Today we are using another Guided Visualistion to think about Your Three Selves.
I suggest that you listen to the Guided Visualisation before reading on.
The key lesson for me is that it may be helpful to live by the Eastern timeline, known as ‘in-time’ rather than the more customary Western version, ‘through-time’ (stay with me on this…). In the West, we usually think of time as looking at the past on one side and the future on the other and both are visible in front of you. In the Eastern or Arabic time, the timeline stretches from front to back so that one part (the past) is invisible. You have to turn your head to see it. The diagram below (borrowed from ‘The Basis of Personality’ by Tad James), should help explain this.
So, with ‘In-Time’ you are always in the present moment (Now), associated with your timeline and your memories or experiences are more likely to be associated. ‘Through-time’ people are more likely to store their past as dissociated pictures and will have a good sequential, linear idea of time (and therefore expect to make and keep appointments exactly). ‘In-Timers’ are more flexible with appointments – their lives are a series of ‘nows’ and there are always more ‘nows’ available 🙂 if appointments are missed. ‘In-timers’ also therefore merge the three selves into one through the Power of Now.
So are you ‘through-time’ or ‘in-time’?