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Going Beyond Psychological Time…


being to timelessness as it’s to time… E.E.Cummings

Time is distance. We perceive with (and “as”) distance, and we remain stuck in time. Of course, you have to keep your doctor’s appointment, which involves a certain physical time and place. (A supposed isolated center looking out, perceives via distance.) Should time be the only domain we function in (and “as”)? This writer says, “No!”

At 9 O’clock … Photo by Thomas Peace c.2023

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My Blog primarily consists of close-up nature photos (that I've taken locally) combined with original holistic-truth oriented prose and/or poetry involving mindfulness/awareness. I love nature and I love understanding the whole (not merely the parts and the details). I'm a retired teacher of the multiply handicapped. I have a number of interesting hobbies, such as fossil collecting, sport-kite flying, 3D and 2D close-up photography, holography, and pets. Most of all, I am into holistic self-awareness, spontaneous insight, unconventional observation/direct perception, mindfulness, meditation, world peace, non-fragmentation, population control, vegetarianism, and green energy. To follow my unique Blog of "Nature Photos and Mindfulness Sayings" and for RSS feeds to my new posts, please access at: (On my regular Blog posting pages, for additional information and to follow, simply click on the "tack icon" at the upper right corner... or, on my profile page, you can click on the "Thomas Peace" icon.) Stay mindful, understanding, and caring!...

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  1. Amazing photo, so beautiful! πŸ™‚ And yes, sometimes when engrossed in doing something I love, it seems somehow as if something in my “system”, or me myself (don’t really know what that is but it feels quite “away”) feels that it functions as timelessness, so to say… I look at the watch and wonder where or how “time has flown”.


    • Thanks regarding the photo, Nicole. Yes, when we do something we love, we are at one with it. Then motive, goals of reaching some end (in time), and monetary reward for doing it, lose their value.
      There is also a timelessness where duration and movement of time are not factors. Time is measurement and this type of timelessness is a measureless state. 😊


  2. You are incredibly timeless Tom, and your message is so very timely my friend.
    “Time is the longest distance between two places.” Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie


    • Thank you, Kym! 😊

      there’s time for laughing and there’s time for cryingβ€” for hoping for despair for peace for longing β€”a time for growing and a time for dying: a night for silence and a day for singing but more than all(as all your more than eyes tell me)there is a time for timelessness —- E.E. Cummings


      • Oh how beautiful my poetic philosopher! You are so very welcome as always. Keep smiling…it’s priceless and timeless!!! 😊 Oh, and I forgot to mention that I love your photograph. You are an amazing and intimate photographer! πŸ˜ŽπŸ“ΈπŸŒž

  3. Oh those colors Tom!
    Kairos time is timeless time – the eternal now – past present future all one – linear time is also real – minutes hours days and seasons do pass – we are born live and die – I always see the ‘both and’ aspect related to time.


  4. Thanks, Sara! 😊

    Thinking is generally an obtrusion of the past; it is patterns of the past repeating or restructuring. The mind of man, immersed in (and “as”) thinking and knowledge, typically is full of the past, which is (and involves) time. Knowledge can never be in deep communion with the timeless.


  5. Beautiful flower with a bonus ladybug on it. Time is fleeting … there was an old-fashioned song when I was growing up called “Turn Around” written by an adult lamenting how his children have grown up. “Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.” – Henry Van Dyke


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