Today Angie, one of Julie’s friends, joined us for dinner. When we were talking afterwards she asked me about my experience of time in the cave. I answered that in the beginning I of course had the sense of time. After a couple of months however it slowly faded. When the mind got more tuned with the atmosphere of the cave and I got more and more into my practice time was no issue anymore. It was like it didn’t exist and then a timeless feeling came. Then it did not matter if it was six months, one year, two years or three years.
We were talking a bit more and I said that the calculation of time is made by man. We have made the system of a clock to measure time in seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years and decades. We decided how much one second is. Now this is what we think but we also could have called ten seconds as one. It is only a calculation, a game of numbers for measuring. Look at how we measure temperature and see the difference between Fahrenheit and Celsius. Someone said this is 30 degrees but another person said it is 86 degrees.
Imagine if we could create our environment without time. If time did not exist, then we can just imagine going 50 years back or forward. Time doesn’t really exist. From my point of view it is a certain state of consciousness when you do not have a feeling of time, when time doesn’t bother you. I believe that only thinking about this can help people to reduce their stress and take away lots of pressure.