At a Young age I felt like that there was infinite amount of time in front of me. At that time, the hand on the clock, clicking away was of no concern to me. If anything I wanted to skip through the obtuse times, to a day in which all my fickle dreams come into fruition. I feel like going back in time and having a good talking to too my younger more ignorant self.
As I write this now, I think to myself “Where has the time gone?” Time has pulled me along with it, I am just a passenger on its steadfast journey. Now I feel that time is going much too fast for my liking. Each day drifts into months which blossom into years. Before I realize it I will be an old man, supported by a cane.
When I consider the large scale of the universe, which was born via the big bang, billions of years ago, I realize that this life is but a micro drop in the infinite bucket of time. It makes all of this seem meaningless. However, one thing is clear, change is constant. No matter the circumstances that govern our lives, we all end up at the same place.
I am currently learning the theory of relativity in university. It provided me with a whole new perspective on the concept of time. For example, if one is Travelling at the speed of light, time no Longer Exists for the traveller. According to the time dilation equation. time is infinitely slowed down when travelling at the speed of light. So one could travel from one end of the universe to the other, instantaneously. This is related to the theory that time is a dimension, linked to our 3d dimension. What an illusionary and mysterious world in which we reside in!
I have experienced a lot of things in my short time on this planet as have all of you. As all you, I have my own desires for certain experience. As all of you, old age is not one of those desirable experiences. If it were up to us we would stay young forever. However, in this seemingly unfair world, change is the only that persists.
As the time flows by, think not of the lost time or of the time ahead but of the timeless. By this I mean consider only the present moment, in which time no Longer exists. Old age is no longer a concern, when time becomes an illusionary concept. Our imaginative minds sink into reality.
Food for thought: If we reach a state of nothingness, are we travelling at the speed of light?