We are heavily socially conditioned
beings, but if we stay aware, we can think outside
the box without rocking the social boat.
The notion of time and the linear way we
calculate it is a man-made idea.
Chronological order according to this
theory makes us old after we are young,
puts undeveloped before developed,
makes being late punishable and
being early admirable.
Native peoples see time as a
dreaming circle in which stars and
seasons show us how we and the
natural world approach death,
but death is a glorious moment of
recognition not something
to shudder about.
We can become obsessed with clock-time
one step after another, convinced about
its irreversibility, living in its tyranny,
but if we step outside the mind,
beyond the visual field into the invisible,
it is no longer important.
Awareness out in the field requires no
ideas or theories. It is reality and
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