“Actually, there’s only one instant, and it’s right now, and it’s eternity. And it’s an instant in which God is posing a question, and that question is basically, ‘Do you wanna be one with eternity, do you want to be in heaven?’ And, we’re all saying, ‘Nooo thank you, not just yet.’ And so time is actually just this constant saying ‘No’ to God’s invitation. I mean, that’s what time is.
It’s no more 50 A.D. than it’s 2001. There’s just this one instant, and that’s what we’re always in. And then she tells me that actually, this is the narrative of everyone’s life. Behind the phenomenal difference there is but one story, and that’s the story of moving from the ‘No’ to the ‘Yes.’ All of life is like, ‘No thank you, No thank you, No thank you.’ And then, ultimately, it’s, ‘Yes I give in, Yes I accept, Yes I embrace.’ I mean, that’s the journey. Everyone gets to the ‘Yes’ in the end, right?”
Watched Waking Life again this evening – I’ve been waking up mornings these days with conversations from my dreams fresh and vivid in my mind. The people in these dreams have been telling me things that are astonishing, in ways that stagger me and leave me agog for the few minutes it takes before the memory fades, things I can not understand how I could possibly know, and I’m determined to find out how that could be.