Putting time in perspective
THE PHILOSOPHER Plato said that time is the moving image of eternity. The Mayans of South America spoke of the repeating wheels of time every 5,125 years or so, and in the Bible, in the Book of Ecclesiastes, these well-known lines are often spoken: “There is a time for everything: a time to sow, a time to reap, a time to be born, a time to die ... a time to laugh, a time to cry ...“
Time has three faces but each makes sense only from the present. God, who Himself lives in eternity, understands the three faces of time as they manifest on earth but places our awareness in the present.
What does the present say? It says that it is a time for a new consciousness, to open the third eye and see behind appearances, to open the third ear and listen to forgotten truths.
Time measures the rhythm of nature. However, we human beings are now so out of rhythm because of our selfish code of conduct that this also affects nature.
When harmony and truth are lost in the human mind, chaos and crisis begin in humanity as a whole and in nature globally. How is the human being to return to that natural state again?
Let us take consciousness to its smallest unit – one thought; let’s take time to its smallest unit – one second; and let’s take human life in the body to its smallest unit – one breath, one heartbeat.
When consciousness is right, then this influences time because, when all is said and done, consciousness directs time and not the other way around.
This thought repeated with complete concentration during the day gives the self, power. This use of time and thought restores the most positive energies to the human soul.