Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Henry Miller

We devise astounding means of communication, but do we communicate with one another?

We move our bodies to and fro at incredible speeds,

but do we really leave the spot we started from?

Mentally, morally, spiritually, we are fettered.

What have we achieved in mowing down mountain ranges, harnessing the energy of mighty rivers, or moving whole populations about like chess pieces,

if we ourselves remain the same restless, miserable, frustrated creatures we were before?

To call such activity progress is utter delusion.

We may succeed in altering the face of the earth until it is unrecognizable even to the Creator, but if we are unaffected wherein lies the meaning?

Monday, May 30, 2011

Connecting up

Britain climbs broadband league tables

The UK is now 18th-most connected country in the world, up from 25th last year

Britain is climbing the broadband league tables, but still lags 17 other countries

Typical British web users can “comfortably enjoy” the latest web applications, a new survey has said.

But the Broadband Quality Survey 2010 shows that British broadband services still lag some way behind the best in the world, such as those enjoyed by South Korea, Hong Kong and Japan.

The survey, conducted for Cisco by the Said Business School and the University of Oviedo, found that the UK had improved 23 per cent in a single year.

It added that in 2010 there was a 39 per cent improvement in download speeds from 2009 and a 17 per cent rise in upload speeds.

The authors placed the UK in a category of “Broadband Penetration leaders”, with three-quarters of UK households already having broadband access, and claimed that, on average, the UK shows no broadband quality digital divide between the most populated cities and those outside.

This was cited as a major achievement given the geography and demography of the country.

The report, however, found that Britain was not one of the 14 countries that is already prepared for the “applications of tomorrow”, and added that many developing economies are leap-frogging established powers.

It found that countries such as Latvia, Bulgaria and Portugal are already achieving the necessary 11mbps download and 5mps upload speeds.

The worldwide average is currently 5.9mbps for download and 1.7mbps for upload; the UK compares favourably with a 6.4mbps download speed.

Overall the study, the third annual report, showed that global broadband quality has improved by 50 per cent in three years, and that South Korea has set a new benchmark for the world’s broadband standards by achieving 100 per cent penetration.

The Government has said that Britain will have the best broadband network in Europe by 2015.

The survey defines quality as a both the speed of the connection and the amount of time it takes data to arrive at a machine.

Top broadband nations:

South Korea

Hong Kong



Switzerland; Luxembourg; Singapore



United Arab Emirates; Qatar



Source: Said Business School

Sunday, May 29, 2011


Here is a new twist on the humble escalator
Architects and developers are queuing up for a chance to install the Levytator 
The moving staircase which can glide round corners
After being forced to go in just two directions, up and down, for more than a century, escalators are finally getting a little freedom.
A newly invented moving staircase will be able to twist, bend, spiral and even snake around sharp corners.
The Levytator – named for its inventor, Jack Levy, professor of mechanical engineering at London's City University – consists of curved modules like those used in sushi restaurant conveyor belts.
A YouTube film showing a working model went viral following its release, scoring almost 250,000 hits.
Among those it has attracted are architects and developers keen to put it into new buildings.
Sweeping Levytator arcs could appear in shopping centres and public buildings in as little as 18 months, said David Chan, of City University.
A science museum could even turn its escalators into a DNA-like double helix, the university suggested.
One private finance company said the invention had clinched crucial funding for a still-secret property development worth several hundred million pounds. 
The question now is whether to buy 16 or 32 of them," said Tony Clark of Bond Asian Ventures (UK).
Professor Levy said he got the idea after a lifetime travelling on the London Underground. 
I wondered why all the escalators had to be straight, he said.
Sometimes it's really convenient to go round a corner.
In conventional escalators, the steps are turned upside down and looped underneath the staircase to take them back to the start.
So an "up" escalator and a "down" escalator would have two separate loops, typically costing £100,000 each.
But in the Levytator, when the steps reach the top, they turn left or right under the floor until they get to the start of the down flight, forming a single closed loop.
This means that fewer steps are required, reducing the cost.
And since maintenance can all be done from above, it won't take weeks or months to rebuild them.
Traditional escalators developed topsy-turvy, but we're starting with a clean sheet of paper, said Professor Levy.
However, if one side has a fault, both have to be taken out of service and they can't run in the same direction.
He believes the Levytator will be safer than other models since it won't have a gap between the stairs and the walls into which people and things can become jammed, he said.
Worldwide, there are 10,000 accidents on escalators every year, including several deaths.
On two occasions I've seen people piling up at the bottom of an escalator and had to press the emergency stop button.
The first working escalators were invented in the US in 1896, and the first in Britain was installed at Harrods in Knightsbridge in 1898.
By Paul Rodgers
Have a look at this...............

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Coconut oil

A common question that many people have is whether or not food should be eaten uncooked.

Some people believe that consuming a majority of their food uncooked is a cornerstone of optimal health.

Typically, the less processed and heat-treated the food is, the more nutritious and healthier it is going to be.

Nevertheless, most people prefer to cook their food, at least occasionally.

When you do, you're going to cook with some form of oil.

The question is, what's the best, healthiest type of oil to use when cooking?

Dr. Rudi Moerck has studied oils for a long time, and offers some intriguing insights.

Cooking with Tropical Oils – Your Healthiest Alternative

He has, for many years now, recommended coconut oil on the basis and the supposition that it doesn't contain much unsaturated fat.

As a result, it's not going to be damaged by heat and create trans fats like some other oils. (Another tropical oil that is very similar is palm oil.)
Coconut oil is okay to cook with.

It's a saturated fat.

Your body will burn it as fuel or it will get rid of it some other way.

It won't store it in your body..

So from that point of view, if you're going to use oil then that's a good one to use.

Interestingly, unlike carbohydrates, which can also deliver quick energy to your body, coconut oil does this without producing an insulin spike.

Yes, it acts like a carbohydrate, but without any of the debilitating insulin-related effects associated with long-term high carbohydrate consumption.

But that's merely the beginning. the health benefits of coconut oil, include:

Promoting heart health

Promoting weight loss, when needed

Supporting your immune system health

Supporting a healthy metabolism

Providing you with an immediate energy source

Keeping your skin healthy and youthful looking

Supporting the proper functioning of your thyroid gland

Part of what makes coconut oil such a healthful oil for cooking is that 50 percent of the fat content in coconut oil is a fat rarely found in nature called lauric acid.

This is also one of the features that distinguishes coconut oil from other saturated fats.

Your body converts lauric acid into monolaurin, which has potent anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-protozoa properties.

In addition, coconut oil is about 2/3 medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), also called medium-chain triglycerides or MCTs.

These types of fatty acids also produce a host of health benefits.

Best of all, coconut oil is stable enough to resist heat-induced damage, which you cannot say for other oils.

In fact, it's so stable you can even use if for frying (although I don't recommend frying your food for a number of health reasons).

One can recommend using coconut oil in lieu of every other oil, whether your recipe calls for butter, olive oil, vegetable oil or margarine.

Now the taste that's another matter again!

Friday, May 27, 2011

False separation

The more we dominate
The more we own

The more we control

The more separate we experience ourselves to be from everything.

The more separate we are from each other

The greater the urge to further dominate

The greater the urge to own more

The greater the urge to control more.

Quite ironic really


Because we are attempting to grab, to take, that which is already ours

And just what is already ours?


We are more than we know

We actually in odd moments experience this.

How do I know this?

That we are more?

I know it in the same way you do.

Certain moments have shown me.

They came unexpectedly


Into my life that certainty that I am more

That I am part of everything

Certainly you have had this feeling as well

Probably pushed it away

Feeling alone again in your separation
You are already more did you but reflect

Thursday, May 26, 2011

How not to "Hit the wall"

During strenuous exercise such as running, the body relies on carbohydrates for most of its energy
The researcher has worked out a mathematical model that calculates how much carbohydrate each individual runner needs to eat in order to stop their body reserves running out during the race.
Hitting the wall occurs when those stored carbohydrates are completely depleted, forcing the body to start burning fat.
When that happens, the runner's pace can drop about a third and byproducts from the fat, start building up in the body, causing pain and fatigue
And often forcing runners to pull up.
Runners often think this is an inevitable hurdle to jump but according to Benjamin Rapoport, a medical student at Harvard, proper planning means it should never happen.
Hundreds of thousands of people run marathons a year and 40 per cent of them hit the wall, he said.
That is not necessary and with this formula you should not hit it again.
The wall is not inevitable if you run at the right speed and prepare with the right food you should not hit it.

At the moment there are rules of thumb that people follow but they are just not accurate enough.

That is because there is no such thing as an average runner.

Mr Rapoport has come up with the Marathon Formula which uses simple factors such as body weight, age, resting heart beat and fitness levels

To work out range of times that can be achieved and how best to "load up on carbs" before the 26.2 mile race.

The amateur runner was inspired by his experience in the 2005 New York Marathon.

As he entered the last few miles of the race, his legs just didn't want to keep up the pace.

He was experiencing a common phenomenon among marathoners, known as "hitting the wall."

Essentially, the body runs out of fuel, forcing the runner to slow down dramatically.

You feel like you're not going anywhere.

It's a big psychological let-down, because you feel powerless.

You can't will yourself to run any faster.

Of the hundreds of thousands of people who run a marathon each year

More than 40 per cent hit the figurative wall

And one to two per cent drop out before finishing.

During strenuous exercise such as running, the body relies on carbohydrates for most of its energy, even though fat stores are usually much larger.

Leg muscles can be saturated with carbohydrate between 36 and 12 hours before the race.

Using the calculator, which is available online, an 11 stone man, who is 35 years-old and wants to run 4 hours, 30 mins, is told to eat 1,600 calories of carbohydrate – eight bowls of rice or five of pasta, in addition to their normal diet before the race.

If he wants to go faster, it calculates he should eat 3,000 calories – 15 bowls of rice or 10 of pasta.

People think hitting the wall is inevitable, but it's not, said Mr Rapoport, who has run 18 marathons, including a personal best of 2:55 at this year's Boston Marathon.

In order to avoid it, you need to know what your capabilities are.

You need to set a target pace that will get you to the finish without hitting the wall.

Once you do that, you need to make sure you appropriately carbo-load.

To create his new model, Mr Rapoport identified two fundamental physiologic factors that limit performance in endurance runners

Aerobic capacity and the ability of the leg muscles to store carbohydrates as a substance called glycogen.

Aerobic capacity is a measure of how much oxygen the body can transport to the muscles and consume during aerobic exercise.

Oxygen is critical to muscle performance because glucose can only be broken down completely in the presence of oxygen.

The journal PLoS Computational Biology.

Aerobic capacity can be measured by measuring resting heart rate or when running at a constant pace on a treadmill.

The model's predictions also depend on the runner's leg muscle mass, because larger muscles can store more glycogen.

Leg muscles make up about 21 per cent of body mass.

One of the most important things a runner should do during a marathon is stick to his or her target pace, Mr Rapoport said.

"When runners start out too fast, they burn a higher percentage of carbohydrates, increasing the risk of hitting the wall.

Once you figure out your target pace, you have to stay at it.

People sometimes get too excited or change their game plan on the day of the race, and that's a tactical mistake.

The Marathon Formula calculator can be accessed at endurancecalculator.com.

The Formula

Mc =dmfc (i)

Carbs needed (Mc) = distance in kilometres (d) X weight in kilograms (m) X intensity factor (fc(i) *

*This is how fit you are and how hard you are pushing your body


For an averagely fit, 11 stone runner aged 35

The Marathon Formula calculates that to run 4 hours 35 mins he needs to eat 1,546 calories of carbohydrate (eight servings of pasta or 10 of rice) 36 hours to 12 hours before the race. (This is on top of normal meals)

To run 3 hours 10 mins need to eat 2,900 calories (15 servings of pasta or 20 of rice)

Richard Alleyne

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tinkering with nature

When our science was simpler so were the risks in many ways

Today and tomorrow that is no longer true

Tinkering with nature is getting more dangerous

As if hell bent on self destruction the benefits are described in glowing terms and the negatives downplayed

Sadly it is those we have not thought of that really do the damage

Time to slow down and think a bit more

Not possible where money and perceived short term gain are King

And that is where we are today

Like frozen rabbits in a car's headlights 

A thought could we change our biology?

Some scientists say we can now modify our DNA through our thoughts, emotions and beliefs

If this is true then we can literally become what we want to be

Free from our biology

Free to move to a nicer, kinder us

Free to create ourselves.

But then again we could become even worse than we are now

Just think of your worst nightmare human and magnify it further than you thought

No thank you!

On second thoughts let's stay with the nicer human

Here we enter the crux of all technical advances

There is always a flip side

Always a negative scenario or possibility

Unfortunately the pace we are going at means that the negative is often upon us before we can react or understand where the so called advance is leading us

And yet even if we do try to prevent it there is usually someone somewhere who goes ahead anyway

Where we are today with stem cells and other 'advances' means that these are ever more pressing issues

Issues that will most likely be addressed once the genie is out of the bottle

Once the aspect no one thought becomes apparent

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Voice timbre

Women prefer men with deep voices

People 'lower voices to attract the opposite sex'

Men with monotonous voices are irresistible, scientists say

The researchers, at Pennsylvania State University, believe that higher voices in women may have evolved to sound youthful, flirty and attractive to prospective partners.

These results support the prediction that women use vocal characteristics to track the threat potential of their competitors, said Dr David Puts, the anthropologist who led the study.

They shed new light on how men choose and women compete for mates.

It was found that women were most threatened by a high, youthful-sounding voice in another woman.

In a study, men who were played recordings of a range of women's voices judged those with higher-pitched tones the most attractive – especially when asked to choose who they would favour for a one-night stand.

When women listened to the same range of voices, they accurately predicted which would be the most appealing to the men

According to the researchers, actresses such as Renee Zellweger and Jennifer Tilly have the kind of voices that men would find attractive and women would find threatening.

The findings, reported in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, suggest that women's high voices may signal youth and fertility to men who are listening

In the same way that men's deep voices are believed to signal dominance.

Because men prefer feminine voices, one might also expect that women vying for the attentions of men would elevate vocal femininity by raising the pitch and timbre of their voices.

And to think that most people are totally but totally unconscious of all of this!

Monday, May 23, 2011


A saying of Chinese Buddhism goes, a Boddhisatva avoids the causes

The ordinary person tries to avoid the results.

A Boddhisatva is a Master or a teacher and they are wise in their thoughts and teachings

In this case pointing out how most do not see that what they try to avoid or prevent are symptoms not causes

For example we never give a thought to the word boredom

Boredom was not even a concept before the word was invented around 1760, along with the word "interesting".

The tide of boredom that has risen ever since coincides with the progress of the Industrial Revolution and all the subsequent so called technological advances

Could this be a reason why it has, until recently, been an exclusively Western phenomenon?

The reality that the factory system created was a mass-produced reality

A generic reality of standardized products

Standardized roles

Standardized tasks

And then finally standardized lives.

The more we came to live in that artificial reality

The more separate we became from each other

The more nature became something out there distinct from us

The more community disapeared

Today we apply ever more technology to relieve the boredom that results from our immersion in a world of technology.

We call it entertainment.

Have you ever thought about that word?

To entertain a guest means to bring him into your house

To entertain a thought means to bring it into your mind.

To be entertained means to be brought into the television, the game, the movie.

It means to be removed from your self and the real world.

When a television show does this successfully, we applaud it as entertaining.

Our craving for entertainment points to the impoverishment of our reality.

We find nature wet cold boring

We find community too much trouble

We prefer to sit eight hours a day or so watching TV or playing games

Your chance, become conscious and remove the boredom from your life

While you are at it let go of fear as well

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Bill Cosby one liners

Immortality is a long shot, I admit. But somebody has to be first.

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.

It isn't a matter of black is beautiful as much as it is white is not all that's beautiful.

Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage: the wife is in charge.

Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.

Men and women belong to different species and communications between them is still in its infancy.

My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood, but it didn't because parenting can only be learned by people who have no children.

No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I'm not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal.

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children.

Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is eight or nine, he has developed a passion for his own music that is even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.

Old is always fifteen years from now.

Parents are not interested in justice, they're interested in peace and quiet.

People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what's bitter and move on.

Poets have said that the reason to have children is to give yourself immortality. Immortality? Now that I have five children, my only hope is that they are all out of the house before I die.

Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business in which no cumulative wisdom is gained: each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made.

Sex education may be a good idea in the schools, but I don't believe the kids should be given homework.

That married couples can live together day after day is a miracle that the Vatican has overlooked.

The essence of childhood, of course, is play, which my friends and I did endlessly on streets that we reluctantly shared with traffic.

The heart of marriage is memories; and if the two of you happen to have the same ones and can savor your reruns, then your marriage is a gift from the gods.

The main goal of the future is to stop violence. The world is addicted to it.

The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now.

There is hope for the future because God has a sense of humor and we are funny to God.

There is no labor a person does that is undignified; if they do it right.

Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.

When you become senile, you won't know it.

Women don't want to hear what you think. Women want to hear what they think - in a deeper voice.

You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.

You know the only people who are always sure about the proper way to raise children? Those who've never had any

Saturday, May 21, 2011

We have forgotten

That we are playing.

That life is play

Play is not just for children

And heaven alone knows they do not get much of that either today

Play is a way of experiencing life

A better way we would suggest

Notice this when you meet people who are fully participating in our modern technological society

And yet they have thrown off its hurried, anxious, mindsets and adopted a more easy-going, playful attitude toward life.

Often they came to this approach after a major illness

After a personal disaster

Something that showed them the emptiness of previous ambitions and preoccupations.

Yet despite not taking it so seriously, they are not detached from life.

They will tell you that they stopped taking life so seriously

They found what was really important

They are not passionless or indifferent

But if anything more involved and more fully engaged in the moment,

Because it is precisely the anxiety of modern life that removes us from the moment,

That makes us feel we cannot afford to "be here now" or to fully engage in whatever we are doing.

Another thing these people say is, "I stopped taking myself so seriously," pointing toward the original source of modern ugliness, suffering, and anxiety in our misconception of self.

The forms and structures of our society conspire to instill a false conception of ourselves

To hide from us who we truly are, but we still have the power to disbelieve what we are told and to reclaim our birthright of play.

Whereas primitive societies naturally fostered adults secure enough and connected enough to live playfully, our own holds us hostage through subtle, omnipresent fears
And for many this is something they do not even want to consider
Their lives so important and busy
The idea that life could be play, a nonsense life is so serious they say
And that is just it they say....................
Time to think is life really so serious?
Need it be?
Or is it you?
Do you play?

Friday, May 20, 2011


If we look at Hindu burial customs we can see how there is a strong belief in an afterlife

Other religions too in their original teachings all taught karma and reincarnation

They all believed in an afterlife

A spiritual life was part of everybody's life

Today in the West it is almost poor form to even use the word spiritual

Spirits are ha ha not real

Spiritual is for flaky people

Even the Christian church hardly talks about the spirit any longer

The holy trinity has come down to body and mind

There is little knowledge of what the spirit is even

In polite society it is not cool to talk about this subject

The above lays bare a deep cultural prejudice

Which is that matters of spirit are in a separate realm from life in this world

Things of the spirit are somehow separate from the here and now.

Well for the record we all have a spirit

This spirit is our higher guide, our higher self

It is that voice that people call intuition

it is that sudden feeling not to do something

Not to go there

Not to do it

Women will on sight not trust someone, or conversely they will like someone

That is their spirit talking to them

To have more conscious access to our spirit is very, very cool


Because this allows us to know and see the truth of things

Our spirit does not lie

It does not play games

It is honest

However to access it is not so easy

It is only approachable if we give up our bad habits

Essentially when we lift our thoughts and interests above the belly button

When we clean up our act

When we sincerly truly decide to grow and to be better people

Then we can learn to listen to our spirit

To bring it into our daily life

To trust it's wisdom and guidance.
Then and only then can you feel yourself more relaxed
Because with a better relationship to our spirit comes peace of mind
Can you think of anything else you would rather have?

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Man and nature

We believe we are clever because we measure the technological progress of mankind and mistake this for humanity's progress
The equally false idea that we can dominate nature is forever in our media
In our minds
Then we look at the floods and tsunamis, the cyclones and the droughts, and know this to be absurd
And this childish idea of an escalating domination of nature is only because we do not use our common sense
Common sense says why would you want to?
Why would we want to deny the universe's inherent creative energy and purpose.
When we can recognize that nature is itself dynamic, creative, and growing.
Then these short sighted ideas of domination can be let go.
Then and only then can we serve nature instead of fighting her
A battle we are losing in every sphere we choose to think of
So many of today's "victories over nature" turn out to be disasters over time
Then we need no longer transcend it, but simply participate in it more fully.
And this is part of the bigger movement towards seeing ourselves as part of and not separate from nature
Sadly it takes so long for us to admit we screwed up

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Teenage angst

Around half of US teens meet the criteria for a mental disorder and nearly one in four report having a mood, behavior or anxiety disorder that interferes with daily life, American researchers say.

Fifty-one percent of boys and 49 percent of girls aged 13-19 have a mood, behavior, anxiety or substance use disorder, according to the study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

In 22.2 percent of teens, the disorder was so severe it impaired their daily activities and caused great distress, says the study led by Kathleen Merikangas of the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH).

"The prevalence of severe emotional and behavior disorders is even higher than the most frequent major physical conditions in adolescence, including asthma or diabetes," the study says.

Mental problems do not get the same attention from public health authorities even though they cost US families around a quarter of a trillion dollars a year, according to the study.

Around nine percent of all US children have asthma and less than a quarter of one percent of all people under the age of 20 have diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Merikangas and a team of researchers analyzed data from the National Comorbidity Study-Adolescent Supplement, which surveyed more than 10,000 US teens.

The study is the first to track the prevalence of a broad range of mental disorders in a nationally representative sample of US teens.
They found that nearly a third of the teens met the criteria for the most common mental disorder among US youth, anxiety disorders, which include social phobia and panic "attacks".
This class of disorder also had the earliest median onset age, occurring in children as young as six years old.
Behavior disorders, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, were the next most common condition (19.1 percent), followed by mood disorders (14.3 percent) such as depression.
Eleven percent of teens with a mood disorder, 10 percent with behavior disorders and eight percent who had anxiety disorders, especially social phobics, met the criteria for severe impairment, meaning their condition affected their day-to-day life and caused them great distress.
Teen mental disorder rates mirror those seen in adults, suggesting that most adults develop a mental disorder before adulthood, say the researchers, calling for earlier intervention and prevention, and more research to determine what the risk factors are for mental disorders in youth.
Notice how the article says that teen mental disorders mirror those of adults

Hang on we are talking about  "Fifty-one percent of men and 49 percent of women have a mood, behavior, anxiety or substance use disorder"

Mental isssues receive less coverage than other issues and are something not so nice to talk about in our media
Yes most modern humans are stressed and yes most are depressed
One wonders if these figures apply to other Western countries
One would have to guess yes
And if it is yes then ever more are taking drugs for these conditions
Not a good idea at all
What way out then?
Get a life, a life based on some understanding of why you are here and what life is for
Understanding nothing about life other than what is offered in the media is a recipe for disaster
The media loves sensation
Now society is reaping what has been sown by this very same media
No easy way out except to fill everyone with drugs 
Drugs that blur
Just tone you down a bit
Take away the fears
Never mind the long term or side effects
And of course there are many
Guess what doctors are now doing today?
Yes for larger and larger segments of society
They offer pills for life, time after time, visit after visit just more pills
Pills take away your life leading you to no life
Do not go down this road

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

No thought about time

Because it just is, time just is

Except of course when we don't have enough of it

Or have too much time

Or when we are saving time

Wasting time

Maybe using the time

How about looking at time differently

Not as something to use, waste or save

Try looking at time as a gift

Time only bieing really true in this moment now

Everything past is gone

Everything to come is unknown even if you think you know you do not

Let time be your experience of now

Because time in the now is all that we can know to be true

However among prominent philosophers, there are two distinct viewpoints on time.

One view is that time is part of the fundamental structure of the universeunive, a dimension in which events occur in sequence. 
Sir Isaac Newton subscribed to this realist view, and hence it is sometimes referred to as Newtonian time.
Time travel, in this view, becomes a possibility as other "times" persist like frames of a film strip, spread out across the time line.
The opposing view is that time does not refer to any kind of "container" that events and objects "move through", nor to any entity that "flows"
But that it is instead part of a fundamental intellectual structure (together with space and number within which humans sequence and compare events.
This second view, in the tradition of Gottfried Leibniz and Immanuel Kant, holds that time is neither an event nor a thing, and thus is not itself measurable nor can it be travelled.
Whatever our views of time, we can only live in this moment now however we choose to think of it
And that is the greatest help you can also give to letting go of your fears
Because if you live in this moment now you are not worrying about things
Your mind is in this moment now nowhere else
And that takes away stress
And that in turn makes life more comfortable............ enjoyable even