How to Slow Down Time

Another year over and you’re wondering where the time went? Well, although we can’t turn back time, here are a couple of tips on how to keep it from picking up speed as it goes by.

timeby Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D

Why is it that time appears to go more quickly as we get older?

There are some recent books that tackle this psychological issue, and while there are a number of theories, the best explanation is that novel experiences seem to slow time perception down. Repetition of events seems to make them go faster…

I have written about time perception before, and readers have proposed some competing theories. One popular theory maintains that there is a sort of mathematical formula going on that divides our lifetime. As an 8-year-old child, a year is one-eighth of the lifetime – a significant (and memorable) portion; as a 50-year old, it’s only one-fiftieth. But that theory assumes that our brains work like computers, storing every single bit of information, like a filmed, life-long documentary. But that’s not how the brain works.

Perception and memory psychologists argue that memories are a social re-construction, not a literal record like computer files. Not every memory is stored as a distinct event, and the vast majority of our memories of places and times are not accessible.

Here’s [an] example: The first time you drive to a distant locale, it seems like it takes forever (remember that first weekend getaway, or commuting trip the first day of the new job?). As you repeat the drive, over and over, the time flies by, and you can’t recall any specific trip, unless something “memorable” happens. A really long traffic jam; a fender bender; etc. Or, the first day of a two-week beachside vacation seems to go on and on, a long, and enjoyable experience (“Wow, I’ve got two whole weeks of this!”). But before you know it, your packing for home.

So what is the key to time perception? Routine makes time go faster, unique and memorable events slow down time. Although there is comfort in routine, it does make time fly. So, if you want to “slow down” time… change the routine. Create unique experiences for each one. You can also engage in greater mindfulness – focusing on and savoring each passing moment. The old adage of “live for the moment” is the key to slowing down those quickly passing years.

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Enhance Creativity in Australia

A lovely Infographic by PaintersofLouisville.com, an exploration of the truth behind colours, and how we subconsciously react to them.

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Consciousness Is All there Is

Mind sciences and philosophy revolve around the “fact” of the ego. Consequently we have accepted this “ego” as our personal identity.

But should we be accepting the ego without question? When we do, we accept all the lacks and limitations of its experience as our reality. We sell ourselves short through this unconscious act.

In this blog, I call the ego i. Let’s examine some common utterances of i:

  • i am poor
  • i am sick
  • i am afraid

Now, just supposing You were Conscious of Your True Identity, which is the embodiment of Infinite Abundance, Health and Love, could You (as I, Consciousness) be any of these things? Can Infinite Abundance be poor? Can Infinite Health be sick? Can Infinite Love be afraid?

To look at it another way, if You Were Conscious of Your True Identity as I, where would i be? There is only One “I”, therefore i is not. So where does that leave poverty, sickness…

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Legend Of A Nomad

Is there any credibility and value in states of “trance”, and if so, what can we gain from them?

Trance states are a legacy from what we call “primitive” cultures. When performed properly, they can introduce significant elements of traditional wisdom into our modern vision. The deep experiences in these states have proven that the representations of the universe developed by primitive societies are not only based on superstition or some magical way of thinking, but also on the direct experience of another reality. In some states of trance we can experience a journey into other existent dimensions, by diving into a huge pool of ancestral memories that illustrate various aspects of nature and the universe. These revelations allow us to get a glimpse of the outline of a new global concept of ourselves.

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Dichotomy

Hilarious commentary on time picking up speed, optimism, pessimism, reality and perception….

the lotus experience

Yes, when I turned the corner of 20 onto 30, I was in a much more optimistic state. That state lasted for a few years and trickled off at around 36. Not surprisingly, this clip captures what the inside of my brain sounds like now. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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