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In our spiritual studies, we encounter the paradox of time verses the eternal nature of the now moment. It doesn’t take much thought to realize we can only live in this now moment. But then there’s that hair appointment at three o’clock on Thursday. We schedule our lives in a framework of time that, in reality, doesn’t exist. How do we reconcile this fact in any kind of useful way?
We begin by realizing it’s the body-based self-image, not the soul, that runs by the clock. Time is a very useful tool, but it can also become an unmerciful taskmaster. It’s a cultural habit to tie our entire existence to a timeline that so often becomes a peace-robbing source of stress. Our timing is off, time is running out, time is passing us by because time waits for no one.
The soul is not subject to the constraints of time, for it neither ages nor matures. This doesn’t mean that we ignore our time-related responsibilities. Jesus said we are to render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and unto God what is God’s. When we find our rendering unto Caesar is stressing us out, it’s probably because we’re not rendering unto God what is God’s. We need to step back, take a breath, relax, and know that nothing has the power to disturb the calm peace of our eternal soul.
With time, all things have a beginning and an end. Your timeless soul has neither beginning nor end. This means you always pass successfully through the most tumultuous of situations. It also means that the peace and assurance you crave is not found at the end of some event, but is present now.
Your soul is not diminished by unsavory situations in time and space. Pull back from time-based appearances and re-center your mind in the truth of your eternal, timeless nature. In honoring your commitments in time, do not neglect to also honor your commitment to God. When it feels as if time is passing you by, let it go and reground yourself in the healing truth of your soul’s timelessness.