They say that nothing lasts forever and maybe it’s true yet, I tend to disagree.
There is one thing that lasts forever, moments. Moments are so unique that they stay forever trapped in the infinite tapestry of the universe.
Stories consist in flows of moments. They are the result of the connections between the moments of the tapestry.
And we? We are the creators of moments, the creators of stories, the creators of the infinite tapestry of the universe that connects us all.
So, if every moment and every story lasts forever, everyone lasts forever, maybe the truth is that everything lasts forever.
Definitely this is my truth.
@bcavaleiro, the universe is infinite – no edge, no boundaries, no beginning, no end. It is creation-less existence, or causeless existence. With no beginning nor end, it just has always been. Having always been/is, there is no such thing as time. Just as there is no center to the universe because there is nothing to measure to or from a “center”, there is no distance. There being no distance, there is no movement of anything. There is no time as time is measured in movement. Thus there really is no “flow” even though we speak of “going with the flow”. There is no going. Nothing moves. All just is. So there is no forever. There is only what is, which is non-conceptually available to our little minds. We cannot wrap our heads around it. Sure, we can, and all the time do, produce concepts about it – I guess there are those academics who make a living at it. Everything just “is”, and then, there’s not even such as “everything”. :0)
@rickyferdon, I do understand what you said and I do know that there is no such thing as time, all there is is now. :)
I think I was trying to see things in a different point of view and what I wrote was the result of my exercise. I don’t really want to say nothing with what I wrote, is just one way to look at this subject. To me it makes sense and means something (that is why I say it’s my truth) so I decided to share it with the world so maybe it would mean something to someone. That’s all. ;)
What? Moments don’t last forever. They are here and they are gone. Boom! There goes another one.
@ballsackturtles23, Actually, this moment is the only moment you have had and will ever have. IF there’s a thought of a previous moment it is just a thought occurring in the moment. You are never not in this moment even if you think there was some previous moment. All happens in the moment. Does this make sense? The mind thinks in a linear fashion, but awareness is non-linear and all encompassing. BOOM!
Just my thoughts ;)
At this point, all I see is this wondrous enigma of simultaneous paradoxes that are perceived as polarized outer points on which we base our lives, equal to those of day and night, light and dark, visible and invisible, good and bad, happy and depressed, love and hate. You need the one to see the other. These paradoxes reside within us and around us, in our bodies and minds as well as the universe/multiverse as a process.
I think everything and nothing lasts forever and simultaneously never exist. Destruction and creation go hand in hand. Love and hate. Belief and disbelief. Isolation and unity. Pain and pleasure. I think peace is found somewhere in between these outer points. Then again, peace and chaos exist simultaneously. I think in order to be at peace, one must accept chaos as well. Nothing is either black or white, but both.
I don’t know. Words become scarce in describing intangible stuff like this.
“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”
@rickyferdon, no, I appreciated your reply. Exactly we are here to share our views, as you said, “that’s what’s fun about this site” :)
@ARCANUS, I really liked your view, exactly it is but it isn’t at the same time. What I wrote means nothing but means everything and yes, words are scarce to describe this kind of things.
@splashartist, @ballsackturtles23, when I say that moments last forever what I mean is that if a moment would happen in a different way the “now” would be the same, it always is, but at the same time it would be a different “now”. So, in a way, moments last forever because they make this “now” what it is. Like the butterfly effect in the chaos theory. What we are experiencing right now is the accumulation of moments we had (created) our entire life.
The truth about this wonderful life is you think you and your love are forever. When in fact it was just a moment. That person that made you smile and kept you happy was only there for that season and all you have is that moment as a memory. It hurts but that pain never lasts forever. It’s evolution, you move on and that pain is now a forgettable memory of the past.