Time is a funny concept; after all, that is what it is. Quantum physicists such as Brian Greene have declared time to be a grand illusion. As a cultural anthropologist familiar with ‘Indian Time’ from living and working in Native communities I know this to be true. The Hopi concept of “manifesting” from a subjective, non-physical realm of thought—of bringing into manifestation that which is positive, as Benjamin Whorf aimed to describe in the 1940’s—is quite different from the English language coded notion of time as a linear progression of objectified “minutes” or other imaginary time frames ‘getting later.’
Living in the Present conceived of as a distinct moment of a linear flow of Time keeps you in a bubble. The Past is always experienced as prior to this moment of active awareness, the Future is ever elusive, ahead of where you are; both Past and Future are but illusions then, from your sense-based bubble location in Time.
Being in the Now, having your mindful awareness wheresoever you choose to place your focus, embraces experience as an undifferentiated flow of consciousness. Your clear memory is Now; your current sense-perceptions are Now; that which is latent or potentially yet to be and can be realized from Here is also Now; see?
Lodged within the temporal-bubble concept of Time, you may believe you are where you are at today because of decisions and actions from your past and that future conditions are determined by your past and current choices. From your viewpoint within this Bubble of the Present, your current life conditions may feel inevitable; so it can seem very difficult to change momentum in a major way to pursue goals that feel ever elusive.
Shifting your perspective to that of Being in the NOW can help you Burst the Bubble of your current life predicament. You can creatively envision any NOW you choose to imagine, and in so doing you can perceive and construct a pathway to manifest that Now of your imagining.
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Imagine your Life Dream fulfilled. Where are you Now (in this desirable future scenario)? Where are you living, how did you get Here? What habits can you change and what choices can you make today and in the near foreseeable future that will alter the course of your Life Path to realize your deepest ambitions?
Choose one of these activities or new behaviors to implement, Now!
I welcome YOUR Comments and Stories.
Brilliant! And so true. Great post!
I needed to hear this.
Thank you for the reminder.
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