Time Is Never Actually Experienced – Rupert Spira

Published on 14 Dec 2018
A 13 year old boy asks, ‘Why do we lose a sense of time when we are sleeping?’

Mystery of Time ~ Deepak Chopra

Is this now, right now, any different than any other now? Contemplate this.

Here and Now are Dimensionless Consciousness – Rupert Spira

A discussion about the nature of time and space.

Time & Space: Concept or Reality? Is Time Travel Really Possible ? || Sadhguru || Adiyogi

A seeker asks Sadhguru, is it true that time and space do not really exist? Only because you have a physical body, Sadhguru answers, are time and space a reality in your experience.

Yogi, mystic and visionary, Sadhguru is a spiritual master with a difference. An arresting blend of profundity and pragmatism, his life and work serves as a reminder that yoga is a contemporary science, vitally relevant to our times.

How Do I Overcome Self-criticism of My Appearance? – Eckhart Tolle 

Eternity Is Ever-Present Now

Published on Oct 13, 2017

A 13-year-old boy asks if awareness has always existed. The presumption that time exists, inherent in his question, is then explored. 

Mind Cannot Understand Eternity ~ Rupert Spira

Published on Sep 1, 2017
A man asks for clarification on a particular sentence Rupert wrote on the eternal now.
From the seven day retreat at Mercy Center – May 2017. For access to the full recording see link: http://non-duality.rupertspira.com/wa…

Stop the illusion of time and access the now – by Eckhart Tolle

Mind Strategies for Avoiding the Now.

In some rare cases, this shift in consciousness happens dramatically and radically, once and for all. When it does, it usually come about through total surrender in the midst of intense suffering. Most people, however, have to work at it.

Eckhart tolle – Time And Future

Time And Timelessness ~ Leonard Jacobson

If we are fully present, there are no thoughts. If there are no thoughts, then quite literally, there is no time. There is no life outside of this moment. We can no longer function in the world of time, because there is only now. You would need a team of caretakers to take care of you, or an ashram would have to develop around you to take care of you and receive your enlightened utterances.

One such example is Ramana Maharshi. When Ramana awakened, he did not participate in the world of time. He remained in the silence and an ashram developed around him. That is the beauty of India. The Indian culture allows for one to enter into that fully awakened state and remain there. They know how to respond to one who is fully awakened.

But it is time for many more of us to awaken. Enlightenment can no longer be for just a select few, who do not participate in the world. If there is to be an awakening at a collective level, we will have to find a balance between the timelessness of the fully awakened state and the world of time. This means that we must master the art of moving easily between those two dimensions.

To do so, we must know that the present moment is the truth of life. We must know that everything outside of this moment is illusory in nature and so we no longer believe in any of it as true. We must recognize that life at the level of mind is simply play. It is sometimes happy and sometimes sad, because it is a world of duality. We relax and accept the dual nature of life within time. We are no longer for or against anything. We have transcended judgment. Life is accepted fully and so too is death. Joy is accepted fully and so too is pain. But we are so deeply grounded in the moment of now, that we no longer get caught in the movements of the mind and its world of thought and emotion. We are no longer identified with the story unfolding within the world of time. We are no longer defined by that story. We are deeply grounded in Oneness. We can move easily into time and the world of thought, and we are able to return to silence and Presence at will. In fact, silence and Presence are always there as the foundation of our existence, even when we consciously choose to venture into the world of the mind.

Enlightened Beings on the nature of Time

We think that time is something mechanical and a fact. These great enlightened beings prove that time is just a product of the mind. You’ll also get great advice on how to live joyfully in the present moment.


Eckhart Tolle: 00-07:33
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev: 07:37-12:22
Jiddu Krishnamurti 12:27-16:59
Bentinho Massaro 17:03-25:40
Mooji 25:45-29:06
Rupert Spira 29:10-36:13
Osho 36:18-40:02


Living in Harmony With Time: How to relate positively to time by Steve Taylor PhD

We normally see time as our enemy…

We feel that it’s running way from us, bringing good experiences to an end too soon, and taking away our youth, our fitness, our good looks, and eventually even our lives themselves. We’re continually fighting against time to meet deadliness and make appointments. But since time is an ever-present factor in our lives, it’s essential for us to find a positive way of relating to it. Is it possible for us to live in harmony with time?

Throughout my life I’ve veered between two different attitudes to time, both of them positive in their different ways. These could be called the ‘positive pressure perspective’ and the ‘transcendent perspective’.

The ‘Positive Pressure Perspective’

The first perspective sees time as a precious commodity which shouldn’t be wasted. Ultimately, this is based on awareness of death. The fact that we are all going to die at some point means that our time in this life is limited. Time is slipping away from us every moment, so it’s incumbent on us to use it productively, to fulfil our potential, to achieve as much as we can, to do what we were meant to do. Life is temporary, so we should make the most of it.

This perspective can be very energising. I think of myself primarily as I writer, and I feel that there are a lot of books inside me that I have to write before I die. So sometimes when I feel a little lazy or lacking in motivation, the thought that time is limited – that I’m going to die eventually and could potentially die at any moment – can jolt me out of my indolence. ‘I haven’t got time to waste!’ I tell myself. ‘I have to get on and do what I’m meant to do!’ I already have my next three books planned out in my mind, and would be very disappointed if I ‘ran out of time’ before I was able to bring them into existence.

This view of time can be problematic though. It creates pressure, and can lead to an obsessive concern with not ‘wasting’ time. Every minute that is not deemed ‘productive’ is seen as worthless. It may mean that we’re unwilling to relax, even when we’re mentally and physically exhausted, and when we would actually become more productive if we allowed ourselves to take it easy. And more fundamentally, this attitude pre-supposes a duality between us and time. It views time as external force which we have to continually struggle against – and which will ultimately be victorious against us.

There is no Time except the Present – the ‘Transcendent Perspective’

The second perspective has a less combative attitude towards time – in fact, it doesn’t even accept its existence, at least in the normal sense. It sees linear time as a construct, a creation of the human mind (and of human culture). After all, the future is not a real phenomenon. It does not exist, except in our thoughts, in our anticipations and our plans. Similarly, the past is not a real phenomenon. All past events have faded away into non-existence. They only exist in our memory, and in the recordings we may make of them. We live our lives wholly and continually in the present. And in the present, there is no time. As a culture, we have decided to divide time into seconds, minutes, hours and days, but this has no basis in experiential terms. In the present, there is just a continual flow of experience. There are no isolated moments, or instants, there is just a flow. And we are part of the flow.

From this point of view, there is no need to worry about time passing. The present doesn’t pass away – its always with us. It stretches panoramically around us, without direction and without the divisions of different tenses.

This second attitude is obviously the healthier one. It frees from the stress and pressure of trying to keep up with time. It means that we live more naturally and authentically, in tune with our deeper impulses, doing things when we feel it’s right to do them, rather than forcing ourselves.

If there is a possible disadvantage to this ‘transcendent’ perspective of time though, it is that it may take away our sense of urgency, and reduce our motivation to complete tasks. It’s an unfortunate aspect of modern life that we often need to complete tasks and meet deadlines, but in a state of present-ness, it’s sometimes difficult to muster the self-discipline to do this. If the present is like an ocean all around us, and the future doesn’t really exist, why should we feel any sense of urgency? Why should I work hard to complete the latest chapter of my book? Why should I make an effort to meet my publisher’s deadline?

Integrating the Two Perspectives

However, I don’t think these two perspectives are necessarily incompatible. They can be integrated when we consider that, although linear time may not exist in the sense we normally think of it, duration still exists. That is, although we always live in the present, processes still take place, and those processes have a duration. They arise, they unfold and manifest themselves, and then they slowly fade away. Seconds, minutes and hours are just artificial man-made divisions, but processes such as days, months and years do exist.

And our lives are a process too. This process always takes place in the present, but we also know that it has a limited duration. Even though there is no future and no past, it’s still important for us to fulfil our potential while we can. It’s still important for us to uncover our authentic selves, to develop our skills and allow our creativity to express itself. We should still feel a sense of the brevity and fragility of the process of our lives, and feel an urgency to experience the process as fully and intensely as possible – at the same time as being aware that, as we do this, we can never be anywhere except the present.

Steve Taylor is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Leeds Beckett University. He is the author of Making Time. His website is stevenmtaylor.com
Source: Psychology Today

Making Time: Why Time Seems to Pass at Different Speeds and How to Control It by Steve Taylor (Author)

Why does time seem to speed up as we get older? Steve Taylor’s genre-busting, gripping book explores this all-too-familiar question… Why does time seem to drag when we’re bored or in pain, or to go slowly when we’re in unfamiliar environments? Why does it slow down dramatically in accidents and emergency situations, when sportspeople are ‘in the zone’, or in higher states of consciousness?

“Making Time” explains why we have these different perceptions of time. It puts forward five basic ‘laws’ of psychological time and uncovers the factors which cause them. It uses evidence from modern physics and unusual states of consciousness to suggest that our normal sense of time is an illusion ‘created’ by our minds.

On a practical level, this book also shows us what we can do to control our sense of time passing, to make it pass slowly or quickly in different situations. It suggests that it is possible for us to live through more time in our lives, and so effectively increase the amount of time which we are alive for. Finally using insights from Buddhism to show how we can live fully in the present moment, Steve Taylor’s brilliant book will astound all who read it.

Steve Taylor is the author of The Fall, Waking From Sleep, Out of the Darkness and his latest book Back to Sanity. Eckhart Tolle has described his work as ‘an important contribution to the global shift in consciousness.’ Steve is a lecturer in transpersonal psychology at Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK. In 2012 he was included (at no.31) in Mind, Body, Spirit magazine’s list of ‘The 100 most spiritually influential living people.’ He also writes poetry – his first book of poems, The Meaning, has just been published. For more information see http://www.stevenmtaylor.co.uk

Look Inside

Steve Taylor on Book Making Time BBC Interview

Why does time seem to speed up as we get older. why does time sometimes slow down when we are bored or race by when we are having a good time. These and other questions are addressed by Steve Taylor, an English author in his new book, Making Time

Here and Now are Dimensionless Consciousness

Published on Mar 18, 2016

A discussion about the nature of time and space.

Mauro Bergonzi: The Bottomless Pit Behind the Word “Consciousness”

Published on Nov 3, 2015

The common use of the word ‘consciousness’ easily tends to narrow its meaning only to the subjective side of the total range of our experience. Yet, since both non-dualism and some philosophical implications of Quantum Physics regard reality as an indivisible whole, the words ‘consciousness’ and ‘world’ are just two different descriptions of one and the same reality (respectively in terms of the ‘first’ or of the ‘third’ person), while the alleged separation between ‘subject’ and ‘object’ is nothing but an
illusory mental construct. Actually, a deep exploration of what we call ‘consciousness’ in our direct experience beyond words is tantamount to a free fall into a bottomless pit of awe and wonder.

Mauro Bergonzi is a Professor of Religions and Philosophies of India, University of Naples. Mauro Bergonzi has been teaching Religions and Philosophies of India at the Università degli Studi di Napoli since 1985. He is author of academic essays and articles on Oriental Philosophies, Comparative Religion, Psychology of Mysticism and Transpersonal Psychology. Since 1970, he has practiced meditation, always preserving a non-confessional and non-dogmatic approach. After a natural and spontaneous fading out of both seeking and the seeker, only a radical non dualism prevailed in him. In this respect, his long-standing familiarity with the teachings of Nisargadatta Maharaj, Jiddu Krishnamurti and Tony Parsons has been crucial. In the last 10 years, he has been invited to give regular satsangs in Italy.

Time Loops and Space Twists: How God Created the Universe by Fred Alan Wolf (Author)

In his most important book since Taking the Quantum Leap, Fred Alan Wolf, Ph.D., explains how our understanding of time, space, and matter have changed in just the last few years, and how with these new ideas we have a glimpse into the “mind of God.”

Making comparisons to Hindu Vedic and Judeo-Christian cosmology, Dr. Wolf explains how the universal command of the Deity “Let there be light” now takes on a new scientific meaning: Everything is literally made of light and the reader will learn how quantum physics proves this is so.

Fred Alan Wolf is a world-renowned physicist, writer, and lecturer who also conducts research on the relationship of quantum physics to consciousness. He is the author of 13 books, 3 audio CD courses and received the National Book Award for “Taking the Quantum Leap”. He is a member of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Collegium of Scholars and was Professor of physics at San Diego State University for twelve years. Dr. Wolf has appeared in many nationally released films including “What the Bleep Do We Know?” and “The Secret.” His latest book is “Time-Loops and Space-Twists: How God Created the Universe.”

He has been interviewed on several radio and television programs including New Dimensions Radio, Western Public Radio, National Public Radio, and many others. He was the visiting scholar/scientist-in-residence in the Pacific Northwest sponsored by The Institute for Science, Technology, and Public Policy during the spring season, 1994. He has spoken numerous times before The Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, The Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC, and several other prominent organizations and been interviewed on a number of television shows between the years 1995 to the present including: The Discovery Channel’s The Know Zone, Sightings, The Thinking Allowed Television Series, The Malone show, The Evidence for Heaven. Star Trek IV, Special Collector’s edition, The Fabric of Time, The Case for Christ’s Resurrection, Down the Rabbit Hole, and the PBS series Closer to Truth.


Fred Alan Wolf – Time Loops and Space Twists

Dr. Fred Alan Wolf discusses some of the ideas and concepts explored in his book Time Loops and Space Twists.

In his most important work since Taking the Quantum Leap, Fred explains how our understanding of time, space and matter have changed in just the last few years and how within these new ideas we have a glimpse into the ‘mind of God’.

Making comparisons to Hindu Vedic and Judeo-Christian cosmology, he explains how the universal command of the Deity ‘Let there be light’ now takes on a new scientific meaning: Everything is literally made of light, and the reader will learn how quantum physics proves this is so.

Quantum physics can be daunting to the lay person, but Fred has simplified and made these abstract concepts very comprehensible. He uses the wisdom from science and challenges our thoughts on religion while reminding us of true spirituality. His approach leads us to a new view of how consciousness and science are related.

Dr. Wolf is a physicist, writer, and lecturer who earned his Ph.D. in theoretical physics at UCLA in 1963. He continues to write, lecture throughout the world, and conduct research on the relationship of quantum physics to consciousness.


What is the current scientific view of ‘Space time’? – Catherine Pepin

Published on May 22, 2015


In this conversation Catherine Pepin discusses space-time, gravity, entropy and consciousness.

Catherine Pepin is a senior research scientist at the Institut de Physique Théorique, CEA-Saclay, France. She is a quantum field theorist in the field of condensed matter physics. She belongs to the tradition pioneered by Schrödinger and Pauli for whom the notion of separation between science and mystical experience is an illusion.

John Hagelin : 1.Consciousness and time 2.The brain and the meditative state 3. Unbounded awareness and the emotional life

Consciousness and time

Published on May 18, 2015

John Hagelin describes the concept of time as perceived from different states of consciousness. This video is an excerpt from SAND Anthology Vol. 2.

John Hagelin, Ph.D., is a renowned quantum physicist, science and public policy expert, educator, author, and leading proponent of peace.

Unbounded awareness and the emotional life

John Hagelin describes how the emotional life changes with the attainment of unbounded awareness. This video is an excerpt from SAND Anthology Vol. 2.

The brain and the meditative state, John Hagelin

John Hagelin explains what happens to the brain while in a meditative state. This video is an excerpt from SAND Anthology Vol. 2.

What Is Consciousness? – Deepak Chopra, Rudolph Tanzi, Menas Kafatos and Lothar Schäfer

“What Is Consciousness & Where Is It?” – a panel conversation recorded at Science and Nonduality Conference 2013 with Rudolph Tanzi, Menas Kafatos and Lothar Schäfer facilitated by Deepak Chopra

What is the fundamental activity in the universe? Although neuroscience has made
enormous progress in looking at the brain correlates of subjective and objective experience,
there is still no theory on how we experience mental or perceptual reality. Where our memories are stored? Is there a scientifically viable way to explain consciousness? Does mainstream science have the methodologies to address this question? Are there states of consciousness that go beyond waking, dreaming and sleeping? Is our current science which is based on a subject/object split equipped to answer these mysteries? What is the nature of the universe? What is the of nature awareness that makes it possible for us to experience the universe?


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