Time’s first function is to bring an end to things. Nevertheless, happy birthday!
We perceive the world through a thicket of memory. I see a bird. I remember its genus, its coloration and perhaps one or two other distinguishments. What I cannot recall is how I felt when I first saw this tiny amazement fly into the embrace of a tree. Now I “see through a glass, darkly,” through the dimming filters of time and memory. In other words, I don’t see.
Conventional wisdom says we need to have a life purpose. But is that true? Purpose implies future, which is precisely where purpose cannot be fulfilled. Ram Dass: Be Here Now.
It takes no time to wake up. Neither does it require any effort.
In our essence, we’re limitless, sky-sized, changeless and forever. The body, obviously, is time bound. Since the illimitable cannot be limited, we are in our essence not bodies. We’re spiritual beings temporarily enfleshed.