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originally posted by: Pinke
originally posted by: Shema
a reply to: Pinke
Pinke, I would say to you that just because something holds dangerous connotations and possible conclusions to some individuals doesn't mean it is not valid or true.
I absolutely agree!
Though in this instance, I don't believe there is enough supporting evidence for it either, but I have a deep affection for the concept in fiction genres like sci-fi etc ...
originally posted by: Dianec
Interesting thought. I wanted to comment that for some really strange reason I cannot place, I feel as if I have jumped from 2008 to 2014 overnight. I'm completely baffled by it. Is it something that happens as we get older? Time going by that fast? I've asked others about how they have perceived time over the past year or two and all verbal feedback is "time is flying by". This is from people younger than me as well so I don't know.
I asked myself why 2008? It's because it sticks in my mind. That is the year I feel I'm in. I don't write it down or anything but I see it everywhere ever since realizing this (fully acknowledging it). Articles I read, movies I watch, memories my kids and I talk about. It's the last year I sense time was going at a normal speed. That sounds crazy so please know, I don't mean for it to sound that way but it's hard to describe. I can't put my finger on it. It isn't physical or psychological. I've had lots of feedback on that by choice. Deemed healthy.
We have all of this stuff in between - all of this living we have done. Trips, school, work, holidays, love, growing, etc., yet it's as if all of that happened in a days time - not even a day - a flash of time. It's been bothering me quite a lot. No one wants to feel as if that many years have gone by in a moments time, as if lost.
I've decided if I feel I've kept forward 6 years in the blink of an eye, I will will turn my age back too and deem myself 6 years younger (in my mind). I have to make something positive out of it:-).
I will say, if we time travel it would not be received well by people unless they are fully cognizant of it. It would be disorienting, and who knows how it would manifest in people's thinking and behavior. When I think of time travel I think of back to the future or that Meg Ryan movie (Leopold something or another). I sense it wouldn't be that way. It might not be possible for it to be that way.
originally posted by: Stuprimori
Not sure if anyone has pointed this out (still reading through the thread) But the reason I believe time starts to "fly" as you age is simply because as you age, a years time is actually less time in comparison to when you were young for example 1 year to a 4 year old is 1/4 of their life but 1 year to a 40 year old is 1/40 of their life therefore as you age your perception of time will change giving the illusion that time is going faster when its really not. This is just my opinion....thoughts?
originally posted by: Nola213
This talking about living in the past and such reminds me of a quote from The Sopranos. After Paulie was reminiscing about the past over and over Tony looks annoyed, so Paulie asks him what's wong? and Tony replies "Well, it's 'cause, uh, "remember when" is the lowest form of conversation."
This upsets me because I find myself doing this a lot. way to much. I gotta stop living in the past.
Another famous saying from AA is "If you have one foot in the past, and one in the future, you're pissing on the preset". Or something like that.
So I make it a point to try to live in the present. It's hard though, as my best memories of life are from when I was maybe 12-16 years old.
originally posted by: Divine Strake
Interesting. . .I've always thought that the mind interprets reality, rather than controls it. Then again, what is reality but what the mind creates? I don't think, however, that without the mind, reality would not exist. I also don't believe that we eventually cave to ignorance, but graduate to the next level, at least, this is what my mind tells me.
I love your post. It really shows a person who has ventured beyond the self several times.
Can't cry while looking up. Who's kidding who here. This person obviously never had s two year old clamoring to be picked up . If you don't comply right away they can go on and on looking up at you and crying.
originally posted by: Shema
I love discovering little known facts. Like for instance did you kni that it is impossible for a crying person to continue crying, whether child or adult, while looking upwards.
Another little realized fact is that we humans have a natural ability to travel through time. In fact you would be surprised, I'm sure, to learn that a lot of people rarely live in the present, they spend much of their lives living in the past. They live like this in their mind.
Yes, we cannot time-travel physically, but ultimately there is no difference. Travelling through time via the mind is what you would be doing even if you were in your body inside some sort of machine or whatever, don't you see?
Without a mind to bring everything together physical reality could not exist. Life is not orderly, mind is. Life is chaotic without mind to control and organize it. The mind may intentionally allow chaos to reign under controlled circumstances - one example is during a rocket blast-off being as it is a controlled explosion of highly volatile materials - primarily the mind is concerned with creating order out of chaos and maintaining it.
There are without any doubt countless things we can achieve and create with our minds that we don't even think about. We focus on what is outside of us. The fact is what is outside of us is created, put together and held in place by our amazing minds.
This is what the 'conspiracy is really all about. 'They' keep us focused and concerned about the physical aspects of our lives and conspire to keep us ignorant of the fact that mind creates you and you are mind. You self-create.
Sadly, we all end up self-destructing as a result of our ignorance. We are held in thrall by the magnificence of creation little realizing that we are the creators.
The beautiful part is that we are beginning to wake up to our true potential. Don't you just love it.