As you stand in your present moment in time, history fades out of sight behind you and you march boldly forward toward the future on a distant horizon. When you look back over the past decade, a marriage, a job, it can seem to be just a moment. The time has seemed to fly. An anticipated time in the future, a vacation, an anniversary, a holiday can seem to take an eternity to arrive. Yet time ticks on consistently, second by second, minute by minute and hour by hour.
How those never-changing minutes can be perceived differently depends on your perspective.
What is the correlation? What is the connection between these differing perceptions of time? Is there a formula that calculates how you perceive time? In fact, there is and it is quite simple. You can only view time from the present moment. The more you are engaged in the now, the shorter of a period time seems to be. That is why when you are relaxing, playing or watching an enjoyable film, time seems to fly. Ask a child how quickly recess goes and how long a math class seems although they are the same length of time.
So when you […]