The More It Changes…The More It Stays The Same

What could be more monotonous than constant change? It never stops. Never ceases. Why is it that time never pauses, fast-forwards, rewinds, or stops for eternity? I suppose, in certain ways, it does all of those things. There are moments when time seems to “stands still.” There are moments that we realize that the past week, month, year, or decade has “flown by.” We are always capable of rewinding our life through our mind’s eye with our memory, in order that we may “stroll down memory lane.” And at some point (maybe?) our entire experience in space and time will cease altogether.

So maybe the constant flow of time isn’t as constant as we think it is. Or, maybe it is, and it is only our perception of the hypnotic motion of the cosmos that changes. I am unsure of which option is true, however, I also realize that there are numerous other possibilities and explanations for the topic. I am not an astrophysicist, and nor will I try to act as if I am. These are my own personal thoughts on the matter, based on limited research and discussions. To me, I don’t think we’ll ever truly understand the origin, nature, essence, or purpose of the constant stirring of the universal soup and all of the ingredients held within. We are not meant to know. The unknown is what keeps us constantly striving to survive.

We’ll do whatever it takes to continue this sensational existential experience. Even if we are unhappy, unhealthy, or both, we will still innately cling to every bit of experiential data that we can get our hands on. Even if only one of our senses remains adequate, we will maximize all of the energy, emotion, and feeling that we can possibly pull from it. Sensational experience is all we have. Without it, the world would seem cold, meaningless, harsh, and barbaric (maybe it is?).

Well, after this routine cyclical thought process where I end up in the exact same place as when I started, I think I’ll use my time to prep for the week, to make sure that I’m maximizing my efficiency and “using my time wisely.” Sometimes, I think I’m just along for the ride and my perception is the only thing that determines how I experience reality. I’m really not sure. Anyway, time to do some housework and get ready for a “new week.” Onwards and upwards. – Taylor R Cook

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