Friday, February 26, 2010


Time is such and elusive thing. Elusive in the fact that it keeps running away from us no matter how hard we try to catch it or contain it. Stopping time IS IMPOSSIBLE, but stopping ourselves IS POSSIBLE.

Taking time to measure, evaluate or simply live life is critical (Socrates in Plato I think). Taking the time to really seek understanding, when we’ve misunderstood something is paramount to forward thinking and forward being. Because the lack of understanding tends to be one of the greatest deterrents we face in the upward climb of effective living and being.

I know this for a fact, because I can be the biggest bigot on the block when it comes to stuff or people that I don’t understand. So what do I do? I form an impression or opinion (which creates a feeling) based upon my lack of knowledge or understanding; thereby becoming a dangerous and offensive religious or social bigot (a dogmatist maybe). The end result is I go no where with relational matters and tend to blame “them” instead of my own ignorance. Maybe I’m just preaching to the choir, BUT IF NOT, can I get a witness or amen?

I think it was Stephen R. Covey who tried to convince us that one of the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (#5) is “Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood”.

Now back to Time. They say (almost as bad as them) that if you can move fast enough (just beyond the speed of light) you can go back in time. As a body approaches the speed of light, time compression begins to occur, age and wrist watches slow down. Ultimately suggesting the theoretical idea of time travel; but then again who cares right?

I mention the Time Space Continuum thing because slowing and compressing time by speed only works as one approaches or exceeds the speed of light. So that means for most of us; being in a hurry only wearies us and angers others. We CANNOT STOP, REVERSE OR COMPRESS time, as Einstein may have suggested in his theory (ergo the term theory).

It would seem that the only one able to move like that would be God. That’s why He can be all over the map of history as well as be right here and now as well as be somewhere in the future. The Bible uses words like “at just the right time”. God’s the only one whose really mastered Time Management.

So when matter moves at the speed of light, it theoretically becomes energy or light. In other words, throw a baseball at (299,792,458 meters per second; 983,571,056 feet per second and 670,616,629.2 miles per hour) the speed of light and it turns to light or energy. That translates to this: no matter how hard we try to go faster, we’re not really moving ahead in time or back in time; we’re just getting tired of moving too fast.

So, the bottom line is this. Slow down, stop, think, listen, feel, and observe for God’s sake and yours PAY ATTENTION. That’s right: pay it, cough it up, write the check, hand it over. Attention to details in life will costs us, but when we pay that price, life becomes worth living.

Time and Compression, you’ll never master it so go have another cup of Joe. Relax the End is near.

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