What Is Time, Really?

What is time really? A human invented concept of units meant to use as a measure. Based from revolutions of our planet, broken down by division into minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and years. A way to keep track of our lives and those who have come before us. A measure to make sure we show up at the right place at the right time. In a world full of uncertainty time provides much needed solace in predictability. In the end is time anything more than just a way for us to count the days of our lives until the end?

Our Energy Is All That Endures

Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on your point of view, humans don’t really live that long in the grand scheme of things. But what about our energetic unconsciousness? There are many documented cases of children remembering their past life in great detail. If energy can never be created or destroyed, then how old are we truly?

Sure in human physical life terms a few hundred years is a long time, but not to the universe. What is our comparison? In what context can humans compare time? Taking this statement with a grain of salt. How do humans even know how old the universe is? The idea that we can look back into time through shaped glass. Observing light signatures of varying wavelengths to measure time, it’s not an easy concept to grasp. How can we know for sure, this is true? 

Bang! Now This All Exists

Suddenly, a big bang. An ever expanding universe. Now this all exists. It makes me wonder. When a video game is created, if it too is witness to a big bang. Then suddenly all the games world exists. Imagine the metaverse. As time goes by, the developer builds, adds architecture and life.

Oscar Wilde wrote in 1889, “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.” This is known as an anti-mimesis point of view. When compared to Aristotle’s mimesis, “art imitates life.” From this I pose a question. Is our art, using a video game or the metaverse as an example, imitating our existence? It would seem to be so. And if our existence, our life, is some higher beings art or game. Then our life is imitating art. While our art, or game, is imitating our life.

Wilde further states that anti-mimesis, life imitating art, “results not merely from Life’s imitative instinct, but from the fact that the self-conscious aim of Life is to find expression, and that Art offers it certain beautiful forms through which it may realise that energy.”

85% Of Everything That Exists Is Dark Matter – What That Is, No Human Knows

What exactly is “this” within which we exist? Scientists suppose 85% of the Universe is dark matter. What is dark matter? They don’t know, but they know it exists, and it makes up the majority of our Universe. I certainly don’t know the answer. I think these ideas create more questions than answers. Searching for answers is one of the things that keeps us going. Giving us purpose.

Other scientists have even hypothesized that there must be a mirror world right next to ours to account for right spinning neutrinos. Since, in our world neutrinos, for some unknown reason, only spin to the left. These physicists believe spinning neutrinos are somehow connected to dark matter’s function. Even if we have no idea what we are looking for. Like making art, the process is a part of it. In this case discovery is the process.

We Are So Very Small

Our concept of time and space is so small. Like a crumb of dust, on a crumb of dust, of the cosmos. Consider the size of the Sun when compared to Earth. Our Sun is more than 100 times the size of Earth and is said to make up 99.8% of all the mass in our solar system. Look out the window of an airplane. Humans are nothing but ants. Tiny little ants.

Our physical world’s mass is pretty much meaningless at this scale. Everything humans do. Everything that ever was and will ever be created by human beings began from stardust and shall be returned to stardust and forgotten. All of our buildings, books, monuments, and machines. Every single physical thing, including our bodies.

We Are All Made From Stardust

To quote Ali Sundermier again, “About 99 percent of your body is made up of atoms of hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen and oxygen. You also contain much smaller amounts of the other elements that are essential for life. While most of the cells in your body regenerate every seven to 15 years, many of the particles that make up those cells have actually existed for millions of millennia. The hydrogen atoms in you were produced in the big bang, and the carbon, nitrogen and oxygen atoms were made in burning stars. The very heavy elements in you were made in exploding stars.” What are we truly? 

In my opinion. Nothing we do is really significant or important in any way in the grand scale of the Universe. Except for working on the energy that binds us, our energetic unconsciousness. Energy that can never be created, nor destroyed. It already exists and only changes form.

Life In A Bubble

Humanity lives in a bubble, quite literally and metaphorically. Yet, we are poisoning this planet like a virus does a cell. Creating waste until the environment has been ruined beyond repair. All in the name of greed, consumption, and reproduction. Is that the reason humans exist? To just endlessly consume, breed and lay waste?

The only meaning derived from living is the one you give to yourself. Most people will say they live for their kids. If this was true. Then wouldn’t these same people, who live for their kids, make their best effort to be certain their kids have a better living environment? One that’s free of pollution, chemicals, and toxins. How could anyone say they are living for their children yet not act as custodians of food, of the planet and nature?

Are we all that disconnected from the life force that sustains us? Without the environment of Earth’s climate, soil, microbiome and clean water. There is no future for children. Except one of misery and suffering. Life is often said to be “what you make it.” This is quite literally and metaphysically true. Right now our actions are making life less and less good for our children.

Owning Our Smallness

Being insignificant in itself is not a motivating thought. Actually owning humanity’s insignificance and smallness. Being a nobody is hard to grasp and accept. Those in positions of power always act in a way as to be great, to be somebody. Controlled by ego.

Rulers often seize lands and say they are doing so to reclaim the “motherlands” or to make their country great, or to liberate people from an oppressor. Every now and then these gestures are altruistic. In reality, more often than not, they are done for power, greed, or to be remembered in history. However grand these egocentric gestures are presented, the achievements mean nothing in the scale of time. 

Instead The People Suffer

Many times the method to go about these reclamations involves great strife, death, and suffering for everyday humans. We need only to look at what is happening in Ukraine in 2022 for an example. The majority of people just want to live and love in peace.

This negative egocentric or machismo energy does nothing for the collective of humanity. To be great, in my opinion, is to live in peace with all mankind and nature. Which means destroying the Ego.