This instant is the only time there is.
Have you ever felt that time stood still? We get caught up in an activity and we lose track of time. It is the experience that enthralls us and time disappears. There is no past and no future, only the experience we are experiencing.
In Alcoholic Anonymous it is suggested, in step eleven, that we improve our conscious contact with God through prayer and meditation and being present. The past is gone, the future yet to come, all we have is our current experience. The wonderful AA slogans of “One day at a time” and “Easy does it” serve us well.
In Unitarian Universalism we covenant together to affirm and promote respect for the interdependent web of all existence which brings us into the experience of the non dualistic Oneness which is the Ground Of Our Being. In this experience there is no time. Time has vanished and we become part of the eternal Now.
Today, it is suggested that we rise above time by ignoring the past and the future of the ego and instead allow ourselves to experience the Holy Instant. You will know when you arrive in that place by the experience of peace and bliss.