How we perceive time as individuals, cultures and perhaps integral societies can be a fascinating topic of exploration. In NLP we are familiar with the categories of ‘in time’, ‘through time’ and ‘in between time’ [ Christina Hall ].
Metaphorically time is a substance. We have some amount of time, we are running out of time, we have plenty of time.
We can use this time substance to organise our experience and even experience our experience, and maybe much more! Here is a really excellent animation exploring a wide range of perspectives about time. Well worth watching.