Friday, 20 May 2011

The chains of Time and Space

Our need for space is relative to how well we cope with the confines of our own existence, not just physical, but internal; emotional, psychological, and spiritual.

Many cannot deal with the minimum of time spent within their own personal space – have rarely tasted the wonders of discovering their highs and lows, ins and outs through quiet contemplation of who they are and what they are about in relation to their short time spent on this earth.

How can we hope to deal with crises of Self if we have no idea, not just who that Self is, but what has shaped it and brought it to its present position?

How do we know how time really affects us when most of it is spent running away from that which forces us to face it?

How do we decide which space we are happiest in when we bury ourselves in the busy crowd of strangers and thoughts that keep us safe from the quietude and risk? That risk of facing who we were, are, and will be.

Will that time arrive when we cast off the blinkers of soap and tabloid, embrace the space where we may at least discover and accept the truth of past; when we may realise the reality of present, and where we may discard the unknowing of future?

Without dumping the chains of time, we will never find space to discover our personal truth; never be able to pass quality of Self to those we love, and those who come after us.

Without overcoming the fear of space, we will never find the courage to step inside and see the true wonders of existence.

Find time and step into your own space. You never know who you might meet.


  1. Excellent post. Every time I write I find a new perspective, new answers and reflections. When I write I step inside myself and wonder about reality with fresh eyes. I get fascinated by the discoveries. Thanks for sharing this interesting post.

  2. Thanks for your comment, Julia, and for sharing your writing experience. I love how writing and internalizing helps formulate abstract thoughts and concepts. Nothing as good as new vistas opening up ahead of you. Paths to freedom! Best wishes to you and your writing.

  3. After a lifetime of rushing through busy days, long nights, and with so much time spent for others needs, I am relishing my space now...Cannot get enough of it as I finally have time to drift and dream, to think, to write, to remember. And to be free to do all of these things as I see fit. That is what this time and space means most to me now - freedom, for however long it is mine.
    Thankyou Eamon.

  4. I think the important point, B, is that it (freedom) is yours, and always has been. I hope you are enjoying it.