Hello “ordinary guru seekers.” Today’s topic is an exciting one. There’s many possibilities that can come from it if you ask, “What’s this got to do with me,” and ask that question earnestly. Let’s see:
Hi Mr. White
My name is Conrad. I’m a student at Michigan State. I consider one of my professors a guru for me because of the practical things he says. But there’s one thing I don’t get that he says often: “Time is an illusion.” Actually he quotes Einstein when he says it, so it must make sense but I don’t get it.
Thank you for any input you could give me, Conrad
Every one of us is aware of the value of time when we need to get something done on schedule and we seem to be running out of time. Yet knowing the value of a minute is not enough, is it. We have to know the value of an hour and a day and a week and a lifetime if we are going to have any power over it.
“If I just had more power over the hours in my day, I’d be the success I dream of being.” How many folks have said that? Is it power over the minutes or is it power over their mind that is required to be a success, Conrad?
Time stretches to accommodate the person who has power over his mind and uses that power to get things done effectively.
Time shrinks to accommodate the lazy-minded person who doesn’t plan his day ahead of time. He says, “Wow, does time ever fly. I hardly got anything done today.”
It seems then that time is an illusion. If you are standing at an elevator door, waiting for the elevator to come down from the fifteenth floor, and you’re in a hurry, it can seem to take forever. However, if you’re standing at the same elevator door engrossed in a very interesting conversation with a beautiful young lady that you just met, Conrad, the elevator seems to arrive in an instant (way too soon as far as you’re concerned).
What’s important is not learning how to control time, but learning how to control your mind. Time is an illusion because it is a mental concept invented by man. Time is gained or wasted according to our viewpoint about ourselves and lives. The tick-tock clock cannot gain power over your illusion of time unless you allow it to. There’s plenty of time in a day or not nearly enough time – it’s up to you.
Make time your servant and you will master time so there is plenty of it. It’s all an illusion, Conrad.
Blessings to you, Rob
What say ye?
Your hours and days are what your thoughts and feeling about your life make of them.
“There’s plenty of time; there’s not enough time.” You decide. What will you do with that?
Blessings and Love to all of you, Rob
PS The way you spend your life is the way you spend your time. Love your life and you will have plenty of time to spend it in gratifying ways