Think back to when you were a child. Pick your favorite, most vivid memory. Once chosen, visualize it. Notice how you are drawing back to this memory from this moment, right now. In this foggy visualization, you will discover that when this moment was happening, it was now. I am not saying that when you were six or seven you were however old you are now, but what I am saying is that your experience had in the past, was happening in the “now” moment. Now think ahead to your death bed. Here you are, with all of your achievements, loves, fears, and losses attained thus far, about to vanish into nothingness. When this experience happens, it will then be now. Remember this: All experience happens now. No experience can be had outside of the now. There is no other time, in fact, there is no such thing as time. Humans pop up into the “great stream” of existence and vanish some odd years later. The only reason we think things have a beginning and an ending is because of our own “beginning” and “ending”. When in reality, the two are one. You can’t begin unless you ended and you can’t end unless you began. This goes for any forms of duality (good and bad being one of the most “predominant” ones).
Let’s go farther back. Let’s go to a time when you were non-existent, when this planet was non-existent, in fact, when this universe was non-existent. Let’s go back to the big bang, the singularity that bursted towards what is now. The “time” when everything in existence was condensed into something smaller than the size of the head of a pin; when everything was truly one. There was no space, there was no time. Everything just was, or really I should say, is nothing. During this condensed energetic state, it was now.. and it is still now. Your existence, this existence, is a singularity, the singularity, all occurring right now. We are the condensed energy state of oneness being expressed through biology. We are the whole being reflected in the part, and the part being reflecting in the whole. You can see this connectedness in everyday life. It does not take any visualization to achieve this. By simply seeing everything right now as it is is enough. Don’t try to be anything for you will only be trying to be a mental image, something that which you are not. Simply, be who you are. Don’t forget, no one-thing in and of itself exists. All is relative, all relates. If you define and label an object, you are creating a false separation within the mind. Sure, this is useful, but if everything is taken as separate, individual objects completely unrelated to each other, it can make us feel separate and alien to the world. We are divided through the intellect. The intellect is a great tool that has been taken for granted. Remember, the intellect is a part of experience, not all of experience.
So let’s review. Back before the big bang it was now. Millions of years after the occurrence of the big bang, it was still now. And now it is obviously still now, forever present for infinity. Time is not real besides in our minds. Our minds are a storage device for all of our existence, all being expressed right now. Right now, it is before the big bang, everything condensed into a singularity. Right now, it is right now. Right now, it is tomorrow. There are no separate events (besides for the labeling of our intellect). There is only one event, right now!
Everything is compressed into this moment. Our biological devices allow us to maneuver through it, glimpsing the whole from different perspectives, both on the micro, macro, and all different levels that are available through technology, the intellect, and imagination. Experience is one forever changing, spontaneous “image”. Everything consists in this moment. Your birth and your death, the beginning and the end, the Alpha and the Omega. You are “god”, I am “god”. All is one. It all goes together… now.
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“Because straight is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it” Matthew 7:14
The gate is the present moment and the way is now.
Can you coax your mind from its wandering
and keep to the original oneness?
Can you let your body become
supple as a newborn child’s?
Can you cleanse your inner vision
until you see nothing but the light?
Can you love people and lead them
without imposing your will?
Can you deal with the most vital matters
by letting events take their course?
Can you step back from you own mind
and thus understand all things?
Giving birth and nourishing,
having without possessing,
acting with no expectations,
leading and not trying to control:
this is the supreme virtue.
Tao Te Ching
@smortlur51,Yesterday before work I was in my car waiting to go inside and for some reason I was thinking about my car being hit and I even went so far as to think about taking pictures of it. After I work I walk out to my car and there was a note on my hood saying someone hit me.
Fucking weird. Thoughts definitely extend beyond the body. Or maybe they come to us. Either way…
@blankey, lol about your car… I believe the same. So much that I’ll worry myself when just thinking about a possibility that I don’t want to happen, because drawing attention to that possibility in my mind seems to make it more possible. Seems like direct evidence for the law of attraction.
This is a really cool OP, man. Gonna digest it for a few days.
@blankey, Wow that’s some crazy shit, I do think our thoughts are definitely connected to actions, but whether one influences the other I’m not sure, I suppose its similar to the chicken or egg came first scenario. But it’ll happen sometimes like I’ll be listening to my music on shuffle, think of a song, and it’ll come on. Now, is this just random chance? It could be, or it could not be
@smortlur51, Well going off what I wrote this article about, about time being not real and all there is is the now, it would only make sense that I would know I was going to get hit, because when I was hit, it was now, and before I was hit, it was now. Perhaps this explains some psychic phenomena.