Time Obsessed? Connect with the Present Moment
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 • 12:34pm
Time is one of the most popular, written about topics worldwide. On every corner of the planet people are still trying to solve the mystery of managing time. Could it be that as a whole, we have created an illusion that does not truly exist, and that through an untamed mind have conjured up an unnecessary obsession with time? Even philosophers, Gottfried Leibniz and Immanuel Kant wrote, “time is neither an event nor a thing, and thus is not itself measurable.”
The mind gets bored quite easily, it needs to figure something out. And when there is nothing to figure out, it will make something up. It will be busy creating patterns, labeling and calculating in order to justify its existence, and all this busy work eventually forms a belief. Then the mind takes that belief, and persuades other minds to conform. If it seems logical then the mind will begin to garner a following. “There is not enough time in the day” is just a general consensus that cannot be proven – so don’t believe the hype. Time just happens to be a concept the mind created so the human can make sense of life.
The truth is, time does not exist. There is no such thing as a beginning or an end, there is just being. Evolution was intended to be magical not measured. The measurement of time (life) casts ambiguity. What was originally meant to be infinite possibilities of enjoying life sadly becomes structured, which stifles your divine potential. The measurement and monitoring of time is the main cause of detachment between body and soul - physical form and spirit (which is what you are).
If you can just stop obsessing over timelines, you will begin to achieve all that you desire much faster. To be concerned with time emanates vibrational resistance, which repels all the things you are working to achieve. Your focus on time will distract you from the most important purpose of life – joy. You can only experience joy in the present moment.
“No yesterdays are ever wasted for those who give themselves to today” ~ Brendan Francis
The present moment is the only “time” life can exist. If you’re living in the present moment, you’re living in a state of acceptance, which allows the things you want to come into your life effortlessly.
How to pull yourself into the present moment.
- Observe something menial in your current surrounding (e.g. car steering wheel, surface of desk, piece of paper etc.) and use your imagination to think about its story. Think about who might have made it, where did it come from, how was it made. This technique will help you to appreciate; it will open you up to the power of now, which is where you will begin to see the magic in everything around you.
- Clean or reorganize something that you have been meaning to get to for a while, even if you do not complete the task, just get started. As you are cleaning, wiping or packing, pay attention to the details of each item as you pick it up and put it away. This will sharpen your awareness and will help you to identify the feeling of being in the present moment. Use this technique anytime to pull yourself into the now.
- Grab a pen and paper - jot down three things that you can feel good about and appreciate. This practice will help guide your thoughts toward thinking about what’s important in the moment. As you practice this technique, your mind will look for more and more things to feel good about, which will pull you into a constant state of awareness and acceptance.
If you practice these three simple steps for 21 days consecutively, you will notice a drastic shift in the level of joy and fulfillment you experience. Don’t measure life - just live it.
The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of TheAlternativePress.com or anyone who works for TheAlternativePress.com. TheAlternativePress.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.