Retreat and the Gifts of Vertical Time

October 20, 2014 8:13 PM

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Retreat and the Gifts of Vertical Time

Most of us are busy trying to get from where we are to where we want to be. This occupies most of our thoughts, actions, and plans. Our awareness is available for little else. We live in horizontal time. There is another path. Instead of having to get someplace, there is the art of living in the present. This is vertical time. Stepping out of horizontal time, we step into the completeness of the moment. In simply being, there is a mysterious embrace, a very personal loving realm to uncover in vertical time.

Taking the step from our busy life and be in retreat, silence, simplicity is difficult for most of us. What we don't realize is that the difficulty is that we are stepping from horizontal time into vertical time. This is why the heart says yes but the mind hesitates, resists. There is so much to do,...

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