When we get to ponder on ‘time’
We remember the time ‘by the clock’
We think of the time we take to reach our office, school, etc.
We also think of the time that has passed by, and the time yet to come – the Past and the Future!
When we get bored doing something
Listening to a soporific lecture, or, bored at a social function – an unavoidable social commitment
We keep looking at the time
We feel it’s moving a ‘snails’ pace’!
When the lover waits impatiently for his Beloved to come
When a student waits eagerly for the results to be declared
When passengers wait for a delayed plane to take off
We have a similar experience!
But, when one is in the company of his Beloved
When one doesn’t want to part with his beloved
One feels that time is moving too fast!
One wishes that time would stand still for a while!
Actually, time neither moves slowly not too fast!
It’s the state of mind of a person which makes him feel so!
It goes at a steady pace and keeps moving!
Be it – by the clock
Or, be it – time as defined in calendar terms, lifetimes and yugas!
A man’s life is ‘programmed’ within the parameters of space and time
As, it can’t be otherwise – he has to make the best of it!
Be it the Past, the Present, or the Future!
Be it the ancient or modern times, or, be it time-spans of lifetimes!
When man lives in the present, he will never bother about time!
He will not worry about or regret the past nor worry about the future!
He will re-live the lessons of the Past in his Present
He will plan for the future by sowing its seeds in the Present – not worried about their germination
He will spend every day, hands-on with time – dynamic every moment
He will achieve time-management at the simplest, hence, the most difficult level
Which is, of course, time-management to reach to the workplace; to achieve a goal
Time-management to get enough sleep and rest!
For, time-management is vital to live a dynamic life
That gives scope to the individual to blossom to the full!
So, one must keep pace with time, and move parallel to it
It’s rightly said – “time and tide wait for none!”
It’s also a wise saying
“Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves!”
To take oneself beyond the confines of time
One needs to know how to keep pace with time, first!
You are not doing a race with Time – just keep moving, purposefully, tirelessly, steadily!
Everything naturally falls into place when you do this!
Once you blossom, within the confines of time and space
The Supreme Force opens up a new inner dimension to your life
Where there are no limits of Time and Space!
It’s only for thought, word and action in this world
That you need to keep pace with Time!
In the Inner Realm of the Consciousness
It is timelessness and there is nothing but the Void!
You mark your own space; you mark your time!
You can live a lifetime or many in a split second!
You can re-live past lives by taking birth again in the same form!
You can live parallel lives of different times,places, forms!
This is the result of the full blossoming of the Consciousness!
I know ( I can’t prove I know, and need not!)
That Our master is an example of the above!
Time and Space are in His Consciousness!
He travels forward and behind in space and time
For the sake of all those who have realized they belong to Him!
I mean, all his devotees, who have been His,Present, Past and Future!
So, time has different dimensions for different people!
Consciousness is the prism; it mirrors time as and when it is reflected in it!
So, before we start exploring into the macro-dimensions of time and timelessness
Let’s make a regimen for respecting time!
Its role in our day-to-day life, in our successes
In fulfillment of our desires, achievement of our goals!
First things first, so, let’s set priorities on time
Let’s live our life fully, at each and every stage of life
Childhood, Youth, Maturity, Old Age
Let them all come by turns – let’s live them as they come!
For, old age can’t be lived in childhood and vice versa
Youth can’t be lived in toothless nineties and vice versa
Past had better not be lived in the Present
And Future had better be left alone, except for the planning!
Time-management experts say nothing more than
What age-old rishis have told us in different terms
To set a time for everything!
Right from the time for getting up to the right time to go to bed!
They have also set an opportune time for every worldly activity
Right from the naming ceremony, and the first birthday!
To the time to honor the departed, the ancestors!
So also a time to perform yagnas as well as funerals!
The astrological calendar is an example of the above!
But, then, one might say, it doesn’t come true always!
I ask you – When you are so unpredictable
When you can’t predict what you’ll think, speak or do the next moment
How can you expect predictions to be perfect!
Predictions can be done to an extent that Nature and Creation allow!
Beyond that, there is always uncertainty!
Science, be it astrology, be it some other branch of it
Has its own limitations – that is – of trying to scale the Infinite with the finite!
So! That’s that! Let’s be like children!
Let’s make our own regimen in our individual lives!
To make every day better for us as well as others
And not take time as an excuse to be as we are!
Static! Unsteady! Inconstant! That’s what we are!
Let’s learn a lesson from these ruminations on time
Time for getting up, time to go to bed, time for meals
Time for work, time for hobbies, time for rest, time for prayer and meditation!
Time for silence! Time for speech!
Time to talk! Time to just listen!
Time to learn! Time to preach
Time to manage time for everything in life
Short of time to be born, time to die!