Have you ever thought about the concept of time as it relates to your emotions? For example, I can be doing something pleasurable, and time seems to fly by. If I'm bored though, time seems to be dragging. And you know the feeling of new love when time doesn't seem to exist at all. If I'm pressed for a deadline then I often think that I won't have enough time. And if I'm in a situation of great anxiety then time seems to take forever.
I can remember when I was a kid, it seemed that time went by slowly. The days were filled with lots of things to do. It wasn't that I was bored but just enjoying every moment. Summer days seemed to last. But for me now, the days often don't seem to be long enough. Before I know it, the sun is going down. I often want to slow the day down.
Time not only is a way to measure experience but it also seems to have a different perspective as we age. There are occasions that I have a sense of urgency about time in relation to living life. But in reality, I only have these 24 hours and the moment that I'm in. If I think about the time that has past or the time yet to come, I forget about how precious the present is.