"Time is the soul of this world." --Pythagoras
Our relationship with time is perplexing. We've all heard the phrase, "Time passes quickly when you're having fun," -- but we've also heard and felt how "the day dragged on" or how something "took forever." One of my favorites is, "The days are long, but the years are short," which is something every parent can relate to. (Let's be honest: when you have a fussy toddler, even an hour at a restaurant can feel like an eternity!) Yet, flash forward... and when we see that same child in her cap and gown at graduation, we wonder where all the time has gone.
So how do we make the most of our (relatively brief) time on Earth and seek that eternal aspect of time the Kabbalists describe?
The first step is to realize that time may be objective as a human construct (as measured by our watches or calendars or train schedules), but it's also a highly subjective facet of consciousness...Continue reading on my weekly blog at rethinklife.today