Real Time with Jacob Needleman, Ph.D.

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In our contemporary lives, with so much moving in the fast lane, it seems as if time has speeded up. We’re all feeling like victims of “busyness” and we can be obsessed with being more efficient and more acquisitive. Jacob Needleman likens time management to "rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic." By our constant checking of the clock, Needleman says we unconsciously ask time for “permission to eat, sleep and make love." What we need is to realize that what we're truly searching for is our inner souls, not our wasted hours. "Real time--true, meaningful time--comes from remembering oneself, from being oneself in front of one's self." (hosted by Michael Toms)


Jacob Needleman, Ph.D. is a professor of philosophy at San Francisco State University and former director of the Center of the Study of New Religions at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He has also served as a research associate at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research.

His books include:

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Topics Explored in This Dialogue

  • How to see time as a question, not as a problem
  • How to experience meaningful time
  • How we become addicted to fixing things and solving problems
  • Where meaning comes from
  • What is the fascinating story behind Time and the Soul
  • How to experience the gifts of time
  • How the concept of time varies in western and eastern teachings
Host: Michael Toms        Interview Date: 12/15/1997        Program Number: 2695