Deepen into Strong Time for Heart-Based Peace and Calm

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Deepen into strong time and live fully now!

Strong Time is a powerful concept that has its roots in the early 20th century.  First described by the French sociologist Émile Durkheim, the core ideas about strong time were then expanded upon by the  philosopher, teacher and writer Mircea Eliade.

In his landmark book The Sacred and the Profane, Eliade describes the powerful transformation that people experience when they enter Sacred or Strong Time.

He describes Strong Time as cyclical and as truly more “real” than Profane Time.  That doesn’t mean that Profane Time is “less” or “wrong” – simply that is is fundamentally different.  Here are some qualities of Profane Time:

  • It is linear.
  • It has a beginning and an ending.
  • It is orderly, practical, and familiar to everyone.
  • Many life tasks are accomplished in Profane Time.
  • History is rooted in Profane Time.
  • Time management systems aimed at increasing efficiency and productivity or completing tasks and attaining goals all operate in the realm of Profane Time.

But here’s the thing:  Living in Profane Time, no matter how efficient and effective you may be, cannot provide the depth and meaning that is accessible through the experience of Strong Time.

The Heart-Based Time Management™ System embraces all of the tried and true time management tools AND offers a path to an ever deepening experience of each moment.  You are encouraged, in other words, to open the door and step toward Strong Time in your life.

Rather than depicting time as linear, Strong Time sees it as a wheel.  Beginnings and endings are deeply and powerfully connected.  You can see this reflected in the cycle of each day, of the seasons, and in the movements of the planets or the moon.  Strong Time has rhythm and depth; it’s an ever-evolving repetition that you might think of as similar to tilling and working the soil.  It’s a fertile circularity.

Our modern world is primarily geared to Profane Time, but imagine giving yourself the gift of just BEING in Strong Time.  What calm and peacefulness would blossom if you allowed yourself to breathe deeply into a different way of being, each and every day?  Just breathe in and out for a moment, and picture the profound impact it would have.

The most powerful promise of the Heart-Based Time Management™ System is not about becoming more efficient (although that is a good thing).  The most powerful promise has to do with opening up to yourself and your own unexplored potential.

And while it’s always an exploration of the unknown, it is also always a re-turn – a re-union.  (Just think about words like re-creation, re-member, re-juvenate … they all draw from and reflect the cyclic rhythm of Strong Time.)

To enter Strong Time, what is necessary is first to find time to lay aside the daily demands of profane, linear time.  This takes courage, because those demands can be all-consuming!

Next, stepping into Strong Time requires that you stop and return to yourself.  It is ironic, but returning to yourself can feel like stepping onto unfamiliar ground.  That is because Strong Time is cyclic.  The old becomes new – and what was familiar offers up deeper mysteries and unimagined surprises at the next turn.

Are you ready to start exploring Strong Time for yourself?  Tomorrow I’ll share 3 Markers to guide you in your heart-based journey into Strong Time!

And to move toward your Heart-Based Time Success, sign up for our free gift, the Finding Time Success Kit, which includes “The New Finding Time Boundary Template: 9 Simple, Sequential Steps to Find More Time and Recharge Your Energy!”  Using a workbook format this powerful and practical time template helps you progress beyond disappointment and frustration.  Discover that 24 hours really are enough!

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