Time travel

I am in motion.
Time is an illusion. It is I, the consciousness within this body that is moving, not time. Measurements of time exist only arbitrarily; that sixty seconds compose a minute and sixty minutes compose an hour is only an illusion created by humans to enslave the body to a meaningless linear timeline. Time is one body, one plain of consciousness that exists as an elastic energy force that simply Is… It is us, we, that are in motion. Our body processes are in motion, just as the Earth is in motion, rotating while revolving around the sun. Children, whose internal body processes move extremely fast, will feel as if time is moving slowly around them, which is why “five minutes” to them seem to last an eternity. On the contrary, elderly people feel as if time around them is moving too fast as a result of their internal body processes moving slowly. However, it is not that time is moving around us. Time is only existing as it Is. Hosted by our bodies, which act as vessels to transport us, we are moving through time, traveling from moment to moment all within the Now, the one plain of unmovable existence that is time. The concept of memory, therefore, is not that moments and experiences come and go from our brains and consciousness, but rather that we are traveling to those moments. In Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut describes these moments as compositions of the whole, each of which we are fully capable of traveling to at any time. Instead of the “memory” of the moment appearing in our mind, it is us, we, that are traveling to the moment, and the more open we are, the more meditative, the more we can fully travel to the moment and relive the details and sensations. In terms of remembering, we often try to recollect these details and sensations, and we say we “forget” an aspect of the moment when we cannot remember something specific. However, it is not that we “forget,” it is instead that we are not fully traveling to the moment. We may be distracted, not open enough, to travel completely to the moment, almost as if we are only partially transporting ourselves. Because we are in motion, moving through time as the whole, the Now, we are able to travel to any moment, to any experience, to see our existence as the harmony between all experiences and feelings and the oneness of all moments. This is, essentially, time travel.

Time travel

Briana C

Joined February 2008

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Time is an illusion.

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