Baal HaSulam, “Thou Hast Hemmed Me In Behind and Before”: …Although it seems that the horse leads the rider by its base desire, the truth is not so. It is the rider who leads the horse to his destination. However, it is not apparent in the present, but in the future. Hence, that way there is contact, as well, but it is back to back, meaning not by the will of the dresser or that of the dressee.
Question: What does “present” and “future” mean?
Answer: The perception of the difference between them gives us the sensation of time (incompleteness).
However, this is not time in a generally accepted form, but the sensation of the extent of my alienation from my future form. This is why we say that there is no time in the spiritual world.
After all, the spiritual is the extent to which I identify myself with the Upper Light, and then the sensation of time disappears. Other changes start happening in me.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/22/10, Writings of Baal HaSulam