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Originally posted by Flux8
Originally posted by Inannamute
Science generally views time as being the fourth dimension, but with the curious property of a fixed rate of increase and our inability to move in both directions, only in one. It's worth sitting and thinking about time and our movement through it, because it could be that time doesn't really exist in the way we think it does. Maybe instead of it being something fixed, it's much more variable, a function of our own minds, in the way that quantum phenomena can be influenced by observation, so can time. We've all experienced endless hours, and days that pass in seconds, seemingly.. Is it really just our perception that changes?
I'm sorry that I haven't read all the posts yet, but I got to this and felt a need to respond to a couple of points you made.
'Science' doesn't necessarily view the 4th dimension as time. In fact it leans more to it in the Eucledian sense. Literally adding extra axes. The reason? Because you can mathematically calculate it. Or in other words, you can translate it into a logical language. As for time as the 4th dimension, it's just one of many concepts within a framework (general relativity).
Personally, I'm inclined to think that time is not the 4th D. There is a curious trend when calculating extra dimensions. Everytime you you add an extra dimension you must double the preceeding ones and turn them perpendicular to all others. It's hard to demonstrate without visuals. If time were the 4th D then you would need to add one more timeline and literally turn it perpidicular to all others. That is the mathematical trend. Suggesting otherwise, in this concept, would directly break this mathematically observable trend.
As for experiencing/perceiving time at different rates, that has more to do with which 'hemisphere' of the brain you are predominately using at the time. The logical 'left side' of the brain is a number crunching, single line of code processing, pigeon-holing, son of a gun microchip. The 'right side' has poor if any spacial awareness, time awareness, logical awareness, but it can process thousands of learned processes all at once. When you are 'in your right side' of your mind you don't perceive time as it actually is, because, it doesn't perceive time. Time flies when your having fun? Your in your right side of your mind not criticising things, etc. It ain't linear either. So, no, I don't think that has much to do with 4D in that sense.
My suggestion would be to strengthen your corpus collosum (spelling), the bridge between the two hemispheres, and you will achieve genious. Seriously. If you are a predominately left brained person then force yourself to do art, (among other interesting exercises) to open up that side and reinforce that bridge, no matter how painful it might be. Then perhaps you'll begin accessing more of your subconscious which perceives everything as it is at all times. Get ready for some crazy dreams!
Originally posted by expedionphi
You know, I might aswell give my thoughts to it and see if maybe people can relate to it, which I think alot of will. A description of the awakening taking place in real life, like we perceive it.
The way I've been noticing my mind shift was very remarkable and I am still undergoing the proces. It feels like thoughts are coming to a zero speed and there is an atmosphere that I feel that is involved in thought process that gives the feel of distance to thoughts. The feeling of a thought that slows down more and more and becomes more and more visible for the conscious I at its brightest intensity. It feels like an awakening you would experience during a lucid dream, the shift that involves being convincing to yourself that triggers the lucidity. This seems to be present to in the awakening procest. It's like realizing that the I (eye) is observing this waking life, is the same I that goes into dream. We realize our true position in life which is the I (eye). And that is in more of a travel in images then in actual physical motion. Just like dreams, it's all a play of images (thoughts). This is coming to a halt I feel, that everything is slowly giving itself up and we start to realize that control we had the whole time and our so called control base in life. And alot of people get a bit depressed because of the feeling of being too much in the now with the waking mind. It feels a bit too much at first and they end up having questions like: How can I live like this the whole time. Because of it's intensity in lucidity
I'm curious if there are other people that can relate themselves to my short observation for now that I have shared as I don't have much time right now to get fully into it. But if there are people there that can relate to this, which I'm sure they can. Please let know, share your feelings and thoughts about it cause I've noticed that this is important at the moment for people to not feel confused about it.
Good thread! S&F
Originally posted by halfmanhalfamazing
Interesting thread, how could there be something like a dimension if we are all
merely moving particles? We are in a sense here but also not here, so where
are we really??
A dimension is a man made thing, everything is one and we are all one and
Originally posted by michaelhernsin
Anyhow...these days (especially the past few months) its been hard for me to "understand" time on this earth. Sounds funny but, simply put...it feels as if "TIME" as sped up...i will think about what i did 24hours prior to the moment, and i literally say to myself wow i KNOW 24 hours "passed" but...it only felt like its been 8 hours or so...
Sounds crazy but its true. I can sleep in for hours, or i can get 4 hour sleep. I can wake up at all different times, or have a steady sleep schedule. I can have a full day worth of things to do, or i can have absolutely NOTHING and just sit around. Yet the feeling is the same, that time has SHIFTED, and is speeding up so fast.
Has anyone heard anything about this?
Originally posted by symmetricAvenger
reply to post by Neo__
and what makes it work is the perception of such.
Very nice.. reminds me of crop circles ; )
"hope you got the witty joke there"
Originally posted by Neo__
Ok, I haven't read through all 15 pages of this post and therefore appologize if someone's already posted these thoughts and the following image, but this is how I view the 4th dimension.
Image a single point, a infinitesimally small centre or dot without dimension.
Now draw a 90 degree angle to this point and you end up with a line, a 1 dimensional line with only length.