Time is the inexplicable raw material of everything. With it, all is possible, without it, nothing is possible.
The supply of time is truly a daily miracle, an affair genuinely astonishing when one examines it. You wake up in the morning, and lo! Your purse is magically filled with twenty-four hours of the unmanufactured tissue of the universe of your life!
It is yours. It is the most precious of possessions……No one can take it from you. It is not something that can be stolen. And no one receives either more or less than you receive.
Moreover, you cannot draw on its future. It’s impossible to get into debt! You can only waste the passing moment. You cannot waste tomorrow, it is kept for you. You cannot waste the next hour, it is kept for you.
You have to live on this twenty-four hours of daily time. Out of it you have to spin health, pleasure, money, content, respect, and the evolution of your immortal soul. Its right use, its most effective use, is a matter of the highest urgency and of the most thrilling actuality. Everything depends on that. Your happiness, the elusive prize that you are clutching for, depends on that.
If one cannot arrange that an income of twenty-four hours a day shall exactly cover all proper items of expenditure, one does muddle one’s whole life indefinitely. We shall never have any more time. We have, and we have always had, all the time that there is and all the time that we need.
Thanks to Arnold Bennett for these words.
How do YOU see time as the most precious of YOUR possessions?
WHEN IT’S NOT GOD’S TIME , YOU CAN’T FORCE IT! WHEN IT’S GOD’S TIME, YOU CAN’T STOP IT!