Time can be a considerable source of stress for us in many ways.
I grew up with an antique clock in my home that was wound up, by hand, once a week to keep it going. Time literally had a sound, a tick-tock, one second after another.
Often it feels like time is weighing us down. It’s the persistent, subconscious tick-tock soundtrack of our lives. Time is an enemy or an adversary. It’s a limited quantity. We work against its constant decline to get things done, in our days, in our weeks, in our lives.
Humans made up “time”. The seasons set a natural rhythm to the course of life, but as we advanced as a species we made up clocks and time zones and alarms. We collectively choose to live by the clock.
I’m not necessarily complaining. I like having things “on time”, being “on time”. But there’s something not right when we’re so worried about our future, which is always diminishing, and regretful of the past, time that is forever gone.
We’re told to appreciate the present. This is the only time we have. That too is just another emotional burden around time.
Certainly in our modern culture we might feel like time defines our existence but our true existence is completely outside of time. If time had not been invented as it had, our system of clocks and schedules, could you still exist? Of course you could. And you do!
You are completely removed from the constraints of time. And yet we all live within the constraints of time. We are in time, but we are not of time.
You’ve existed in the past, you exist in the present and you’ll exist in the future. This moment right now, it’s already the future.
Join me in this episode as we explore our understanding of time, as I playfully challenge you to step through the doorway of timelessness in your own life by inviting your past, present and future to hang out together, get acquainted, and occupy one space – You.
Music by Benson.