A River Canyon is formed as a result of carving, over millions of years. A soft river cuts down the tough mountains. I am sure most of us would not like to sail against a deadly ocean wave or go against a tornado. What is the greatest force of nature? River, Wave, Tsunami, Tornado? Or something else? We explore the greatest force of nature in this article because we clearly don’t wanna go against it.
If we observe closely, it is not the river that cuts through the mountains, rather it is one million years that makes the difference. A tornado might kill 1000 people, but Time kills everyone. Time is a deadlier force of nature than river, wind, fire, or any other force. The most powerful force of nature is Time. We go against the time if we stop moving or be impatient with the flow of time.
The other day, I was frustrated with my mail package stuck in the COVID-19 lockdown. And my friend was worried about the delayed result for one of his job applications. The waiting duration to know results concerning one’s career is mentally exhausting. We both are powerless in our situations because the opponent is time. The foolishness is being impatient and losing our mind over the situation we don’t have control over. There is no way the mail and the result will hurry up, looking at the two impatient boys. Common sense suggests, go with the flow if you are powerless to go against/faster than it.
Going with the flow of time is equivalent to harnessing the power of its flow. If time could help the river cut the mountains, it certainly could help us achieve our dreams. We just need to move with it, sailing and working our way through. The following quote by Thomas A. Edison captures patience as well as hard work (hustle) beautifully.
Everything comes to him who hustles while he waitsThomas A. Edison
Time is much more powerful than humans, not in an evil way. If we know the flight is delayed by an hour, whining will change nothing. The trick is to develop patience and wait for the right moment to come. Enjoy the company of the time, and flow in the direction it flows. At least, xD until humans develop Time machine to flow against, or faster than time.