Time and Perception of Time. I became intrigued with the concept of time as a child. At a young age, the intrigue was more precisely with the "perception of time." That is, my view of history class was that it lasted much longer than my arithmetic class, even though both classes were allotted the same amount of time by the clock. (You guessed it, I was bored with history and loved math.)
Observing Myself in Time. I didn’t know how or who to ask for information about what I was perceiving, so I observed quietly. I found that in my "bored" moments, I made very good use of my time. I let ideas flow, solved problems in math, created plots for short stories, and entertained myself with my imagination.
Time and Not Enough Time. Over the last few years the concept of "not enough time" has intensified for most active people. The old "time management" response to complaints of not having enough time was "you have all the time there is." Now I’ve come to realize this is more than a cute reminder to be responsible for effective use of time. It now means to me that we have ALL the time there is RIGHT NOW, a constant now. Now is the only time.
Now is the Only Time we Experience. Only right now can we feel feelings or have experiences of any sort. We can remember the past (that is, in the present, we can remember the past ) and we can imagine the future (that is, in the present, we can imagine the future). The past was once the present; the future will some day be the present. For now, there is only the present.
Time and Timelessness. When I became a regular meditator more than thirty years ago, I was intrigued with time or the perception of time from another facet. My meditation sensitized me still further to awareness of time by the clock while paradoxically tapping me into the consciousness of timelessness. I experience this time/timelessness phenomenon in a powerful way when facilitating guided visualizations and energy work with clients or groups. In timelessness consciousness, healing happens. It is deeply transformative because the beliefs about the limitations of clock-time are not operating.
Being Present in Time. My life style these days is filled with a wide variety of demands on my time. I thrive on the variety. Often, I work for several hours at a stretch with a client, rarely losing the awareness of clock-time while also being aware of stopping or expanding time to serve the client’s needs. I work for long periods of time at my computer, also rarely losing awareness of clock time, while dipping into creativity that is unlimited by time.
I welcome your thoughts on time, perception of time, timelessness, not enough time, being present in time, and anything else this stimulates for you. Time is a fascinating topic. Today — in the only time that is — I have only touched the surface on several facets of time that interest me.
Jeanie Marshall is a Personal Development Consultant and Coach
and a QEC Level 1: Certified Practitioner
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