What is the experience of light? Time does not pass for light— light does not go through time. It travels at the maximum speed in space—the speed of light. So what is its speed in time? Zero. That is, since its speed in space is the speed of light, and the speed of light is the maximum speed, its speed in time is zero.
Einstein was talking about physical light, but when we are experiencing the inner light, the actual luminosity of our True Nature, we begin to appreciate Einstein’s idea and have an actual experience that is analogous to it, instead of just a theoretical understanding of the idea. We begin to know what it means when we say that for light, time does not pass; that for light it is always the eternal now, and there is nothing but now.
So what we call present time is actually the intersection between what we call time and that timeless presence. The only place we touch True Nature is in the present moment, not in the past or the future. In the present moment is where True Nature intersects time, because it is the now
We are here to do;
and through doing to learn;
and through learning to know;
and through knowing to experience wonder;
and through wonder to attain wisdom;
and through wisdom to find simplicity;
and through simplicity to give attention;
and through attention to see what needs to be done.
The first thing we need to know is that our personality or ego does not know how to love. It cannot love. When we say, “I love you,” it is always a lie, because the person who says, “I” cannot love, and doesn’t know what love is. The personality does not know how to love. The personality is the product of the lack of love, so how can it know love? The personality is what we usually think is you- that or this, what we call “I,” “myself.” When we say “I,” it is a lie. “I” doesn’t love. “I” doesn’t know how to love. “I” is there because we don’t know how to love. “I” is there from the beginning because of the loss of love. The very existence of an “I” is the absence of love, the blockage and distortion of love. The “I” knows how to need; the “I” does not know how to love. It is not possible. What we call “I,” our separate identity, is our self-image. Even if the self-image knows what love is, it does not have the love and cannot be a source of love. In fact, when there is love, love tends to melt away the “I.” The “I” relaxes and gets out of the way.
Sometimes, when a drop of grace kindles my heart, my first feeling is to cry, with a burning heart for how asleep I am, how blind I can be, without even knowing it. I feel so sad then, so sorry for how far I go from God. My deep love for Truth, for the precious gold of Reality, melts my heart into warm running tears when I remember how hard it is to remember. The realization that when I am asleep I don’t even know how far I am from God makes my heart burn with more fire. It is so easy to forget.
In coming into the realization of our oneness with the Infinite Life, we are brought at once into right relations with Everything. We are brought into harmony with the great law, that we find our own lives in losing them in the service of others. We are brought to a knowledge of the fact that all life is ONE, and so that we are all parts of the one great whole.
* We then realize that we can’t do for another without at the same time doing for ourselves.
* We also realize that we cannot do harm to another without by that very act doing harm to ourselves.
When our mind is free, not concerned, or worried, or focused on anything in particular, and our heart is not grasping or clinging to anything, then we are free. The most characteristic quality is that there is no fixation on anything; we’re not focused on any issue or experience. Whatever is there, is there.
As I begin a new Chapter in My Book of Life, I look forward to today by savoring each precious moment. I know that every moment is unique and will never return again in the same way.
The name of my Chapter for today is:
How to cherish joy and create special moments!
What’s the title of your Chapter for today?