A boy becomes a young man. The young man becomes a middle-aged man. The middle-aged man becomes an old man.
A girl becomes a young woman. The young woman becomes a middle-aged woman. The middle-aged woman becomes an old woman.
There is the passage of time.
We look in the mirror and depending on our age we see a face looking back at us that is commensurate with an age. A face with a body to match.
We tell ourselves “I am now 20 years old.” Or “I am now 72 years old.” and there is a movement of time, a perception of time and aging, isn’t there? And psychologies which are deeply ingrained.
People move through their lives being utterly dominated by time. Not commanding their lives but allowing time to enslave them.
“It is 10pm. I have to work tomorrow. Time for bed. Or I won’t get my 7-8 hours of sleep. And if I do not get my 7-8 hours of sleep I will be trashed tomorrow. I have to catch the bus at 6:58am so I can be at work by 7:55am.”
Just the idea of ‘tomorrow’ is removing you from where you are now. Your sufficiency in this moment. Your beingness. Perceptions of past and future, and what are the past and future but concepts based on judgements of the present moment. Judgements which disempower you.
And we do things like create ‘bucket lists’:
“Before I die I want to go to Greece and visit the islands.”
Or, “When I retire I will take up photography which I have always thought about but never pursued.”
See the relationship between time and choice?
We create our experience of life. Of time.
Create your bucket list. Or live forever.
And you live forever by stepping out of time. By seeing it as the illusion it is.
Choose your limitlessness and realize that you are possibility and choice. It is inherent in who you are. Inherent in your energy. That does not mean that you have to manifest in any one particular way at a given moment. That would be a game of control, not allowance.
You were once a little boy or girl. You inhaled oxygen into your little lungs and stood open before the universe. Open to magic and possibility. Open to life. Imagination engaged.
And in that moment, you just were. No past, no future.
That same ‘moment’ as now. And not even that.
The experience of existence. Not time.
Observe your perception of time. The definitions by which you age yourself.
Be open for understanding that there is much more than the limits you have defined your life and choices by up till now.