Your Map and Your Territory

Your Map and Your Territory

  Introduction- This is part 2 of time in your life. I think you may not understand time and how to use it? The Science of Cosmology is here to answer your questions. I do all the research and offer you my ideas. My blog isn't a copy of existing information. I have a unique and different way of explaining what science does poorly or not at all. It's always up to you to question everything before accepting any new ideas. But always ask yourself if it seems right before you accept anything new. The science taught to you in school has changed. Science moves forward when new theories explain things in a better way. Please, continue to read.

Do you know the saying, "A map isn't the territory."? A map is a drawing of the landscape, and a drawing to scale of an object shows its dimensions. A photo of a destination is on paper as a map.  These images exist only on the paper where we see them. 

The map can also have directions that help you to navigate the territory (landscape). But the map isn't the territory, the map is on the paper, and the territory is the actual landscape. Can we use the "map and territory" as an idea of how we think?  

When you think about moving from point A (an idea) to point B (reality), you have a plan to do something. When you have an idea to build something, you put it on paper (map) and then plan to get it into reality (territory). 

I think it applies to Einstein's way of thinking. When he imagined that he was riding on a beam of light that was his idea on paper (map), then he took his idea to make it into a mathematical reality (territory). 

When he imagined that gravity is not a force, that was his idea on paper (map), he tried to make it into reality (territory). The question is still out if he was scientifically accurate with gravity?

Let's take the idea of your map and your territory and blend them together. The map is your time, and the territory is your life. Together they are your lifetime.  

Your Lifetime

Your life is related to time, but you have been thinking about time the wrong way. You base your time on a clock and a calendar. Time is the most valuable possession that you have. 

You and I make plans for the future, but we have no way of knowing what will happen in the future. How you use the amount of time you have is what matters. 

It's never too late to do the things that you dream of doing. Consider that it's time to know what's real and not real to make the most of your life.

Your Imaginary Time. Some parts of living are things we can't touch, see, or control. 

Things that make life interesting are; experiences of emotions, feelings of love, imagination, intuition, happiness, laughter, music, dreams, and memories of these things. 

One of the things that are a mystery to us is time. Your chronological time is a measure of how many years you have lived. You feel that time controls your life, yet time is like the map and not the territory. Are you ready to understand your relationship with time? 

Your True Time. Your real relationship with time are the things that you can control. 

You can control your thoughts and actions, and your heartbeat controls your biological age. You can control what you eat, drink, smoke, and play. 

These things give you quality and quantity of the time in your life. You can control when you are using time or wasting time. 

You have a certain amount of time in your life, and it depends on how you use it or lose it. This is your reality in life. Your lifetime is your time and territory during this life. It's up to you to create ideas and make them real. 

It's Time To Understand Time

How do you define time? It’s complicated because of your personal experience with time. You can feel time moving when you take a breath and hear your heart beating. 

There is movement, and you can measure the rate of your movement by counting. One, two, three, and so on. How fast am I breathing, and how long does it take me to walk to the store? 

You have your personal experience of time, and that makes it difficult to define time. You live in this movement of time that is personal, and you follow the impersonal time of a clock. You need to know what the clock’s time means.

Does A clock Measure Time or Motion?

To keep track of our life, we needed a way to know what day it was and what moment of the day it was. Scientists invented the clock to measure energy and motion. 

But how many people realize that a clock doesn’t measure time? I know it sounds weird, but a clock’s ticking measures a motion. 

Scientist's set the duration of the rotation of Earth to 86,400 ticks on a clock. It takes 86,400 ticks for the Earth to move around on its axis each day. 

One tick is called one second, and all motion and duration of events are measured by the number of seconds. For instance, the speed of light moves about 3 x 10*8 meters in one second.

One second is the duration of “time” it takes the Earth to move 1/86,400th of a rotation. 

We have invented the word time to mean the duration of motion or the exact position of the motion of Earth when you look at the clock. 

If you ask what is the time, the clock shows you a number that corresponds to the position of our planet in relation to the sun at your specific location. 

So time is an invention of numbers that relate to the motion of our planet. That doesn’t sound at all like your personal time, does it? 

We have learned to synchronize our time with the clock's time which tells us the position of Earth’s rotation. When you travel halfway around the world, you experience jet lag, and your time gets mixed up.

Time is a measurement of motion, and it’s translated from a clock to your brain. If you are locked in a dark space for a while without a clock, you don’t know the time of day. 

If you find a clock in that space, you still don’t know the time if you don’t know that the clock is accurate. You need more than a clock's ticking to tell you the time of day. 

If a clock says 12:00 o’clock and the sun is overhead, you can easily guess that it’s noontime. That explains why you’re feeling hungry.

If I ask you what time is, do you have a good answer? I have been thinking about time for a long time, and I just used the word time four times in this sentence. I think that we don’t understand time. 

Time seems personal because you organize your day with the things that you do. You prioritize the things you want to do with the things you need to do with the amount of time you have. 

That means your time consists of events and durations measured by your watch and your schedule. How you think about time governs how you live your life. 

But we don’t understand time. Time is a human invention used to keep track of our daily events. Our time is based on the duration of one earth day as it spins on its axis. 

It’s important to understand that time is a measurement of motion, but time is not motion.

We use a clock to keep track of the earth’s motion at our position on earth. 

You live inside this motion, and there’s no way to make the earth's motion go backward, slow down or move faster. You and I live our lives in this motion, and we keep track of our life using clocks and calendars.

Our Time in Motion  

My definition of time; "time is the progression of events from the past into the future, using a clock or a device to measure the rate and duration of those events.” 

Our life on Earth moves in the motion of our planet, and we live our life while moving in motion. Time is an invention based on the duration of one day and one year on earth. 

We have invented time to document events by measuring the speed of the earth’s motion. We have even measured the speed of light using seconds. Time is our way of measuring motion. 

A measurement is the number of seconds of an event, but numbers are not real. The motion being measured is real. Science has never given a fundamental definition of time without using our earth’s system of time. 

We don’t have a definition of time because we think that time has always existed. All we can do is measure motion with a clock and say that the measurement is time. 

Time is involved in every branch of physics and in everything we do on Earth. But always try to understand that time is only a measurement based on the motion of the earth. 

Many people have a difficult time understanding the difference between motion and time. 

Time doesn’t move, flow, or travel. Time is a measurement of things that move, flow, or travel. 

The clock’s ticking moves, and the numbers on a clock move, but the clock itself is not moving. The arrow of time has a direction to go forward and increase its numbers, but it has no motion. 

Time is a measurement of motion, but time has no motion. Time is a number, an amount, or a moment. The only real moment of time is this moment now. Do you copy? 

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About the Author Erik Lovin

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 work. He is currently blogging about the science of the Big Bang and science in your life. 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.

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