Time cannot be touched; it cannot be grasped or held.
It can only be defined in terms of history, by what has happened in the past, even if that past was only a second ago.
The majority of the people in the world wish that this could be different.
People created the concept of time; if we have "time constraints, " we also have the key to free ourselves from them.
This book of Zen aphorisms on the "nature" of time helps us find that key!
Every page contains a nugget of wisdom to put our concept of time into the tight perspective so we can fully experience our lives now.
Scott Shaw helps us understand why there is no such thing as "wasted time"; this moment is equally as important as all others.
We all want to be free, but the conundrum of being human is that being in a body means having needs, and needs can lead to desires, and desire for anything to be different is what holds us bound to time.
To approach satori, however, we have to release ourselves from our desires so that our perception of time dissolves.
Shaw encourages us to accept our needs without being dominated by them.
He also addresses the universal fear of death, and says that with a change of our perception of time, by living fully in the now and accepting what is, death need not be feared.
Of immediate benefit are his instructions for Zazen, or seated mediation.
Keep this book in your pocket. Use it during the day grab a minute for yourself!