Perceiving Time as a Barrier
Feeling rushed, hurried, going from one task to the next, endless to-dos on your list? Do you feel that there is simply not enough time to do the things you would like to do, or passionate about ?
We hear this complaint from so many people with a deep desire to change careers, to find greater meaning in their lives or work, and to expand and to evolve by joining MICH, but perceive time as the barrier. Feeling limited by time creates anxiety and stress that can become constant and overwhelming.
Even if you practice the best time management techniques; set clear goals; prioritize your tasks; allocate blocks of time in your schedule; delegate where you can; you can still feel stressed and that you have no time.
We have 25 years of experience helping professional working mothers with children to find the time to study, learn and transform their lives. If they can do it, anyone can! We have learned the overlooked secrets to creating time, and they have nothing to do with time management!
Secrets to changing your experience of time
From my training in physics I know that time is just a concept: a measurement we create based on our perception of the progression of events. It is a way for our brain to compare events. Reality is a complex network of events onto which we project sequences of past, present and future. The flow of time is a subjective feature of the Universe, an overlay we have created.
Here’s the First Secret: Don’t treat time as a “thing”. Stay grounded in the fact that it is based on your perception.
The trick is to change your perspective. For example, the more you are focussed on external events, the more time seems to run fast, in contrast to a focus on the breath or bodily sensations which slows time down. When we focus on external events our Default Mode Network (DMN) triggers stress responses. The DMN is the brain network that creates a psychological sense of self – a “me” that must be protected and secured; it is the default mode whenever your brain is not fully occupied by a specific task. Hence the middle of the night “me stories” that take over your sleep time, and most often include things you should do, and how much time you have to do them: the beginning of a sleepless spiral.
The DMN perceives events from the perspective of what can negatively or positively affect the “me” or the “doer”. The DMN involves the fight or flight survival mechanisms that create stress. These mechanisms cause us to perceive time as sped up, so that we can respond quickly to these perceived threats to the mind created “me”.
Secret Number Two: By knowing exactly how the DMN (Default Mode Network) works you can learn how to “deactivate” it
(For more about the DMN and how it operates read this blog article).
Learning how to deactivate the DMN is central to MICH Noumedynamic Training. You become skilled at how to disengage from the identification with external events, while increasing awareness and the connection to your inner experience. You learn to connect to your own inner silence and peace, while discovering how and why you get hooked into obsessive preoccupation with particular outer events.
The word Noumenon is derived from the Latin “numen” which means divine presence or pure awareness. It refers to awareness as a superior realm of consciousness: the world of the immaterial, of the stillness, emptiness and silence from which everything arises, including the “phenomenal” world of objects and events.
What you can do about it
Catch your mind. Set the intent to become aware of every time your mind follows thoughts about the past or future, time constraints, false perceptions about urgency and importance, or anything about how you will be or are perceived. These are the rabbit holes that swallow us whole.
Practice Gratitude. Cultivate a sense of gratitude for the time you do have. This can help you appreciate the present moment rather than constantly feeling rushed.
Get out of your head. The best way to disarm the DMN is to focus on how you feel in your body: the sensations in your feet as you walk, the movements and sensations associated with your breath. This helps you get out of the “story” or narrative mode of brain functioning and into a truly experiential mode.
Engage in an effective daily meditation practice. Meditation is the first and most important part of taking care of your physical and mental well-being and change your perception of time. Ironically, meditation has been shown to improve productivity.
Easier said than done, and counter-intuitive to the feeling that you have no time as it is! How are you going to carve time for meditation?
This is where we can help you.
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In the next few blogs, I will lay out the essential steps to starting or restarting meditation training. Training – because it involves training your brain to work more effectively and be less of a hindrance to your energy, well being and efficiency. Not all meditation practices are alike, and there are a few key elements that are necessary to making the practice effective. Let’s do this together – step by step. Don’t miss the next blog – it has the potential to transform your life.
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About Judyann McNamara, DHOM, N.D., DHP
Originally a physicist and biomedical researcher (biophysics), Judyann has had a clinical practice for over 25 years, has held conferences since 1984 and has been a teacher of courses in physics, science, health, holism and spirituality since 1975. She is a Homeopath with classical unicist training, a Naturopath, and the founder of MICH.
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