Alice: “How long is forever?”
White Rabbit: “Sometimes, just one second.”
– Lewis Caroll
Time is not absolute, despite what common sense tells us. Time is relative, and flexible and, according to Einstein, “the dividing line between past, present, and future is an illusion”.
Reality is ultimately timeless… if we allow it to be.
As I get older and practice living in presence, I am learning that I have complete control over how I see ‘time.’
The essence of relativity is that there is no absolute time and no absolute space, and so if everything is relative, then the most important relationship in my life should be, the relationship I have with ‘time’ because time, affects every part of my life.
If my relationship with ‘time’ is calm, present and accepting, and I treat time as a precious gift, then my life will feel calm, present and accepting. However, if my relationship with ‘time’ is stressful, impatient, fearful and resistant, then my life will also feel this way.
So the question is, “What is our relationship with time?”
And how can we change this belief, so we can be present in the infinite space of every moment?
“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.” – Lewis Carroll
25 thoughts on “The illusion of Time”
Magic time. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your insights about your relationship with ‘time’ and how that seems to ripple out into relationship with pretty much everything else!
Time is magic! Thanks Jamie 💚💕
Thanks is not enough for this soulful piece. I will read it regularly and each time will be in gratitude to you for sharing.
Thank you Don. I appreciate your kind words and may we all learn to see time as a precious friend. ✨
A thoughtful post, Karen. Time can be a great healer too.
It can be whatever we want it to be Jennifer, our only limit is ourselves. Thank you, hope you are good! 💚
Love this . . . its all about our perception!
It is and loving each and every moment we are given! Thank you Heather 💕💚
Look and you will see
Indeed Eddie. Thank you 🌈🍀
Or maybe a lifetime ha! Thanks David 🌈🌙⭐️
Love it, Karen! As time feels like it is flying by, it’s probably a good “time” to be in the moment.😉
Hope you are well!
When we realise ‘flying by’ is only a perception, will can learn to live in this moment! Lovely to hear from you Lorrie 🌈💚
😁 Yes, Karen…you too! Have a great week.
I find pondering about time fascinating. It rules everything if we allow it, it’s an illusion we believe to be real, it curves when we don’t look 🙂 Loved the post Karen ❤
Love that Helen! “It curves when we don’t look!” So true 🌈
Loved the opening quote, Karen, it set the tone for your words perfectly. Viewing life with such an attitude can be very special ~ in the end, ‘life’ certainly will feel like it took only a second, so may as well live each day with this thought. Cheers to a beautiful post for me to end the day with.
Thank you! Life needs to be savoured and appreciated. Enjoy every moment Randall 🌈💥
Thank you 💕
A wise and wonderful look at time, Karen. My thanks to you and Lewis Carroll.
Thank you Jet, I appreciate your comments 🌈💚💕
You brought us your A game again:). You’ve given me a lot to noodle on this afternoon. Thank you!
Thank you! For being here and sharing some time with me Kristine 💚💕