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April 8th, 2010

Mind Over Time – (not just matter)

You’ve probably had the experience of time flying by. I’ll bet you can even remember a time in your life when hours seemed like minutes – if that long.

It’s amazing when time seems to distort like this, but did you know that there are other ways that you, through the conscious use of your mind, can change time.

It’s not accidental when it happens either. Nor is it coincidental.

Instead of thinking of “mind over matter” – consider the idea of “mind over time.” Think about being able to bend time into relative segments, none of which most would consider the norm.

Here are some examples of “mind over time:”

1. When an athlete gets into “the zone” he often has the experience of time slowing down – even when it’s going at regular speed.

2. Ted Williams, the last person to bat .400 in Major League Baseball, was able to see the threads on the ball as it was coming toward the plate at 95+ mph.

3. When two lovers are hot for each other – they can completely lose track of where several hours went.

4. You can nap, visualize or meditate for 20 minutes and have the experience of getting a full night’s rest.

5. And if the above isn’t wild enough for you, there are some martial artists who have had the experience of stopping time, of making it ‘stand still.’

When I was a competitive swimmer in my teens, I had an amazing experience take place while in the middle of a race.

I’d be about half-way across the pool in my first lap of the butterfly, swimming as hard as I could, and all of a sudden I’m hearing the lyrics from the Beattles’ hit “Yellow Submarine.”

As I heard the lyrics, “We all live in a yellow submarine, yellow submarine, yellow submarine,” my body relaxed further and deeper. I shot through the water even faster as I sang these words in my mind – but it was all slow motion to me.

Perhaps this experience helped me to be undefeated in this race for four-straight years.

The truth is, all of us have had moments of time distortion – but did you ever think that you could make it a regular daily practice, and that there are many benefits to doing so?

For example, most people live in a “there’s not enough time” world. And this puts them into a trance in which there’s never enough … “time.”

Imagine if you could use your mind to dictate whether or not you have enough time in your world – and that by simply proclaiming it so, it becomes that way.

I recall hearing a major media talk show host say that he would make time for exercise if God would make each day an hour longer.

Well, why not play god (with a smaller ‘g’) and make an extra hour by yourself? Why not open yourself to an extra hour being available each day – if you so choose?

Even write it into your daily planner.

2500 Hour: Walk for 60 minutes

Think I’m joking about this? Then try it and see what happens.

Time is relative to how YOU use your MIND.

Want more time in your life to do more? Then form mental pictures of time expanding or shrinking based on what you want to do.

A novel idea, me thinks. Give it a whirl and let me know how it works for you.

Matt Furey

P.S. To read more about Mind Over Time – be sure to pick up a copy of The Unbeatable Man.

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