Taomeow

Tao in the human world

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The present moment.  Much in comon with Tao it seems to me.

 

Unmeasurable and ungraspable.  As soon as I measure it, it has passed.  Yet it is never used up, always now endures.  Eternal, untouchable and unwithering.  And indivisible.  All occurences are now, all memories are recalled now and all future ruminations happen now.

 

My mind and memory create a sense of time through my comparison of the flow of changes I observe.  Yet this is dependent on my own personal perception, which is subjective, filtered and projective.  

 

I know I cannot trust my perception of time based solely on my tools of perception.  If this were the case, then we would all likely still be espousing the truths that the Earth is flat, does not spin or move in any way and that the sun and celestial bodies swirl around us.

 

There are times to touch truth we must reach beyond what is obvious to our senses and to our short term, logical easy assessment thinking.

 

It's tough for sure.  My logical perceptual mind cannot and likely will not reconcile all time as one.  And that is fine.  It does not neted to, in order to be and do what it has adapted to become.

 

Yet there is for me a palpable, unshakable sense, a knowing in my bones, that there is no meaningful marker, no possible distinguishable separator from one moment and the next.  The present is one great flow, of which my perception is a tiny a2are portion thereof.

 

This has been made very palpable just now as I have spent the last 90 hours in a dark windowless room.  Puncuated by faces and hands, needles and words exchanged, all merging in my memory as one long flowing soup of healing, pain and change.

 

Celestial change seems real, but not time in the human sense.  Tuesday morning @10 am is a purely illusory and made up mental concept with no basis for any actual reality.

 

So I side with Einstein.  Or rather the knowing in my bones does, in spite of the railing fist my logical mind lifts and shakes at him in consternation.

 

 

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7 hours ago, vonkrankenhaus said:

 

But, as you agree, this is all happening at once, right now.

 

So our remembrances and our projections are things we currently do, no matter what or "when" they refer to.

 

Every time we do them, we are doing them right then.

 

 

 

-VonKrankenhaus

I hope you aren't expecting me to disagree with that.

 

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Psst...  Lookie here...  One point=zero dimensions.  Two points=one dimension. 

Modern physics is discovering taoism little by little...

 

  

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One source, many rivers.

 

You remind me Taomeow, it's time to reread Fritjoff Capra's The Tao Of Physics.

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2 hours ago, silent thunder said:

One source, many rivers.

 

You remind me Taomeow, it's time to reread Fritjoff Capra's The Tao Of Physics.

 

Great book as I recall!  And before that one, Dancing Wu Li Masters.  And after both, DNA and the I Ching.   But that was zen then, this is tao now...

 

Now it's time to re-read The End of Time: The New Revolution in Physics.  I looked back just now and realized that I'd be intellectually at an impasse in the past couple of years without certain ideas shaped in part by this book.  I wouldn't know what to make of some glitches in reality.  Or understand how the quantum computer works, or have an explanation as to how (I still don't know why) a certain person got erased from my memory.  I mean, completely.  I know there was a period where this person had to exist, no way around it.  Know this feeling when you wake up from a dream sometimes with a memory of interacting with "someone" but not the foggiest who that someone was?  Like that, only not in a dream but in this-here life (if it's the same life, of course, of which I have certain doubts.)  Time is fishy. 

 

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Chiming in briefly from the perspective of my Stillness-Movement practice, for the longest time I had always thought in terms of linear cause and effect.

After many of the meditation experiences I've had though, linear cause and effect now feels like only one aspect of a spectrum that also includes nonlinear conjoined space. It's quite a relief, although I'm still moving forward and seeking to progress in one sense, there is also an underlying sense that there is no FINAL future perfection or salvation in a linear future that I need to agonize over.

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8 hours ago, Taomeow said:

 

Psst...  Lookie here...  One point=zero dimensions.  Two points=one dimension. 

Modern physics is discovering taoism little by little...

 

  

The fourth dimension is what I was speak to when I said time/space except the placement of the object is simultaneous, that is, movement in space at zero time. - disappears and reappears in another place at the same time.  More than four dimensions is too much for my brain at the present time.

 

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