posted on Dec, 3 2006 @ 02:55 PM
I am a proponent of "experiential knowledge", that is, whenever and however possible, I prefer to learn by doing, first-hand, rather than by having
it "explained" to me; second-hand knowledge.
It is not alway practical, or even possible; but the "lessons" learned seem to be far more profound and permanent.
I tend to agree, Perception is At Least 9/10ths of reality, so here is a quick "experiential" experiment in reality shifting. Try this to
experience some of the same disorientaion our "caveman" must have felt when he encountered the far more vast reality we experience
We think of Time as being a Linear progression from an identifiable Past through a fleeting Present and onward to an unknowable Future. We concieve
of Time in discrete Units: Years, Months, Weeks, Days. And with our technology we even divide this dimension of Reality into further smaller "bits":
Hours, Minutes, Seconds and so on.
This is our reality, Time in discrete "bits". But this is a fallicy, a mere convience of our own design, a self-delusion of control over an
uncontrollable aspect of Reality.
Consider, it is the nature of Time to "flow". This flow gives structure to the other three dimensions of Reality we are familiar with; the
dimensions we call Space, within which we count our existence and the existence of everything we know and/or concieve of, Can conceive of.
But if Time is to flow, we cannot be able to divide Time into discrete units, no matter how miniscule those units might be, for that would require
that we be able to "pull" a portion of Time from "out of the Flow of Time", and That would require us to be able to stop Time's flow so
that a particular, discrete "bit" of Time be identified and withdrawn.
A drop of water withdrawn from a flowing stream is no longer part of the stream.
Like-wise, to be a stream, there can be No discrete divisions amoung the drops of water which might comprise a "stream"; they are all of a single
As with Time. There can be No discrete Past, Present or Future, despite what our "cave-bound" senses tell us, for we cannot stop Time and divy it up
into such gross "packets" without turning true Time into something which we may call time, but which is not really Time.
All is Now.
Space, and therefore, Distance, does not actually exist.
We are One, and All.