Defining Time

“Time, space, and causation are basic conditionings of the mind.”

– Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Ph.D., Inner Quest

I’ve gone through this book, an old college text we never got to in the syllabus, as I take the train home. It’s one of the lines that just stood out to me. As I drug my pen across the page, watching the ink dry in its wake, my eyes drifted out the window. You know how some moments make you take a step back? Wondering why things are the way they are and how you can ever go about changing them?

Not knowing our last day means time really is this immeasurable constant. We judge our decisions on assumptions and hope to see them come to fruition. Time is a subject that both freaks me out and triggers a deep sense of curiosity. Why does it work the way it does? Do we actually understand how it functions?