What is Time?

Updated: May 26, 2020

[This story was written by a participant in a Path of Freedom class]

When we concern time with our own daily lives, we may look at our watch, the clock on the wall, or a calendar. Putting this aspect of time to the side, lets see what three inmates (Moe, Larry, and Curley) think about time.


Moe Said: according to scientific time, you’re always in the present, the past is gone and the future hasn’t come yet. But experientially, you’re not necessarily there. Often you would be living in your past memories, and going over things that could have happened but didn’t. Or you could be living in the future, building hopes and dreams.


Larry Said: I live in the present, future, and past. I live in the present by my participation now in meditation classes. I prepare myself for the future by educating myself. And I go back to the past when I reminisce about the lifestyle that I used to live.


Curley said: I get up at 6am and I’m in bed by 10pm. I’m constantly involved in activities that are beneficial to me; reading, writing, class assignments. Time flies for me, and sometimes I can’t even find enough time to complete what I wanted. I call this “doing time” — when you use every available moment for your benefit. Therefore, when you sit back and mope and worry, that’s when time begins to do you!!!

By “Chummy”

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