We experience time like a diary where we store our past as memories while books write about the past as history. We plan our desires as something that will happen in the future. This future is a mystery that often never happens. We need to learn how to live in the now and accept this now moment as a present, a gift actually. That gift comes to us from the Universe each moment as the Present.
An experience of time based on the motion of sand.
You are the I Am presence, you are a part of the whole and the whole is a part of you. Thus "you are that you are", is more commonly said as, I Am That. I Am that I Am, or I Am The I Am Presence. To be or not to be, that is the question.
Remember that the only constant in the universe is change... And time stands still for no one. Time is the canvas where we experience this ‘Change’.
Is time a dimension? Scientists go to extreme measures to mathematically prove that spacetime is a construct of our universe. Books and movies go into science fiction possibilities that time travel can be done.
Yet they can’t imagine that our universe has other dimensions of space. Not other directions in space but other places or volumes of space. We don’t have a word for a place that has a different frequency dimension from our 3rd dimension.
The only thing separating dimensions are the frequency phase transition membranes between dimensions. What about time?
Scientists including Einstein came up with a crazy theory that space is curved by gravity. And that spacetime is a kind of dimension because time is the 4th dimension.
I think Einstein made gravity and time more complicated
Science has confused me with distance and time. They use distance and time as a dimension called spacetime. A light year is the distance that light travels in one year in space.
The speed of light and the time it travels can measure large distances. For instance, the Sagittarius Constellation is 32.6 light years away and we are seeing the light that took 32.6 years to get here. Multiply the speed of light by the time it traveled (32.6 years) and you have the distance to the Constellation.
This is only a tool of measurement. Spacetime is a mathematical construct and not a dimension.
Now for the Ultimate Truth about time and space. Maybe space is not a fundamental property.
Max Planck said “All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force... We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind.”
We are not the accidental product of the blind workings of matter but the workings of matter are the product of the mind.
Consciousness is fundamental and our physical experience of the world has materialized our mind to accept it as our reality.
We are so attached to this experience of time that we believe in the reality of it. We have even called time a dimension. But time is how all the laws of science work, nothing stands still.
Perhaps the truth is that time only exists for our experience of a physical life. And our true self is waiting for us in a timeless dimension at the Source of Consciousness.
Erik has a BSc degree and is a retired professional photographer who is now a published Author of many books. His passion is understanding how life and the universe works. He is currently blogging about the science of the Big Bang and the science of cosmology. Erik is helping his tribe with questions about the universe. His goal is to help find a theory of everything (TOE). In order to do that, he is trying to prove light has mass and that the fabric of spacetime is a false theory. We are welcoming questions and answers that you might have about the universe.