When the moment comes where we look into the mirror and see the laughter lines have taken on a permanent marker to the corners of our lips is perhaps the period of time you realize it can “show itself”. When you find the minutes flying by as you sit stuck, in a traffic jam, then perhaps you can see time running past you when you should be already in the office.
These are really only though, our own feelings or views on time passing, moving or going forwards which we document by checking the time on a watch, in the mirror or on a calendar.
Time and change can literally share the same bed for they reflect our need to control and catalogue that which we wish to process. Yet is never attainable; this desired state. For time slips through our hands as we change our clothes, jobs or relationships. It passes by us without even a backward glance. The change of your inner attitude though is the only key to opening a time door, into a world that can allow you to stand still - to be within the moment.
Often we feel this most strongly when we celebrate our Birth Day/Date. If you feel only that the recording of your birth is but a ticking off of another earth year, the deteriorating of your body and the closure of your possibilities due to a slowing down, then it will be. If on the other hand you see the change of your outer shell being a better version of the vehicle in which to go forwards, to attaining a depth in that which you already know or develop that which you have not yet had the chance to learn, then it will be so. Your attitude to change will effect how you view time.
There are those whom embrace the birth date as a chance to reflect on what was achieved with the attitude there is so much time available now for continuing to expand who they are. There are others who have already ordered in their minds the coffin nails and are ready to bang them in, suffocating any chance of expanding on the time they have.
You can influence how time treats you. See within yourself the hands of time as a weaving silk band that flatters forward or hangs still upon a moment. Hear the sound of the time passing as a tune to be danced to. Change your thoughts to those of time being but a slow waltz that allows you to embrace the moments you create. You can have all the time in the world – be it but for one hour before your departure from this world or the start of a new century if you only understand it requires your presence in the now.
Being awake to this period of time now, seeing the changes move about me and taking them as guide posts for creating room for new times is what is meant by changing with the times.