Time is mine!
What are we? In our outer life we are all kinds of things, just not what we really are. We all have a longing in our deepest being. A longing for something so far away from our current life that we can hardly express it with words. Sometimes we are very close to this “something”. Then, in a moment when we can leave our everyday lives behind, a feeling suddenly breaks through that gives us a view of something so fantastic that we would give up everything just to get there.
To be able to reach that point without a place, that state, to live it in its full intensity, would be the fulfilment that outshines everything we know. This esoteric world, which occasionally gives us a tiny glimpse of itself, is probably what the great founders of religion called paradise. However, the feeling of absolute joy and security, of infinite, all-encompassing vastness, is probably not a place in the afterlife at all, not a paradise marked somewhere on religious and spiritual maps. It is not so far away, so unattainable, so intangible. It is probably a part of ourselves. Probably even our most essential part, our true self.
If we start from the depth of knowledge of the Chinese Tao, or from the knowledge described in the ancient Vedas and Upanishads, then this fantastic “something” is even not only the essence of ourselves, but the essence of everything that exists.
Only we have allowed our lives, our time, to be filled with all sorts of things that obscure our view of the true nature of ourselves. Our life, or more specifically, our time, is no longer ours. It belongs to our obligations, our superficial desires, our problems.
When we speak of “ourselves”, this means first of all, in a very pragmatic sense, “our consciousness”, that is, everything we feel. Ultimately, our “self” is our life, or our time. But we have long since lost control of our time and so we do not live ourselves, but we live our obligations. We live our problems, our efforts to achieve a certain status, we live our clichés.
Time is mine! is not meant as an affirmation that we are now opening the door to our time to the superficialities that rule our lives. Time is mine! is a motto for the project of reclaiming our own time, our consciousness and thus ourselves. The goal would be to free ourselves from all the superficial ballast and reveal what we really are. Our time should be dominated by our self, not by external circumstances. In doing so, we should avoid the mistake of trying to change our inner being with changes on the outside. The opposite way is more effective. When we make changes on the inside, the outside follows automatically. We change ourselves when we reclaim our time. In the most important space we possess, in our consciousness, we ourselves should rule, not everyday life. Because this is the space in which our lives take place!