I was sitting in the room, listening to my iPod when my eye caught a glimpse of the hourglass on the shelf, and this is how it started...

Time is of no consequence and of every consequence. I started imagining people as hourglasses, some have just begun, some are mid way and others are almost over. Our grain slowly and steadily flows, with no emotion, no judgment, no ambition and no regret.

The grains purpose is to go from point A to point B with no distractions - which led me to look at the grain as an individual. The grain falls without hesitation, it is not influenced by our thoughts and feelings. If you are sad when the grain is falling the grain is just sad it does not know any different, if you are happy it is just as content because again it does not know any different, it does not judge itself it just is, always a perfection of itself.  The grain reaches its destination imprinted with the joy or sadness you chose to give it. How peculiar it is, that the hourglass which was invented in the 8th century, is the symbol of Infinity.  Makes me think that when this life ends, I will be given another chance to understand that everything I do and think matters. If I take responsibility for my grain and stop wasting time labeling my hourglass and judging the other hourglasses, I will already grace my grain with Love. If I am mindful of my grain it will fill me with Joy which equals Peace. The more happy grains I accumulate the more successful my life is, and at the end of this time, I can look back and say….

”Well, that was a fun ride”, and when my hourglass turns again, I can come back with a better understanding and a higher knowledge of this precious gift called …Time.


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Comment by Nomsa Kagiso on June 6, 2011 at 16:48
interesting concept melpo
Comment by Shaamila Cassim on June 7, 2011 at 12:18
Do you think an Hourglass figure will help make the grain flow with ease?

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