People are always curious to know how I kill "TIME". They keep asking me whether I kill time watching all the TV serials on offer on Tata Sky, probably imagining I was a serial time killer. And there are others who can't understand how I am not bored with all the time in this world, and there are still others, who volunteer to give me unsolicited advice on how to use my time productively.
Strangely I am not a TV addict as some would presume, for despite having so many channels begging to be watched, I rarely see anything that captures my attention, maybe one or two in a day. The earth would not come tumbling down if I happened to miss them.
As far as boredom is concerned, I am never bored with time or my life. I am just tickled pink thinking of those people, who are so worried / jealous about how I spend my time : it is so hilariously entertaining that it banishes and kills all boredom in my life forever.
Now, for the people who come with all kinds of ideas and advices to use my time productively, I have only one question: "did I ask you? Instead why don't you use your time more effectively than breaking your head about my usage of my time?"
The obsession to use time in a more productive way makes one more obsessed to be more productive, and more and more and more " productive" leaving one no time to realize, that one is getting sucked into a whirlpool from which there is no escape. I believe such people should pause to think (and stop to smell the roses too) and see where they are blindly heading, lest they drown in their own productive whirlpool.
Well, for me Time has always been a friend, a guide, a mentor, a father all rolled into one.
He has always been there, is always there and would always be there for me.
I don't need to fight time, race with it or race against it, or outwit it, or even kill it. I feel so blessed to have time constantly with me, nurturing me, healing me, encouraging me, changing me,and inspiring me.
Thank you dear time, for I cherish every minute of our togetherness in this great and wonderful journey called Life.
Rama (The Timeless) Ananth.