"In your direct experience, life begins and ends in you. This is a fact. Life begins and ends in this moment now. There is no life other than life now that you experience through your body. As a corollary, it can be affirmatively said that the beginning is perpetually now. There was no 'Big Bang' nor was there some creator back in the past. All these assumptions arise from a mind always behind the present that is fading past to the immediacy of now. The mind is past and therefore the world, a projection of the mind, must also be past. Furthermore, the future it projects comes out of the past in its need for re-creating more of itself.
"Scientists fail to grasp this while making their assumptions of time being linear, thus unable to see that time is a circular projection perpetually arising from now. In this immeasurable now, all time, past, present and future projects outward, in the slow movement of the mind seen as yesterday, today and tomorrow, last year, last century, last millennium. Looking out towards space it's seen as the spiraling stars, a perception of countless galaxies forever expanding. The mind functions within the paradigms of what it sees, from here arising all our assumptions, beliefs and hopes for a better tomorrow. It imagines some life hereafter driving us deeper into the projection, even to the point of solidifying prehistoric rock. Archaeologists can only discover whatever's pre-programming in the mind.
"The next observation I present is that your body is a spacesuit taking form in the projection, its substance the exact same ingredients as the cosmic orb it inhabits. This cosmic orb is Earth, the accumulative energy of all life organisms perceived by evolving consciousness as past, present and future vibrating as cosmic wholeness right now.
"In other words, you and I are 'Universal Intelligence' suitably attired on this planet. We lose insight of this when we become attached to our spacesuits through the thinking mind. Knowing it must inevitably decay and disappear, we even project the notion of a soul that will somehow evade the inevitable, this being the mass hypnosis of the world.
"It was not that long past when the mind thought Earth was flat. Then one man got the idea, but the hypnotic masses strongly rejected, more time always needed by the creators of time. When looking at this without movement of mind, it's seen that everything is perceived and understood according to our lights. In accordance with universal law, the mind-world projecting space and time determines that nothing can happen before its time.
"This knowledge is within everyone and everything taking life form on this planet. You and I are the universal, the great vastness beyond limit. The void between the unknowable and the known, which is mind, can only be bridged when the inner opens. Freeing from false securities of the known, only then can the unknowable resonate in our being. This is our true nature in the timeless now."
(Source: Listening to the Unknown submitted to many publishers, including Namaste Publishing, before its first publication in the last millennium. The second edition was published in 1999 and re-edited in 2012 under the new title – Being in the Now.)