We are heavily socially conditioned beings, but if we stay aware,
we can think outside the box without rocking the boat.
The notion of time and the linear way we calculate it is an artificial 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, on the other hand, see time as a dreaming circle in
which stars and seasons show us how we and the natural world approach
death. Death is a glorious moment of recognition not something to
We can become obsessed with clocktime 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
Awareness out in the field requires no ideas or theories. It is reality and
magic thrives there. So, please go beyond all this visual paraphernalia
for a little time each day and learn to long for the beginning that
physical death will bring to your personal energy.
It is release. It is moving on to the next stage of the process of spiritual
Images courtesy of Mariko Kinoshita and Linden Thorp