Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Time and the illusion of Time

Time does not exist.  Time is something we perceive because we do not focus on the moment, but rather we are focused on the progression of moments.  Time does not exist because we are what we are at every moment.  However, we interpret that passing of moments as time.  This is all due to the nature of physical sensory perception.

In this body, what we interpret as time is the passing of actions. We also perceive time as the passage from one point in space to another.  In the mental state, you do not have passing of time because no action is done in sequence, but simultaneously to come to a new state.  It is simply a change of state.  In quantum mechanics, an electron does not exist anywhere and yet can be everywhere.  The reason for that is because we observe the electron in a specific state at specific points of observation (you take notice through the physical senses such as the eye in snapshots, like a very fast video camera.  Your observation, which is simply focusing upon something, causes the electrons to "fix" itself into a specific form and make itself observable).  Those observations are actions which progress sequentially.  That sequence of actions is measured as observed time.  If you could observe change (i.e. all possibilities) simultaneously, then no passage of action has occurred, therefore no time has occurred.  Same goes if you could experience a previous moment again.  You might say "well, I thought and thereafter, I acted, thus there was a passage of time".  But that is only the case in the physical realm where thought is translated by the brain into a physical action.  In the mental realm, thought is not thought at all.  It is action, which is interpreted as thought.  The idea of thought leading to action is because of the reality of the body.  Without a physical form, all actions are thought.

All exists at all times and nothing is static.  All possibility exists at the same time.  There are infinite possibilities of being.  Each possibility is a state of being.  That state of being is what you would consider "who you are" at the personality/psychological level at that moment.  This is defined, in terms of a metaphysical condition, where your energy is of a certain quality or state.  In terms of psychological condition, it is the state of mind and feeling.  In this light, as your state of mind changes or your state of feeling changes, you change, but what you consider time has not lapsed.  That's because no observable change of action occurred.  And unlike in the physical realm, your state can change back to its previous state, thus the notion of going back in time.  You can jump to the future by going to one of the probability states, but as you can see, changing states does not connotate actual time travel.  You can jump to any state, whether its in this life's personality, or another life's personality.  Changing of states is what the purpose of a life experience is all about.  Going from one level of being to another through experience.  You can only change states if you open your belief system to other possible states you can be.  This is why belief creates your reality.  Your state of mind is the only limiting factor to changing states, specifically, going "higher" or "lower" in state or level of being (I used the terms "higher" and "lower" because it represents change, not "better" or "worse".  It could just as well be "left" or "right").  This is possible because once you are out of the physical realm, time does not exist.  There is no space to traverse, no sequential action necessary.  The idea that you think and then act is wrong.  You act because that action was the thought, thus no time is passed.  An act is simply a state of being.  Changing states does not represent a passage of time because you can go back and forth along those state changes.

Consider your dreams.  There *appears* to be no rhyme or reason in it, although there is which you probably don't realize, but that is not the point here.  There are certain aspects that are familiar, but the dream seems to change states as you observe it.  This is the same concept of time.  You are observing something and that act of observing creates time.  Because what you observe is set in space, time exists because you are referencing movement as passage of time through space.  But if you were to step back and notice the viewer itself, you would realize nothing's changed and therefore no time has passed.  If you were in a blackened room and could not see anything or feel anything or sense anything, you would not know what time it is, how much time has passed, etc.  That's because you have nothing to observe as a passage of action.  The sun changing its position is an observed passage of action.  The feel on your skin is the passage of action.  And so on it goes, that our physical senses give us the perception of space and motion and movement and changing within that space.  If the sun did not move and the planets did not rotate, would you feel the passage of time?  If you could instantly teleport to a location rather than moving linearly, would you notice the passage of time?  If your body did not age, and you stayed the same in appearance, would you notice the passage of time?  You might say, well, I believed this then, but now I believe this and therefore time has passed because I used to be that, but now I am this.  But think about it.  If you switched back to your previous belief, at what point in time are you in?  If you keep referring back to a previous state to signify time passing, then at what point would you notice repetition and thus lose track of time?  In other words, if your idea of time passing was through a state progression such as A B C B A B A B, which point are you at?  Or what if you realized that you can be A B C at the same time?  That is another state D.  And if state D is the combination of A B C, at any moment you could be focused on state B.  In other words, because you can switch between the states you are familiar with at will, time is irrelevant.  It doesn't exist because at any moment you focus on a state, you are in that state.  If you think about a previous state, you are that state.  It is always "now" because action occurs when thought occurs, simultaneously.

The theory of relativity, I interpret, as being the observation of relative differences between states or moments in time.  It is not just about one observer relative to another.  But rather fundamentally, the observation of a change of state that is the relativity.  This observation of change in state is considered time.  In other words, what if instead, if time between two points in space isn't about distance, but of perception?  The warping of space is postulated that wormholes bridge two distant points through an observed space warp, but it could be argued that if you can warp your perception such that the perceived relative time is either slowed down or sped up, you would have the same effect.  We ascribe a fixed value to a time unit.  But that is simply a mechanical way of measuring a number of changes within a set interval.  If no change occurs within an observation, you could not determine any change in time as there would be no cues to give the mind an impression of time elapsing except through reasoning (mentally "observing" a period of time elapsing).  It is because there are external cues that provide change of state that we inherently feel the impressions of time.  Our bodies, the change in daylight, the invisible movements of the molecules even.  But if you take away all those physical observables, you would not sense any change in time.  Your inner consciousness does not think in linear fashion, though what we consider our consciousness (the outer ego) must see things in linear progression (time) because of the nature of action to reaction (a sensory input going to the brain and being interpreted into thought requires a linear set of actions because of the way the physical body works).

If there were no space, there would be no time.  If there was no time, there would be no space.  They are bound together and create our physical reality.


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