"Dogen believed that being and time were the same thing.
We are not entities who exist within time. We are time itself. This view of what we are is radically different from the view we are used to.
Dogen also believed that all of time is contained in this single moment. The entire past and the entire future are right here.
And yet our experience of time is one of being cut off from all other moments of time and all other places in space except where we are right now."