As we rush through daily life, we often forget to stop and enjoy little things. We forget to live in the moment. We are always in a hurry to get somewhere or to get something. Delays irritate, frustrate, anger, and sadden us.
We often forget that time is relative. Without a reference point, time means very little. Most often than not, we place ourselves right in the middle of it, anchor in a starting point and start worrying about a lot of stuff, some of which is not necessary. We are rude to ourselves; we are rude to others. We hurt ourselves; we hurt others.
To someone observing time without a reference point, it would appear fluid with no beginning and with no end.
When we know everything is relative then why do we anchor ourselves in time? When we know that no situation is permanent then why do we bother about time? That which we have now may not exist later and yet at the same time that which does not exist will be created.
How can we explain time when we find an eternity in a moment and a moment an eternity?

 

耐心

我們日常生活繁忙,常常忘記停低腳步享受小情趣。我們忘記活在當下。我們總是在趕路,或趕著拿東西。延誤令人煩惱,沮喪,憤怒和傷心。
常常忘記,時間是相對的。如果沒有一個參照點,時間沒甚意義。最常見的情況是,把自己放在正中點,固定在某一點後,開始擔心各樣,當中不少是多餘的。我們粗暴對待自己,及對別人。我們傷害了自己;傷害了別人。
對一個靜觀時間而沒有參照點的人而言,時間是流動的,沒有開始,沒有結束。
當知道一切都是相對時,那為何把自己固定於時間的某一點呢?當知道沒有永恒時,又何必為時間操心?這刻擁有的,下一刻或不再存在,同時間,這刻不存在的,將會被創造。
該如何解釋時間,尤其從一瞬間中找到的永恆,及那永恆的一瞬間?

 

The Prism of Life (by Ansh Das, Signal 8 Press 2014)