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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Speed of Time

As I pointed out earlier, there really is no such thing as time.  Time is a manifestation of the human mind.  Time is a human concept.  It seems as though things change from reference point to reference point, but that really isn't the case.  The sun looks like it comes up and goes down over a certain period of time but as you know, the sun really doesn't come up and go down. Sometimes time seems to fly and other times it seems to almost stand still.  Clock time and psychological time are two imaginary times and neither one really exists.

You can measure the speed at which the sun revolves around the earth (clock time) and you can wait a long time at the bus station for your sweetheart to return   (psychological time).  In both cases, time is a construct of the human mind. Do an experiment and you will see what I mean.

Immediately at the end of a busy day in which you are going from place to place, meeting and talking to many people, and having to hurry from here to there, notice how it seems as though the day is going by very fast.  And then, when you are resting and eating dinner that evening, reflect back on the day and it will seem as though it lasted a long time.  Two different psychological times, for one person on the same day. How fast time goes by depends on your state of mind.  Busy mind = fast time.  Non-busy mind=slow time.

If you were to sit all day long staring at a blank wall, time would seem to go by slowly.  But if you were doing something fun and exciting it would seem to go by more quickly.  The speed of time has everything to do with mind's activity.  The body is always in the present moment but the mind may be in the past, the future or worrying about some needless matter.  Or, the mind could be in the present moment with the body.  It all depends on you.  Just remember, "There is no time like the present."

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