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