You’ve been busy. And you can’t believe you are through the first six months of this year.
Do you feel like time is running out? Or speeding up?
I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of time. And when I say ‘thinking’ I mean really deeply ruminating on the fundamental nature of it, and of the space-time-reality we inhabit.
I just finished reading the book “The Order of Time” by Carlo Rovelli, in which the author and physicist totally shatters our understanding of time as a linear event. i.e., that we move through time in a linear or chronological fashion, and experience the past, present and future in that order.
Does such a thing as linear or chronological time exist?
Can time really be infinite?
We have all experienced time speeding up, slowing down, or even standing still.
You know the feeling of that meeting that feels like it’s draaaaaaaaging on. Or how about when you are so engrossed in something, and you are so ‘in the flow’, that three hours goes by but it feels like only twenty minutes have passed.
As Rovelli states, ‘Time is elastic in our personal experience of it’.
Yet, for many people, it feels like life is actually speeding up.
In this great TED talk John Coyle describes the elasticity of time, and how you can expand time by expanding the breadth and depth of your experiences. Imagine for a moment, how good it would feel to be able to actually expand time.
If time is not linear, and time is elastic as proved by quantum physics, then time is NOT running out. We do, however, need to change our views about time. It’s all about perspective.
As Coyle describes, it’s about expanding the breadth and depth of our experiences. Rather than living in the comfort of the everyday routine, the same operating program, that we have created for ourselves so that we feel ‘safe’, rather than expansive.
With this is mind, what experiences could you create for yourself in the coming months to help you expand time?
- Who do you want to be between now and January 2020?
- Where do you want to go and what do you want to do?
- How can you use your time to create adventures that’ll bring out the best in you?
- What kind of life story do you want?