I would first like to apologize for a lack of overall direction in my article, I hope readers can enjoy it and take it for it's mind-expanding
purpose. Please enjoy.
For all of "time" we have marveled over the elusiveness, the beauty, the reasoning of it in the first place. Time has helped us chart history, it
has helped us unite as civilizations to accomplish more work. Time has helped us record phenomena, it has given us a sense of order in our lives. Of
course time has its downfalls as well, nobody enjoys the stress of being late, or the stress of not having enough time to complete their desired
tasks. Some dread the thought of waiting years before retiring, or years before graduating. All of this time is relative;
(A) We look at time by era, the century, the decade, the year, the month, the week, the day, the hour, the minute, the second, the millisecond and so
forth down into the trapping of something I would consider, "conscious time". At some point, the scale of time becomes so small and occurs so
rapidly that it separates from being a part of time, it is so infinitesimally small that it is literally irrelevant to reality. (Do the smallest
increments of time correlate to the speed of light?)
(B)Our measurement of time is similar to our perception of size - it is so fascinating that no matter what scale you observe, there is always a
reality present there with space and dimensions. When you look at the inside of a cell there are dimensions visible, there are spaces between objects.
Also, when you look at our galaxy, you see dimensions as well, space between systems of stars, planets etc. (See Figure 1-1)
(C)We observe time as what is relevant to us as humans; most commonly - the minute if not the hour. Seconds are far too short to pertain to us
throughout our day while the concept of a day is far to long for us to consider. What do smaller organisms perceive as time?
When we go into microscopic sizes, the perspective of minutes and hours seems far too large, do they not?
When you observe a standard brain cell, do you think it functions at the same rate as the universe as a whole? How could time be constant between the
When the measurement of time becomes infinitely small, it is as if matter has become infinitely small(subatomic particles and anything smaller than
can be imagined), both resulting in pure consciousness. Conscious Time appears to be the core of all that exists but more significantly, the shell as
well. The infinitely small and the infinitely large are one in the same.
Micro and Macro Time
Electrons are to Planets as Nuclei are to Stars
I am surely not the only philosopher to be drawn to the similarity of orbiting matter. The thought of planets as subatomic particles in the atoms of
universal chemicals that make up the cosmic god or universal beings. We as humans are simply micro gods. We are full of micro universes.
At the Macro stage our earth orbits the sun in one YEAR (~365 Days, each day ~ 24 hours, 1440 minutes, 864,000 seconds, etc.) Our earth is at a
certain point in relation to our sun at any measure of time. With the exception of tilt and seasonal changes etc, we will be in the same relative
place at each time every year - Winter and summer solstice for instance.
(Please excuse my lack of scientific knowledge, it's been many years sense chem class.)
At the Micro stage we have electrons "orbiting" a nucleus of protons and neutrons, are they at the same place at every moment in time? Science
claims that they are not but I believe that they could be and here is why...
If we observe ourselves in summer solstice on june 22nd every year, we understand that our perspective of time correlates to the summer solstice
occurring at the "same time" every year. Again though, as humans - at our scale, hours and minutes are important to us day by day. To an electron
orbiting the nucleus of an atom, how could we possibly expect that to occur at the same speed that our earth orbits our sun. - Of course I am speaking
relatively, but wouldn't it make more sense to understand the perception of "time" at the subatomic level before claiming that electrons are
completely erratic and unpredictable?
Regardless of the speed at which the planets and the electrons travel, our reality is micro and macro. We humans are simply a small fuzz of
consciousness on the eletron of a universal being.
That sounds like some sort of religious ramble but the only enlightenment we can gain from that fact is that TIME is only relative to our perception.
TIME is dependent of scale AND perspective - We talk about galaxies that are light-years away... A light-year is the DISTANCE(measure of material
perception) that LIGHT(energy) travels(moves through dimensional space) over the course of a YEAR(365 days - 8760 hours - 525,600 minutes - 31.5
The interesting part is that when we look ZOOM OUT into space LIGHT-YEARS away, we make ourselves smaller in perspective to what we are observing.
Just as the mitochondria of a cell is microscopic to the eye of a scientist, but infinity massive to the subatomic particles within it.
What does all this seem to mean?
Time to us is, 4:30 PM... It is a marker on the schedule, it is a dimension of our lives, yet is is completely independent of us. We are not train
carts on the track of time, we are fish in an ocean of time. We are not limited by time, but by choice, we limit ourselves by the perception of time.
The moment we consider "now" or "present" is simply just our minds/ego playing a trick, projecting an illusion.
Our perception of "now" is no different than the projector screen displaying the images that are flashing through on the film of the reel. Just
because the frame isn't being projected onto the screen does not mean that it is no longer on the reel.
Thanks for reading,