We often tell ourselves that is never enough time in the day to do what need to do. But, since we all have the same 24 hours, why is it that some people achieve so much more and others struggle to fit everything into their days?
With today's busy schedules and the need for instant gratification, time is our most precious resource.
But is time a perception? How does the brain experiences time?
Noctis Enoch from Secrets of Mind and Reality wrote:
"We understand that time is but a perception and is in actuality simultaneous. But what we may not realize is that time is within itself a dimension. It is what you may term to be an entity within itself, within energy. "
"Time is created within consciousness. Consciousness created and affixed this dimension of time to each different physical dimension. Hence time differs within different physical dimensions. The dimension of time can be measured and altered like space. The control of time is control of reality."
"Time is elastic. It may be manipulated and bent and created or inserted into different physical dimensions in different increments. Some dimensions move much more swiftly than this particular dimension, some move much more slowly than this particular dimension, but these are all manipulations of the dimension of time."
"Time is an element. It is almost a thing that may be manipulated. You may manipulate time in the same manner as you manipulate electricity and magnetism and with any element."
The concept was fascinating, and I decided to research different concepts about time, from different authors, which you might find helpful.
The Most Important relationship in your life
Eckhart Tolle in his Oneness With All Life book quotes:
"The Elimination of time from your consciousness is the elimination of the ego. It is the only true spiritual practice ... What we are speaking of is the elimination of psychological time, which is the egoic mind's endless preoccupation with past and future and its unwillingness to be one with life by living in alignment with the inevitable isness of the present moment."
"Whenever a habitual no to life turns into a yes, whenever you allow this moment to be as it is, you dissolve time as well as ego. For the ego to survive, it must make time - past and future - more important than the present moment."
Time is the horizontal dimension of life, the surface layer of reality. Then there is the vertical dimension of depth, accessible to you only through the portal of the present moment."
The Dimension of Time
"Your primary purpose is to enable consciousness to flow into what you do. The secondary purpose is whatever you want to achieve through the doing."
"Whereas the notion of purpose before was already associated with future, there is now a deeper purpose that can only be found in the present, through the denial of time."
"Your secondary or outer purpose lies within the dimension of time, while your mains purpose is inseparable from the Now and therefore requires the negation of time."
How Are They Reconciled?
"By realizing that your entire life journey ultimately consists of the step you are taking at this moment. There is always only this one step, and you give it your fullest attention."
"This doesn't mean you don't know where you are going; it just means this step is primary; the destination is secondary."
"And what you encounter at your destination once you get there depends on the quality of this one step. Another way of putting it: What the future holds for you depends on your state of consciousness now."
How To Develop A Harmonious Relationship With Your Time?
In The Big Leap book by Gay Hendricks, the author suggests living in Einstein Time.
Einstein Time is a new kind of time management that reorganises your conception of time at the very core.
It doesn't take any time to use it. In fact, it generates time while also producing abundant rewards in creativity, a feeling of ease, and financial well-being.
Most of us have a difficult time managing our time effectively, but once we develop a harmonious relationship with time, we will experience a significant surge in our productivity, creativity, and enjoyment.
FOUR MAIN BENEFITS OF EINSTEIN TIME:
- You get more done in less time.
- You enjoy plenty of time and abundant energy for your most critical creative activities.
- You discover your unique abilities and how to express them.
- You feel good inside.
THE OLD PARADIGM
Most of us have been applying the Newtonian approach to time.
The Newtonian view says there is only a finite amount of time and it must be carefully portioned out so there will be enough of it do the things we need to do.
The Newtonian paradigm assumes that there is a scarcity of time, which leads to an uncomfortable feeling of time urgency inside us.
The Newtonian paradigm guarantees that you will always have a problem with time.
You'll either have 'no time at all' or be sitting around with 'time in your hands.'
In this paradigm, we think of time as the master and us as its slave.
To get to the new, expended version of time offered by Einstein, we also need to make a few changes in how we think about space.
When we are running on Einstein Time, our experience of time changes because we make a fundamental change in how much space we are willing to occupy.
By learning to occupy space in a new way, we actually gain the ability to generate more time.
Einstein's colloquial explanation of relativity:
An hour with your beloved feels like a minute. When you are embracing your beloved, your awareness flows in the opposite direction, toward space.
When you are with your beloved, every cell in your body yearns to be in union with him or her.
You relax in the space around you and in you, and as your consciousness expands into space, time disappears.
You forget about time. When you are willing to occupy all space, time simply disappears.
You are everywhere all at once, there is no place to get to, and wherever you are, it is exactly the right time.
THE TRUTH ABOUT TIME AND THE THINGS YOU REALLY DON'T WANT TO DO
To get on Einstein Time, you have to make one significant shift. It involves taking full ownership of time.
We have to peel off layers of old, erroneous programming to get to the elegant, simple truth of it.
One layer that needs to be peeled off is your time persona.
A persona is a pattern of actions and feelings that came into being at a particular time in our lives, in response to certain conditions.
Persona, in Latin word, means "mask," is the root of our more familiar word personality.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR PERSONA
Everybody's got at least one persona, and most of us have two or three we wear on different occasions.
For example, if you have been wearing a Shy Kid persona since you were in kindergarten, as an adult, you may actually think you are shy.
You may not realise that it is like a suit you put on early in life and have been wearing so long you think it's your skin.
Part of growing up is discarding the persona that isn't contributing to our happiness and success in life.
WHERE IN MY LIFE AM I NOT TAKING FULL OWNERSHIP?
When we switch to Einstein Time, we take charge of the amount of time we have. We realise that we are where time comes from.
We embrace this liberating insight: since I am the producer of time, I can make as much of it as I need! By making the truth of this statement, we make a significant adjustment in ourselves.
It takes practice and keen awareness to master this concept. Quit thinking time is "out there." Take ownership of time.
To get good at it, ask a specific question. The question allows you to seize the controls of your time and life. Or, by purely claiming time as yours to invent as you wish.
You could say something like: "I acknowledge that I am the source of time."
HOW TO BEGIN
A simple way to begin is to stop complaining about time. This courageous move will take you out of the victim position regarding time.
Be aware of the times you hear things like:
- "I wish I had time to stop and chat, but I am in a hurry."
- "Where did the time go?"
- "There simply aren't enough hours in the day."
- "If only I'd gotten another hour of sleep."
- "Love to talk, but I've gotta run ..."
- "I have to get to the bank ..."
- "I don't have time to do that right now."
Each of those statements contains an overt or covert complaint, portraying the speaker as a victim of time.
It treats time as a scarce commodity, sending the message that time is "out there" and that there isn't enough of it "in here."
The moment you stop complaining about time, you free up the necessary energy to mount a similar campaign on the inner plane.
You are the source of time, and you make as much of it as you want.
Imagine that you have an eight-year-old child who comes in while you are working on something and says, "Will you play catch with me?" You reply, "I don't have time to do that right now."
Imagine, though, that the child comes in and says, "I just stepped on a nail and my foot is bleeding. Can you help me?"
You probably wouldn't say, "I don't have time to do that right now." In actuality, you have the same amount of time as when you used the excuse of lack of time to avoid playing catch.
The truth of the matter is that you didn't want to play catch, and you do want to stop the bleeding.
Using time or lack of it as an excuse is claiming to be the victim of time.
It is just as polite to say to your child, "I want to finish what I am working on before I play catch."
Be on the lookout constantly for complaints about time that come out of your mouth or go through your mind.
As you spot them and eliminate them one by one, you will grow steadily less busy while getting a great deal more done.
Say, "I am going to make the time I need to do the things I most want to do."
We have the power to master time, and that is the attitude that turns every moment of your life into pure magic.
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