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originally posted by: Variable
a reply to: Trachel
You can run as fast as you want, but in the end you will end up in the same place as everyone else. I find myself wondering if its better to run around the maze quickly or lazily. I struggle with it, I go through phases. I think, in the end, you should do what you want to do as much as possible. I certainly think if you spend all of your time trying to learn "skills" you will undoubtedly miss out on a lot. Life, it seems to me, revolves around human interaction. It has meaning when others are involved.
While doing it I'm simultaneously listening to music searching for tracks that inspire my creation of new scenes for my main project--a ten-book fantasy series that I work at for 8+ hours and 4,000+ words a day.
In other words, if you prove to the universe that you aren't a slacker, the universe will entrust you with more challenging and rewarding lives that slacker-spirits could never complete.
Time is a valuable thing
Watch it fly by as the pendulum swings
Watch it count down to the end of the day
The clock ticks life away
It’s so unreal
Didn’t look out below
Watch the time go right out the window
Trying to hold on but didn’t even know
I wasted it all just to watch you go
originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: Trachel
we have 24 hrs a day, some of it should be for noble pursuits and some of it may be used on relaxing or not doing anything.
You sure spend a lot of time writing OPs on ATS
originally posted by: EarthCitizen23
Third, is I have always had a fascination, love hate relationship with Time and have come to terms with it through the I CHING book of changes which if you haven't really looked into deeply I think you should like it. I use it when a 'time' needs more clarity I guess you could say. It defines the flow and movement of time with its pronouncements. Deeper minds than mine have found it invaluable and resolute.
This past week by chance of reading this had me doing what you are saying. I was doing what I love and the time compressed and was more fulfilling to me in many ways. I was actually on 'vacation' which for me was working on my little piece of acreage to make it a sustainable place for me to move very soon. Going Off grid and thoroughly agree about the dumping of TV / Sports and other Time Absorbers as I call them. A nap is one thing, Veg on the Couch another, and I have been guilty as everyone. But I know I am only allotted a few more years at best and life is short. Follow Joseph Campbells thought of FOLLOW YOUR BLISS and time is eternal.
Fourth , Stars and Flags!
originally posted by: Dark Ghost
I enjoy your threads and think you have a positive, optimistic attitude that many would be envious of.
Nevertheless, there is a problem with your reasoning on this particular topic. Most significantly, even if one believes that time is real (which I don't necessarily believe myself), there are only a finite number of seconds within a day that you can devote to doing any one thing. For example, say I wanted to learn Japanese and Hungarian, how could I master both without stifling my potential in the one activity, even if I improve in the other?
The reality is that any action I take, while strengthening my resolve in that particular activity, comes at the expense of improving my skills in the other activity. The only way to overcome this dilemma, it seems, is through some type of time travel.
originally posted by: MyHappyDogShiner
I don't think many, if any people have the capacity to even understand what the passage of time actually is yet.
We are conditioned to perceive the passage of time in a certain way with certain things supposedly occurring after our time is expended here.
Nothing ever ends here, nothing ever goes anywhere.
originally posted by: cooperton
You sound exactly like me about 6 months ago. My drive to "do something" all the 'time' rendered me neurotic. I've published books, I've created works of art, etc, with the purpose of helping people release the veil from their eyes... was this "worth my time"? I think so. But also, it is important that you do not subjugate your self to time. Remember, for those who are starting to see the coming Sovereignty, time is only a temporary restraint.
The devil is in a rush. The yolk of true life is light.