TimeTime is an illusion. It's a phantasm created, in part by the five senses. "Yesterday", "Today" and "tomorrow", are actually enfolded into one unified whole.This is an engaging intellectual concept. But for some unknown reason, we cannot revisit the memorable moments of yesterday. And we still fail to foresee the events of tomorrow. And a lot of us can barely cope with the present. That makes for one impressive illusion.
Kabbalah defines time as the distance between cause and effect.
Time is the separation between action and reaction.
Time is the space between activity and repercussion, and the divide between crime and consequence.
Time wreaks havoc in our lives. It creates the illusion of chaos when, in fact, there is a concealed order. Our five senses prevent us from seeing through the illusion of time and so we react to time's influences in the following ways:
YESTERDAY: All too often we find ourselves clinging to yesterday. We are prisoners to feelings of regret,vengeance, resentment, and other destructive emotions rooted in our past. We harbour these feelings and let them damage our lives in the present.
TODAY: Many of us find it tempting to run from the challenges and pressures of the present moment. So we procrastinate and put things off. We create false hopes about the future and live in denial about our current situation.
TOMORROW: We are filled with anxiety about what will be. We are frightened by the unknown future, terrified by tomorrow. We are not sure which decisions to make or what the outcomes of our choices will be. Fear and trepidation consumes us.
All these feelings are reactions - because we have allowed time to control our lives.