Time binding and time transcendence

The concept of time binding is fascinating. Unique to humans, this ability allows us to connect various events and experiences into stories, lessons, and even identities.

Many have argued that this time binding ability is what makes us humans different from all other animals. I have long found these arguments convincing.

However, this morning it feels that my humanity is much more rooted in my ability to transcend time than to bind it. When I am fully present I feel more human than ever, which is a timeless and unbound state.

What makes you human? Can you bind and transcend time?