Surely you realize
time is of the essence.
I looked up the usage and/or meaning of the phrase: time is of the essence. And oddly enough, it’s most common usage is in English and Canadian law. Of course, my right brain kicked in and began to connect dots from the phrase, to the passage of time, and to law. Here’s what I came up with, and I think it works…
“Time is of the essence” works well with law because time is a law.
Time only goes in one direction. From now to the past. From here in our face to there, over our shoulders. Of course, the future exists, conceptually. But it doesn’t exist now. So, since I can make absolute statements like that with a confident sense of authority, time is a law. And laws are absolutes. Not those silly things our governments on Earth manufacture on a daily basis.
But why does all that mean time is of the essence?
Well, here’s a short definition of essence from the Merriam-Webster dictionary: “the most significant element, quality, or aspect of a thing or person“ So, tell me. What’s the most significant element or aspect of your life? And I mean apart from the relationships and emotions.
You have an unlimited supply of time ahead of you. Unfortunately your body does not have that same luxury. So, in order for you to truly enjoy that unlimited future, you’ve got some quick decisions to make.
The quintessential essence of those seconds ticking by,
The moments of your lifetime, with each blinking of the eye,
And add to those the daily beats your heart accumulates…
The pendulum of time moves forward as it oscillates.
A never ending future is available for free,
Explicit and subliminal, so anyone can see,
Without a glimmer of a doubt, decisions resonate
Throughout the halls of Heaven and will never dissipate.
The problematic differences philosophies devise,
Attempting obfuscation and a clouding of the eyes,
Will deepen and intensify those unrelenting weights
Around the hopeless minds of he or she who hesitates.
In case your understanding doesn’t show you what this means,
I hope another dawning day shines down and intervenes.
© 2020 Tony Funderburk
The essence of time is one of the key examples of how life has Rhyme and Reason because God made you.
Grab some Merch
Or how about some music for kids
Don’t forget to tip your RhymeTender on the way out.