Well, I stumbled into a talk on time, using an hour glass to make the point about the anxiety and fear we have when we identify with the sand in an hour glass. I have only so much sand left. We are children building sand castle worlds on the tidal edge of time. Time gives and time take away, so we rush to build our castle world before the next wave.
As Jedi Knight holes up in. his cave in Blackstone Virginia, (no one bothers me here) I can suggest that we look at the Force as Time. We are not things that change, as we believe in our Objective View of reality here in the scientific west, no, we are also Time itself. We are both in time as an object and we ARE time as a living Subject, the Eye of Time itself. The Force or the Tao is when these two views are contained in one person. I am reality and I am in reality. Jesus said this when he said Be in the world and of the world. Be in time (the objective world) and be time and the world. Krishnamurti says You are the world and the world is you. My Jedi Knight Swami Muktananda said God dwells within you as you.
Time dwells within you AS you. So here’s the sweet truth. When you are time, you have…timing. Now there is time to do this and time to do that. (check out the Bible) You have all the time you need because you ARE time.
But the Objective Reality map of our western culture has not allowed this Subjective View of Time to exist. So our world view has cast us out of the Garden of Eden to wander among the other things of the world looking for our lost time.
When my mother at 100 said she was happy because she had no future, that meant she was time; she sensing herself as being time, not on some abstract ruler of years. She also said that the first movie she remember seeing as a child was Harold Lloyd hanging from a clock.
In the context of this inquiry into the nature of time, I suggest that Awakening is when we drop out of objective time into Being-Time. But this Being-time can only hold us for a moment because the being-in-time is such a powerful force it draws us back into it with the force of gravity. Is this the Dark Side of time in Star Wars?
The Dark Side of time is the objective flat world of object competing for future advantage Versus the Light Side of time where you ARE time. Now without a future there is no need for competition, no need for fear of death, and no need for a fixed sense of self as an object in time. Like the tidal waves at the beach these two currents of time wax and wane.