The Prison of Time
It has been said that time is not horizontal, but rather exists in a linear fashion, with everything happening in the eternal moment of now. This is a tough concept for the human mind to grasp of course, as we have been trained all of our lives to believe that the past, present and future are what make up time. I am of the belief that time is linear, and we are living in a suspended moment, filled with endless possibilities to create our currently perceived reality. Whatever your belief about time may be, the fact is that we are all living in a world defined by time in one way or another, and how we choose to handle the demands of our time greatly dictates our overall wellness.
I realized as I was working on my laptop in my kitchen recently that there were six devices telling me the time, all within a small radius of one another and easy for me to see; laptop, apple watch, iPhone, coffee pot, stove, built-in microwave (no, I don’t use it, that’s another blog post though!). I thought this was somewhat absurd, and it got me thinking about how so many of us are dictated by this demanding yet elusive thing called time. When you think about it, it’s not something that we can actually see, we have varying views on how we choose to perceive it, it can’t physically harm us, yet we are frightened of it! We can’t be late, we can’t show interest in someone too soon, we must meet deadlines. We sign documents that are connected to so many aspects of our daily lives (mortgages, car loans, memberships, etc) all containing specific segments of and rules about time. There are penalties related to time like breaking a lease or paying a bill late. To build upon that, we then split time between good or bad, making it even more complex! Commute time is typically associated with stress and frustration, whereas vacation time is just the opposite. Waiting in line to use the bathroom might make us feel as though we are wasting time, but waiting in line for a concert can feel exciting. Poor time, it was doomed from the start.
There’s a saying that I have always liked; “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at begin to change.” What does all this time confusion do for us besides cause anxiety, arguments, and more stress to our bodies? What if instead of feeling annoyed and counting the seconds as a zillion thoughts race through our minds, we stay present, feel gratuitous, and know that we are exactly where we’re supposed to be. In all of my readings and research, mastery of this concept seems to become ones greatest super power, and it’s a big part of the philosophy on which I built my business. Commanding our mind to stay present and positive is one of the stealthiest tools for manifesting but also, for living a peaceful and content life. Furthermore, it raises our vibrations, which in turn allows us to be much more open to whatever is supposed to come our way.
Play with time, make it work to your advantage. If all you can do today is start small by taking 20 unscheduled minutes of time for yourself, do it! Life is all about balance, and time is no different. It can be your tool for creating more of what you want in your life, and when managed properly, it’s an extremely helpful tool. It has been proven in myriad scientific studies that when we engage in something that brings us complete joy, we feel no sense of time. That is the enteral suspended moment of greatness that is accessible to us all, and waiting for unlimited creation.
Some of the books below are favorites of mine that helped my mind break free of the traditional prison of time.
The Power of Now
The Elegant Universe
The Singular Universe and the Reality of Time
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