“Time Is Not Important, Only Life Is”

time and life

Time is not important, only life is important.

The most famous quote from 1997 movie “The Fifth Element” that I like the most.

When I heard it the first time in that movie, I was hit. At that age, I was merely a student. Of course I hadn’t experienced life in its full spectrum. Yet I was being deeply touched.

What is time? And what is life?

Many people have tried to explain them. Maybe only handful of them really know the truth but could hardly explain it in a way that a logical mind would understand.

I can’t answer these questions so far. Maybe in my whole life span, I will be seeking the answers.

What I have observed is that all the stress and pressure in life is because of time, ultimately.

Think about it, why is everyone striving to make a good living? Why do people worry about being sick? Why do people want to live a better life?

Stress starts when people are competing with each other. Businesses and countries are competing with each other. For what? For limited resources. Why resource is limited? Because during a certain timeframe, any resource is limited.

It’s all because everyone knows that our time in this life is limited. Even if we stay healthy and wealthy, time still ticks away. Everyone gonna die sooner or later. Anyone only gets limited resource of time, therefore limited resource of everything else.

Time brings death to our door step, which is the ultimate pressure to every human being. Because we believe that once we die, our life ends.

So we believe that life and time, they come hand in hand. They go hand in hand too.

But when I think about “Time is not important, but life is” again. It inspires me with some new crazy idea.

Is it possible that life is not what we believe it is? Is it possible that life does not bound by time? Does it mean that life is timeless?

Now my questions evolve: if life can be independent, why people believe otherwise? What is it that time is bounding?

Obviously, People are controlled and run by time. Wake up, go to school, go to job, eat meals, go to sleep… Day by day, we are doing the same things. Just like the clock, we are running in circles.

If life is independent, what is it that time pushes to cycle? Our body cycles. Because when we die, our body goes back to earth and recycles. Our mind cycles too. Our mind always bring us back to the past and recycle the thought about what had passed.

If our life is independent from time, which means that our body and our mind are not life itself. What’s the connection between body, mind and life?

There are just so many questions in my head. I guess the key to solve all questions is in our own hand. It’s time to transcend! Once we can transcend time, we can be ultimately free.


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Delphine Zhu

Delphine Zhu

Immigrated from a non-English speaking country, Delphine senses the urge to unite people of different ethical backgrounds, beliefs, and traditions. Onenergy Institute is her dream and passion to help more people with the right tools and guidance. Together mindful people can make a bigger impact on our communities and the entire humanity. Thriving to do whatever she can regardless of what is possible, is her way of consciousness and spiritual practice. She recorded the journey of self-realization in her personal blog delphinezhu.com


One Response

  1. “Our life should not be controlled by the tools” (time and money, believes and conditions…) ….. Our true self should be the master….. well said!!!

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