IT Pilgrimage

A Journey From IT to Freedom

Perception of Time

Posted by IT Pilgrim on July 9, 2008

Big Time

How does our perception of time and the value we place on it affect how we approach the world around us. Is time more valuable, or is money? Are you willing to spend time to get money or only money to get time?

How you perceive time really is a product of everything that you bring to the table as a person. Everything that you learn as a person effects the world around you and colors your perception. This is what makes eye witness accounts so unreliable, they are affected by perception.

“Perception is the process of attaining awareness or understanding of sensory information. ”

“The extent of a person’s knowledge can create their reality as mush as truth, because the human mind can only contemplate that which it has been exposed to.” from Wikipedia

So perhaps, we don’t really need more time, we need to appreciate the time we have more. Its time to try to enjoy those extra 10 minutes of sleep when you hit snooze. Take a moment to enjoy the silence when you step into the car, right before you start it. Its not really the time that you have, its what you do with it that matters.

Believe me, I definitely know what it is to have no time. My average commute is 2-2 1/2 hours each day. I have a farm with animals, so I have all the requisite chores. I have two jobs, one for weekdays and one for weekends, and sometimes, I am not sure I even have the time to breathe. So what do you do in this situation?

You learn to enjoy the really little things, such as, the quiet that descends on the office after everyone leaves, the way I know that its raining outside as I write this, but no one else does because we do not have any windows, the way that I can drive straight through the parking lot, and the satisfying click of my keyboard as I type this. So here is my quick suggestions, enjoy something small today, just try one thing and settle for a moment, even if its only 30 seconds and enjoy it. Try it with a piece of candy or something equally naughty, its easier that way. 😉

Photo by Voetmann via Flickr.


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