Sunday, June 27, 2010

The importance of Time

In the stock market parlance, a dog is a stock which has no intrinsic value. In the same way our time also can be a dog if we waste it away. We have to be watchful in spending our time qualitatively in things that add value to us. In Stephen Covey's book, he writes about activities that we spend can be urgent or important. The former leads to stress and the later leads to health.

Some of the qualitative uses of time can be

  • Spend time with your spouse and kids
  • Read a good book
  • Solve a puzzle
  • Engage in useful hobbies

There are many. I'm not trying to teach time management lessons here. As a poet paraphrased it :

And the tender grace of the day that is dead

Will never come back to me.

---- Tennyson

Time is ruled by Saturn. He is a hard teacher. If you don't respect him, he will not, in return. Hence use your time wisely. The arrow of time always is pointed towards the future – a probabilistic future, not deterministic. Well it can be, after a particular level. But once you reach this level, time disappears. You find that eternity has always been, and always will.

Remember, sleep is essential. It is the time when higher intelligences get to do their work on you. There is no negative higher intelligence as portrayed in movies. In fact, some religions do not have a concept of hell. When the morning Sun spreads its first light to you, remember the angels have already blessed you with the task of the day.

All you need to do is go fulfil it.

Do not squander time. It's the only friend we have.




Anonymous said...

Rajesh, we meet again. thought you had stopped updating your blog.
are you on FB ? mail me @

..ram(u) @ vani vidyala

Guru30 said... (Ramu)

I'm still on facebook. Hope you are taking care of yourself.