No Time! The mind of a child knows no time. The child lives in an ever-present now, the proverbial kingdom of heaven, nirvana, or the like. Within the now, what is time? How does time exist? Time is an illusion, albeit a false perception. How is time a false perception? Perceptions are true as perceptions; that is what they are. Do we not perceive from inside our heads?
We create time. We create Linear Time. We create the past, the present, the future: all but thought forms. We create even different types of time to suit our self-created purposes. Time is just a measurement of motion. Who measures? We do. Remove us, remove time. There is no time. If anything, just Eternal Now.
The mind of a child is resilient - it just lets go. The mind of a child has no ego, no personal stake, no belief and, hence, no past, no present, or no future: just now. No more, no less, being present, being before reality itself as it meets the eye. The mind of a child is Presence - as suggested by the Latin root: pre + esse: to be before. Hey folks, it’s just entertainment!
The person who generates the perspective of a child knows no unhealthy stress. There is no past conflicting with a future from a present. What is is. What isn't isn't. From within this perspective one generates healthy and productive resolutions for events now past, plans for events in a yet to be future from within an ever fleeting present.
One deals effectively, efficiently, and effortlessly with tasks at hand, handling illusionary past-present-future situations and events simultaneously - as they are just now.
Robert Dittler Ph.D
Once upon a time there was a guy named Robert M. Dittler. He entered this realm in San Francisco, California, USA and has since lived in many parts Earth. The universe is his home. He earned a Classical Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, making him somewhat "competent" till the 12th Century CE or so. Later, he finished a Masters of Arts program in Counseling and Guidance. Finally, he received a Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophical Psychology. He has taught in many different levels and settings: Home-Hospital, US Navy Air Craft carriers and ships at-sea, typical classrooms (high school and college), serving the Learning Handicapped as well as educating in Latin, English, and Psychology. Currently, when not visiting India or Nepal, he may be found in a seminar room facilitating a communication workshop for the general public or corporate types. He is a Yoga and Soto Zen practitioner. His main interest is belief systems: their creation, reformulation, and replacement in the service of increasing one's own integrity. Robert's wide and varied experience and his personable manner make his workshops challenging, memorable and delightful.