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How to Control Your Life by Controlling Time--Updated 11/2010
Make Time Your Ally
This article is not another time-management piece but a way to actually control time. You see, psychologically, time is a relatively modern creation of our thinking brain to help us keep our appointments and manage other physical aspects of our lives. Other than this, we really don't need time at all. In his November 4, 2010 piece in the Huffington Post entitled Is Death the End? Experiments Suggest We Create Time , Robert Lanza, M.D., scientist and Theoretician, elaborately describes the many experiments that suggest that time does not really exist, but that we create it. Of course, there are many definitions for time, and the time I refer to in this article is the very practical time that precedes our every thought, word, and deed. This kind of time that we are constantly chasing and that produces so much anxiety in our lives, is an illusion that we create from moment to moment. This was written for all those whose lives are so full of obligations that they feel they have no time for the really important stuff. Here is a way to heal your life by understanding how your mind works and taking control it and your time, because they are one and the same.
We are becoming more and more aware of how fast time seems to be flying. There's even a group that's researching to see if the earth is spinning faster. It used to be that only the elderly talked about how fast time was going, but now even the children are saying it. I remember Thanksgiving at my son’s home when the adults were talking about Christmas coming, and my ten-year-old grandson blurted out in a loud voice and obvious frustration, “Where did November go!?” Since then, I have heard many children of all ages expressing surprise at the how fast time seems to be moving.
I was inspired to write this article after reading a piece by Mark Epstein, M.D. entitled Time on My Side, in the October 2006 issue of body + soul in which he quotes a verse from the 13th-century Japanese Zen master Dogen. “Do not regard time,” Dogen wrote, “as merely flying away. Do not think that flying away is its sole function. For time to fly away there would have to be a separation.”
The Separation Between Our Head and Our Heart
An anonymous author once wrote, “The longest distance a human being will ever travel is from the head to the heart.” This split between head and heart is causing numerous and dangerous conditions of mind, body, and spirit, not the least of which is this feeling that we can no longer control time and it is slipping away from us at light speed. This time warp is causing anxiety and stress, because of the intense feeling that there is just not enough time is dogging our every day and night. Even sleep is no longer peaceful, and many need more medications to get them there and keep them there. We wake in the morning with a head often filled with the same thoughts that were there when we went to bed. Millions of us are dying of stress-related diseases, and this crunch of time is one of the main causes.
The solution is to heal your life by healing the split and put our mind back together again. Once we heal the split and balance our mind again, amazing things begin to happen. We will control time, because time is only a fabrication of our thinking mind to help us keep our appointments. Aside from those kinds of mundane matters, we really don’t need time at all. With a balanced brain, we will live primarily in our creative, spiritual mind, unless we need our thinking mind to solve a technical problem, where there is no time but only clarity and creativity. In that natural state of mind, the solution to every problem will be obvious, and we will do what needs to be done with efficient and effective action. In the alpha or creative state, there is also no fear, because the cause of psychological fear is thought in the form of memory; and in alpha there is no thought, and so no fear, and you will heal your life.
Once we heal the split between our mind and heart and control time, we will have lots of it to do whatever we have to do and want to do; and, we will have our whole brain back that we need to meet the challenges of our crazy new world.
"When the Answer is Simple, God is Speaking”
Balancing the brain is simple, as is every true solution. It was Albert Einstein who said that when the answer is simple, God is speaking. The answer is in the very mind that is causing the problem in the first place. We can quiet the mind chatter and clutter and make time our ally by using a simple, free, science-based technique called alpha training. Used as directed, it will guide you into the tranquility of your creative mind and heal the wounds caused by our frenetic world. Used long enough to change the neuron pathways in the brain, it will produce a permanent, inner calm that will open you up to the creative insights about all the important issues of your life streaming to you from the creative and intuitive functions of your mind. (Many will see these "creative insights" as inspirations from God.) Once a new mind is established, you will heal your life and time will be your ally. Then, you'll have plenty of time to “waste” chatting with your family, friends, and even friends you haven't met yet.
P.S. That last line was written especially for itakins who has a wonderful Hub called Let's 'Waste' Some Time, which I highly recommend.
Update note: It dawned on me suddenly that beginners may get frustrated, because it's really not possible to understand the "magic" of how everything in one's life can just happen easily and come together in proper sequence until one actually learns how to be in that quiet place in the mind and let's it happen. It's a gradual process that comes about as the brain wave patterns are altered from beta to alpha, and we get out of our own way. Our fear and anxiety gets in the way of our progress in the form of procrastination, self-sabotage, limiting beliefs, subconscious programs or blocks, etc. When the alpha state becomes our normal state of mind, all of those ways that we get in our own way begin to evaporate and life just flows easily. There is definitely a sequence of events that has to take place before we actually arrive at a goal or dream. That's why it does take patience to allow that sequence to happen as it needs to and over which we really do not have control. Ahhhh, letting go of control, that's another key piece of the puzzle that can be taken care of by alpha training. Have fun with this process, stay with it and you will be greatly rewarded.
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