When a pendulum is displaced sideways from its resting equilibrium position, it is subject to a restoring force due to gravity, that will accelerate it back towards the equilibrium position. When released, the restoring force acting on the pendulum’s mass then causes it to oscillate about the equilibrium position, swinging back and forth.
The time for one complete cycle, a left swing and a right swing, is called a period. The period depends on the length of the pendulum’s swing.
In the same vein, “when we hold our breath at the end of inhaling and before exhaling, we experience a state in which the process of becoming seems to be suspended…It gives the impression of a break from the past, quantum leap. For Sufi’s, time is ever recurrent rather than linear.”
P.58 The Ecsatsy Beyond Knowing. Pir Vilayt Inayat Khan.
“What seems to be coming and going is really the result of becoming and manifestation. ”
P.58 The Ecsatsy Beyond Knowing. Abu’l-Hasan al -Hujwiri.
“When the owner of waqt (the instant of time) comes into possession of hal (that is: it becomes a permanent state) he is no more subject to change, and is made steadfast in his state.”
P59 The Ecsatsy Beyond Knowing. Abu’l-Hasan al -Hujwiri.
“Witnessing only takes place when two lights come together.”
Muhyiad-Din Ibn ‘Arabi. quoted from The Sufi Path of Knowledge
I call out for you to breath back and forth against my lips. The light upon light of eyes into eyes.
Quicken the periodicity.