Philosophy On Time


Time it seems is nothing more then the pattern of sequencing the brain uses to imprint events as memories so that distinctions between the past, present and future are easier to identify.

Duration, another way of referring to time includes everything between two arbitrary points defined as a pattern of continuity which marks infinitesimal amounts of passage added infinitely.

The present can best be thought of as the thought being thought of, at the moment it’s being thought, or the pause taken when traveling from what was, into what is and what it will be some time in the future. The word itself has little meaning since the universe is dynamic and in constant movement, so that the distinction between the past and future can perhaps best be visualized as a point advancing along an imaginary line.

A photograph can capture the present, but only a small part of what is occurring at the moment it was taken, now a part of the past. A series of older, submerged images can evoke patterns of thought associated with memories as they progress from the past into the future, but it often takes a conscious effort to make sense of their continuity.

Whatever exists now is part of a larger evolution of what will become the future, moving without the sensation of motion unless it is measured by boundaries extrapolated from cycles of  planetary movement and cosmic patterns, such a year, day, an hour, a minute, or a second. In other words, time is that construct that is created to bring sequential order from chaos as we move from one dimension into the next.