Is Time Really Linear?  

Erotic_Kat 37F
28 posts
5/7/2006 3:02 am

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5/16/2006 12:02 am

Is Time Really Linear?

We measure time second by second, minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day, week by week, month by month, year by year, monitoring it's passing as if it is something that we can never get back.

Yet as we do there can be an event so deep, so important that is scarred onto our very psyche. At this point time becomes irrelevant. Time can pass but with a remembered thought we can be transported back to that moment, relive it as if it was only yesterday. All the emotions wrought brought back in the space of a blink.

Does this mean that mentally we can move back and forth between time and that linear time is really only a constraint of the physical world as we understand it?

rm_Gentle12553 66M
1378 posts
5/7/2006 4:29 am

As one matures those memories and lapses back in time to experience special moments become cloudy; events run together, the faces and names seem to blur...

And instead of having several defining moments in one's life....ONE event begins to stand out...only one where the details are etched in the mind...for me that is a very sad moment....and when I travel back in time to that moment the effect on my inner self is devistating...

So, I attempt to travel forward in time, dreaming of what might be...where I might be....and with whom to make the next indellible memory of my life time.

rm_erolflynn2 49M
5 posts
5/14/2006 7:26 am

Time is indeed non linear. It speeds up and slows down depending on what we are doing. We are always at the front slice of time between past and future and so you can say that time is ONLY a collection of our memory. So we can play back our memories at what ever speed we like, revisit them, edit them, re-emphasise and organise their importance to try and make sense of what it is to be.
So time is now creative, a picture made up of memories. Use your best memories, work on them, find meaning and wisdom and share it.

author7 63M

5/15/2006 10:43 am

Well, I have often gone forward in time during my life, mostly involuntary (relaxed, but not sleeping). Then at a later date 'caught up' with myself.

When I was a kid it scared me. At first I thought it was dejavu.

Now I take comfort when it happens as usually it's good stuff, (people, places)and my interpretation is that 'this is me on track'

I am where I should be, travelling through life to my destiny.

Once I have reached this feeling life glides on in almost euphoria.

Certainly life is fun and easy .

So I think time CAN fit the groundhog day feeling but it's for a reason.

We do get hit by the emotions of past times, good and bad.
However I believe we grow as people if we have the courage to embrace our experiences and learn from them. That way we can 'manipulate' our own time.

Dream large and live well.


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