>> Time Is Not Absolute :an interactive presentation that supports the need for observed timing as a result of modern revisions of the idea of time... for as Albert Einstein pointed out, there was an unsuspected difficulty in the then prevailing idea of time... which forced him to conclude that time depends on the observer in a way not previously imagined, and most recently of all, some ponderings about whether the speed of light is really constant or not >>
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Does time even exist at all?
Eastern philosophers have proposed that time does NOT actually exist. In the Western world, we depend on clocks and deadlines and rely on sayings like "Time is of the essence." Time is of the essence is the implied suggestion that time comes from our essences...that time exists as the center of our being. This would be consistent with the Western belief that time was discovered, not created. So what if we did create time? What if all of our ticking clocks, watches and flashing LCD and LED digital time devices amount to nothing more than a symbolic quest for order, a search for the holy grail of coherent and linear living?
One must take into consideration, of course, that our passage through time depends on the perspective that we have as we travel through time. The experience of moving through life at different speeds, is certainly part of how we perceive our trajectory through life, from our beginning and continuing in moment-by-moment increments, ranging from "slow-motion" to rapid and even instantaneous depending on the viewpoint. Then, when sensory distortion sets in -- as the seconds stretch into minutes, and the ongoing hours extend endlessly, the desire for time to pass becomes incessant from constant self-reflection. If "time flies when you're having fun", yet our schedules leave no room for fun of any kind, then our chance for a quiet moment of joy, might be because "I've made it through another hour".
At this point, it might be best to ignore time altogether, because the relationship of the ticking clock to our happiness will not allow us to enjoy this existence in any other way, than surviving it in the present tense. We should choose the path of our Eastern thinkers, rather than trying to "live the whole future in one day." Time shouldn't be thought of as a finite fact of life, since it is truly elastic in it's properties, and what's more... who needs time anyway? Why would we want the constant flickering of images extending from a hundred yesterdays to 1 million tomorrows, when everything is really now? The path is there to journey on, extending from 2 seconds ago to 2 years from now and beyond. This moment is the only essence.