The way that we experience time has a massive impact on the quality of relationships that we create within our life. When we experience time as finite we inevitably express judgement, this expression leads to the formation of disconnected relationships. In comparison, when we experience time as infinite we naturally express gratitude, this expression leads to the formation of connected and intimate relationships within our life.
The question must be asked: Why do we experience time as finite within our western society?
We experience time in the same way that we experience ourself. When we experience ourself as finite we will inevitably experience time as finite. This finite experience is derived from the disempowered perception of ourself as an individual person who is disconnected from everyone and everything within our life. When we perceive ourself as disconnected from life we naturally experience ourself as finite; when we experience ourself as finite we act as if this life is a struggle to do as much as possible in order to prove that we are worthy of being alive; when we act in this way we inevitably express judgement which leads to the formation of disconnected relationships within our life.
Simon Sinek says that there are two types of games that can be played, the finite game and the infinite game. The finite game is created in order to determine a winner and a loser. When we are playing a finite game we inevitably play to win by being better than those whom we are playing against, trying to be better than another stimulates judgement and narcissism. Comparatively the infinite game is created in order to enjoy the life that we are living. When we are playing an infinite game we naturally play to increase our level of happiness. Feeling happy naturally stimulates gratitude and love within our life. The type of game that we choose to play is reflected in our experience of time… which game will you choose?
When we experience connection we experience our infinite nature; when we experience ourself as infinite we experience time as infinite; when we experience time as infinite we inevitably experience grateful, intimate and loving relationships within our life.
Please click here to view Simon Sinek’s talk on understanding the game that we are playing.