The time is gone, the song is over
This pencil drawing is inspired by my travels to Morocco and Vietnam, places where the online shopping is still not that common, people still buy stuff in the streets.
The title is from the song “Time” by the legendary Pink Floyd.
We know how to measure time. One second is identical anywhere in the world, same as days, months and years.
However, in my experience, time differs from place to place according to our state of mind.
When I was in Egypt, time was running really slow, the six months that I spent there felt like the six years has passed.
Right after that, I jumped to London and that’s when I started running after the time. In such a big city, there is never enough time. Days, months and years pass by and you don’t even realize it.
Can you buy time? Surely not.
Can you make it go slower or faster? Not really. You can only try to make the most out of it.
The time that is gone can never come back.
It should not do any harm to us (in theory). However almost everyone is haunted by things that have happened in the past. Most people dedicate their entire lives making peace with their past.
What about the time that is yet to happen?
Why are we so worried about something that we don’t know about? Again almost everyone is spending most of their time worrying about the future.
So if the time is gone and the song is over, our life still goes on, regardless of the past or the future.
So we should focus only on the now.
By leaving behind us the past, we can freely enjoy the present and hope for the future without obsessing about it. That’s what I’m trying to practice in my daily life
What we really posses is only the present, we cannot change the past and also we cannot do anything about the future.
Although I came across recently some new and very interesting theories that shows how our mind relates to the rest of the universe.
I’m reading about it: “Breaking the habit of being yourself” – Joe Dispensa.
In this book the author tries to explain how with our consciousnesses we can access the so called Quantum Field and then create our future and also interact with our past.
Because I haven’t finished the book yet, what I have grasped is that with the power of our minds we can access this place that contains infinite possibilities for our future.
Through meditation we need to focus on the signals that we send to the field with our brain . We need to think about something that we want and then imagine that reality in all its aspects. Somehow it will materialize/manifest.
As I have mentioned in another post, I truly believe that we are energy and that’s what connects us to the rest of the universe.
I’m always open to new ideas, philosophies and everything that tries to improve the human condition.
For now, after so many years of ruminating about the past I ended up being scared of the future.
Especially in the last year, I have learnt that the only thing that I can do is living one day at the time and I’m trying to taste everything that comes with it.
I’m trying to overcome my past and not worry about whatever will be.