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Old 31-10-2022, 01:22 AM
ReturningMoon ReturningMoon is offline
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Is there really anything other than the present?

Hi everyone. Sometimes my mind wanders to the past and the people/things I hated about it. The reality is those things are over. The only thing that really is is now.
This raises the question. Is there really anything other than the present?
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Old 31-10-2022, 01:43 AM
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''Your sense of the present is just reflecting where in the block universe you are at that instance.
The “past” is just a slice of the universe at an earlier location while the “future” is at a later location.''
Ref: https://bigthink.com/hard-science/a-...the-same-time/


Also, excellent:
https://epochemagazine.org/05/other-...hema-for-time/
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Old 31-10-2022, 02:58 AM
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Eckhart Tolle wrote a book titled “The Power of Now,” and many years prior a person known as Ram Dass wrote a book titled “Be Here Now.” Both of these were very popular books, but all I can truly do is speak to my own experience and understanding.

As far as I am concerned the here and now is eternal. Time is circular; the Earth does not travel in a straight line from past to present to future. It spins on its axis in a circle, and we humans call one rotation of the Earth a day.

The Earth also travels in a circle around the Sun, and we call one circle around the Sun a year. We mark time by the rotation of the Earth and how the Earth travels around the Sun. The past and future are but reflections.

We go to sleep and we wake up and reflect on things we may have done before previous sleep cycles. We call a previous rotation of the Earth “yesterday,” and reflect on previous rotations of the Earth, or project on upcoming rotations of the Earth, calling them “the future.”

In the quiet stillness of meditation we can have a direct experience of the eternal now, and we can get to a place in our meditative state where we constantly see that eternal now during our waking hours. All it takes is keeping our mind quiet. Mind is trapped in the reflections and projections of what was and what may be, reflections on what we call “time.”

In my opinion everything, for centuries, has happened in one cosmic moment. In the eternal now there is a dance of shadow and light, and we call the light “day” and the shadow “night.” But it is all just a circular motion spiraling on a single point. This is my experience; the present is all there is, was or will be.
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Old 28-11-2022, 12:26 AM
Marcus Thaddeus Horatio Marcus Thaddeus Horatio is offline
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Perhaps the present is actually infinite?
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Old 29-11-2022, 02:57 PM
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Yes I believe the present IS infinite. Although itís a hard concept to get our little brains around.
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Old 29-11-2022, 03:55 PM
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We can make Peace with the Past-Present-Future Infinite Circle of Life, Now.
PEACE
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Old 29-11-2022, 04:41 PM
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Quote:
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All it takes is keeping our mind quiet.

Thanks for your very wise post, my Friend!

Being still is a good posture. It is creating the space for awareness to come to the forefront. Awareness is the now, so to speak. Yes, it is finally all we can really do, bring our attention to rest at the source of thought, and then something else may happen. Something pulls us across the threshold. Some call it grace. In retrospect, there really was no impediment, except what we ourselves created with our thoughts, emotions, memories, associations, and the ensuing sense of separated self. We need to realize directly that we are none of that parade. It begins by being quiet, being still.

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Old 03-12-2022, 09:27 PM
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Agreeing with Bob and starman.. From the surface, the boundy of silence is where we begin, an internal source.~
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