Thought divides knowing into a knower and the known, loving into a lover and the beloved, and perceiving into a perceiver and the perceived. As such, it is thought alone that abstracts a subject and an object from the seamless, unnamable intimacy of pure Knowing or Experiencing.

Time Is Thought Superimposed On Eternity

Would you please comment on the following statement. "Everything that ever has happened, is happening or ever will happen has already happened, and it's happening right now in this present moment."

Dear Rupert,

Would you please comment on the following statement. I’ve read similar statements in many different books over the years and have always wondered about it’s ultimate meaning, if it has one: “Everything that ever has happened, is happening or ever will happen has already happened, and it’s happening right now in this present moment.”

Thank you so much,

Larry

 

Dear Larry,

Thanks for your email.

Simply asked yourself the question, “Have I ever had or would it ever be possible to have an experience that was not now?”

Is the past or the future ever an actual experience or is it simply a thought?

See that the past and future are thoughts only. See that we have no experience of a past or a future. We experience a thought about the past or future but never the past or future itself.

An event, object, person or situation cannot happen in a thought.

See likewise that the ‘now’ is not a moment moving through time. It has no duration. There is no time through which we move.

Time is imagined to be real only when we have forgotten our true nature of ever-present Awareness and imagined ourselves instead to be limited, located entities. Time and space are born with that thought.

There is no present moment.

In fact, there are no moments in experience.

The line of time along which we are supposedly moving is never experienced. It is simply an idea and an image. And that idea and image, along with all other sensations and perceptions, is always Now.

In fact, not ‘always’ now, because there is no ‘always’ in time but rather eternally Now.

There is just this ever-present Now - eternity.

Time is thought superimposed upon eternity.

And eternity is just another name for our true nature of Awareness.

With love,

Rupert