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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.