A "timeless" watch?

I had a little shift of perspectives yesterday when looking at my watch. All my life, looking at the watch or the clock is for checking the time, but this time I focused on the clockwork and the following ideas came up: “Does a watch really tell time? Essentially, it is just a device with clockwork that makes it move and tick with amazing regularity. The numbers that a watch shows with its hands represent the time it tells. But what is time really? Try to imagine the watch without the hands. It still ticks, but now all the association with time is gone and the concepts of past, present and future are much weakened, if not completely removed. Looking at the watch no longer generates in us the feeling of urgency and lack of control because of “time” slipping away with every passing moment. It becomes more possible for us anchor our awareness in the present moment.

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