Originally posted by AthlonSavage
reply to post by Itisnowagain
The past is memories which are stored as visual feelings. You did have a real past and proof of this is the storage of your feelings and experiences of the past.
But the thoughts and memories can only be accessed presently. The thoughts and memories that appear presently are not appearing anywhere else but in 'your' mind presently. No one else has the exact memory of a past event - it is wriiten and believed by you. In your head you are writting a book that you think is all about you - it can only be written because you believe you are a person in time.
The book written in your head is a heavy book (the person you think you are) that does not need carrying.
The person feels weighed down with such heavy load to carry.
At some point you might notice that in this moment you have nothing to carry.
But i understand that 'your' thoughts and 'your' memories will not be dropped because without them you would be nothing.
Being nothing is not 'something' that humans want to be.
edit on 2-12-2012 by Itisnowagain because: (no reason given)