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On 1/16/2022 at 6:30 PM, Grumpy Owl said:

 

Well, yes, actually now I think about it, there is actually a future, but it is all certainly determined by the actions that we take in the present, the NOW.

 

I can predict with some certainty that tomorrow morning I will get up, have a shower and travel to work on the bus.

 

Will the bus be on time? Which vehicle will it be? At this point in time, I have no idea, apart from that it'll probably be one or two minutes late 😆

 

That much I know will happen. But its the future, and anything could happen really.

Precisely. It is down to our personal experience of the phenomenon.

 

We are destined to meet at 3pm, five hours hence. For me it takes fucking eternity because I'm so excited to see you, for you it seems to fly by because you hate me and don't want to meet.

 

Our minds are set to expect continuation which is reinforced by every moment. It's extremely difficult to conceptualise an end to consciousness.

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Another interesting thing about time is that when you find yourself in a dangerous situation, your brain releases large amounts of adrenaline and your heart starts beating fast, which causes you to perceive things  happening more slowly. I experience that on stage... when you've go a large orchestra behind you and an audience in front of you, the first few moments can feel like your in a time vacuum - it's like the second-hand of the clock freezes, then all of a sudden, you go with the flow and the whole experience is over in a flash.

 

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5 hours ago, alexa said:

 

I can do better:classic_biggrin:

 

 

a time moon.jpg

You think so? ,I'd get on your knees and start praying or maybe you shouldn't because it doesn't appear to be helping at all

Every time you put one of these up it reminds me of that famous line from Forrest Gump , and no I don't mean "Life is like a box of chocolates "

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9 hours ago, alexa said:

 

I can do better:classic_biggrin:

 

 

a time moon.jpg

 

That's a good reminder that time is just a concept that inhabits the imagination. It's like countries... when the earth is looked at from above, borders and dividing lines between countries are no where to be seen... all that's seen, on the surface, is land and water. In other words, just like countries, time is an invention of the brain.

 

 

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On 1/15/2022 at 6:50 PM, Grumpy Owl said:

This is why I believe people see 'ghosts' at certain locations, somehow (I cannot explain exactly how) some people are able to briefly step out of, or allow another 'timeline' to bleed into their own.

 

And this leads into the concept of 'parallel universes' too, every action or decision that one makes helps to create the 'now'. But amongst the infinite possibilities, there is another parallel reality - which I am not experiencing NOW - where I didn't get a beer from the fridge but had a glass of wine instead.

 

I am not a big fan of the Multiverse theory, not saying it's wrong but rather I come from the idea that Nature is conservative with what it does, and makes no sense to me that it would endlessly repeat something where one will do that contains all it's expression, however I do think that in the 'Now' there is an endless probability set up until a course of action/direction has been taken, and the 'ghosts' thing could be echo's of something rather like throwing a stone into still water and watching the ripples expand outward until reflected by an object in the waters surface (zen garden comes to mind here), I have often thought that places that have a reputation for the unexplained to occur could be like the object in the water causing the reflection of an event like an echo which gets manifested in the observable 'Now', in a kind of diminished/faint way.

It could also be the existence of other 'Timelines' as you say and at certain points these 'Timelines' can sometimes merge, I am thinking not in the sense they carry whole Universes with them but rather a place where other possibilities can emerge for this Reality/Universe to switch over, rather like roads or train tracks with junctions, and these would also act as the point for echos/ghosts to emerge.

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