present themselves. 

Time is a very elusive concept. The concept of time has figured in many philosophical discourses, literary creations, and scientific treatises since the dawn of human civilization. Should we define categories of time… like historical time, universal time, serial time, etc and understand the relationship between them to understand what time is.

It is true time is relative. Time does not exist in isolation and is inextricable from space. Interestingly, the universe is expanding and with that, the time is marching forward!

Time is past, present and future. Time is the order of moments in which the mind perceives the changes. Hence, it is the construction of the mind. Time in physical terms, it is a measurement of the movement of one thing in relation to the other. Einstein defined it as "the past is that which sends light signals to us; the future is that which we send light signals to."

Time was invented to keep track of things, in a human's logical sense, measurement is nature. Time is a concept with many side effects
Time is Money...
Time is Discipline...
Time is flying
Time is order.
Time is to just move on…
Time is potential, to be used or squandered as the opportunities of life present themselves. 

Does time have shape, color or weight,  besides the past, present, and future? Why do you think we sometimes say "History repeats itself". Should we consider "history" as a living truth? Should we erase the distance between ourselves and the past and to call forth the past like memories, till a total picture of the history of truth is formed - a history which spans all times and all places, a history whose essence is imprinted in the substance of reality and which is not restricted by any earthbound chronology or serial time? Its shape may be a spiral, especially for events that repeat themselves. It is a function of matter without which there would be no evolution.

But what is the time in terms of anthropology? We use the time to organize our stories, especially those explanations, motivations, and consequences of events. Time helps people prioritize culturally and personally relevant events

“You think of yourself
as a citizen of the universe.
You think you belong
to this world of dust and matter.
out of this dust
you have created a personal image,
and have forgotten
about the essence of your true origin”
― Rumi, Hush, Don't Say Anything to God 


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