Excerpt About Time

Time Passes in the Now and by Eternity

When we experience ourselves as a form in the now, as when the soul experiences herself as the offspring of Being, we experience ourselves not as now, but as eternity. As an inseparable form of pure presence we are aware of the changes all around us, but because we are constituted by pure presence, time passes us, but does not touch us. We are eternity itself. Experientially, eternity is the state we experience when we are aware of the passage of time, but feel untouched by it. Timelessness, on the other hand, is the transcendence of time. There is no awareness of time at all, for there is no differentiation, and hence no change. Therefore, time is in the midst of now, but eternity is in the midst of time. But time passes neither on now nor on eternity. Time passes in the now, and by eternity, for eternity is the offspring of the now.

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