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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
How would you know falling off a cliff would hurt if you didn't consider the past?
originally posted by: donktheclown
Time. Was it Bashar who said "human beings are the only entities in all of creation who have invented the means to accurately measure something that absolutely does not exist?" ta reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
If one was actually to live NOW COMPLETELY, the power that comes with it is so immense, most beg for time, and do ANYTHING to slow it down.
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
Maybe if you were focused on what is here right now, you wouldn't have walked to the edge of the cliff in the first place. If I'm seeing now, I am seeing that cliff and I choose not to walk toward it. If you're preoccupied with the past or future you may walk off the cliff before realizing it is happening in the now.
By the time the light from the object strikes the eye, and the neurons are fired to re-present the image that you then experience, time has passed. Thus, all of our perceptions are experiences of events that are in the past by the time we actually experience them!
It is a common presumption, very much put forth by Alan Watts in his day, that one should live in the here-and-now by simply perceiving what apparently is. That's a useful enough exercise to stay aware of what is apparently happening, but to then think this is the present or NOW, is clearly incorrect given ALL we experience is already in the past.
originally posted by: DrunkYogi
There is nothing that can be done about that situation so killing psychological time is the way to go. Kill psychological time and see what begins to happen.
originally posted by: Itisnowagain
What is apparently happening is not the past or the future.
What appears to be happening, is happening as this.
This is what there IS.