Oct 2nd ~ When we are talking about time, we do not mean chronological time, time by the watch. That time exists, must exist. If you want to catch a bus, if you want to get to a train or meet an appointment tomorrow, you must have chronological time. But is there a tomorrow, psychologically, which is the time of the mind? Is there psychologically tomorrow, actually? Or is the tomorrow created by thought because thought sees the impossibility of change, directly, immediately, and invents this process of gradualness. I see for myself, as a human being, that it is terribly important to bring about a radical revolution in my way of life, thinking, feeling, and in my actions, and I say to myself, “I’ll take time over it; It’ll be different tomorrow, or in a month’s time.” That is the time we are talking about: the psychological structure of time, of tomorrow, or the future, and in that time we live. That is the time we are talking about: the psychological structure of time, of tomorrow, or the future, and in that time we live. Time is the past, the present, and the future, not by the watch. I was, yesterday; yesterday operates through today and creates the future. That’s a fairly simple thing. I had an experience a year ago that left an imprint on my mind, and the present I translate according to that experience, knowledge, tradition, conditioning, and I create the tomorrow. I’m caught in this circle. This is what we call living; this is what we call time.
Thought, which is you, with all its memories, conditioning, ideas, hopes, despair, the utter loneliness of existence- all that is this time…And to understand a timeless state, when time has come to a stop, one must inquire whether the mind can be free totally of all experience, which is of time.
This lesson really stood out for me. “But is there a tomorrow, psychologically, which is the time of the mind? Is there psychologically tomorrow, actually? Or is the tomorrow created by thought because thought sees the impossibility of change, directly, immediately, and invents this process of gradualness.” Psychological time is what is important, although most of us focuses on chronological time, seeing that we are all so busy and if we aren’t, we feel insecure it. That is where business lies- watch time. Heck Apple even invented the Apple Watch. Thought inventing the process of gradualness. That is mind blowing. Thought is creating something, not a thinker. What is important, though, is to stay with this concept of psychological time. This is where the problem is. Changing things gradually. That is how we do it. We don’t really consider changing right now. It takes time since we have to sit with whatever is coming up. Instead we plan and break things into problems. Science is big with that. But you can only go so far.
So can we change right now? Can we get away of what we are so invested in, what society is invested in, what capitalism is invested in…
This is where I am invested: psychological time. Can I change right now? Not over time, but this instant?