Special relativity defines time as the interval between events.
A profound definition it is. But after days of seeking within myself and inspiration from a number of sources, I came up with the definition that time is the single encompassing constant of the universe which connects all that is, was and all that will ever be. For it is time alone that connects the various galaxies(for if you compress time, distance is nothing). It is time alone that connects nothingness to something. It alone CONNECTS OUR VERY CONCEPTION TO OUR DEATH. It is this same time that connects our goals/ideas to their successful realities.
I can barely scratch the surface of the concept of time even in deep meditation but the point of this post is to examine it as a catalyst to creating a priority list in our limited lifetime. The thought in itself that there is a point on this earth that we will no longer BE should suffice as enough motivation to do all that we TRULY want to do and BE all that we TRULY want to be.
Before writing this article I searched deep for something worthwhile. I had the topic for a long time and ruminated on it for a while. Then, I found ample inspiration from the book of Ecclesiastes written by King Solomon(a recommended read).
For the true reason for this post is for the establishment of the right mindset to propel us ever forward.
I wrote in the second paragraph that time connects our BIRTH TO OUR DEATH but what I want us to dwell on is the INTERVAL THEREIN and what we do with it.
The realization and constant state of mind that to all of life there is an end, indeed helps to KEEP FIRST THINGS FIRST. This reminder also ought to be the fuel required to propel you further towards that life dream you've always wanted to achieve.
It is time to look deep within yourself. Ask yourself the difficult question constantly- if my life were to end at the dusk of day will I be happy and satisfied with all I have done ?
We truly have only one life to live, live it to the fullest in the right sense of it.
Live. Love. Laugh. Achieve. Prosper.