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Do You Struggle With Time?

Do You Struggle With Time?

The element of time pressure alters behavior, attitudes, and physiological responses. So subjective time can be an incredibly powerful force. Itís no accident that the word deadline contains the word dead. A deadline implies a threat: ďIf you donít meet this limit, youíre finished.Ē The threat may be subtle or blatant, but it is almost always present. If it were not, we would not feel anxious under time pressure.

Some people are much more sensitive to time pressure than others. All of us, however, feel the pressure of a serious, threatening deadline over which we have no control Ė death itself. If you believe that you have been allotted a certain span of time for your existence, the deadline of death will exert a lot of stress.

How much better not to feel any time pressure, to blossom fully despite the fact that death exists. The attitude that life is a blossoming, not a race, can be achieved. But to do that, you canít believe that time is running out. Sending that message to your bodyís cells is the same, ultimately, as programming them to age and die.

Yet the fact is that linear time is moving inexorably forward, and to overcome that, we must find a place where a different kind of time, or no time, can be experienced and internalized.

To a skeptic, this proposition must sound purely subjective, but quantum events that defy linear time take place within our cells continually. DNAís intelligence operates simultaneously in the past, present, and future. From the past it takes the blueprint of life, applying to the present only the tiniest fraction of the information needed for cellular function, and reserving for the future the information that will be relevant years from now.

The images imprinted on our quantum mechanical body are as complex as you are. In short, these images are you. You live out your stored images, manufacturing your own version of time, and in the process you program the kind of body required by your version of time.

Adapted from Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, by Deepak Chopra (Three Rivers Press, 1998).

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Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.

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10:21AM PST on Jan 7, 2013

Nothing needs to be done to create this. World remains the same. Acquiescence, allowing, a personal higher (faster) focus and the world attention is shifted towards the higher plane this one descends from. Linear, sequential, expression is part of the slower vibration. Mortality is the expression of all physicality. We are immortal God parts allowing ourselves to be enchanted and enthralled by this dense expression to experience what is only available here.Every being here has considered the price of this experience, mortality, absolutely worth it for all the opportunities of experience but we are still that comprehensive god core focusing our attention, so making "real" this linear reality.

10:19AM PST on Jan 7, 2013

Each of us is an expression of that fastest vibrating core, the highest note, stepping down its tone to manifest as each of the slower ever more dense planes of creation. The fastest most transforming vibration is love so we say "God is love". So all that is already is an expression of the highest. There is nothing to change into or become. It is a matter of attention. At the center is you and me, the only permanence, the eternal awareness of being. Everything else is transient ever changing impermanence. If it can be named it's mortal; always subject to change. So it's us, the eternal observer, whose attention determines the vibration our conscious is experiencing.The awareness of all parts of this world is allowing a quickening of vibration, that stepping up of the energies, that is being expressed as the world changing. The world is not changing. It's all in the same place; with an individual like yourself still the same self, focusing and remaining in attention at a quicker level. All the rest of our world is both expressing and experiencing the same phenomena like that snowball gaining in size and speed. pulling more and ever increasing parts of surrounding reality, every part of this world mutually creating and experiencing this rush.It will continue as long as inertia expresses the energy available. multiplying exponentially. AND each and everyone of us will remain who we are; expressions of the god core, of all that is. Nothing needs to be done to create this. World r

10:14AM PST on Jan 7, 2013

Olivia imagine words ascension and descent, in mystical terms, meaning the quickening and slowing of vibration of an instrument. The quicker it is vibrating the higher the note and to lower it the vibration must be slower.The same instrument in the same place is producing both. In this way imagine that instead of the spatial spread between ever higher and lower planes that the planes exist together like nesting dolls with the tiniest fastest core at the center, with the core as "God", in the unique, eternal, expression of All That Is ( which I prefer as God name) that is each of us and the whole creation. In the analogy that "All That Is" is the soul god core expressing itself imagine every part, you, me, the tree and the flea, being eternal individual expressions each like one of these nesting dolls. Each of us is an expression of that fastest vibrating core, the highest note, stepping down its tone to manifest as each of the slower ever more dense planes of creation. The fastest most transforming vibration is love so we say "God is love". So all that is already is an expression of the highest. There is nothing to change into or become. It is a matter of attention. At the center is you and me, the only permanence, the eternal awareness of being. Everything else is transient ever changing impermanence. If it can be named it's mortal; always subject to change. So it's us, the eternal observer, whose attention determines the vibration our conscious is experiencing.The awarene

6:11AM PST on Jan 7, 2013

Thank you. The words "deadline" and "present" say a lot. Time is "speeding up" (Earth's ascension) and hopefully we will soon reach the dimension where linear time doesn't really exist....it won't be necessary as it is in 3D.

6:30AM PST on Jan 3, 2013

great advice, thanks for sharing

5:25AM PST on Jan 3, 2013

Sorry. No time to respond to this. Gotta go.

12:27AM PST on Jan 3, 2013

In the moment as much as possible

2:01PM PST on Jan 1, 2013

thanks...

5:54AM PST on Jan 1, 2013

No

3:05AM PST on Jan 1, 2013

Interesting article. Time is relentless, never back. From the moment we are born, begins the countdown to death. Fighting against time, is an unfair fight because you never win. So use the time to your advantage, living with intensity, the moments of your life.

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