If You Feel You’re Always Out Of Time, Ask Yourself This Question

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Michael Papas
Mind Cafe

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While he was experimentally tripping on Mescalin, Aldous Huxley’s observer asked him how he experienced time at that moment. Huxley had only this to say:

“There’s plenty of it.”

Huxley’s impression mirrors my own conclusions from psychedelic trips. When you’re in the state of awareness brought on by ingesting magic mushrooms, for example, time dilates. The present moment has the depth of eternity, yet remains instantaneous. “Time” as a concept somewhat breaks down. What remains is only the sense that to rush off anywhere is inherently silly. The infinity of the present moment is time enough in which to be.

Alright, back to earth.

This psychedelic notion of time hints at the remedy for rush I discuss below. See, in my experience, the psychedelic state of awareness is similar to that achieved by effective meditation. And the core feature of that state is grounding in the present.

In this state, the future is just a concept, a slice of imagination, that doesn’t eject you from the present. You remain connected. You remain here. And this connection is the key factor in addressing the feeling that you’re always out of time.

The Question

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Michael Papas
Mind Cafe

Insights from neuroscience, non-dual mindfulness, and psychedelics to upgrade your awareness. For gigs or just to chat, get me at michaelpwriting@gmail.com.