: the dimensions, capacity, or amount of something ascertained
: an estimate of what is to be expected
: rhythmic structure or movement : cadence: as : poetic rhythm measured by temporal quantity or accent; musical time
Measure (n.) c. 1200, “moderation, temperance, abstemiousness;” from Old French mesure “limit, boundary; quantity, dimension; occasion, time” from Latin mensura.
Sense of “that to which something is compared to determine is quantity” is from 1570s. Meaning “rhythmic pattern in music” is late 14th century; from mid-15th century, in poetry, c. 1500 in dance.
Meaning “treated ‘meted out’ to someone” is from 1590s; that of “plan or course of action intended to obtain some goal” is from 1690s; sense of “legislative enactment” is from 1759. Phrase for good measure (late 14c.) is literally “ample in quantity, in goods sold by measure.”
“Love is not measured by WHO you love, love is measured by HOW you love.”
Santosh Kalwar (born 1982 in Chitwan, Nepal, author, writer, poet; doctor of science (technology)
“Intense love does not measure, it just gives.”
Mother Teresa (1910-1997, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta was an Albanian Catholic nun who had a great love for humanity, especially for the poorest of the poor.)
“What gets measured (and clearly defined) does get done.”
Mike Schmoker (author and writer; former school administrator, English teacher and football coach)
“But man's capacities have never been measured; nor are we to judge of what he can do by any precedents, so little have been tried.”
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862, American essayist, poet, practical philosopher, and much more; New England’s Transcendentalist and author of the book, Walden.)
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968, b. Michael Luther King, Jr., the leader of Civil Rights Movement in the United States from mid-50s until his assassination in 1968; activist, minister, humanitarian, and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.)
“The depth of darkness to which you can descend and still live is an exact measure of the height to which you can aspire to reach.”
Pliny the Elder (23 AD – 79 AD, b. Gaius Plinius Secundus, Roman author, natural philosopher, and a naval and army commander of the early Roman Empire)
“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.”
Carl Jung (1875-1961, Carl Gustav Jung, one of the most important, complex, and controversial psychological theorists; “Jungian psychology focuses on establishing and fostering the relationship between conscious and unconscious processes.”)
“But man’s capacities have never been measured; nor are we to judge of what he can do by any precedents, so little have been tried.”
— Henry David Thoreau
Most evolved souls prefer to thrive and live freely, and not to function in constant survival mode, forced into a make-believe box.
We were all created from Love and are becoming divine luminous beings and spiritual warriors of great freedom.
Yes, sometimes we have to adhere to specific parameters of time and space, especially when it comes to work. But, for the most part, time and space are beyond 3-dimensions, and is becoming quantum.
With our evolving awareness and conscious intentions, we will come to expand and collapse time and space as we need. Of course, it will all take a little bit to master, but that’s the fun part of our new journeys.
What important is our ability to be and stay grounded, centered, and balanced in the moments. It is in the Now and new 5th+ dimensions where we will be able to locate those “worm holes” of unlimited potentials.
Have you ever experienced those moments when time stood still and space morphed? It may have happened when you saw the love of your life. Nothing else mattered except that immediate connection that tends to pierce through walls. Have you ever astral traveled in vivid dreams to a love one? It didn’t matter if that person was on the other side of the world or not. Love is malleable and can facilitate all loving possibilities.
This can happen in other circumstances as well. Years ago, while on a huge commercial yacht on the Hudson River in NYC for a work event, one of the younger colleagues became sick and dizzy and proceeded to pass out. But before he collapsed completely some of us ran over to help cushion his fall. And as we did, time shortened and quickened simultaneously as if the scene was part of a colorful old…silent…movie.
That’s why it’s so important to fully anchor oneself in the present. Otherwise, one will miss out on important spiritual fluctuations of the unknown, as well as the raw spaces of one’s own potential.
Stay well and be unlimited, my friends,
With Love, Tonya