If there was to be a major theme taken from all of my floats, it would be time. Time is always on my mind, whether I'm in or outside the tank, so it makes sense that my thinking would be focused on it throughout my floats.
All of these thoughts and more flow throughout my mind, but what the sensory-deprived environment of the floatation tank allows me is a space where I can start to examine these thoughts and where they may stem from. Why am I so focused on and anxious about time?
I'm still working on finding solid answers to that question. I need to spend more time meditating and schedule more time for myself in the tank. I always go back to the old Buddhist saying:
Every time I find myself caught up in anxiety and frustration — thinking I don't have enough time — I stop to meditate or book a float.
If my mind wanders towards time during my float, I focus my attention on letting go. Letting go of the grasp that I trivially try to get on the clock. Becoming more comfortable with the constant passage of time and my place within that. Then, returning back to my breath to go back in, go deeper and connect.
DO YOU HAVE A THEME THAT YOU CONSTANTLY FACE WITHIN THE TANK? IS IT TIME?
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