Time is nonexistent in and of itself. We exist in a single state, and we feel the flow of time in relation to the process of our development toward discovering more and more of the single, integral and perfect state we exist in.
We can think of ourselves as a person who became unconscious and who, from an unconscious state, is gradually regaining consciousness. At certain points, he starts seeing and understanding that he is in a hospital room, with people entering and exiting, nurses and doctors, and he starts hearing various sounds.
It appears to such a person that everything he sees was previously nonexistent, but it was in fact always there. He thus perceives the process of the emergence of something new relative to himself as the passage of time.
Moreover, this process of waking up to the single state we are in is a matter of growth of desires within us. When our desires increase and start wanting to perceiving wider and wider circles, then this inner change expands our capacity to perceive, and the changes we experience in perception give us the sensation of time.
Based on KabTV’s “Close-Up. Anamnesis” with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman on February 19, 2010. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman. Photo by Aron Visuals on Unsplash.
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