Excerpts - In-Time, Out-of-Time (#12)
Excerpt from March 18, 1978 Workshop in D.C.*
(*Audience participation is in parentheses--notations in brackets have been added for clarification )
[I have heard so often that it is of value to be "in the moment". Well, I thought I was in the moment at all times--I'm here! But as I observed, I noticed my mind was anywhere but "in the moment." Dr. Bob discusses this topic briefly in the DC Workshop which was prompted by a written question from the audience.]
(Will you talk about being "in time" and "out of time".)
Well, "in time" means I am here, this is where I can do something. I cannot do anything anywhere else except "right here", and "right now" and it's always that way. It's always "here" and it's always "now".
I will experience this whenever I am the remotest bit conscious [or awake].
So if you put your attention on tomorrow evening at 7:00 p.m., you can't do anything either here [in the now] or tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. That means nobody's home. We would call that being "out of time". "Here and Now" is where I can do something.
If I am at 10:00 a.m. in the morning when the actual 10:00 a.m. is there, I can do something there.