The Science of Time (in Your Life)
We live in a modern society where time controls everything we do or plan to do. We use timekeeping tools such as clocks and calendars to keep track of our lives.
The science of time is more about making clocks more accurate in studying and measuring the motion of things.
The average person doesn't know that clocks and time are related to gravity.
According to physics, could the past, present, and future co-exist?
The past, present, and future are moments in our timekeeping system to keep track of our events. But in life, time only exists in the present moment.
The motion of the universe moves forward continually, but we remain in our present moment.
The future never arrives because we are moving in the motion that remains our present moment.
When you walk or travel in a jet plane, you stay in the present moment, just like your child currently sleeping at home.
Even if you travel at light speed, your child is still at home sleeping, and when you return home, you are in the present moment.
There’s no possible way that time can change you or take you out of your present moment.
Time dilation happens to clocks, but the motion of the universe always moves at the present moment.
So, you could say the past is becoming now, the present is happening now, and the future is starting now. In this sense, they co-exist in the present moment.
Is it true that our intuition tells us that time "moves"?
Yes, it's true. We can’t trust our minds and senses regarding time and love.
We see the sun moving across the sky, the clock ticking, and our pulse beating. We see the motion of wind, water, Earth and think time makes things happen.
What we see is motion, and we feel our heart beating. The invention of clocks tick at the same rate as the motion of Earth.
Time doesn’t move except on a clock.
Realize that time doesn’t move because time isn’t a thing.
It's the motion that moves, and when it comes to love, all things are possible, so place your bets?
What if you could go into the future and see there is no future?
The future doesn’t exist. At least not yet, wait a minute, no, not yet. I just can’t wait for my gift to arrive. Does this sound like you?
The motion of the universe moves forward at the speed of light. You can never go to the future because it hasn’t happened yet.
When that thing you want happens, it’s always in the present moment.
Electrons and photons are moving at the speed of light at each moment.
Nothing can move faster than the present moment because the universe moves at the same speed as light.
The quarks and electrons in your body and every particle in the universe are moving at the speed of light.
There’s nothing outside of this present motion.
The universe hasn’t arrived yet into the next second of its motion, and that’s why the future cannot exist.
The speed of light, time, and motion all move forward towards a future that doesn’t exist. So, you can’t go to the future yet.
But wait a second, no, still nothing, I can't wait anymore... Enjoy your present.
What of Time and Time Travel?
Imagine going down the rabbit hole further, in your present moment?
If an astronaut travels in a spaceship at 50% of the speed of light for one year and comes back home, how long was he gone?
Time is relative to a force of gravity because a clock is affected by gravity.
When they say the spaceship was gone for one year, that’s according to the clocks on Earth. But the spaceship clock shows only four months (estimated).
Clocks slow down when accelerated at very fast speeds.
If you base your answer solely on a clock's time, then if your clock moves slower, your atoms will also move slower, and theoretically, you will age at a slower rate compared to your twin on Earth.
Some people think that means the astronaut is eight months younger than his twin.
But the force of gravity also slows down your body functions and thus ages you faster.
This thought experiment ignores the biological effects of gravity.
An astronaut might age slowly for a brief time until the impact of gravity slows down all body functions resulting in death.
Time is used to measure the speed of motion, so time is a measurement of the rate and duration of things.
The time on a clock changes with the force of gravity, but time isn’t a force that can change your age.
It’s not possible that time has any effect on physical things. You get older because of the physical and emotional stress of living.
The time on a clock is used to measure your age, but a clock doesn’t change your age.
The key takeaway is that time travel cannot change your chronological age just because a clock shows you a number.
You are always in your present moment, no matter what a clock shows.
Time is difficult to explain because it's not real. It's our way of measuring the motion that surrounds us in our present moment.
The motion of atoms is real, and the clock's ticking is real, but the time on a clock has no power or force to do anything except show us the time.
Your Moment in the Light
When you look at the Sun, you see the sunlight enter your eyes in your present moment. You don’t see the Sun. You see the sunlight that left the Sun about 8 minutes ago.
Most people mistake thinking that you can see into the past by looking at the light coming from stars and galaxies.
Our reality is that we can see a light source such as a star, but the starlight isn't a star. It's just light that is invisible until it lands in our eyes.
Here is a physical example for you.
If a sniper shoots you and you see a flash of light before the bullet hits, you don’t see the source of the light, namely, the gun in the past moment or the bullet that will hit you in the future.
You see the light in your present moment.
When you look at a star, you only see the starlight in your present moment.
You see the sunlight from the Sun in your present moment, but you don't see the Sun itself.
If you have a telescope and you see an asteroid coming to your place on Earth, your mind predicts the future, but you don't see the future until it happens in your present moment.
However, in both cases, you are a sitting duck waiting for the moment of impact.
We feel our beating heart and witness the motion of the earth, wind, and water as proof that motion is happening, yet we continue to believe that time makes it possible.
The ticking clock has hypnotized us into thinking that the clock's motion is the same as time.
But motion and the measurement of motion are two different things.
Next time I will show you more ways to think about the time in our life.
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