Time can be our friend when time is on our side, but it can also be an enemy. Many of us complain we have so much to do, yet so little time in which to do it. The clock tends to dictate to us when we wake, work, play and sleep.
Our actions often revolve around bus and train timetables, the use of so called time saving devices, and appointment times. We keep diaries to ensure we’re on time for meetings and events and we tend to feel more secure if we know the timing of our movements in advance.
It is said that time flies when you’re having fun, it stands still when you’re in love and it heals all wounds. Yet all the money in the world can’t buy any one of us an extra moment in our time on earth. Our clock of life can only go forward until it’s time for it to stop.
Maybe we should take time out occasionally to look back over our life. I believe we could feel we had achieved more if we could honestly say we had generally tried to use our time effectively over the years.
When our particular time on this earth comes to an end, we’ll be faced with the timelessness of eternity. Let’s ensure our time on earth hasn’t been wasted, so our long term future will be one of joy and happiness, rather than the more painful alternative.