The first post in this series generated quite some interest, and as promised the series continues.

I wear a watch only occasionally. I still have to get my son from school at a specific time. And the basketball game or nature show we want to watch starts at a specific time. Payments on credit cards are due very precisely too. Car loans are typically for 60 months and mortgages for 30 years. Time rules life on earth.

Yes, it does. Life on earth. We are more than earth, more than physical bodies obeying mechanical strictures. Dealing with time is a dichotomy, because clearly the body ages, and clearly every time you meditate, you enter a timeless dimension.

Then there are meditation timers and the recommendation that you meditate for 20 minutes. Wait a second! These come from the recognition that we are here and have responsibilities, and our hereness and all it entails is profoundly enhanced by meditation or any other concept-busting practice.

In these practices we are timeless. We become one with our true nature which is timeless.

When you know that you are eternal you can play your true role in time. When you know you are divine you can become completely human.

— Mother Meera

How do we walk this; this being timeless and having to live in what seems like time? Recently it was Valentine’s Day, a day that if you’re a man in a relationship, you’d better remember! No matter what the commercial calendar says, I like to turn my thoughts to underlying truths. So in February I was thinking of love quite a bit, not that it’s relegated only to that month.

As a meditator, healer and citizen with a spiritual worldview, I dwell on, practice and embody love as much as I’m able. Love is a perfect buster of concepts for it can’t be contained and it doesn’t conform. Borrowing from and simplifying quantum physics, it became apparent to me that love is both wave and particle.

Love simply exists. It seems to have no origination. It needs no place and time. It’s pure potential and possibility. It’s in wave form.

When you kiss your child goodnight, love becomes a particle.

I believe what Mother Meera is hinting is that while time doesn’t exist as ultimate truth, it structures our temporary sojourn here, and we need that structure because we’re in form. Further, as we navigate time and form we need a purpose.

This purpose isn’t merely to fill time and form, but to better it, and perhaps transform it. Usually this is impossible if your purpose is driven from inside space-time perceptions. From inside the ‘game,’ your purpose may only serve your ego, or keep you in servitude to a paycheck, or limit your potential because others on the inside have negated you.

We must take love from a wave possibility and make it a particle of value in the world. Just like love, we are a continuum that has frozen into a biological form for a certain duration, on a physical planet. And equally like love, we were before and will be after this.

Love is there naturally, but it’s deepening is moment to moment cultivation. If you’re anxious, depressed, fearful or ill, step outside of time and observe what happens. Observe how much power becomes available to you, how resourceful you become. Watch peace descend and joy rise.

Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time? That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere, and that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future.

— Herman Hesse


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