Post 1 of 4: Does Time Exist?
The question “Does time exist?” can make a person wonder about taking the time to ponder such philosophical babble. A reply might be, “The clock ticks. The years pass. We age and die. Time is the only thing we can be certain of.”
…But the idea that time and space are tools of the mind, our source of comprehension and consciousness, is an abstraction. Our day-to-day experiences have indicated nothing of this reality to us. Rather, our life has taught us that they are external realities. They bound all experiences.
…Our minds are organized to think this way. We use dates and places to define our experiences to ourselves and to others. History defines the past by placing people and events in time and space.
…We’ve spent a lifetime believing that time and space are external realities. To place ourselves as the creator of time and space, not as the subject of it, goes against every bit of our common sense, life experience, and education. It takes a radical shift of perspective for us to intuit the idea that they’re tools of intuition because the implications are so startling. –Robert Lanza, M.D., “Does Time Exist? Experiments suggest we create time,” Psychology Today, Feb. 6, 2012. Or as a quote attributed to Albert Einstein states,
“Time doesn’t exist. Clocks do. Time is just an agreed upon construct.”
Isn’t it an amazing paradox?
On the one hand all the sages as well as our most famous physicians say that time doesn’t exist.
On the other hand, can we deny that most of us are its slaves?
So what’s the answer to this dilemma?
Read the next post for the answer!