It’s an attitude where we believe everything that is supposed to get done will be done. It’s a perspective where we know—at the core—that we are always in the right place at the right time and where everything happens for a reason and that it all happens in divine time.
With this belief system, there is also the aspect of time “expansion”—where we find the time to get things done in less time than most. For example, it’s where you complete a project quicker than you planned or where you’re able to do something faster than the norm.
When people get a lot done in less time—as if time expanded for them so they could do more—they describe this phenomenon as “being in the zone” , “in flow,” and where they felt “connected” , “guided,” and where “everything was in sync,” and so on.
Another facet of this timeless way of being is enjoying the present. The “now” moment is where we experience true joy, peace, and bliss. As too much past and future “living” can lead to pain, regret, and an existence lived in fear.
Today, I want to share with you a different way to be timeless. In this post, I want to teach you how to feel like time is moving “slower” so you can enjoy certain moments longer.
Make Time Last Longer and Sharpen Your Memory
Haven’t there been times in your life where you wished something—an exceptional experience—lasted longer? Like a great date, family moments, or a big celebration?
Don’t you also wish you could remember fond memories better?
Here’s a technique to make those times “slow down” so you can extend those experiences as well as remember them with vivid clarity later in life.
Turn these special moments (or any experience you wish) into a kind of meditation.
Meditation is normally thought of as a time where we close our eyes, focus on breath, and practice “clearing the mind.” That is one type of meditation, but there are many. It’s my belief that you can turn anything into a meditation and you do this through your intention.
Turn anything into a meditation by slowing down your movements, ritualizing the act, and doing it with love and gratitude.
Slowing down how you do your activities or how you experience situations improves your focus, heightens your senses, and increases your awareness of the moment.
When you are focused, intuitive, and aware—you’re feeling your feelings deeper and you are more engaged in the activity. In this space, you can have the feeling of time “slowing down” which draws out the experience and gives you more “time” to enjoy the moment.
When should you use this nifty tool?
Anytime you want to prolong feeling good.
You can also use this skill to manage stress, increase calmness, and get grounded in the present.
Practice this technique on a simple task that you do each day, like making coffee or having an afternoon tea.
- Slow down your movements.
- Show care and attention to each action executed.
- Focus on the details of what you’re doing.
- Notice the feel, look, sound, smell, and taste.
- Note your feelings—reactions—to all those things.
- Do the activity with love.
- Feel happy and grateful as you do it.
After you’ve practiced, apply it to a positive situation that you want to prolong and commit to memory such as a deep conversation with a friend, a night of love making, or perhaps reading to your child.
Slow down time for those moments you want to cherish. Pay close attention to details you want to remember. Feel grateful that you have the chance to experience whatever it is because all of life’s moments are a gift of time not given to all.
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