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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Being/Staying in the Present/Moment

"Always Now"

A. lyrics
Time keeps on tickin tickin tickin, into the future! -Steve Miller Band

ticking away the moments that make up a dull day, shorter of breath and one day closer to death! -Pink Floyd

If you're lost you can look and you will find me, time after time
If you fall I will catch you, I will be waiting, time after time -Cyndi Lauper

B. increments of time:
seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, decades, centuries, lifetimes, aeons, geologic time, "deep time"

C. images
1. the "Now" watch!
2. human lifetime as a "centipede" image (in spacetime), metaphor for being in different places at different moments.  Actual centipedes are kind of gross, so maybe this isn't the best metaphor!
3. eternity symbol (sideways 8) (always, forever, eternity, infinity)
(weird how 'itty' is a part of eternity and infinity!)

D. science
Big bang, spacetime, time-travel
the unknown (to me, anyway).  Is there a smallest theoretical increment of time?
I know there's a 'planck length' (theoretical smallest spatial increment, I think)
Is there not a "before" the big bang, could there be an "end of time"?
Personally, I think both time and space are infinitely big and long,
no beginning, and no end.  How could it be otherwise?
in both directions, getting smaller and smaller, as well as bigger and bigger.
Of course, everybody dies, there's personal oblivion, and species extinction.
But could there be a universe in my  head, for example?
universes within universes within universes, ad infinitem, like Russian nesting (matryoshka) dolls.
(t.i. me: that is me, 2945: two, like Jesus (or Beast, or Larry!)

What if time could stand still, or go backwards, or compress centuries into seconds, or expand a moment into centuries or whatnot...  Would suspended time imply absolute zero temperature? (because motion needs time..)

is immortality possible? should I abandon faith in its possibility as ridiculously improbable?

Terry Pratchett gives an interesting account of time (on discworld), in Thief of Time, i think it was.

E. Death
oblivion, nihility, emptiness, and void.  as before, so after.
church has a phrase, however, about the "fullness of time"...
human body and lifetime as a form, like a bubble (that will eventually pop!)
breath of life, a biblical reference (like a kid blowing bubbles)
mortality is destiny, fate, inevitable, unavoidable.
"abandon hope, all ye who enter here" (re: immortality: all, anywhere, ever?)

F.  "immortality projects"
-children, your dna
-art, creativity, books, music, computer stuff...
-causes, like nature, saving species, etc.

G. "Flow-states" activity, like meditation or sports
stop time, lose yourself, in fun, or satori
in stillness or motion (such as "walking meditation")
quiet, peace, breath, focus
"clear" (scientology)
"awake" (the buddha)
"in" the present, vs. "out of it" (frantic, scattered, monkey-mind)

H. bumper stickers
I'd rather be here, now.
Today is a gift.  that's why it's called the present.

I. save the manatee
sanity of a manatee, sea/ocean/water references-
deep thoughts, deep time, deep sea, like a bubble, "in" the present, "flow" states...
sea cow, holy cow, hinduism, vegetarianism, stillness

J. Jesus
BE ing is 25-ing.
NOW is No W (2, 5) also
WELL is 7 (like "my cock" lol, referencing the onion)
present and moment both have 'ent' (bugs, and trees)
  as well as pres (president) and mom (ma, mama, mother, mm, milk, mammaries)

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