Living in the wilderness frees us from the tyranny of time

I stood there dumbfounded by the vast silence. . . And, for one of the many times in my life, thinking, "Robert, what in the name of heaven have you gotten yourself into?" For the first few days, time weighed very heavy on my hands. I found myself constantly looking at my watch. I was suppose to look for fires fifteen minutes out of every hour and phone in a weather report each day at noon, but otherwise I could do as I wished. By the third day, however, something changed. Time was no longer an entity that pressured me. Time became like the flow of a river, and gradually I came into accord with the rest of nature. I was never again bored or lonely that summer. . . Living in the wilderness frees us from the tyranny of time and reveals how different existence was for our ancestors.
~ from BALANCING HEAVEN AND EARTH by Robert A. Johnson

Time is a regulating providence

Time is a regulating providence, giving us the chance to make our world at one with the World of God.

~ by Ann Ree Colton

Eternity and love

In the Silence we touch Eternity and Love.

~ Anonymous

I am done with great things and big things

I am done with great things
And big things, great institutions
And big success, and I am for those
Tiny invisible molecular moral
Forces that work from individual
To individual, creeping through
The crannies of the world like
So many rootlets, or like the
Capillary oozing of water,
Yet which, if you give them Time
Will rend the hardest monuments
Of our pride.

~ from THE LETTERS OF WILLIAM JAMES by William James
The letters of William James Volume 2
By William James, Henry James

Eternal time is unbroken presence

The destination of human time is death. Eternal time is unbroken presence.

~ from ANAM CARA by John Donohue

Learn to celebrate the present moment

Sitting here talking — that's happening NOW, so I'm totally absorbed in it. Right here, this is the most important conversation in the world because it's happening HERE and NOW! Was I getting a glimpse of an accessible philosophy here? Something I could actually use to hone the dulled edges of my own soul? To learn to celebrate the present moment, the NOWNESS and HERENESS of life? NOW, the most sacred, the most precious moment of all.
~ from DREAMKEEPERS by Harvey Arden

The field of space and time is invisible

The field of space and time is invisible, but in that space and time is the conscious awareness of the mind of the universe. Within it are mystical experience an high loving. The cosmos is being created in its entirety every eco-second. We are working with God in a process of coevolution.

~ from BONE by Marion Woodman

The spiritual life can only be lived in the present moment

The spiritual life can only be lived in the present moment, in the now. All the great religious traditions insist upon this simple but difficult truth. When we go rushing ahead into the future or shrinking back into the past, we miss the hand of God, which can only touch us in the now.

~ from MYSTICAL HOPE by Cynthia Bourgeault

Dropping out of the future and past

To open to the sense, to become really conscious, you have to drop out of the future and the past and remain for a time in what T. S. Eliot called "the still point of the turning world" — the present. The only true reality is the present.

~ by Patricia Hart Clifford
Sitting Still
By Patricia Hart Clifford

Come out of the circle of time

Come out of the circle of time
And into the circle of love.

~ Rumi
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