Time: The Ultimate Yin-Yang Urstoff
Bill Cottringer

“The hidden portal to real time is the precise now moment of when the past and future collide into the present.” ~The author.

To see true time,
You need double vision,
One eye for convention
The other for imagination.
First you look,
Then you see,
First clock time,
Then the eternal now.
When they rhyme,
You know time.

Although the above quote may appear to be a bit too abstract, there is a very practical meaning underlying the words. I take it as my limited interpretation of one of William Blake’s greatest verses—”Eternity is in love with the creation of time.” To be explained more to the best of my ability, below.

Understanding the duality of the time Yin-Yang Urstoff is an important doorway to creativity and growth in the higher-calling quest to become our best self, or who we were born to be in pursuing our primary purpose for being here. I don’t think there is anything we can do to consciously position ourselves closer to this now moment portal to see this duality, because it involves making a major paradigm shift that is much bigger than our minds. Children do this with their figure-ground reversibility thinking, but as adults we lost this magical ability long ago.

The Yin-Yang duality of time includes the traditional material world version and the higher, spirit world form. One is relative and one is absolute but they both co-exist somewhere in between. The traditional version is what we humans invented as an artificial means of capturing, measuring, and quantifying a mysterious reality we couldn’t fully see or understand. The results were fixed, sequential and mechanical seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years and centuries.

This little invention wasn’t really so little because it remains as the primary way in which we organize life and our approach to living it. In this sense, time controls us and that is why we always seem to have too much to do and too little time in which to do it. And oddly, the more we try to manage traditional time, the more unmanageable it becomes.

We have always had a sense of a higher reality realm of timelessness, which is virtually impossible to discuss intelligently and meaningfully. But never-the-less, we try to name it scientifically or spiritually and continue to engage in meaningless discussions that only get us further away from the real stuff.

Viewing time in the timeless spirit world with a slightly enhanced traditional time lens, makes it more unsequentail, fluid and psychological in nature, or as some have written and spoken, “an eternal expanding of the now moment.” When we make the effort to stop our minds from wandering back to memories of the past or onto the expectations for the future and allow the present moment more airtime to experience mindful awareness, something strange happens. We begin to have more time to do more. Here we are beginning to learn how to manage time rather than vice versa.

Going through this now moment time portal has a grand reward. It gives you serendipitous access to valuable truths, realities and solutions in the timeless higher realm of reality that are waiting to be introduced back in the material world. But how do you get here? There is only one certain path I know about and that is to boldly and courageously embrace the fear and insecurity of tiptoeing out to the outer edges of traditional reality to quietly look and listen, and bring back what you see and hear from the unknown spirit world. Of course, some earlier, less courageous souls invented meditation techniques, which can accomplish the same results much easier and less stressful, so I hear.

We all have the opportunity to find and pursue a high-value purpose in a higher-calling of some level of genius for the benefit of others, but too often it lays dormant and unfulfilled. Or as Steven Pressfield says in “The War of Art,” resisted through self-sabotaging rationalizations, paralyzing fear, stationary procrastination or just giving up. This is a sad emptiness of a soul that craves to be whole. It is the job of those who are amazed at thinking they know, to become amazing in knowing they know, so others can know too. Knowing is elusive but contagious.

“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” ~William Penn.

Author's Bio: 

William Cottringer, Ph.D. is retired Executive Vice President of Puget Sound Security in Bellevue, WA, along with being a Sport Psychologist, Business Success Coach, Photographer and Writer living on the scenic Snoqualmie River and mountains of North Bend. He is author of several business and self-development books, including, Re-Braining for 2000 (MJR Publishing); The Prosperity Zone (Authorlink Press); You Can Have Your Cheese & Eat It Too (Executive Excellence); The Bow-Wow Secrets (Wisdom Tree); Do What Matters Most and “P” Point Management (Atlantic Book Publishers); Reality Repair, (Global Vision Press), Reality Repair Rx (Publish America); Thoughts on Happiness; Pearls of Wisdom: A Dog’s Tale (Covenant Books, Inc.) Coming soon: A Cliché a day will keep the Vet Away (Another Dog’s Tale). Bill can be reached for comments or questions at (206) 914-1863 or ckuretdoc.comcast.net.