To understand happiness you have to understand the illusion of time:
- there is neither past nor future
- clocks are not sensing devices, clocks do not measure time, clocks mechanically or digitally “tell” the time that we’ve programmed them to tell
- clocks coordinate/sync human activity just like the hands of an orchestra conductor
- time is not a physical stimulus like temperature that can be measured
- time is a social construct, a mind-form, a state of consciousness
- time is a myth, an artifact of information-processing (which is why “it” slows or speeds up depending on our information-processing speeds)
- there never has been and never will be a Past or a Future
- you have never experienced a Past or a Future
- where is the Past right now?
- where is the Future right now?
- you have only experienced and are still experiencing one continuous life-long Now
- if you only lived for a second or a few hours it’d be self-evident that your whole life is one continuous Now
- all time is now, one life-long, ever-varying Now
- time is not a physical [objective] reality
- time is a [subjective] state of mind
- happily-ever-after is now or never
- time to be [timeless] is now:
Related: Time To Be Timeless
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Last reviewed: 10 Feb 2013
Somov, P. (2013). Happily Ever Now. Psych Central.
Retrieved on December 18, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/mindful-living/2013/02/happily-ever-now/