I’ve written about timelessness in the past. Some people, one has noticed, have mistakenly abstracted that “timelessness” to be a static thing… an inert thing. On the contrary, the beauty of timelessness is not of the lifeless, the dormant, nor the comatose. Stagnant minds — as so many, unfortunately, are — cannot be in a relationship with it. It is too dynamic, too alive and energetic to be in direct relationship with the listless, cold, and lackadaisical.
Most of us never question things deeply and intelligently. Most of us never wonder about whether or not existing in (and “as”) patterns (and experiences, which depend on mere patterns) is the only way in which to go through life. Our religions, our politics, our everyday mundane routines in life are all based upon patterns and sequential cause and effect paradigms. Need one just be that? (If so, is one then merely a series of reactions? Merely existing as a series of reactions may be what stagnation is… may be what a kind of death is.) Most never ask about this. Most never go beyond the limited domain that was handed over to them. It’s like a fish bowl in the vast ocean… and the fish (within) never (ever) going beyond the confines of the bowl. That bowl, that we have accepted and remain in so diligently, is limited, is confinement. That limited bowl, for humans (who evolved from fish, by the way), consists of thought, fragmentary reactions, and conditioning. If you wish, stay there.
All of the isolated governments, all of the standard, separate religions and traditions of the world keep you there, in what is limited. Going beyond the limited doesn’t take time. However, they’ll be more than happy to give you oodles of methodologies (that take time).