Understanding the Perception of Time: Being Present in the Moment

Time is an intangible concept that shapes our lives. Every day, we experience the passing of time in various ways. But have you ever stopped to reflect on how you feel about time? In this article, we delve into the significance of our perception of time and the importance of being present in the moment.

Section 1: Prioritizing What Matters

Often, when we find ourselves in moments of anxiety or frustration, we tend to waste our time dwelling on these emotions. This indicates that we are not giving priority to what is right in front of us. Our egos often assign more value to other things, diverting our attention from the present.

Consider a scenario where you’re engrossed in writing a blog in isolation when your children rush into the room, longing to play with you. In that moment, you may feel a sense of offense. Even if you verbally respond to your child, your eyes remain fixed on the monitor. On deeper reflection, you realize that your ego was prioritizing blogging over connecting with your children.

However, it’s not about destroying our ego or living as though time doesn’t matter. Instead, we can cultivate “awareness of time” as a gentle reminder to see ourselves clearly.

Section 2: Cultivating Awareness and Being Present

By seeing ourselves clearly with a neutral mind, a new level of consciousness arises. We start perceiving the world around us as it truly is, rather than through the lens of our ego’s desires and expectations.

When we are fully present in the moment, our hearts feel lighter, and a sense of relief washes over us. We can perform our duties with greater ease and comfort, unburdened by distractions and preoccupations.


Time is a precious resource, and our perception of it shapes our experiences. By recognizing the value of being present and cultivating awareness of time, we can break free from the grip of our ego and embrace the beauty of the present moment.

Let us prioritize what truly matters and strive to be fully present in our interactions and responsibilities. In doing so, we can find contentment and fulfillment in each passing moment, living a life that is both purposeful and meaningful.