(I am continuing to do research and explore these ideas. Please read my recent threads if you want more on this topic.)
If you represent a frozen moment of time with a dot, you can connect two of those dots with a line, and this line represents the flow of time. I
believe we (our collected being / soul) experience this whole line as a moment. And that would mean a few things: Our thoughts are higher-dimensional
in origin, or we would not be able to perceive a change in time or even time. This could indicate a quantum theory of mind.
The fact that we are able to experience a moment, or a change in time, does add credence to the multiverse theory
(Wikipedia: Many Worlds
) as an explanation to quantum physics.
Here is a drawing I drew a while back showing the branching timelines. Timelines branch out whenever a choice is made.
On this drawing, a dot on one of the timelines represents a frozen moment in time. If that dot happens to be on a vertix, it is the exact moment a
choice is made. After that, at lease two different timelines emerge, one for each choice.
We have motivations: that means that we are able to perceive a possible future and then make the right (hopefully) choices to get there. Does
non-life, like water or a rock, have the ability to have motivations? Or is that unique to living matter?
One thing we have to consider is that even a virus seems to have motivations. So do bacteria. So the explanation wouldn't be easily explained by a
quantum theory of mind, unless it explains how a cell's mind works as well. But if cells and such have motivations, there could be other
explanations, specifically evolution.
What is of interest is that we are able to think and perceive for ourselves what a motivation looks like first-hand. We are able to perceive what it
is like to make a choice, and what it is like to experience a moment. This means our soul has to be higher dimensional, or else it would not be able
to experience these things.
When we experience a choice, we project prospective outcomes in our minds using models and then weight the benefits and consequences of each choice. A
moment is experiencing the changes between two frozen moments in a meaningful way.
Thanks for reading, I hope that makes some sense.