Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Timeless

Let me tell you a secret, something they don't teach you in your temple. The Gods envy us. They envy us because we're mortal, because any moment may be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we're doomed. You will never be more lovely than you are now. We will never be here again.

Achilles - Troy
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60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour, 24 hours in a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

That's a lot of seconds in a lot of minutes in a lot of hours in a lot of days in a lot of weeks in a lot of years.

That's a lot.

So there's a lot of time. Right?

Wrong.

In reality, we only live in one moment. In the now.

Not in yesterday, not in tomorrow.

And yet many waits for tomorrow.

Waiting for a day that will never come.

That day will never come because it does not exist.

And not only us. But everyone else. And everything else. Everything that exists only does so in the moment that is now.

Right now. In this moment that you are reading these words.

This second is all that matters. Nothing more, nothing less.

Why wait?

4 comments:

ez said...

you're right!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yea, why wait? Dont wait! Just go for the best before it gets out of ur hands. If you think there is no tommorow, they why wait for tommorow to think that the thing might be yours tommorow? Time doesn't wait and so do people.
So Fikri, go for the best now! If you can't get the best one now, then get the one you think is the second best. who knows the second best one might be the best of all.
Don't wait!

Fikri said...

I'm talking about not wasting time, nor to worry about it if there is no time. I'm not prepared to compromise for second best just yet. :>

Aaki said...

you know, i just picked up this article in India Today which was all about blogs, and said, hey let me go check out what these ppl actually write about..
read through lots and lots of them..
couldnt figure out ONE DECENT BLOG..
no offense to other bloggers who write on scientific inventions, travel, India(yup, didnt know my country is held in such respect!)
but now my friend, ive finally found THE blog!!
im eighteen, trying to figure out life, went through a hell lot recently and that led me to meditation, buddhism, taoism, zen, the concept of 'nothingness'.. i completely love this piece.. 'timeless' is what we should be, but that somehow never happens.. but we try, and who knows, ill one day start living in the present.
cheers!!
Aaki
ps. you remind me a lot of Haruki Murakami. dont know why.