22 May Time is scarce. Time is infinite.
Have you noticed moments unfolding in infinity? Have you noticed whole days slipping by almost without notice? Have you recently experienced yourself getting more done in less time than you could have possibly imagined to be possible? While sometimes, the most basic things take a near infinity?
This is because linear time has collapsed. We are now living life as art, time as art. …seriously. Time is bendable, stretchable, usable, maleable, expandable, collapsible, valueless and infinitely valuable.
Actually… time is the substrate within which you experience meaning and value. It is the “space” within which consciousness occurs and knows itself in an arc of unfolding action. This arc holds all your perceptions, all your relations and all of your memories. It IS ceaseless change, and it is eternally the same in it’s essential nature.
Because the fabric of time has in fact changed at this “time” in the arc of Earth and humanity’s evolution, you have more creative agency around how your perception and your choices shape your relationship to time than EVER before. How you use and place your attention (and energy) within presence and action is the sum total of the love and power you have available to you for your life. It happens here. It happens now. Period. In this sense, you have more creative power than has ever been possible before for a human being on this planet. It’s pretty cool.
Ok… What does all this neo-quantum-zen talk mean?
It means that is is now REALLY true that the only thing you really “own” is your time, energy and attention. The only place your really LIVE is here. The only time your really have is NOW. The only thing that really makes sense is to be more present, to love more, trust more deeply, give more, receive more.
If you really love dance, then dance. If you really love water, then do something with an for the water. If you really love children, don’t hesitate to become a parent. If you really love the earth, then be with her, work with her, co-create with her, sing with her, dance with her, tell her stories and let her help you with yours. If you really love YOURSELF, then be and do what you love.
What you do with your time, energy and attention is is not only valuable, it is the root cause and locus of value and meaning in your life. So, it REALLY matters what you choose to do with your time, energy and attention. It also really HELPS to take it all lightly. Like a feather knowing itself against the wind, you know yourself by virtue of the sweet friction you exert in the universe. It’s not complicated. It’s the Law of Experience. Living in time is how we learn, how we know, how we birth, how we grow, and how we go.
Time is infinite. You are finite. Use the blessed scarcity of your moments to expand into infinity. This is the real meaning of immortality… but, we’ll save that for another day.