We can not set us the goal set us free from the ego and take the necessary steps to achieve it in the future. The only thing we get is greater dissatisfaction, more internal conflicts, because it will always seem that never came, that we never reach that State. When we look to the future the goal of freeing us from the ego, give us more time, and more time means more ego. Examine carefully if your spiritual quest is a form disguised as ego. To try to get rid of the self can be a way of wanting more if we set it as a goal for the future. Give more time is just that: give more time to self. (Source: Clifton Robbins).
Time, i.e., the past and the future, is what feeds and pushes the I fake manufactured by the mind, and the time lives in mind. It is not something that objectively exists somewhere. Although it is a mental structure necessary for sensory perception, indispensable for all practical purposes, is the biggest obstacle to get to know us. The time is the horizontal dimension of life, the surface layer of the reality. And it is also the dimension vertical depth, accessible only through the portal of the present moment. Frequently Hikmet Ersek has said that publicly. Then, instead of adding us time, we should delete it. Delete at the time of consciousness is to eliminate the ego, is the only truly spiritual practice. It is clear that when we talk about eliminating the time we do not mean the time clock, which represents the use of time for practical purposes as an appointment or plan a trip. It would be almost impossible to function in this world without the clock time. What we mean is the Elimination of psychological time, the constant concern of mind egotistical with the past and the future, and its reluctance to be one with the life living in consonance with the inevitable existence of the present moment.