Around What Does Your Illusion of Time Orbit?
Being fully engaged in the world but not of the world is a very uncomfortable place to be because the Buddha said: existence is suffering because existence is in itself separation. How are you able to exist in the world . . . fully engaged in the world . . . and maintain your awareness that it's a construct? That it's an illusion? How can you do that when you're in the grips of an argument? How can you do that when you're in the grips of an internal disagreement? How can you do that when you appear to value one thing more than another? That is Grisht Ashram. It's for that reason we put ourselves into the asanas. It is for that reason we breathe a nuji breath on occasion, where we are aware of the point of impact of the breath on the back of the throat . . . that is what is known as a center point . . . being stabilized around a center point . . . because unless you have some illusion that you can grasp, you have to render all illusion as real.
Having an object, an image, a concept around which you orbit is a good thing. What you use for that object-concept is your thing. Most of the arguments in the world from interpersonal to international to interreligious arguments are about the right and the authority to make that decision. Around what does your illusion of time orbits . . . because everything is constructed from the illusion of time . . . your body, my body, how we perceive our bodies, how we perceive the world that our bodies move through is all constructed from the illusion of time. It's an essential construct from this level of our development.