The trouble is you think you have time – Jack Kornfield
We do not have time because there is no time. Seriously. There is no time. Time does not exist.
Now you will ask me what is yesterday, today, and tomorrow then? What is past, present, future? Right? These are all our linguistic constructions for communication. There were no such constructions before language came into existence. But, there was life. And people and animals and birds and trees all were living.
To quote Immanuel Kant: Space is the form of ‘outer sense’ and time is the form of ‘inner sense’.
In short, time is the mould of human thought. Try thinking or saying anything without using any tense: past, present or future. Really. Try it. Can you? But, then didn’t the people who lived before the invention of language think? Of course, they did! But, they must always be thinking about the present moment. They used their memory and imagination together to discover, create, innovate, invent.
We really have this moment. Do not postpone anything. Do it now. Unpack your heart and start doing all you desire. Right here. Right now. It’s not difficult. Our mind makes it look difficult. As Eckhart Tolle says, be out of your mind every once in a while. Meet the God who stays out of your mind. God exists in our experience.
Counsellor and Life Coach