TIME is the Greatest PARADOX

Because it is infinite, and yet it is precious.
When I think about the concept of time, I can’t help but see it as a theory – a make-believe measure humans came up with so we can put a tab on the lives we live; when in reality, the only “time” that really exists is the infinite “now,” in which everything is suspended and everything happens all at once – all just waiting for us to see it in its glorious beauty but going unnoticed because we have a fucked-up idea of what a lifetime is about.
Come to think of it, we are probably the only species that go about their day measuring it by the hands of a clock. Birds just when know when it is time to fly out in a different direction when the weather changes. But they probably don’t worry about that. They sing their songs and fly high in the skies until they know it is time to do so.
But humans? We were told from a very young age that we we only have a lifetime, and that within that lifetime is a series of socially mandated “milestones” we are meant to achieve or our lives would have “gone to waste.” So we go about our day, measuring the time it takes for everything we do from the moment we plant our feet on the ground to the time we close our eyes to sleep.
We take hurried seven-minute showers and eat our breakfast in large bites because we don’t want to be late to work. Our movements are dictated by the rythm of the “seconds passing by,” keeping us from realizing how good it feels to take a warm bath. Or taking a moment to savour the food our loved ones made for us. Or even bothering to spare a moment to tell them “thank you for making breakfast.”
My hope for you is to realize that time is infinite, and we are never running out of it. It is so precious it deserves to be spent in moments and not in seconds. It is not the $1600 watch you are wearing on your wrist. It’s that photo of your family sitting on your desk, taken in a fraction of a second and immortalized on a piece of paper. It is not the 12-minute quarter of a basketball game, but the rythm of the ball bouncing on the floor and your heart pounding as you run across the court. It is not the 15-minute coffee break you spend with your colleagues, but those smiles and stories you exchange in between.
“Time” is not a cycle that starts and ends. “Time” is all those in-betweens.
So go ahead. Spare two seconds to say those three words that will last a lifetime. Take five extra minutes to do your makeup the way you want it and feel good about yourself for the rest of your day. Take a moment to pray and say thanks. The “time” that you will spend to do it, you will have it again the day after. But those moments, you will carry them for always and they will always be worth it.