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Implications of The Present Moment

By on March 28, 2017

When we cast our eyes upon a scene, in reality, our senses scramble to make sense of what we’re sensing. Evidently, we are naturally prone to avoiding uncertainty, whenever possible, by developing personal inferences, built by our cognition of sensory stimuli. Whether or not we’re confident in what we infer from circumstance, we’re always sitting on inference while cognizant, even if that inference, at that moment, happens to be nothing.

In this universe, there exists only the present moment. Moments only exist when they get their moment, to be the moment. Perception of time is an extension of consciousness. Let’s think about time from the perspective of, for instance, an inanimate object. An inanimate object has no requirement for nourishment, no obligations in the workplace, no desire for self-gratification, no expectations held by follow members of its society.

No past nor future.
Except the present.

For something to exist, from our perspective, it must be present within our universe.

What I am attempting to illustrate, is that the way that we see the past & the future, depends solely on our own perspective, of which we are exclusively responsible. We are responsible for the way that we see things, because we are responsible for deciding where we choose to stand, when we are observing space-time. It is important to be mindful that perspective doesn’t only change when we change our physical position, considering perspective changes when we change our position, consciously, too. Empathy is a phenomenon which is a testament to this, as it is able to alter perception through a change in conscious perspective.

I feel that an obvious implication of the present moment is that we, as individuals, are undoubtedly the masters of our own respective destinies. We are all ultimately responsible for wherever it is that we decide to carry or drag ourselves to, each from our own unique origins. We are responsible for how we conduct ourselves. We decide how to move through the landscape of space-time that has inexplicably been placed at our feet. While conscious, in this reality, we are faced with a constantly perpetuated decision, which is only ever existent in the present moment. We must either decide to recognise our predicament as an implication that we are the divine sculptors of the present moment, or we can continue to delude ourselves with pithy excuses for our self-preserved ineptness.

Let us not kid ourselves; the choice is ours.

Desire for a greater power or scapegoat suggests that there is an unfortunate absence of self-belief and confidence in our own abilities. Many of us do not trust ourselves enough to drive our way to where it is that we want to be.

You need to understand that I unequivocally believe in your potential. I will until I breathe my last breath.

I suggest privately taking responsibility for everything that is. It is a liberating experience to accept all doing that has been done. Once we understand that we are responsible for all good and evil that has and ever will be done, nothing will be able to stop us. We will no longer be able to act as if the problem that anyone is faced with, is not our problem. We will no longer be able to fool ourselves into believing that we are in a different universe to everyone else, those of which are within ours (ironic?). We will no longer be able to look the other way, while our reality is corrupted in plain sight.

We should start thinking about humanity as a whole, instead of making everything revolve around ourselves (this is simply selfish). We should all be living for one another.

We need to aim to look at things in the best way possible.
We need to avoid looking at things in the worst way possible.

How are we meant to get better, if all we look for is worse than better?

Looking for bad,
You will find it in the good.

Looking for good,
You will find it in the bad.

What will you look for?

I am always open to changing my views based on more convincing logical arguments. Discussion here.