Great quote on another positivity/ happiness blog I follow, Positively Positive, today:
Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
This bodes well with my research on alternative measuring of time, for my script, here is an interesting article which argues that there is no such thing as time. Note how the scientist in the article says that there is only collection of Now’s. It makes sense, doesn’t it? We measure time to give ourselves timeframes, but does time really exist? Apparently, there are a few timeless theories in science. Read this article for more.
“The meaning of time has become terribly problematic in contemporary physics,” says Simon Saunders, a philosopher of physics at the University of Oxford. “The situation is so uncomfortable that by far the best thing to do is declare oneself an agnostic.”
Einstein apparently said the following in his letter to the family of his deceased friend:
“People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” – Einstein
Back to Emerson’s quote, my interpretation is this – all you have is Now, this day, today, even that is a bit of a stretch to be honest. Celebrate every morning as re-birth. When finished, draw a line to each day as if you are dead the moment you hit your pillow. You’ve done your best today. And that’s enough. Then start every new day afresh, full of hopes, dreams and projects. Leave ‘old nonsense’ behind. It doesn’t matter and you can’t let it weigh you down. All I have is now – this is the time measuring system that works for me.