Wrist Watch The Portable Timepiece That Can Remind Us Of Our Spiritual

Wrist Watch The Portable Timepiece That Can Remind Us Of Our Spiritual Nature

Wrist Watch – The Portable Timepiece That Can Remind Us Of Our Spiritual Nature
I love words .​
They are tiny windows from which our Soul shines through .​
Even the most un-educated among us has choices in​ words .​
So how do we choose our words?
It is​ my belief that our true identity, Soul, directs our mind and tongue to​ use one word and not the other, when both words would convey the same meaning .​
In these tiny preferences lie glimpses into our heart, our beliefs, our fears and our hopes.
When we say, winding down instead of​ relaxing, or​ wound up instead of​ tense, our fascination with time shows and perhaps our fear of​ mortality .​
We choose these words as​ reminders to​ ourselves to​ be watchful.
What does all this have to​ do with wrist watches? you ask.
In my view, everything .​
Wrist watch is​ a​ portable timepiece designed to​ be worn .​
Its history goes back to​ shortly after 1500, when Peter Henlein, a​ locksmith in​ Nürnberg, Ger., introduced the mainspring as​ a​ replacement for weights in​ driving clocks.
Looking back over the last forty years, I​ can see how things have sped up and I​ can imagine how laid back events were over 500 hundred years ago .​
There weren’t any soccer moms who had to​ rush from game to​ game in​ their SUVs .​
No 7 AM meetings across town through a​ hellish traffic that seems to​ get worse by the minute .​
No rushed five minute snack breaks to​ give us the energy boost we need to​ keep our zone diet .​
No Hollywood to​ show the latest Cartier watch or​ Baume Mercier watch on the shapely wrists of​ the most beautiful people in​ the world.
Why then the need for a​ portable timepiece called watch?
On the surface, we can say Peter Henlein introduced the mainspring as​ a​ replacement for weights in​ driving clocks .​
According to​ Britannica, a​ mainspring consists of​ a​ flat spring steel band stressed in​ bending or​ coiling; when the watch, or​ other spring-driven mechanism, is​ wound, the curvature of​ the spring is​ increased, and energy is​ thus stored.
In a​ watch, this energy is​ transmitted to​ the oscillating section of​ the watch (called the balance) by the wheel train and escapement, the motion of​ the balance itself controlling the release of​ the escapement and consequently the timing of​ the maintaining impulse .​
a​ friction drive to​ the hands is​ provided from a​ wheel that rotates at​ a​ convenient rate, generally one time per hour .​
The friction drive permits the hands to​ be set.
Fascinating enough to​ put me to​ sleep, I​ don’t know about you .​
The short version is​ that Peter Henlein found a​ way to​ move the clock handles so that they don’t take so much room .​
He was on the way to​ help us all watch time fly on our wrist, twenty four hours a​ day.
This ability to​ know the exact time brings with it​ a​ curse and a​ blessing.
A curse if​ we think about all the lost opportunities and all the missed goodbyes .​
a​ blessing if​ we consider that we live and we still hope and dream and with a​ little self discipline and a​ lot of​ help from the Divine, we can use our wrist watch to​ measure all the hellos we say, all the I​ love yous and all the contributions we make by just being who we are.
I love the idea that we exist because God loves us .​
Not particularly because we do wonderful things with every minute of​ every day, but simply because we are who we are.
Next time you check what time it​ is, I​ hope you look beyond the small handle and big handle and the wonderfully expensive watch makers and the rushed pace of​ life that carries us from one meeting to​ the next .​
I​ hope you can remind yourself that maybe it​ is​ time to​ say thank you to​ some one for just being there, smile at​ another because life is​ precious or​ pick up the phone and call your mate to​ just say, I​ love you.
If I​ ever feel pride in​ wearing a​ wrist watch and use its chime, it​ is​ for these reasons .​
How about you? Why are you wearing your watch?
* DISCLAIMER: Vishy Dadsetan, www.wristwatchsite.com/ or​ My Favorite Shop, Inc .​
do not endorse any purchase or​ sale of​ any products .​
Although Vishy Dadsetan has made every effort to​ ensure the accuracy and completeness of​ the information contained in​ this site, it​ assumes no responsibility for errors, omissions, inaccuracies, or​ inconsistencies.

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