Making Time: Why Time Seems to Pass at Different Speeds and How to Control it by Steve Taylor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book has some genuinely new and though provoking material on how we can make the most of our time on this planet. This is less about being more productive with work, but more about using the time we have in a holistic and satisfying manner. It starts by stating pscyhological time experience laws including – time speeds up with age, time slows with new experiences, time speeds with absorption & the reverse in non-absorption, and the most important being time slowing with ego suspension.
Each of these are discussed in detail with some references to research and documented experiences. It is important that we link these with our own experiences. I do find much of what is stated to be what we all experience in life. I was not really comfortable or convinced with the theories and cases suggested for premonition though. However, the way we perceive time as a linear march is unlikely to be correct either, nor is it backed by science.
The last two chapters which deal with how we can make the most of time with new experiences, finding balance, limiting absorption, changing how we see the world with mindfulness & meditation cover excellent life enhancement methods, which logically backup the earlier material on time passage and quality.
Overall, a very good book for the interesting material it has, though each one has to apply the methods in their own way.
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