-------- "This is the time for action not only words, use your God given gifts to develop this country, dont be afraid to speak up, and feel PROUD THAT U R EGYPTIAN." -------- Mohaly, Feb 2011

Saturday, June 1, 2013

853) Life = Time !


With such picture, I don't think I need to write much ...
These men-of-ice are representing us in life ... Everyday passing melts part of us, till at a point in time, we are unable to hold ourselves and collapse. If we sit still doing nothing, it is just a matter of time and no matter how nice we look, we will just melt.
Life is simply the accumulation of TIME, so we would rather pay attention to what we are doing with it before we melt and vaporize.

M.O.H.@.L.Y

37 comments:

Sohad said...

" Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you have lost it, you can never get it back". Harvey Mackay

I totally agree, but sometimes we need to take the time to simply enjoy life and smell the roses and watch them blossom.

Sohad said...

Ya3nee if I will live till turning 60 I have 23 years only to plan for! Lol nos el meshwar bas

Maryam said...

I know the importance of time. and i know that it is part of me that if i give to something or someone i am not getting it back, ever. and nothing would replace it.and nothing is as precious.
That's why I have decided some time ago to be selfish when dealing with it. I guess I have every right to be selfish in this regard.
often I find myself giving it to those around, without thinking twice when needed.
Not selfish enough?

Mohaly said...

Time ya Sohad is the most important thing in life in my opinion. If you cant manage your time, then you cant control anything in ur life..

Mohaly said...

Yes you should be selfish as it gets regarding ur time...

Mohaly said...

I am travelling for couple of days ... work from beside the sea to get in balance as much as I can, and regain my management of time..

Sohad said...

Yes I totally agree, but also having clear objectives is a prerequistite , if I don't know what precisely I want to do then time will be spent producing CO2.
It won't be about producing more in less time it will be about being productive in the first place instead of wasting time in wishful thinking.

I diffenetly have a lot to do, yet for one reason or another l
Totally lost my spirit, enthusiasm and the need for acheivment. Well got to gain my life line of sight :)

NAMES said...

Totally agree with you, but what about the influence of the external forces either from things or people that could steal my time and energy?...I have decided to start with self management to avoid expending too much emotional and mental energy and stay calm in spite of distractions or difficulties coz being unable to manage my time could speed up the melting of Ice and eventually nothing has been done!
Everyone has the exact same amount of time each day and it can't be stored or saved for later use...we just can save a lot of energy which can be spent on better and more rewarding activities.

Sohad, "The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time". - Bertrand Russell...it is all about priorities :)

Mohaly, enjoy beside the sea and sharpen your saw and relief yourself from any stress :)

Lubna said...

Allow me aliens to begin my comment with a question cause if such a question isn't asked n answered here….where then would it be discussed?

What is time?


To scientists time varies between being a mere illusion of our minds or being related to change to help us refer to motion n forces around us. However, the question remains if time is just a relevant concept by which we can refer to past and future n we can sense present yet we don't know any fixed measuring for the present then what's the importance of time? Do we measure time spent by its impact? result? Degree of enjoyment? Or what?

Time…..is it all about time management ? or there is more to consider? Just bear this thought with me : is the metaphor about ice men melting refers to whole truth or part of it only? Why then people who enjoy living their lives don't show their actual age? Is aging merely about the elapse of time? Why sad people usually look older? On the other hand, if I spread a creative productive idea that took me a year to come up with for instance n saved many people time and effort in the present and many more in the future am I multiplying my share of time or not ?

Here comes a question: what are the criteria that define that I'm spending or using my time in the best method given that my knowledge is limited to what I'm aware of in the present.

I think time is just a symbol to help us organize, keep track of our actions since we know that we have an allotted amount of it that only Allah knows. It is valuable but we can't be afraid of wasting some of it cause life is full of surprises. We should leave a room for ourselves to relax, meditate, help others n even simply enjoy taking a long breathe exactly like sleeping. We need to have "balance" in the way we use time n diversify our activities to include mind, soul and body in order to lead a life through which we are rather being full not melting away….we are creating no merely receiving…..we are being reborn rather than gradually dying.



Sohad said...

Asmaa you are absolutely correct, I just need to slay the energy vanpires :) actually there is a liberating power in such action and you will tap into a new level of creative energy when you are focused , have a vision and decisive.

Sohad said...

Hatew7asheneeee ya Lubna ..:P
Your view is correct as well , and our relationship with time is totally personal, however and from my personal experience it took me years to heal from certain incidents and I was allowing myself to take my time in this, to find out that I was clinging to certain thoughts which didn't serve me at all. Now I am more aware, I drop what doesn't serve, I can change my feelings by changing my thoughts and perception, hence can enjoy time doing different fulfilling activities .Life is a balance between different activities aiming to nurture the mind, body and soul. A balance between act & doing and each individual will have a different priority. What's truly important at least for me is to balance both at the same time being and doing, break the emotional state which won't serve focus on progressing with Joy.

Maryam said...

Lubna, dear, for me time is personal and very relevant to what I go through. I have learned that time I spend doing what my mind, soul or body really needs- isn't wasted. I take time to mourn, laugh, think, feel, whatever I need to be doing. and no matters how I old I get, I know that I haven't wasted it over something that was not important to me.
I don't even regret time I gave others, even if they didn't deserve it. I taught me to be more precise when offering my time. and I don't regret time I am giving to people who don't really derserve it. It teaches me forgiveness and acceptance.
To me time has only a meaning when it was spend adding value to me as a human being and a person all in all.

it is not time management as in terms of "management" that really matters, it is rather effective use to enrich and widen my existance. I don't mind going an extra mile for someone, even if not deserved.
BUT, it kills me when someone comes delayed to an appointment. It screws my nerves to wait at doctors clinc. you can't imagine what it does to me. I am pathetic in this regard. NOTHING, helps soothing my nerves.I am a punctual person by nature and education and know that in Egy it is hopeless case to be punctual, but its the way I am. period.
Bottom line to me, what adds value to me isn't wasted.

Why sad people look older, because sadness actually add years to one's looks. if the soul is sad it shows very clearly in eyes and face, but only to those who have a "third eye", dear.

sabah elward ya banat :-)

Mohaly said...

quick comment and gotta run:

whether time is looked at from a philosophic, cosmic, physical, practical or relative point of view, It remains the backbone that connects our lives.. Biologically, all your cells and body organs are replaced every 5-7 years and this means that you are not literally the same person who you are used to be in the 20s or teens or childhood..all what connects us is the timeline and its memories.

There is noting that needs to be respected more than time in our lives ...

Allah himself mentioned it in a Kodsi Hadeeth saying: "Ana eL Dahr".

NAMES said...

that was very insightful.
you know, the meaning of your words was a status of Amr Salama yesterday:)

Lubna said...

Asmaa dear: first time I heard that was last year by Essa :) It just gave me such an empowering feeling I can't describe... (another topic)

Sohad: yea time spent healing ain't time wasted....and balance is a key word to me as well.

Maryam: I just love the sentence you wrote:"it is rather effective use to enrich and widen my existence." Allah....this is exactly what I was talking about.....the effective use of time....

Mohaly: again concise and inspiring...it is the "backbone" of our lives n u know I totally agree on the concept of respecting time but my question was when it comes to the backbone of our lives.....the thing that connects all human beings (from past till next generations)....just seemed to me i needed to think more of the value of time....of how to enrich n widen my experience.....of how to create a balance between all the elements of my existence (mental, spiritual and physical ) . Now comes to my mind that it is all related and all connected to creating one's balance n harmony within him/ herself n with the surrounding environment.

Have a good day everybody

Maryam said...

Lubna, Lovely morning to you 7abibty and to you all here :-)

I just said what I learned, dear :-)
All I can tell you is that every experience you go through adds value to your existence. It is up to everyone of us of how to deal with it, as a blessing or as a curse.
For me, I just give time when I feel it is needed on the human level, regardless of the other person's personality. whenever I am needed I am there. period. and I am happy to do that and never felt it a waste of time.
Balance your time "consumption" and do whatever would make you a better person, even if none notices or approves or understands. if you feel it, that's enought. bas keda :-)

lubna said...

maryam i love u .......saba7 el fol

Mohaly said...

since I am not writing an new post this week, let me ask you this question about the same topic..


What would you do differently if you an infinite supply of time?

Sohad said...

Is it about having more time or how we will be? I don't want to have more time when I am old.. I want time to pause & freeze now :)) we are in a relationship with time and how we deal with it will depend on the way we manage our life, mental, and physical state.. Mesh 2adra ashofo as a resource we haye&7'las 3alashan Ana Elle ba7'las :)))

If will have more time now, I will read aktar , travel aktar, and have more fun .

Maryam said...

If you mean I'd live forever, la2. I don't want that. if you mean "remain in the same status forever" bardo la2.
I like it more when things will have an end, and i know that time is running out. I like it better knowing that time to meet Allah is coming closer.
It is what really gives it all a meaning and makes it treasure. otherwise it will be a total waste.

Mohaly said...

This proves that the beauty of time lies in its scarcity.

NAMES said...

we are living inside a frame of time and if we have infinite amount of time no one will accomplish or achieve anything coz every thing will not have an end to reach it. we hateb2a fawda.

Maryam said...

you can say so ya Doctor. and you can also say that it doesn't make any sense to me to live forever. I will have plenty of time to spend doing what?
i would love to travel and see the world. but that doesn't require time it requires money. I would love to learn flying, but that doesn't require time, it requires resources like having a plane and permission to fly in the sky without the problems of entry visa.
I wish to have a dolphine as pet, but I can't have it in a swimming pool, i must live near the ocean.

it is not about time that would make me happier, or have my dreams come true.
but, this is only me ya3ni, others might be able to find better utilization of more time. :-)

Maryam said...

true ya Asmaa. infinite life would also mean there is no thawab or 3eqab for anything, meaning we will live in a hell :-)

Sohad said...

Ana 3awza time machine ya 2atla3 lee mostaqbal mafeehosh mota2aslemeen, ya 2arga3 lee 3asr salah el deen!!

Mohaly said...

If it is for the time machine, I would like to live in Al Madina at the time of Hijra.. Islam in its purist form.

Sohad said...

بفكر في الموضوع ده من امبارح.. إذا احنا بنعرف نسافر علي خط الزمن الشخصي ممكن نسافر علي خط الزمن الإسلامي..بالوجود في نفس الأماكن وتذكر الأحداث وتخيل الشخصيات..مناسك الحج والعمرة وزيارة المدينة ما هي إلا رجوع بالزمن لتذكر الأحداث والتواصل القلبي معاها..الصلاة خمس مرات هي المعراج الأصغر للتواصل مع الله..النوم الموتة الصغري للتواصل مع الله وعالم البرزخ..احنا عندنا آلة زمن فعلاً!!

Mohaly said...

interesting bardo..

actually I do ride the time machine when I listen to certain songs..

Sohad said...

We are all connected at spiritual level and we can travel using the time line, spirit and mind have no time/ geographical limits..I believe now more than ever that traveling through time is possible..energetically and spiritually. I guess I need to discus this with 2 persons who might help in revealing more details..

lubna said...

Sohad habibty what an interestin idea.Actually there is a technique in Timeline called regression by which u can go back n meet any person from z past whether relative or not n ask fr wisdom n experience.A colleague pf mine choose to meet setena 3a2isha wel rasol 3leh el salam. if u wud like i cud do it fr u dear

Sohad said...

WOW ya Lubna fe3lan..this is quite interesting :) would love to akeed ..bas 7'alee balek momken marga3sh;)

Lubna said...

lol.... Isn't it beautiful to get a beautiful message or wisdom n get back to present with such enlightenment? :) U will feel like coming back dear.....plus we need you around :)


Have a good day :)

Sohad said...

To be honest I believe that the connection can take place at energetic spiritual level and not related to time line.. Time line is personal to restore our own memories or imagine the future..it's only a tool to help us visualize and connect with our subconscious. Time is subjective ويوم عند الله بألف سنة مما تعدون. Although GOD is here now and اقرب إلينا من حبل الوريد.
I believe there is more to think about here factoring that life is only part of our journey to get to know ourselves and Allah , to deliver el 2amana and we are learning Amedist the process. Mesh 3arfa Ana bada2t ashof this life and time bee shakl mo7'talef

Lubna said...

Sohad habibty...There is no contradiction between the two main ideas....Timeline is just a powerful tool to access subconscious mind and even transcend the actual awareness of time n visit people from the past.

We can use all available tools: Timeline, meditation (spiritual transcendence), energy, to connect more within. The more we connect n meditate about عظمة الخالق جوانا the more we Glow. (I'm going to write a status about that later today)…it is all connected

I am too going through a phase in which I'm exploring n experiencing a new deeper level of connection with myself , others and Universe.

If you would like to try any timeline techniques at any time , I'm just a click away :)

I would like to thank you all for such insights n rich interaction....

Have a lovely evening darlin...

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Mohaly said...

Thank You rhonda..