The Mystery Of Time
BY AVATAR AYAKARI
Does time really exist? Time is what makes the physical universe, as experienced by your mind, move and change.
Without Time, the physical universe could not exist in a dynamic, changing form. But is the physical universe all there is, or is there something else?. Does the physical universe even exist, or is it just a dream like state experienced by your mind?
Through meditation, you can observe the present moment. But what about the observer, is it the same observer today as it is tomorrow? Was it subject to the laws of the physical universe such as time, or is it timeless?.
The best way to answer these questions is to gain the knowledge yourself through meditation. You will discover the answers if you look for them.
According to Freud, there are two basic states of consciousness experienced by your mind. Unconsciousness and normal consciousness. But what he did not realise is that there are states of consciousness above this “normal” consciousness. The next level up from normal consciousness is Higher Consciousness. This is achieved simply by closely observing all of your thoughts and actions without judgement or intervention. With this simple action, you are practicing Mindfulness.
It takes practice, you get glimpses at first but over time it becomes your usual state. Normal consciousness is an unconscious dream like state when compared to higher consciousness. Most people walk around in this dream like state for most of their lives, on autopilot and are only conscious for small amounts of time.
When you are closely observing all of your thoughts, sensations and actions without judgement, you become the observer. The observer is the real you and is beyond your mind, not your normal dream like consciousness that is a part of your mind.
The observer is not bound by time or space, but is Timeless. When you are 100% conscious, such as when deeply in love, time and space melt away and you feel a sense of an eternal present moment. Some people will say “It feels like this moment will last forever”.
The dream like world that you experience through your mind is only a fraction of what is possible. You have experienced it all your life so it has become normal for you. Start observing your thoughts and actions and your consciousness will grow. Spend at least 20 minutes per day sitting quietly closely observing your thoughts and sensations without judgement.
Where will you find the time? This is actually a positive time investment. 20 minutes of sitting quietly can get you hours of focused attention. Set a timer for 20 minutes and you won’t have to worry about time constraints. CEOs and other highly successful people are already doing this, sometimes referring to it as the secret of their success.
Falling deeply in love is one way to temporarily experience timelessness. But that depends on other people. Just like falling deeply in love, it activates your Heart Chakra. But unlike falling in love, it doesn’t come with any risks such as attachment, or depend on other people to work. It decreases your dependence on others by allowing you to tap into what others would normally activate within you.