I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, and I’m saying it NOW – Now is all we have. Then is nothing but an illusion, meaning what happened in the past or what will happen in the future. The only time we are able to experience anything is now. But just what the hell does that really mean?
I don’t know if I just understand the concept better than others or if people are just too ingrained in then thinking to grasp it, but whatever the reason, I just don’t understand how anyone can’t comprehend the present moment after 3 minutes of contemplation. I’m going to try and break it down as simple and direct as possible. If you still don’t understand it after this post then… you’re hopeless.
So then, what is time? I think it’s easier if I first explain what time is not. Time is not a second, minute or hour. These are just measurements of time which is the same as measurements of shapes, as shown below.
So time can be measured, just like the side of a triangle can be measured. The length of the side of the triangle above is 2 cm, but you wouldn’t say the object is the measurement. In the same way, you wouldn’t say that the length of time, in this case 2 hours, is time. The triangle has a length of 2 cm and time has a length of 2 hours. Time is not the distance or measurement. Time is not an hour, a day, a year, or anything else. These are just measurements or lengths of time.
Time can be more accurately represented as a dot on a line, as shown below.
The dot continuously moves along the line, going through different periods or measurements, but time is always contained within that one small dot. Time is only now. Time is that dot moving forward across a line. Each and every event in your life is experienced in the dot – now, in the present moment. Time flows like a river. Time flows in the dot. Time just is, now.
So to recap:
– Time is not how it is measured (second, minute, hour, etc.)
– Time is a dot moving along a line.
– We experience everything within this dot.
– All we have is the now or the present moment.
That’s as easy as I can break it down. Is anyone still confused? If so, please let me know.