Consumed in Time
When properly recognised and understood, Psychological Time, in both its free-flowing and distressed forms, can be a real beneficial aspect to life. After all, it provides the internal space in which I can contemplate situations in life, both positive and negative, thus enabling me to make decisions on how to face them, especially the ones that are important. Unfortunately, as Internal Time is powerful, capable of seeming both longer and shorter than its physical counterpart hanging on the wall, it can also create a new trap that can significantly undermine my ability to act efficiently within the ‘real world’. This trap is Overthinking, or when I get consumed in Time by compressing many thoughts into the one equation.
The Fall of Present Reality
It’s easy to get consumed or lost in Time especially after I ignore my problems. When I see a challenge or problem again, or when byproducts spill from not managing my life properly, I create the conditions for a change in my perception of reality, which takes me further away from the present reality. For example, both the urgency to fix an issue straight away (a strong attraction force transporting me to a resolved future) and my resistance against making actual contact with the person or event as the interval closes in (a powerful repulsive band reminding me of a previous negative encounter), clash, which causes massive internal conflict to occur. These two forces, when fighting one another for attention, create a distinct tight space that consumes my energy, and I often don’t see life properly.
You see, I’m eager to fix whatever is causing the tension from the get-go. But soon, my habits take over and I either move away from the hotspot in a backward rationalisation, or I approach the matter without any clarity at hand. Therefore, the sense of Time is the only real winner that takes all. Time takes over my life by consuming all of my energy in order to create and recreate its own countless versions of reality.
Often, I would speculate on ways I could fix my problems but without ever making contact with the issues in reality. “Dear Universe, please give me a solid loophole to bypass or navigate around the drama of Time and I’ll fix you up for it later.” And in a solid response (heard only later in life), the Universe said… “This type of fixing is ‘escaping’, which is always temporary at best, and loads up more problems ahead. Lee, you can only adequately deal with your problems and the annoying sense of Time when there is direct contact with life and no escaping.” In other words, she wouldn’t sit idle anymore and watch me use the playbook of the past.
Yet, I found it to be all easier said than done at first.
The Time Compression Process
Being consumed in Time is to overthink, which eventually moves my attention into a Time Compression Field. And it’s very uncomfortable, to say the least. Below is how it unravels:
Psychological Time (Standard-pressurised conscious activity).
Free-Flowing Time (My habits soon find and hold positively charged thoughts).
Consumed in Time (I’m overthinking, starting to lose grip, alternating between the negative and positive charge).
Distressed or Compressed Time (I’m entering the uncomfortable Time Compression Field, the negative charge only).
This is how being consumed in Time can take any situation, good or bad, and convert it into Distressed Time, thus weighing down your mind and keeping you from your true potential.