Consider the working of your own mind and heart and you will see that in the pursuit of achievement and progress you are living in the past and in the future and never fully in the present. Your action is ever incomplete, and thus you create time. That is, if your action in the present is always conditioned by a future - and the future is inevitable in the idea of the acquirement of virtues and qualities, of power and success, which are all born of craving - then such conditioned action in the present cannot yield to you the full significance of any experience of life. If the mind is occupied with success, with achievement, and with the gathering in of virtue, naturally the understanding of action must be limited, hence perverted.
Early Writings, Volume VII
Talks at Adyar, India 1932-33