CLOCK WATCHING – A Race with Time

As long as I can remember I have always been a clock-watcher, constantly checking the time or racing with it, my wristwatch firmly placed on my bedside table and an alarm clock ready to start my day. This was my safety net that I thought would give me a good night’s sleep, but often left me worrying whether I would get up on time or get to work on time.

I would often feel like I never had enough time to get everything done in the day and was clock watching at every opportunity. To others I was known as the punctual, hardworking and reliable one that could be counted on to get to work on time. I was prepared and would wait ahead of time for others. As a result, I often found it hard to unwind at the end of the day and this would lead to my collapsing into bed feeling exhausted.

This merry-go-round continued for a great part of my adult life and left me feeling a constant nervous tension in my body of where to be next. I was under the impression that this was the way life was and that I just had to keep my head down and keep going. The results were leaving the feelings of stress and exhaustion that were taking their toll on my body.

The race with time was evident in the quality of my interactions with others. They were fleeting exchanges rather than moments of quality connection, as I was constantly thinking of what needed to be done next and never enjoying the moment.

That was until I watched a Unimed Living Presentation in Sydney 2015 by Serge Benhayon on Time, Space and all of us.

As Serge presented, there was a key sentence that stood out for me that I began to understand not only in my head, but it also made sense in my body…

I discovered that I was racing with time rather than being with time.

This sounded a bit odd at first and it took me a few days to get my head around this thought. How could I be racing with time when the clock was controlling how long I had to get from A to B?

Was it possible that I was controlling and rushing the time rather than staying with time?

After a few days of experimenting I came to the realisation that time stayed the same and I was the one pushing and driving all the tension. A big ‘ouch’ and that ‘I get it’ light bulb moment rang true.

As a practical person I decided to put this key sentence into action and started to use a clock or watch to . . .

 . . . read the time rather than worrying about staying on time.

At first it took a while as I was so driven by a fast pace of living that would see me filling in more ‘things to do lists’ when I noticed I had more time up my sleeve. I could feel that I still had a need to be ‘doing stuff’ in this extra time rather than connecting to the opportunity that became available for me to appreciate and confirm that I was starting to feel an ease in my body that I never felt before. I could feel what was true in my body but the levels of drive and momentum I had built up over my life were still very strong and overrode my ability to stay settled. I was looking for a way to find a marker that felt true in my body. My only experience that connected me to this was an Esoteric Connective Tissue Therapy session I had a few months prior.

The decision to delve deeper into understanding what I was resisting led to regular sessions of this modality with a local practitioner. I was able to feel the natural pace in which my body moved. There was an ease that didn’t have me rushing ahead but still felt that I was moving with the movements that supported me to work with vitality and a steady flow.

After a number of weeks I had noticed gradual changes in how I was working. These included:

  • Less tension in my body and trusting that the pace I was working with supported me and was within time
  • Letting go of the alarm clock and working on a nightly routine where I made sure I wound down before placing myself in bed
  • Ability to work longer periods of time without feeling exhausted
  • Appreciating the changes daily that build a foundational support level to connect to.

A year later, I have started to truly feel what my priorities are in each day. My day starts with a connection to me first and then where I need to go next to support others. The tension in my body has led to physical changes where I am more settled in my walk and have an increased sense of self-certainty. Physical changes have occurred in my face, arms and legs due to the release of tension, and the clock is just that – a clock that tells the time – nothing more!

I am deeply thankful to Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine for offering the opportunity to truly understand my relationship with time and the support that is provided by the Esoteric Connective Tissue Therapy modality. What was offered was paramount in supporting me to return to my natural rhythm that funnily enough has nothing to do with time! I am now living my life, rather than rushing through life, and I can feel that my body thanks me each and every day.

By Anonymous

Further Reading:
A Race Against Time
Time and our perception of it
So Long Sciatica – Thanks to Universal Medicine and Esoteric Connective Tissue Therapy

1,203 thoughts on “CLOCK WATCHING – A Race with Time

  1. The seemingly inbuilt ‘race-against-time’ is, as this article delightfully points out, not a ‘hard-wired’ phenonomena, but rather something that we have all taken on, like an enormous confidence trick

  2. I used to live in constant anxiety and would always be racing time. I’d work out in my head how long something ‘should’ take and then put myself under pressure to fit that so there was an enormous tension in my body. Now, I feel what needs to be done and how long to allow for it, and I’ve had instances where I’ve felt how long to leave to get somewhere, and it’s been much longer than I would have expected. I’ve gone with it and then have had hold ups which if I hadn’t allowed the extra time, would have resulted in me being late. So yes, the clock is just that, it tells us the time.

    1. This makes a lot of sense Sandra Dallimore. I often get blown away how I may have a full day of things to get done but if I remain steady with myself that long list because a short list with space in between to support myself for the next day. It is interesting to notice that if we keep things simple they become simple.

  3. The minute you start rushing you compromise the quality of your whole life, we can’t see how amazing the world around us is when we rush through life.

    1. Spot on Meg, especially how we compromise the quality of every area of our life when we rush, rush, rush, we miss so much, we miss the messages and we miss the magic and the beauty.

    2. Its a good point Meg – we pass by the flower, sunset, street scene (life essentially) without noticing its iridescent beauty, too busy and involved in our own private squeezed moment.

    3. I find the moment I compromise one area or one thing I am saying yes to less than the love I know and so settling for that in all areas of my life. So as you say why would we ever want to compromise on magic or the love that we are? It makes no sense yet we do it a lot of time.

  4. The very thought of clock watching is enough to stress me out! Racing against the clock feels like we are racing against our divine nature because there is an order and a flow to life and if we are racing around then we are against the divine order and flow of the universe. No wonder it is stressful!

    1. Spot on Elizabeth, racing against the clock keeps us in a constant spin where we lose out on the magic of ‘the divine order and flow’.

    2. Ha – so true Elizabeth…. not unlike a time-bomb ticking away. Such anxiety must surely be cemented early on in school if not before when we are pushed and pressed to move in another’s rhythm rather than our own and perform before the time is done.

  5. Anonymous, this is a great article, I can see and feel how there is a natural pace that is graceful, gentle and true and that feels harmonious and the there is a pace that has a push to it and is rushed, I can feel how latter pace is getting caught up in time; trying to get things done as quickly as possible and this feels very different in the body.

  6. Getting caught in time creates such a pressure on ourselves, it is no wonder we look for anything to take the edge of this tension such as food, entertainment etc.

  7. I broke a few watches in my time growing up and looking back now, I think I exhausted them! I have been working on being with time as opposed to racing against it since that talk and have found it is so much more about space and how we are with that space, what we choose to do than a linear race. I feel like I am at the beginning of something that there is so much more to experience and understand.

  8. Goes to show how much time owns us when we allow it and the harmful ramifications on our body. To be with time is an art, a science known to us all and requires us to firstly connect to our inner-most truth and natural flow rather than live outside of ourselves to another’s rhythm.

  9. We can’t underestimate the effects of stress, even if it’s something we consider not too “stressful” like time, because the body is still under pressure. All the changes we make actually do have a huge effect on the body, allowing it to be at ease and enjoy the day without needing space to recover from how we have lived.

  10. Surrendering to our own natural innate rhythm is where the true expression of who we are is ignited. Every movement we make thereafter becomes a reflection of deep surrender to our connection and our heart simply soars from its own unique symbiotic rhythm.

  11. If I find myself racing against time it helps to check in with myself why I am doing this – is it really needed? And to see if I have set myself up to need to ‘race’ rather than having moved in a way beforehand that prepared me to be ‘on time’ so to speak…

  12. Our bodies are designed to be naturally spacious on the inside. They are like ‘Dr Who’s tardus’, an ordinary body on the outside but capable of divine expansiveness on the inside that is not held by the constraints of the physical form. Time is one of the greatest killers of this natural expansiveness. It creates a constraint and squeezing down of the particles, which creates tension, density and hardness in the body. Although it doesn’t happen all the time, when I do not allow time to impose, there is such a magic to the way my day flows with ease and joy.

  13. For a very long time I didn’t really clock the fact that I have a body. No, I am serious. I thought all my thoughts were already me. I did not think twice of what my body felt was being important, as if my body was something separate to me, and it didn’t matter. So I also did not feel that rushing was any big deal, if I was rushing, it could very well be something outside of me that’s rushing, it has nothing to do with me. As such, I lived many years. But the body never stops loving us, and eventually I had to own up to this loveless irresponsibility, to not disregard again what the body knows (awareness) and to live this awareness. Giving permission ourselves to once again live what is true, is a life changing experience. There is no race in life, but an unfoldment. Racing causes delay in unfolding, and actually intensely unnatural and uncomfortable for us, as our bodies can never lie.

  14. Simply beautiful! If I bring all of me to each moment, I am not trying to beat time or racing against time and then space often emerges to allow me to bring even more of me.

    1. True – even the notion of space is something that we may never have considered- this is a true revelation- eye-opener and needed game changer.

  15. ‘I was under the impression that this was the way life was and that I just had to keep my head down and keep going.’ Yes – and what an interesting belief that is – one I laboured under too for most of my adult life, convinced there was no other way. It’s a deeply ingrained belief and one I’m still de-constructing after close to a decade. The good news is, there is a way forward but I wouldn’t have found it unless I’d found Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine – the illusion was far too thick!

  16. I have worked shift work for many years and I would look at my watch a lot during a work shift, I then made a choice one day to no longer wear a watch to work as I was aware of how attached to time I had become. This was such a game changer for me as I was no longer in reaction to time and it allowed me to commit more to my job and interestingly I didn’t feel as tired during work.

  17. Such a great blog to come back to re-read. I find I am still allowing myself to be controlled by time, I observe this at work, it is such a n ingrained habit of mine, but I am alerted and slowly letting that old habit go. go.

  18. We can definitely feel the difference …. when time is short and everything seems pressured, or when we can feel the space around it all. They are worlds apart, yet available in equal measure at any given moment.

  19. “I discovered I was racing with time rather than being with time.” A powerful realisation. Having had a busy, keep doing mentality for most of my life I can so relate to this. When I stay with myself and focus on what I’m doing, rather than thinking about all the things I could be doing, time seems to open up and there is more space in my day. Strangely – or not – I also accomplish more!

  20. Anonymous, I had this experience yesterday; ‘I was constantly thinking of what needed to be done next and never enjoying the moment.’ I felt that I was constantly checking the time and that I was not settled in my body and so I did not get to enjoy the event that I had organized, instead I was worrying about time and being on time and this was my focus, so what you are sharing makes complete sense to me, thank you.

  21. This is such an important revelation and understanding when we consider how much of society is driven by time and therefore at the mercy of clock-watching and trying to beat the time. To be connected in our own true flow, we will begin to understand the science of space and be equipped to truly respond to life.

    1. That is beautiful and very wise Deborah and perfect to take into my day: To be connected in our own true flow, we will begin to understand the science of space and be equipped to truly respond to life.

  22. I am currently finding working over my allotted work hours is becoming the norm. I can get stressed because I’m trying to fit in more than is reasonable in the allocated work hours to prevent me getting resentful about working these extra hours; or I can find a different way. Once I would have thought this was about me standing up for my rights but the industry is under pressure and I am no different to my colleagues in the extra work load being asked of us. So, for the time being, that is another matter to how I am at work in reaction or response to the job’s demands.

    What I am feeling is this is asking me to work in a quality that is no different to my enjoying a walk on the beach or in the woods. That it doesn’t matter what I am doing because I am enjoying the quality I am choosing. So often I have planned a day that then circumstance, other people’s choices seem to derail. But this is me in victim mode – when other priorities come in I can feel unnerved and annoyed because my time-frame just got reduced. But what if it’s about me choosing the quality of love, perhaps working more hours and not getting other things done; but really appreciating that when love is the quality in which things are done then all things are equal, I don’t need ‘me time’ or to feel guilty because I haven’t done this or that.

  23. Great reminder to make my day really about connection and the space needed. And let go of the need to control things or want to have them better or to be invested in certain outcomes of my work. To just know if I surrender all is taken care of.

  24. I have started to truly feel what my priorities are in each day. I start to feel this too, what are my priorities, yet, I still can feel I have not enough time in the day especially when I have not had time for the things I have made priorities. However, I do have lots of space in the next few days to review and do a stock take.

  25. We have sayings in society such as ‘it’s time for this’ or ‘it’s time for that’, but are we choosing to subscribe or succumb to a structure rather than feeling what is needed in each moment?

  26. Anonymous, I can feel the huge difference between these two ways of being; ‘I am now living my life, rather than rushing through life, and I can feel that my body thanks me each and every day.’ I observe how myself and others can be rushing against time, often feeling stressed or overwhelmed trying to fit everything in and thinking that there is just not enough time in the day to get everything done and ending up exhausted as a result or I experience not getting caught up in time and simply going at my natural pace, being present in my movements and enjoying each moment.

  27. I love this blog Anonymous and the massive difference you point out between constantly pushing against time. Like a drag race we can never win, it’s just a matter of time till we crash and burn and hurt ourselves. Contrast this with the Loving way we can watch and observe life from a place of warmth, steadiness and stillness, where we are already complete within, then get to confirm this feeling in everything. What an easiness and lightness we find we are when we let ourselves live this way each and every day.

  28. This blog has been a regular go to for me when I can feel the push to get things done and often can be hard on myself when I have set myself unrealistic deadlines. By staying steady and going with the flow I have noticed that there are often pockets in the day that give space to get those extra bits down without feeling the need to fill them up with more.

  29. Using the clock to read time, is to me, an indication of ones own trust in self and abilities. As it is only with these qualities that we can relax and enjoy our day.

  30. When we race with time or define us and what we do by time we are in a flow that is in disharmony to the natural flow of life, ie we may be successful in getting things done but lose ourselves on the way so that we are completely owned by what we do, but not being who we are.

  31. Time is a very stretchy substance and varies enormously with how I am relating to it. I have realised in the last couple of years how I play with time in order to create bottlenecks at certain parts of my day. For instance if I find I am completing something quicker than I expected, I notice I start to slow down or even start to do unnecessary things. This guarantees later that there will be a rush and a feeling that I don’t have enough time when I am getting ready to go out. What I have found instead of focusing on time is just feeling my body. IT always knows when its time to do or not do something and everything flows seamlessly when I live in this way.

  32. Racing with time is an illusion which results from disconnection, for once we connect to our bodies and the quality of our movements we create space around us, and it is through our commitment to live this way that we can respond and answer to the constant pull of evolution.

    1. Well said Francisco. Racing with time is then a clear sign that there is a resistance to the evolution that is on offer. So it’s not actually about time at all, but a reflection of our relationship with evolution.

  33. ‘I am now living my life, rather than rushing through life’, I am living my life too, but sometimes that old habit/pattern of rushing creeps in again which feels so yucky in my body,that I can no longer move in that old energy, as my body speaks loudly and clearly.

  34. I love the feeling of winding down at night, when there is no sense of time only space, and just deepening with the body – and I feel like this in the morning too but question when the shift to worrying about time occurs?

  35. The race with time is more like a wrestle with time, as the more we meet life in this way the more exhausting we feel before we get to do anything! we have access to multidimentionality within our bodies and the more we learn to be with ourselves the more we expand and time becomes our ally and not our enemy.

  36. “I came to the realization that time stayed the same and I was the one pushing and driving all the tension.” This is a very huge realization as so many of us are caught in the illusion of time. Most of us sure know how to stress ourselves out by not living true to ourselves in every moment.

  37. It is my choice in every moment to be commanded by anxiety and the sense of time slipping away from me, or to be as completely present in each moment as I can and to let the next moments unfold… the latter approach is changing my life.

  38. I have so been a slave to time in my life, so could really relate to what you were saying here. Also the points around bringing stillness to oneself and to create space in your life so you can allow the magic of love to come through not stress and anxiety.

  39. It’s amazing how I can find myself looking at my watch and seeming getting nothing done. Whereas when I just do what needs to be suddenly without any rush I get what I need to be done often with plenty of time to spare. It is fascinating how time can either go quickly or slowly depending on how we are with it and how we are feeling.

  40. Our relationship with time is really important to look at; it impacts on our whole life and it can feel a certain way depending on our issues with it. We can master this, and go with a universal flow rather than the tick tock of a clock…..we can pay respect to life as it is measured by society but we do not need to be beholden to it.

  41. I discovered that I was racing with time rather than being with time. This is such a common theme for most in life, feeling like we never have enough time in the day to do what we need to do, and as you say, racing against time. It’s so different when you give yourself space to do what you need to do, as you actually get just as much done, if not more and you’re not draining your kidneys with the rushing.

    1. On reading your comment Julie, I just realised how much I have drained my kidneys by rushing. Now that old habit is much less, but still I observe now and again, I allow time to take over and control my day. But I am clocking this and letting it go each time.

  42. We have so many phrases like ‘it’s about time’ that refer to time as a value in our world…it is very impregnated not only in our language but the way we conduct relationships, run our workplaces, make decisions from etc. Have we considered that our lives are run by time and that this is perhaps a very unhealthy thing?

  43. Stress is often related to wasted time and the delay this causes. It is all being felt, even if it is ‘seemingly’ being ignored.

    1. I agree Vicky, as recently I have become very aware of the time I waste, and as a result have been making changes and using my time more wisely….. I feel tons better as a result (less frustration), and I am getting things done that I had said, I don’t have enough time to do this!

      1. I can absolutely relate to this Jacqui. It blows apart everything we have believed otherwise.

  44. “overrode my ability to stay settled.” This part stood out and has got me questioning, what qualities within me have I learned to override? Thank you for this open door Anon. Questions such as these I find support self-reflection which leads to understanding myself more. Then I understand others as well and there is less to no judgement towards myself and others when there is understanding.

  45. ‘I discovered that I was racing with time rather than being with time’. It is such an ingrained habit of mine to rush with time in my old belief that I don’t have enough time, when this is an illusion, I have more than enough time, so I do not have to race with time, this is what I am working onto to re-imprint.

  46. Racing the clock is a big fat recipe for anxiety, tension in the body and overwhelming. I have become a lot better at this but on the occasion can feel the old pattern trying to slip in. The more I allow space for everything that I have going on, the better it flows and it all becomes a joy not a chore.

  47. When I am leaving for a journey I have a certain time in my head that I want to leave at. When I do not leave at the time I had set (for whatever reason), during the whole journey I feel this tension in my body and my thoughts get quite hard. For example; now I am going to be late, why didn’t you leave on time, now my day is going to be out…. and so on! So yesterday I was leaving on a journey, and I felt to be really tender with myself and this time, I decided that whatever time I am ready to leave, that is the time I will leave. Wow, this felt so much more loving (no rush and no pressure) and my day flowed.

    1. I can relate Jacqueline and completely agree that when I leave when my body is ready to go, I feel completely at ease within myself and absolutely adore the space I have supported myself with.

  48. We can’t race time because we arrive at the same time wherever we go and whatever we do; but we certainly behave as though we think we can beat time into submission and get ahead of it. Serge Benhayon has unravelled our delusional perception of time and when the world is ready, it will benefit all and change the way we live.

  49. ‘I am now living my life, rather than rushing through life’. This is such a contrast from rushing one’s way through life as opposed to living and being in your own natural rhythm which supports bringing presence and focus to all that you do, so you know what needs attention on any particular day. So things get done. Thus there is less tension in the body as we no longer waste time.

  50. There are so many times in my life when I’ve allowed the stress of thinking everything needed to be done by a certain time… feeling a pressure building up and inevitably an overwhelm, only to find that actually the world did not end and things did eventually complete actually it did not matter as much as I had thought. This is a classic where I see that time can limit things… whereas if I simply feel what is to be done next then there is always enough because I allow space in and around it all.

    1. Things need to be done by a certain time, oh I know this one well, and the stress and pressure I put on myself with the drive and the push that then comes with this, not forgetting the tension I create in my body. I am letting go of this old pattern and this feels so much more spacious and open.

  51. If we operate on nervous tension watching the clock all day, it means that it is difficult to got to sleep and get restorative sleep.

  52. We treat time as if it is a thing, an object that exists in its own right, when it is nothing but a marker, a tool, to track the cycles travelling through space we live in.

  53. There is a lot of fuss made about scientific discoveries – like the experiments conducted at CERN. But what’s certain to me is that what Serge Benhayon has presented today on time, will in due course be seen as the world changing revelation it truly is. Like someone pointing out that the world is not flat, we will look back and think ‘of course, how obvious is that?!’ but the simple fact is we have geared so much of our life around escaping these minutes and hours. To heal requires us to retrain ourselves in a day-to-day way to live in response to time, instead of as its slave. Thank you Anonymous for sharing your journey with the clock here.

  54. I love how our body will tell us when to finish something, when to move on, when to continue etc. It knows that energy is provided for everything that is truly needed and we can either obey and respond or resist and reject.

  55. There is certainly an enormous difference between LIVING life, and experiencing a measured existence when everything we do is ‘on the clock’. Both can look the same in terms of what activities get done in a day, but the feeling and quality underneath are starkly different; one is spacious and joyful, and the other very tense.

  56. Isn’t it amazing how we physically change when we let go of the whole game of fighting against time and the belief that we don’t have enough time….. being fully present in the body there is no space to play this old game.

  57. Great blog and looking at the number of comments and reading through some of them, it is a big topic for many! Time – when I fight it, there is tension, when I surrender to it, there is not. It is that simple yet I can make it so complicated as well!

  58. How we are with time is huge for who we feel in life, I would play games, push resent time rather than be me with it. Space for everything feels very different, when we try and control time we are imprisoned by our ideas around it.

  59. ‘I was starting to feel an ease in my body that I never felt before’. I was just appreciating this yesterday while I was driving and then when I was walking around during shopping. I felt very still, very calm, very with myself, which was lovely to feel and a confirmation of my solid foundation of self-care and self-worth.

  60. I have found that since committing to making my life about quality first my relationship with time has shifted, as I am no longer a slave of time but have now developed enough awareness in my body to create space where everything is done in the flow of what is needed and with a quality that has true purpose for the good of all.

  61. There is a to be said around time, we can certainly be slave to it, watch it, not allowing ourselves to get into a flow. I have found that when I am not living or moving in a way that is in alignment with that flow, everything is off, how I walk, talk, eat, what I feel to eat, everything. I clock watch, feel like I am not contributing to anything meaningful and it all just feels awful. So I understand firstly what is happening and bring a quality back to how I am moving, this helps a lot.

  62. Making it about time is making it about outcomes which, when we chase these outcomes, robs us of our quality of presence we innately deserve.

  63. I loved your mention of . . . “Physical changes have occurred in my face, arms and legs due to the release of tension” . . . as it is very telling the affect stress has on our body, particularly our faces. We cannot hide stress in any way try as we may.

  64. I found that the more I am focused on the clock the faster time seems to go. I love your sharing and it totally makes sense.

  65. There is nothing worse than when you have an awesome day and you’re going at your own rhythm in your travels and at work and then just towards the end of the day you feel this clock thing happening. Just moving that little bit quicker to get the next train. I catch this and remind myself about the amazing day and it doesn’t matter what time I get home. Which then allows me space to chat to someone and connect instead of racing off and getting out of there.

  66. There are times when I have looked at the clock and got caught up in thinking ahead of myself about going home after work, and immediately when I do that I feel the tensions start to build in my body. It’s so lovely when I catch this and remind myself to be present with my body because this moment with me, holding that quality and moving in that, is what its all about, As soon as I feel that truth, my whole body realigns back to true purpose and i feel the enjoyment of the spaciousness this has created.

  67. When we come to the understanding that we can rush as much as we like, watch the clock repeatedly or even go into slow mode, it is not going to affect time in the slightest but it will affect us in many harming ways. We have no control over time but we do have a choice as to how we are going to live in harmony with it.

  68. I love the great points referenced here Anonymous, thinking we have to race against time puts our body into an anxiousness that effects the quality of all our movements.

  69. It’s amazing how much time we can waste being worried about time! I find that if I let my mind go into worrying about time it gives me a block on where to start or what to do next rather than simply being totally present with all of me and knowing what to do from that quality.

  70. Perhaps we use ‘time’ as a distraction from something, which must be something pretty special given how much effort we invest in making life about time.

  71. ‘Racing time’ so many of know how this plays out in life. Yesterday, I was in traffic jams, a lot, I had an event to be at, I could feel there was a push to try and rush to get there, but I know now, that this is a false economy, by choosing to rush I am not as connected to my body and this causes a sense of anxiousness that does not support me or anyone else. Being open to that fact there is something I learn in every situation, yes even a traffic jam, supports me every day to be with time and not react to it.

  72. ‘I discovered that I was racing with time rather than being with time.’ These two choices may look the same on the surface, but are worlds apart. The thing is 1 second, minute, hour etc is the same the world over, and their values dont change from day to day, but yes, your observations about our relationship with time are spot on. Rushing just gets me stressed and anxious inside. I no longer want to treat myself in this way, and I too have noticed the positive physical changes in me since dropping the race.

  73. I have realised how much time does not control me now in the very rare moments when I feel upset from actually not the lack of time, but the lack of space. So what I proceed to do is to first handle the lack of space within myself, breathe gently to come back to myself, with the return of this steadiness, my body expands and so do my thoughts and outer reality.

  74. It’s interesting the difference that you point here Anonymous, between rhythm and time. In my case, when I live the time with a sense of trying to ‘fill’ it, I instantly disconnect myself from my own rhythm. When I let go any idea of filling anything or running against time, I am able to re-connect with my body and my natural rhythms. Then, I’m able to enjoy going from one activity to another, just knowing that it’s me who grows instead of time disappearing.

  75. This time that we have adhered to as it being the dominating force leads to a way of living that is constantly on edge and anxious because you don’t feel you have enough of it and live your life by it. Turning it around and letting time come to you gives you a sense of space and then things can flow in the day. When we allow it to be like this it is remarkable what is actually possible to achieve and the quality that it is delivered in.

  76. Time is an illusion that takes us away from focusing on the what is true movements in our bodies, for it is only then that we can tap into the volume of what is possible in a natural flow within ourselves.

  77. Working as a carer I have a set amount of time to be with the client and to get to the next one. I thought I’d be strung up and pressured but I find the more in the moment I am the more space I have, the quicker (with no pressure or rush) the tasks get completed. Often I have time to spare!

  78. It would appear you are not the only one who feels or who has in the recent past felt owned by time. I’m one of them. I’m very open to the concept that time is simply time and that race I have with it is a state of being I’ve chosen to run with and that it’s not actually normal, however the pattern is so ingrained that it’s taking some time to break free from it. At times I notice a lack of wanting to take responsibility for myself and often this will result in rushing around like a mad woman so as not to feel my choices for example. There are other times where I am able to simply do one task at a time and allow however long it takes, which surprisingly is not long at all when you are not so wound up by beating the clock.

  79. “read the time rather than worrying about staying on time.” this has stopped me this morning as I often look at the clock and check and judge have I completed what I need to do at this point in the day, am I through everything that I need to be through or not? I have no doubt that reading the time and not worrying about my position with time would allow a far greater ease in my body.

  80. For me the word space made a whole difference in my way of living with time. I connect, to the best of my ability, to space- what is NOW right to do. Not because I have this and that amount of time I DO. I connect to a flow then, that is already existing, which supports my body and my movements. It feels wide and flowing instead of tight and pressured/ controlled.

  81. Connecting to the space around you lets you magically be there at the exact right moment. Without calculating. It requires though total surrender ( in your body ) and focus to the order that is around us . I love these proofs of the universe, where you get shown, that being in the flow is the only truth.

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