posted on May, 29 2009 @ 10:26 AM
The mind, or ego creates time. Imagine your life as a drop of water going over the edge of a waterfall. As you topple over the edge you seperate from
the river and become a single drop of water--you are born. There are many drops of water, just as there are many billions of people in the world.
However, each drop of water has a different experience as it falls down the waterfall. On the way down a single drop will be moved by the wind, splash
off of a rock, or even bump into other drops of water. This is much like the mind, or ego during life, as we attach ourselves to experiences, events,
or other people in our lives. The droplet has difficulty reaching the river below, much like the mind has difficulty during life and explaining life.
Because we attach ourselves to these events we are creating memories, therefore, our mind is creating the illusion of time, or a sequence of events.
But this is not the true nature of existence. There is no past and there is no future. There is only now. But because the mind and ego are weak they
attach themselves to experiences so that they don't feel as vulnerable, so that they can try understand the un-understandable. All being considered,
at the bottom of the waterfall, the single droplet returns to be one with the river, the source, its unique experience dies. Yet, in the end, whether
it be a single drop, a river, or an ocean, water is always water. Mysteries are easier to understand with metaphors and symbols. Time is a symbol the
mind uses to explain existence, because existence as a whole is so infinitely large that the mind cannot decipher all the information coming in. Time
helps us to pick out the experiences that our mind and ego lead us to believe are important.