02/19/2014 04:09 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Falling in Love With Time


Does time get the better of you?
It did me -- or at least I pretended that it did. Here's how I am re-creating my relationship and learning to love time. By the way, mindfulness helps.

Many of my friends report being tired of hearing me complain about time. I understand -- I have done it a lot. But as bright as I am, time has confounded me for years. I have made progress, but mostly on the surface, by not allowing me (or kid me) to say things like, "I don't have enough time." That's about as far as I got -- the energy of time had not really shifted, despite my censorship.

Until this morning.

At the suggestion of a fellow writer, I took to my journal and began an exploration. What follows is a series of questions I wrote. For me, the energy started shifting inside almost immediately. I started to download new wiring diagrams and am really excited about moving forward with a new relationship to time, a new consciousness about time -- what it is and what it isn't.

A Monday Gift of Time for You
Here are the questions; play with them as you wish. Let me know how they play out in your world. You can see, perhaps, the evolution of change, even in the questions themselves.

What game is time playing with me?
Who is winning? Why? How?
What if I really trusted the Universe to support me?
What if I felt equal to time? What if I chose to stop blaming time for my limits?
What if I claimed time as my tool, rather than being a "tool" of time?
What if time were simply a reflection of my neuroses, not the cause of them nor the solution to them?

What if time shifts as I shift?

Can I bring my enormous leadership energy and discipline [< insert your qualities there] to time?
What if time wants to serve me instead of vice versa? (Yes!)
What if time is just a creative concept, a construct, that I can use to build and house my dreams instead of hinder them?
What if I embraced time instead of resenting it?
What if I eliminate "not enough time" from my consciousness not just my vocabulary?

What if time is just as abundant and unlimited as everything else in the Universe?

These things I choose to accept, believe, and certify as part of my current worldview.

Many thanks to Terri F for suggesting I take this to my journal.

Photo Credit: Untitled, by Shadow Becomes White, on Flickr

I saw Salvador Dali's paintings with clocks in Florence years ago; he popped up today as part of this discussion.

"Have no fear of perfection -- you'll never reach it." -- Salvador Dalí



Originally posted on In the Transition.