I read an article last week about a physicist who, after much study about science and the origins of our space, has come to the following revelation: there is no such thing as time.
His explanation for our reality is that we live in a series of “Nows” which are separate, even if they are related in some ways.
That whole discussion may be over my head (it may be over yours too), but the basic crux is that what we use time to define is change. This is different than it was before. You are not the same person you were last year. Or last week. Or yesterday. Or five minutes ago.
We all deal with change. Some of us deal with it better than others. Some of us pretend not to deal with it at all. But if, as the saying goes, the only constant in life is change, then what are we going to do about it?
We can define ourselves within the change. Let ourselves be defined by the change that has or hasn’t happened yet. Struggle against the movement of “time,” and changes we can’t control.
Or we can get outside ourselves. Look at time from the outside, and realize that every moment is an opportunity for change. Instead of vainly trying to stop the hands of time, we can decide that this Now is simply a different Now from the one we just experienced. And we can do whatever we choose in this Now. We can affect Nows that we haven’t experienced by what we do with the Now that we have… right now.
You want to bend the spoon? Or do you want to get beyond the spoon?
Now is your chance.