“The Now” Conundrum!

Are we bounded by Time?

It’s order.

Just prisoner’s

to the end?

Are there beginnings,

real endings,

or is it just

a series of snapshots?

Snapshots

strung together

to show

movement forward.

If we really

know

what forward

actually means.

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Does Time slowdown?

Does Time stop?

Pray tell, even move backward

If it’s just

an infinite,

continuous

existence

of events.

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Mirrors of the

past … Present … FUTURE

existing

only in “The Now!”#

Yes!

Are we

bounded by Time?

Only Time will tell!?

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#Notes on ‘The Now’ Conundrum:

You’re reading this right now.

I don’t know when you’ll read this. I can’t say you read it yesterday or will read it tomorrow. But, for sure, you’re reading it “now.”

That’s how special “now” is. And yet, for all the thoughts and books that’s been devoted to time, science doesn’t consider “now” as really different from the past or the future.

Don’t take my word for it — Mr. Albert Einstein himself struggled with this conundrum.

Philosopher Rudolf Carnap, in 1963, recalled a conversation he had with Einstein about what Einstein called “The Now.” That “The Now” worried him seriously and it means something special to Man, essentially different from the past and future. And he considered this important difference to be outside the realm of science because it cannot occur within physics itself: to him a matter of painful and inevitable resignation.

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Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards … Søren Kierkegaard

9 Comments

  1. judybarbera says:

    Deep for sure!

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    1. To Deep even for me!

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      1. judybarbera says:

        💫⚡️✨

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  2. Amy Barbera says:

    WOW Dad I love this!! This is so touching and really deep! I have been praying to God for more Time so that I don’t always feel rushed and exhausted! Your special post says it all!!!! Thank you for sharing your deep and meaningful posts! 🙂

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  3. My brain is spinning after reading this one. Very thought provoking indeed.

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    1. Thanks! Indeed it is for me to fathom also.

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      1. I think the world would be a better place if everyone got a dose of deep thought once a day to make them stop and think.

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      2. Excellent story line for your next post…

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