Eckhard Tolle On Time

99930929-09AE-461A-A256-44B284DEA1D9Eckhard Tolle (February 16, 1948 -)

To be free of time is to be free of the psychological need of the past for your identity and the future for your fulfillment. It represents the most profound transformation of consciousness that you can imagine. To realize this truth, you need to live it. When every cell of your body is so present that it feels vibrant with life, and when you can feel that life every moment as the joy of Being, then it can be said you are free of time.

Michael Pollan On Psychedelic Experience

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The idea took hold of me. It was a little like being shown a door in a familiar room — the room of your own mind — that you had somehow never noticed before and being told by people you trusted (scientists!) that a whole other way of thinking — of being! — lay waiting on the other side. All you had to do was turn the knob and enter. Who wouldn’t be curious? I might not have been looking to change my life, but the idea of learning something new about it, and of shining a fresh light on this old world, began to occupy my thoughts. Maybe there was something missing from my life, something I just hadn’t named.

Madeleine L’Engle On Self Consciousness

C304E1D0-4F7C-48AE-ACCD-7778E687E661.jpegMadeleine L’Engle (November 29, 1918–September 6, 2007)

When we are self-conscious, we cannot be wholly aware; we must throw ourselves out first. This throwing ourselves away is the act of creativity. So, when we wholly concentrate, like a child in play, or an artist at work, then we share in the act of creating. We not only escape time, we also escape our self-conscious selves.

🎂 Happy Birthday Madeleine L’Engle (November 29, 1918–September 6, 2007). In Memoriam🌹

Anne Beattie On Time

26B50678-E912-4F13-BCAD-B321F85A5DFF.jpegAnne Beattie (September 08, 1947 -)

When we came in she had her chair sideways by the window looking out at the snow, and she said, without even looking up to know it was us, that the doctor had said that sitting and staring at the snow was a waste of time. She should get involved in something. She laughed and told us it wasn’t a waste of time. It would be a waste of time just to stare at the snowflakes but she was counting, and even that might be a waste of time, but she was only counting the ones that were just alike.