Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001, from Piet Hut
“There is no begining and no end” And actually no middle either. Every event (contradiction) exists in eternty – so that theoretically the nothingness still exists.”
Yes. And I find it very helpful to approach all this experientially, simply by feeling how this present moment is really already part of eternity (to say it in an approximate but quite wrongheaded way; it gives the feeling but it is still too linear). More precisely: this very moment is NOT this miniscule momentary fragment in between vast past and present. This very moment is ALL that is real, it is already beyond time, but we make ourselves slaves of linear time, willingly take on our role of being abused by time, and then we are abused. If we wake up from this awful role of being pressured by time, we can find ourselves in eternal time (better: non-linear time) already!! All this is first experiential, only secondly theoretical. I would like to try to convey more of my (limited but for me very inspiring) experiences in this respect. We should have a full session on SPACE and TIME, next time we meet.