Escaping the Trap of Time

The enlightened person’s main focus of attention is always in the present moment.  To escape from time is to escape from the mind because time is a construct of the mind.  If you dwell on the past or constantly think about (or worry about) the future, you are trapped by time and you will miss the present moment.  Use “clock time” when you need it, but keep your attention on the Now of your existence.  You cannot do anything in the past or in the future, you can only do it now.  You cannot live in the past or the future, you can only live now.  The key to happiness and a longer life is presence.  Continued focus on the future or the past means you are resisting what is and you are missing the moment.  That is what they mean by “Stop and smell the roses.”  It is the journey that matters, not the destination. (These are the concepts talked about in the book “The Power of Now.” by Eckart Tolle  I highly recommend it.)

You are not the mind, nor are you the ego or the thinker of thoughts. These things are tools created for the observer.  The true essence of you is the watcher.   When you step back and observe your mind and your thoughts then you have escaped the trap of time and you are present in the NOW.

Published in: on February 4, 2007 at 8:41 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. If one beleives in reincarnation and the aspect of god then the question of time travell becomes moot. For we all trying to move towards the finally glory of meeting with the creator. It may take many of life times to achive one goals.

  2. Time does not actually exist and any illusion of traveling through it is just that, an illusion. The only thing that can exist is NOW, the present moment. You cannot do anything in the past or in the future. You can only do things now. You cannot meet with the creator in the future, you must realize the creator now. You are the co-creator an you are part of all that is. When you meet the creator, you will discover yourself.

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