"There may be only 24 hours in a day . . . There are immeasurable Moments."
There are 24 hours or 1,440 minutes or 86,400 seconds in a day, all finite measurements. When first you open your eyes, no when first you return from the realm of sleep, you become aware of the day. There is no beginning, no end, simply moments flowing one to another. Oh, to live in this infinite bliss, Time irrelevant. Then Time stands front and center informing you it is 6:47 AM shouting, “Appointments need to be kept. So if you are going to go running it must be done – NOW! And oh, those emails and voice messages must be addressed before Noon. You are helping your neighbor move some furniture this afternoon,” etc. etc. Time begins metering out, drop by drop, its precious seconds that unaccounted for will fall away – lost forever.
Moments are never lost. Each moment is a rendering of your living. The connecting of your moments is the true fresco that is the distinctive You. The sensations of your body, the sounds of nature around you, the sense of all that makes your life lies in each single moment.
Tic . . . Toc . . . Time wants to be “In Charge,” to remind you of your many “To Dos,” all your “shoulds.” When Time is allowed to rule, you feel inadequate for the seconds you let fall away unused, forever lost. As the days progress these seconds accumulates such that the enormity in the lost minutes overcomes the awareness of the moments still before you. Can seconds and moments co-exist? Can a finite second exist in an infinite moment? Can the infinite moments of your day exist with the finite seconds of time? Does balance exist between this finite and infinite?
A soft voice says, “Yes.” It need be neither Time nor You leading your day. There is a place both can balance together. It begins with feeling time is neither good nor bad, wrong nor right, Time is the measurement of life’s moments, the landmarks for your memories and navigation points for your hopes and dreams. The day your child was born. The year you bought your home. The day you will get that promotion. The perfect vacation planned for your next birthday. Moments are that endless chain by which you live your life, that you then describe to others cloaked in hours and minutes, at 9AM you did this, at 2PM you will do that.
There are an infinite number of moments from sunrise to sunrise, and moments are your living. This is what Presence is about. Time is simply a marker stone of a point in your life. Time and you can partners, can share in this space, neither “in charge.” Simply being as both are meant to be, Time your landmarks of pasts and navigation points to futures. Moments, the space in which you experience, you master, you contemplate, you are . . . all that you are.