”The river follows the contours to chart its course” is a curious saying for if one sat and watched a river, the finding would be that while yes, the contours do dictate the river’s course but the river has the ability to change the contours. From its start to emptying into another body of water each molecule, nay, each atom’s journey is made without the use of time. Whatever changes are made during its course, whatever happens surrounding its flow and however fast or slow it goes is all about.....now. No matter which point of focus we use, we only observe it in the time frame of what it is doing at the exact moment of observation. Our own journey through life is much the same but we have placed some relevancy of time upon that journey. Beyond the organizational benefits of a time table in regard to our interaction with other humans, what we are doing at this very moment is far more important than what happened to us before this moment or what happens afterward. We consider satisfaction to be based on certain accomplishments over a space of time whereby it is the end result that we consider to bring us a measure of happiness. Then, perhaps having achieved some semblance of that goal we go on yet another journey to accomplish another fiat of success and happiness. The questions one must be forced to ask themselves: Why are the end results of a journey more important than the journey? Why do I consider what happens after this moment and what happened before this moment to be more important than what we are doing, thinking and observing at this very moment? If our own concept of time has been made so relevant that the end of a journey is the only thing that matters then we are missing out on all of micro journeys and achievements it took to achieve a single macro moment of satisfaction. Each moment, each micro second, as it were, that we live is a journey and an achievement. If we adjust our thinking and put no credulity to before or after this moment then this moment becomes the larger realization and each realization will indeed change the contours that we use to chart our course into a much more satisfying event.