Timelessness and Meditation
Meditation to Transcend Time
Thinking involves time and that prevents meditation, and meditation involves being and that destroys time. This is the fundamental battle raging in our lives. Either we absorb ourselves in time and thought, or we give ourselves to the eternal now and transcend it. The direction to take is really obvious, for with meditation you get bliss and with time you get suffering.
Time means you are constantly involved in the battle of becoming, acquiring and achieving. Always enslaved by desire, thus chasing and seeking, while meditation means you are a student of the present, always aware of what is, the here and now, and moving with it spontaneously. Which will you do? That separates a life spent superficially, versus a life spent deep in the heart of Reality. It is up to you.
For further inspiration, here is a wonderful quote from J. Krishnamurti explaining how meditation and time cannot coexist.
Author: J. Krishnamurti
Topic: Meditation and Time
To meditate is to transcend time. Time is the distance that thought travels in its achievements. The traveling is always along the old path covered over with a new coating, new sights, but always the same road, leading nowhere – expect to pain and sorrow.
It is only when the mind transcends time that truth ceases to be an abstraction. Then bliss is not an idea derived from pleasure but an actuality that is not verbal.
The emptying of the mind of time is the silence of truth, and the seeing is the doing; so there there is no division between the seeing and doing. In the interval between seeing and doing is born conflict, misery and confusion.
That which has no time is the everlasting.
Meditation and Time Summary:
So what needs to be done? Be constantly aware. That is all. Be constantly aware of of your thoughts and feelings. Awareness is the answer. As Nisargadatta Maharaj, the great Advaita Master has pointed out…
A quiet mind is all you need. All else will happen rightly, once your mind is quiet. As the sun on rising makes the world active, so does self-awareness affect changes in the mind. In the light of calm and steady self-awareness, inner energies wake up and work miracles without any effort on your part.
Take this weekend and give yourself to this practice of constant self-awareness. All else will take care of itself and your life will move gracefully towards Divinity and Timelessness.