In this talk I describe why we seem to be stuck in time, and what an enlightened mind might look like.
If we have the fundamental understanding that there is only this moment; meaning we cannot leave it to go elsewhere, or more specifically that time is a construct of thought, we can start to understand that we need to relate differently to this moment.
None of us would argue that time doesn’t exist. It just may not exist as we think it does. We can’t go to the future, and we can’t go to the past. There is change, but we are always here. The inner desire for a better future is where our unhappiness comes from. We need to learn to stay.
Any expression of enlightenment is an expression of timelessness. There is no wanting for the future. No struggle, or need for anything more than what is. Any expression of enlightenment also is an expression of abundance. Most of us walk around feeling as though we need: We want that car, that spouse, that job, more money, etc. But every expression of enlightenment comes from a place of not want, not need.
If we can learn to drop time when we see our own dissatisfaction arising we will grow immensely.
These two expressions, timelessness and abundance, are related. To learn about dropping time is to learn about dropping wants.
The freedom from time, and want is learnable. We can practice it. That practice doesn’t have to be hard. Just learn to bring it back to your breath.[audio:https://s3.amazonaws.com/robscott-audio/AreWeStuckInTime.mp3]