What are we? Why are we here after all?

It’s actually a necessary hell to ask impossible questions…Yet, the whole point is to realize the blatant inappropriateness of human logic, and in due time, gradually experience the incredible relief and ease of not pondering anymore…

She:
“In due time”? I beg to differ. ALL time is in the now. Change is instantaneous.

Me:

There is time – there is no time. There is a process of becoming – there is no process and no becoming.

To be concrete: Let´s say you want to play Rachmaninoff´s third piano concerto and you have never played the piano before. Albeit that time is always in the now, you will still need years to develop the skill which matches the difficulty of that piece.
The same with inner resistance or the inappropriateness of human logic: of course it can happen instantly, but despite that linearity and growth is a dream, it is a nevertheless a gradual process. For the record, let´s ask a Zen master, as to why he gives impossible questions – koans – to his disciples…

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About julienmatei
I feel an inner urge to express what I see, to communicate and share with others all these impressions. Often the things I see are there, not yet manifest, but waiting... to be observed, talked about, and embraced. These new insights need another approach, a more vivid curiosity... Due to fear and prejudice we prefer to see only "the official" truth - but THE OFFICIAL TRUTH IS DEAD - being dead, it has nothing to give... We can continue pretending Death is fascinating or... we can take the trouble to LIVE... THE NEW has no definition yet... Again, IT requires another "perception", the courage to apprehend everything differently, from a totally new angle, with new confidence and inquisitive touch. This blog is not about interesting concepts, it is about participation... finding new solutions, inspiration, togetherness.

2 Responses to What are we? Why are we here after all?

  1. MattMars says:

    Hi,
    I’ve written extensively about the theory of time, and I think you will find it is a useful theory but not an existing phenomina.

    You say “There is time – there is no time. There is a process of becoming – there is no process and no becoming.”

    If we break this down, one problem is you start talking about a thing called “time”, but you really need to define what you mean by the word and why you even mention it.

    Instead of time consider the possibility that all we see are things existing, moving and interacting. No future , no past just movement and interaction.

    So re your sentence…. (In detail)

    There is time – I disagree, just the useful idea of such a thing

    there is no time. I agree, things just moving “now” are enough to mislead us into assuming “time”

    There is a process of becoming – yes, where a plant , baby, building etc “is” growing matter “is” acumulating to form the thing, but that may be just happening… Not happening “in ” a thing called “time”

    there is no process , I dis agree, ewe see to see processes happening all around, in all physical directions, (we just don’t see a past, future , or “time” )

    and no becoming.- tricky one, observation tells us noting appears or dissapears , so it looks as if everything is just here. A seed is becoming a tree, but that is only because existing matter is assimilating in that location.

    Anyway, bit rushed, hope that makes some sense, it’s just my (very carefully) considered opinion.

    M.Marsden
    (Auth A Brief History of Timelessness )

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