The search seems to take place in time. Where's any time right now? Who am I that's in time? How long do I need, to be who I am? We seek a freedom at the end of a time span, only to seemingly stay stuck in that flow of time, seeking the next better moment.
Where's all this time right now? What's clearly present and aware, even if time seems to be happening, (in concepts only!)
Investigating directly, we find that what we are is prior to the notion of time, as clear being itself.
There's a freedom from needing time as some means to an end, because we can see directly that what we are is not subject to this notion of time at all- we simply ARE present and aware.