Have you ever wondered what actually “time” is? We live in a society organized according to a linear vision of time, with a huge imprinted obsession about the future. I used to become so addicted to time managing, planning, and meeting tight deadlines that I actually started to forget to live in the present. What’s more, my corporate job and Ph.D. studies required a lot of planning and setting goals in the future. I quickly reached a moment when my mind was so busy with projecting possible future scenarios that I simply couldn’t switch my mind into “here and now” mode and enjoy the life I was actually living.
Here’s how a regular practice of meditation helped me shift the way I see and feel time.