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Past, Future and Present are not separate

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posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 11:54 AM
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Learning to live life one day at a time,
Enjoying the moment at hand,
Forgetting the past is not an option,
Planning for the future is hard to do,
Present conditions remain the focus.

The past is to be embraced, not erased,
The future is to be decided by the present,
The present was forged by the past.

Past, Future and Present are not separate,
They go hand and hand and dance the dance,
Life has obstacles and challenges to overcome,
It is up to us to recognize the chance.

Random events can alter the course,
Anger, greed and jealousy play their part,
Affect and effect become consequences,
Learning from actions comes from the heart.

Failure is not the end to the means,
Everything is not as it seems to be,
Hope endures and forces the pace,
Open eyes cry and yet they still see.

Illusions are hard to understand,
Magic potions and spells reversed,
Witches brew and incantations,
Thinking you are always cursed.

Life is what it is an uncharted path,
Acceptance and denial play a role,
How we deal with the circumstances,
Some do the digging and some dig the hole.

Did you hand me the shovel or did I take it,
Was it my free will or your manipulation,
Does it really matter, how, what or why,
If the end result is still consternation.

Even if the reasons are foggy or clear,
Sometimes the Soul knows the truth,
In order to forgive a trespass against,
It will often times require more proof.




posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 01:13 PM
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a reply to: searcherfortruth

That was deep! S/F



posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 01:51 PM
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a reply to: searcherfortruth

Very nice.

Although, I'm sure you realize, the present doesn't exist, nor does the future. Only the past exists and then....only in the mind of the rememberer.



posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 02:06 PM
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a reply to: TonyS

I thought there is only the present or the "now" that we live in. The past has happened. Agree about the future.

Scaley.



posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 02:48 PM
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a reply to: Scaleyback

Yea, but..........if you stop and think about it............there isn't anything we experience as the present because time doesn't "stop"; imagine for a moment that you had a clock with many little clock faces within it, the usual big one for the hours, a smaller one for the minutes, another smaller one for the seconds, another smaller one for milliseconds, another smaller one for micro milliseconds.

Now, as the dial for micro milliseconds spins about at awesome speed..............try to imagine yourself attempting to spear the hand on one micro millisecond with a pin.

You couldn't do it because the hand would be spinning faster than your hand could move to pin the hand. Put in a different way...............you (nor I ) can't put a finger on "now" because the second you put your finger on now....now has past, into the past.

The "present" is an illusion..........its just an endless stream of "used to be's". The past of course, doesn't exist because its "now" has expired. And the future doesn't exist because its not an "is", rather, its an expectation, an unrealized potential, and worse............its an unrealized potential subject to being one of millions of potentialities because any random act in the "not past" can alter the potential future.

Such that we not lose our marbles, its best I guess to think that the only thing that exists IS the past in the sense that it is recorded some way. Its a "was existed".
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posted on Jan, 10 2017 @ 02:51 AM
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originally posted by: searcherfortruth
Past, Future and Present are not separate...
The past is to be embraced, not erased,
The future is to be decided by the present,
The present was forged by the past.

Not anything is 'separate'.
'Past' and 'future' exist in/as 'thoughts'.
All that ever exists is the present, Now!
It is ALWAYS Here! Now!

Only in 'thoughts' can we be 'elsewhere/elsewhen'!
And even those thoughts are perceived Here! Now!

Very poetic, though... *__-



posted on Jan, 10 2017 @ 03:16 AM
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the past doesn't exist...

its only memory... which we learn from... but falls into regret, longing and sometimes an overwhelming sense of "i could have done better"... rarely do we hold on to the positive aspects of our past

the future doesn't exist either... its hope and possibility, even dreams

now is the only thing that exists...

even in the past it WAS now... but now it is then


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posted on Jan, 10 2017 @ 08:20 AM
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Did you hand me the shovel or did I take it, Was it my free will or your manipulation, Does it really matter, how, what or why, If the end result is still consternation.


Why should exercising your free will (choice) result in consternation when new choices can be had to counteract the first choice?



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