Is Time an Illusion

We Are All Equal In One Area

We don’t all have equal talent, skill, ability, or know-how, but one area that God created for us to be equal in is time.

You often hear people say, ” I don’t have enough time”, ” I need more time “, ” look at the time”, or even “time waits for no man”. The subject is often about there being a perceived lack of time. But is time real or an illusion?

Just for the record, I haven’t worn a watch in years because constantly focusing on or worrying about time increases the aging process.

Have you ever noticed how much the President of the United States ages while in office? One of the factors for his rapid aging is his constant time schedule.

If you have ever read any of Eckhart Tolle’s books you are familiar with the Power of Now concept. Essentially Eckhart Tolle is stating that the only time in existence is now.

 

There is no time

This concept may be hard to wrap your head around because we were programmed in early childhood with the idea of time through the use of clocks, calendars, aging, and schedules to name a few.

There is no time, nor is there a past or future in the way we perceive them to be. Everything happens in the NOW.

In the physical world time is very real and linear, but in the eternal consciousness time is an illusion. There is no time in essence, only the eternal Now. Time is a construct of the physical body, including physical reality, but

I hope by now your realize that you are not your physical body, your name, your occupation, or your mind/ego.

These are all temporary experiences while you are incarnating in a physical body. Even if you are having a hard time wrapping your mind around this concept, instinctively you know that it is true. The mind is also part of the physical construct so it is already pre-programmed with believing in time as a reality.

The late writer and thinker Alan Watts, said: “I have realized that the past and future are really illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.

 

Becoming Fully Conscious Beings

The next evolution in mankind ( 2012/Ascension) is to get back to being a fully conscious human-being, as opposed to a half-asleep mind/ego. Many people have woken up to the realization that they have lived their life in a slumber, walking the earth like the living dead.

This is caused by being overly immersed in the mind. When we are above the mind in full conscious-awareness we will experience bliss, joy, and a fuller experience of reality as well.

We seem to often get pulled into mind by problems of daily life, and this causes us to go right back into mind where you cannot ever truly enjoy your life. This is where activities like art, meditation, yoga, even lucid dreaming can be used as a tool for getting back into full consciousness.

What you will experience is withdrawing from the body and from the decoding processes of the brain and so the experience and the perception are dramatically different.

When we are in our mind we are only getting to experience a partial reality of life, but when we are fully conscious or “awake” as it is called these days, we get the whole enchilada.

 

The Death Cycle and time

You know the death cycle, get up eat breakfast, drive fast to work, work job, leave, drive home fast, cook dinner, eat, watch t.v. , go to bed, rinse and repeat.

Also, I have noticed that people’s weekends, mine included, are becoming over-filled with social obligations or honey do lists. We need to schedule time for ourselves in order to regain balance. Chill-out time is mandatory in order for me to enjoy the process that we call life.

 

Beliefs about time

Back to time, ( I keep getting side-tracked today), because we experience the sun rising and setting, night and day, and the realization that our body ages day by day, we believe that time is real, but is it?

We can’t touch, taste, smell, hear, or feel, time so how do we know that it is real? Because we were told to believe that it is real. Whatever we believe in, we will make true for us, it’s called living by our belief’s.

Beliefs are a precarious thing because they are constantly changing, evolving, morphing into something else. You believe one thing today, and something else tomorrow, because beliefs can be changed in an instant.

 

Left-Brain Thinking

The left brain is very analytical like a processor on a computer, and is also responsible for our experiences of time. When you are in the dentist’s chair time seems to go real slowwww, and when you are doing something that you enjoy, time flies.

The illusion of time is being processed through your left brain serial processor that decodes data in a sequence.

Have you ever noticed that when you are in a state of panic that time goes very quickly, but when you are calm it does not? So how can time be real? Because it’s not, it can only perceive to be experienced through the left-brain.

What about space travel? How can someone in a very fast spacecraft experience a few minutes of time, while someone else is experiencing days or years, in the same time period? Time is absolutely relative to the experiencer.

What about stories from a near-death experiencer? Here is one example:

everything from the beginning, my birth, my ancestors, my children, my wife, everything comes together simultaneously. I saw everything about me, and about everyone who was around me.

I saw everything they were thinking now,what they thought then, what was happening before, what was happening now. There is no time, there is no sequence of events, no such thing as limitation,of distance, of period, of time, of place. I could be anywhere I wanted to be simultaneously.

I’m not asking that you take off your watches or cover up your clocks, or that you shouldn’t meet or plan a  scheduled date.

What I am simply pointing out is that you should begin to look at time from a different perspective. A perspective that empowers you instead of dis-empowering you.

Albert Einstein concluded that the past, present and future all exist simultaneously. He wrote that physicists believe the separation between past, present and future is only an illusion, although a convincing one.

What do you think? Is time real, or is it an illusion?

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