I had a dream about time. The beginning of the dream was total darkness. Then a spotlight shining on an old grandfather clock.
As I watched, the face of the clock opened and out escaped a court jester. He started to run away and as he did, I realized that this was Time running away from me. My first reaction was to chase Time. But the faster I ran, the faster he ran.
After a struggle I was able to corner him. Then using martial arts I tried to fight Time but to no avail, as always he just moved a bit out of my reach. Finally, after realizing I could not stop Time by trying to catch it or fight it I pointed my finger at the Court Jester. Then with total focus directed him back into the clock, making him get into the base of the clock rather than the face.
This dream taught me that time is a concept which we all agree and the only way to control time is to focus, directing it to do what you want.
When stressed, the mind speeds up, as does time.
We believe there isn’t enough time to do all we need to get done. It’s all an illusion. Remember time is malleable. So when struggling with a deadline believing you don’t have enough time, stop and remember the many other deadlines successfully met. Proving even against all odds there always seemed to be enough time.
That positive reinforcement relaxes the mind and as it does the mind slows. The slower the mind, the more time we feel we have. A relaxed mind expands time.
Then it is about defining time. If you have a project to finish – give it a start time and a finish time. By defining that time slot, then ‘pointing your finger’ and with total focus on the work at hand, time will and does expand.
Remember, we can’t catch it or fight it as Time will always step out of our reach. However, we can take control through focus. Recall, relax and then do your ‘finger pointing’. Make time do what you want it to do. Time works very well with a relaxed mind. I have always found Time most agreeable.
By Cindy Hurn, The Cindy Hurn Show In Norwich, Norfolk, UK