The timeless in you is aware of life’s timelessness, and knows that yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is today’s dream. –Kahlil Gibran
From the moment you are born, your relationship with time begins. Feeding and sleeping happens on a schedule so that you can join the rhythms of the human race. Eventually, you learn to be awake in the daytime and sleep at nighttime. You eat morning, noon and night. Certain days are reserved for work and others become ‘time off’ or sometimes, “your real life.” Birthdays mark the passage of your years of living. In spiritual and healing circles, you are encouraged to be in the “present moment” as that is all that is real. The years are broken up into seasons of winter, spring, summer and autumn. You hurry. You wait. You take time. You kill time. You waste time. You long for time. You divide your life into past, present and future.
Thus, pretty much all of our existence has some kind of relationship to time.
Do you look at time as an inevitable enemy? Are you enslaved to its passage and look at your life through the lens of past experiences and future hopes?
Do you regret lost opportunities of the past? Lost love? Failures?
Are you trapped by the influence of past traumas, beliefs, habits and attitudes?
Are you barely awake to the present moment and do you give in to thoughts, emotions and reactive interpretations of what ever is going on around you?
• See past experiences as fuel to overcome present challenges and future fears and appreciate the role your intuition has or has not played in your past choices (did you know better but do it anyway? Appreciate your intuition trying to tell you. Did you follow your intuition to a successful outcome? Appreciate following your intuition.
• Use the power of the breath to let go of the beliefs and negative perspectives that keep you trapped and stuck
• Use the present moment to set the stage for positive outcomes in the future – if you want to be healthy, take steps to diet, exercise, etc. – if you want more connection to the Divine, seek out spiritual awareness.
• Become aware in the present of the places that you give in to your conditioning, poor habits and self-doubt. Choose to walk a different path when old tapes play in your head.
• Fine-tune your intuitive powers and become spiritually, mentally and emotionally fit so that you can consciously respond to any opportunity by choosing the highest vibration response.
• Hold a vision of the peak expression of your self and in fact, for all beings and energies in this reality.
• Heal by letting go of past transgressions, and embracing present experiences with curiosity and acceptance
• Consciously shorten your To Do lists
• Watch your words as they express your thoughts about time because they will become your relationship to time.
• Be focused in your approach to activities in your life – one step at a time, one focus at a time
• Appreciate and be open to the wisdom of every present experience
Inspired Reading – take ‘time’ to absorb this writing from Kahlil Gibran ->
When an astronomer beckons Gibran’s protagonist to speak of time, the Prophet responds:
“You would measure time the measureless and the immeasurable.
You would adjust your conduct and even direct the course of your spirit according to hours and seasons.
Of time you would make a stream upon whose bank you would sit and watch its flowing.
Yet the timeless in you is aware of life’s timelessness,
And knows that yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is today’s dream.
And that that which sings and contemplates in you is still dwelling within the bounds of that first moment which scattered the stars into space.
And is not time even as love is, undivided and paceless?
But if in your thought you must measure time into seasons, let each season encircle all the other seasons,
And let today embrace the past with remembrance and the future with longing.”
Making friends with time means living neither in the dimension of the past nor the future but in the rich and focused mode of ‘being’. In the present, there is expansive, whole and true peace, joy and wonder.