Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Thought Creates Time.

Have you ever looked at the relationship between thought and time? Both physical and psychological time are thought-derived. Physical time, time by the clock, from sunrise to sunset, has obviously been created by thought. That´s not to say there isn´t a progression of change in the natural world that makes measuring time by the clock a logical and important tool for physical stablity and survival. But, none the less, the seconds, minutes, and hours of a day are thought-derived. This sense of physical time is not a major source of suffering for most of us, however, the other, pyschological time, is. Pyschological time exists as the backbone of self-centered thought in general. (Self-centered simply meaning all thought concerned with oneself.)

In this realm the very movement of thought is time, creates time. Thought, being the response of knowledge stored in the brain as memory, is what we have come to recognize as the past. What has happened to me yesterday, if deemed significant enough, is stored as knowledge and that knowledge, of yesterday, can spring into action today in order to change what we conceive of as tomorrow. So the existence of the past, present, and future is entirely thought-derived, comes into being when thought is operating, moving, thinking. It is this basic process of experience, becoming knowledge, which is remembered and able to spring into existence in any future moment, that creates a sense of self existing, growing, and maintaining itself through time. A self that is becoming better, closer to God, changing. Again, the physical body does get older, change, and eventually come to an end, and so it is rather easy to see how the same progression through time that seemingly takes place physically, would be imagined to be taking place pyschologically as well. However, is it?

In order to answer that question, one would have to begin to be acutely observant of how the mind, how thought, or rather, how the brain, operates in actuality. Right? Otherwise, one is simply listening to thought, your own or another´s, which is the result of the very process presently in question. For instance, has what has been already stated about thought and time accurate, true? For you? Or is it just another idea that thought has conceived of? And once thought conceives of an idea, does it become a fact due to the relationship between thought, perception, experience, and the human body? Who can answer these questions for you? Isn´t it the responsibility of each one of us to find out what is true and what is false concerning fundamental issues confronting oneself, and the world we share? Issues, that if left unexamined, actually threaten the survival of humanity as a whole. So what do you say, first of all, to the issue of pyschological progression through time. Is it so, and if so, who or what is progressing through time? We will leave these questions unanswered for the time being. Unanswered and waiting to be picked up, probed, and taken apart by each of you.