Regarding Freudian fishing for demons from the past as a way to "fix" our lives, Dr. John Schindler wrote that there simply isn't any future in it. Schindler had won
nationwide fame for helping neurotic people at the Monroe Clinic in Wisconsin. He also wrote
How to Live 365 Days a Year. Published in 1955, it has sold over a million copies and is considered a pioneering work in the self-help genre. Schindler claimed that emotional problems have the same common denominator in every patient: the
patient has forgotten how - or perhaps never learned - to control (or allow) his
present thinking to produce enjoyment.

One of Britain's greatest poets

Regarding higher spaces of awareness, the great mystic poet William Blake (1757-1827) commented on his writing of Milton and
Jerusalem: "I have written the poems from immediate dictation, twelve or sometimes twenty or thirty lines at a time, without
premeditation, and even against my will. The time it has taken in writing was thus rendered nonexistent."

Getting back to the massage table, here's what we can take to the bank: It isn't the length of relaxation time that produces power, it's the quality of the experience. Also, the most efficient way to get out of the mind (where time exists) is to get into the body.

Time and love (and God?)
As we continue this train of thought regarding time, a new question presents itself: Is the experience of love incompatible with the experience of time?

"And Jacob served seven years for Rachel;
and they seemed unto him but a few days,
for the love he had for her."
- Genesis 1:6-14

Let's condense some of the thoughts of Tolstoy on the topic: The present is an infinitely small point in time in which the already nonexistent past meets the imminent future. There is a condition in which a person feels himself the architect of his life. It occurs when he concentrates all his efforts and intellect on the present moment. As soon as you dwell on the past or future, you stray from God and you feel lonely, deserted and enslaved. At this moment right now, which is timeless, a person's real life exists. The present is the moment in which the divine nature of life is revealed. Let us respect our present time;
God exists here.

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Said Huxley: The present moment is the only aperture through which the soul can pass out of time into eternity, through which grace can pass out of eternity into the soul, and through which charity (loving kindness / agape) can pass from one soul in time to another soul in time.

And once more from Tolstoy: We make our decisions in the present, and the present exists
out of time. It is a tiny moment where two periods - the past and the future - meet. In the present you are always free to make your choice. The only perfection
necessary is perfection in love, which can be reached only in the present.

Finally, back to Edgar Cayce: "Love transcends time." (If so, love is the far more
powerful force.)

Appropriate action
Once the role of time is diminished, we're more free to act in the moment, in
accordance with the needs of that moment.

According to the Tao Te Ching: One who moves in accordance with nature moves in harmony with the present moment, always knowing the truth of just what to do. (I take it that if we let go into the moment, the universe reveals to us the proper course of
action, if we're so attuned.)

Continues the Tao: We complete the task at hand. (We know a massage is over only when there's an experience of
completion.) We do what is called for
- then stop. This kind of action, consistent with the laws of nature and in harmony with the Tao (also known as dharma), does not require force. At this point, the universe lends its power to one who acts in harmony with its laws. Natural action brings fulfillment, forced action brings exhaustion. (We can certainly pull out examples of this phenomena from the workplace.)

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An unawakened mind convinces us that we have to defend the self. The awakened mind is characterized by appropriate responses to situations. If we act in the present moment, we need rely less on "thinking"; we rather permit ourselves to be thought through (by a higher intelligence). This is a highly intuitive form of work that does not belittle thinking but keeps it in the right perspective.

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