From Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now: “Time is what the ego lives on. The stronger the ego, the more time takes over your life. Almost every thought you think is then concerned with past and future, and your sense of self depends on the past for your identity and on the future for its fulfillment.”
When I took my. 100 year-old mother to see Avatar, she said the first movie she remembers was Harold Lloyd hanging from a clock. She also said that year when asked she was so happy (and she was very happy), “I’m happy because I have no future…..When I was younger, I had a future and was not so happy.” So there you go. We are all hanging from a clock. The Ego does not live on time; the Ego IS time. Time is thinking. Without thought there is no sense of time. That’s why we love to go to movies because there, if it is good, we know the timeless. We are in the movie’s time instead of the Ego’s time. We can for a moment upon leaving the movie— before the Ego movie turns on —feel the difference. Time is a burden and we can feel it. Time is stress and we can feel it. Time is worry and we can feel it. Time…..
Time is very paradoxical because we want more of it or we have too much of it. This is a sign that it doesn’t exist. Time is a measure of distance between here and there. Here is Now, and there is tomorrow. The distance of this gap is the measure of our suffering. When time is in the saddle and rides you, heaven is tomorrow and hell is now. Would would happen, do you think, if you let go of the clock? If you ask thinking, it will tell you that you will die if you let go of time. Death to the Ego is no more time. So, don’t listen to thought. Just do it!