Excerpt About Timelessness

The Experiential Recognition of One's Identity as Beyond Time and Space

True nature, similarly, transcends time because it is outside of our time. It contains all time, yet it possesses no temporal extension, no duration. We cannot look at it within the concept of time for time is its creation, its product. It is ontologically prior to time just as it is ontologically prior to space. This is what we mean when we say true nature is timeless. However, actually experiencing this timelessness—knowing one’s own mind and nature from this perspective—is a far cry from recognizing it conceptually. It is paradoxical, as we described Jackie’s experience in the dream, and it is just as miraculous and mind-blowing. We now have some idea of what is meant by transcendence. It is the experiential recognition of one’s identity as beyond time and space, as timeless and spaceless.1 The soul experiences the luminous intensity of true nature, a formless sense of consciousness aware of itself without a self-awareness consisting of shape, size, location, or duration. Since there is no concept of space there is no sense of being small or large, finite or infinite, bounded or boundless; and since there is no concept of time there is no sense of time or timelessness, of being old or young, or of time passing or standing still. There is only an ineffable freedom.

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