Have you ever wondered why time seems to speed up as we are getting older? Or why time slows down when we are bored or sitting in the dentist chair? And why time seems to expand when we are experiencing new situations in our life, like traveling to a part of the world we have never been before? In Making Time, Steve Taylor gives an answer to all these questions.
Steve Taylor’s previous book, The Fall: The Insanity of the Ego in Human History and the Dawning of A New Era(also recommended and I may review it some day), dealt with the question why people, thousand years ago, have fallen out of an almost perfect society into the current ego dominated way of living. Remarkably, one of the reasons why this happened was the strengthened sense of self, or ego.
In Making Time, Steve Taylor does a very good job presenting his five laws of psychological time and how to transcend them. One of the ways to do this is to quiet the ego as it is the ego that is responsible for creating our perception of time. Or as mentioned in some spiritual teachings: Time does not really exists, it is all made up in the mind.
The author also explains how higher states of consciousness can effect our time perception. And that a practice of meditation and/or mindfulness can help us quiet the mind, to slow down time or even transcend it.
I truly enjoyed reading Making Time as it is giving me a new perspective on how people perceive time and how to make the best use of it. As with all things in life, you have to flow with it, resistance will only make it worse.
Making Time is a fascinating book to read. Recommended.