A new and different time zone. Why I refuse to be bullied by time
“Forget the to-do list. Create a to-be list.”—Kelly Sullivan Ruta
Here in the United States, we just ended Daylight Savings Time. If nothing else, this tinkering with the clocks is a potent reminder that time is a construct we made up, a construct we all agree upon and a construct we can change at any time.
As my hero Alby E. used to say, “Time is but an illusion, albeit a persistent one.”
So here’s my proposal:
Let’s rewrite the construct of time as a prison (“I never have enough.” “There’s too much to do.”).
Instead of a number on a clock face, let’s approach time as an unlimited gift of pure presence. As deep moments just to be.
Congress created Daylight Savings Time.
We get to create our personal approach to time.
Do you want surface time? Ferrari, go, go, go time?
Or do you choose deep time: where all is possible, all is unlimited, all is here?
My Course in Miracles lesson a couple days ago was “This instant is the only time there is.” It reminded me that the only real interval of time is now. No past. No future.
This beautiful moment is pulsing with possibility. Let’s grab it by the balls. Forget to-do lists, rushing, worrying, the forfeiture of our gifts that are right here, right now.
We have the power to conceive of time differently. I don’t know about you, but I’m changing my time zone today.
Pam Grout is the author of 19 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the just-released, Art & Soul,Reloaded: A Year-Long Apprenticeship to Summon the Muses and Ignite Your Daring, Audacious, Creative Side.