Is the time of our lives really timed? Is time external, or internal to us?

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This opinion piece is about time. The author claims time is relative. We live by our own time.

Love lives outside of all time as God.

When creation was created, time was created individually linked as a part of each part of that creation.

Like time is said to have started with the big bang, our own time starts with each of us, and with every other part of creation like this too. When we were first created as who we are now in this body, our time then began.

Are we just the sand in the sandglass, or are we more than that?

A sandglass measures various amounts of time.

An egg-timer measures the optimum time for cooking a hard-boiled egg, which is normally three minutes. Some egg-timers are also sandglasses. Marine sandglasses used to be used to measure the time on board ships. Ah hourglass can measure time periods varying between a few minutes, or an hour of time.

Sand is often used to fill the glass with, hence this name sandglass. Other substances have been used at times, such as powdered eggshells, or even powdered marble.

Is our life like an egg-timer in regards to the sand, or to the time? Do we all have equal amounts of sand, or time? Are some egg-timers larger than others with more sand to pour through them? Are we all different, or are we all the same as our soul?
Does soul equal soul?


Does time run differently relative to every person, so that their sand seems to run faster or slower when compared to others, but really is the amount of sand that we all have really the same amount for all of us?

God has no time in a way, or God lives outside of the passing of time then, because he has, or is infinite sand? Are any of these ideas right, or not?


Time is really a non-existing figment of our imaginative connection of all of our life experiences together in a time line in which events occur, but the truth in itself is that there is only really your sand that is moving through its current vessel at the rate that you love.

Separate time does not exist. It is an illusion. On the other hand though, every part of creation operates from its own time, at its own individualised speed of time.


This means that your life is completed as much as you love, and it is held up when you don't love, but when you block love altogether, your sandglass stops flowing, and then you will leave it behind in some way, in order to find another one.

This explains early departures from the body, and a life essentially has no particular length assigned to it. Your life continues until the love in your heart has either all flowed into the project, or mission of life given to you, or until you totally refuse to take on this project or mission that God has given to your soul to complete for this life-time.

If you have stopped working on this project all together, you are then pushed away from it. It is then taken away from you in other words to be assigned to another soul, and so your previous project is then given to someone else instead.

This is about you burying your talent, as the Christian bible calls it. The bible tells us if we waste who we are, doing nothing with our lives, even the life within the living of this life will be taken away from us. Our life will be terminated in some way.

"To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away."

The above verse comes from Saint Matthew's gospel, chapter 25, verse 29. This is the New Living translation of this verse.

Is time just another thought that we work with?

"Time seems to speed up as we grow older."

Psychologists sometimes try to explain this by saying that time is measured by the number of events in our years, and they will also often say that the amount of time that we have lived up until now is a factor as well.

As a young adult, we pack more into our life, in our years, and this seems to make us think in our later life then that there must have been more time available for us then to have been able to do this.

We also compare time intervals against the total amount of time currently lived, they claim. Internally we slow down, as our thoughts and memories are not lightning fast anymore, and nor are our reactions. As external time is still going at the same rate, we feel that it is passing us by much faster now.

A kid looks more excitedly to events taking place, as do young adults, and they want time to pass quickly so they can reach these events. This wanting of time to go faster actually makes it appear to go slower as we sit around waiting for an event to occur for us.

Is there any element of truth in these observations or explanations of this interesting phenomenon?

The livingness of time creates a time of livingness within all else.

This thing called time is merely a separating agent, nothing else, and so every event is separated in different ways for different people, hence time really does run differently for each person.

Does the right place always coincide with the right time?

"We are always in the right place, at the right time because we are the time and we are the place."

The right place is where you are right now in the moment of right now, and so that makes it the right time too as long as you stay fully in that moment and do not try to move yourself away from that place even in a small way.

Full acceptance of where you are, and the time of its happening for you brings you peace.

"A lot of it, as it is in any job in life, is being in the right place at the right time."

This is a quote from the American actress, Julie Harris, (1925 to 2013).

What she says is right of course, but at a higher level, if we could just accept that we are always in the right place, at the right time, in the right time anyway, we would always make the most of all that we were created to be.

Love places us in the right place and the right time for us at all times.

When we fully love where love has placed us, we will be at peace in all areas of our life then too.

To accept life as it is, is an act of great love in its way because it is seeing things as God sees things from love first, and not from any other coloured glasses that we might have constructed for ourselves with our own thoughts to see through instead.

Photo credits: All photos used in this article have been sourced from the free media site, Wikimedia Commons.

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I have been interested in the spiritual fields for over thirty five years now. My writing is mostly in this area.

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author avatar Retired
31st Dec 2014 (#)

Good reflective write, as usual...thought provoking and deeply philosophical

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author avatar spirited
31st Dec 2014 (#)

thanks, rama devi nina.

Yes, I write these type of articles as opinion pieces for others to reflect over too as I like to do. Thanks for your positive comments.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
31st Dec 2014 (#)

Nice post my dear Spirited and have yourself a lot of blessings and a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

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author avatar spirited
31st Dec 2014 (#)

thanks Fern. I hope your New Year is a very good one too.

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author avatar Retired
31st Dec 2014 (#)

We've all experienced how slowly Christmas comes when we were children. That is explained by the synapses in our brain firing so quickly that time is slowed down. As we age, the synapses fire more slowly, making ir seem that time is flying by. Before we know it, we're old and grey and ready to die. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synapse

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author avatar spirited
31st Dec 2014 (#)

thanks Christopher.

there is usually such a scientific explanation for these things.

It never stops be speculating in my own way though...

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author avatar Utah Jay
31st Dec 2014 (#)

I was once told that time was like a river, once we learn how it flows we can jump in wherever we like. So when I learn more about this I’m going to change some things…Another great post spirited. And I do wish you the best of New Years my friend.

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author avatar spirited
31st Dec 2014 (#)

I like your description here of time Utah Jay.

We can jump in and when we do jump in we see that the same river flows within us too.

Happy New year too.

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
31st Dec 2014 (#)

The concept of time means different things to each person. Although you have covered some important concepts it cannot be exhaustive. We have no time to reflect on time itself, but you have done a good job.
Wish you A HAPPY NEW YEAR.

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author avatar spirited
31st Dec 2014 (#)

"We have no time to reflect on time itself."

Thanks GV Rama Rao.

I would agree with that, we have not enough time to know what time is when we think that we are being limited by that time...

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
1st Jan 2015 (#)

Thought provoking as usual Spirited, wish you Happy New Year too. I am reminded of Einstein's take on time:

"When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity."

"Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves."

"The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once."

As for me, enjoying the moment means adding value in whatever way. We are given enough time though we want to add more but quality should trump quantity - siva

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author avatar spirited
1st Jan 2015 (#)

thanks siva, I wish you a Happy New year as well.

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author avatar Utah Jay
2nd Jan 2015 (#)

You know spirited, the more I think about it the more I do not believe in time at all. There is no past we can go back to, no future we can see. It is only the now, and always the now. The first word I typed is gone now, just as the first word you read here is gone and we can never have it back or do it over....Peace to you my brother.

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author avatar spirited
3rd Jan 2015 (#)

Yes Utah Jay, there is only the now, but where go the moments of now that become memory, and where did they come from.

I think the moment is moving through love on a journey perhaps of its own.

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