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About Time is one of the classic spiritual films that sums up the Serenity Prayer:
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.” (Reinhold Niebuhr, The Serenity Prayer)
Forgiveness is releasing the mind from the past entirely. Complete forgiveness is living in full awareness of the present moment, where there is no desire to “go back” or have any control over the script. As a stepping-stone towards complete forgiveness, memory can be used to revisit scenarios and come to total acceptance of what is. When there is fear in the mind, opportunities to be a miracle worker seem to be missed. Hesitation leads to regret and guilt because the self that hesitates is afraid of getting it wrong. This self lives in time, preoccupied with wishing that the past were different and hoping to get it right in the future.
The Spirit uses About Time as one of the great spiritual films to show us that time can be used by Him to free the mind from time by providing a constant opportunity to say yes to love in the moment. Attentiveness to this opportunity and overcoming the fear of intimacy is the journey. Knowing there is nothing missing is the destination. When it is understood that there is nothing to lose, every moment can be embraced with lightness and joy. The goal we are seeking is the love that we are when we are present.
At the age of 21, Tim is told that he has the ability to time travel...
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