Wednesday, May 4, 2011


What is the present? How infinitesimal an amount of time would you call the present? If you said 'now' is the present, well, since the time you initiated the action of thought , that 'now' is now in the past. Saying today is the present is absurd , because most of it is already in the past, the same with defining the present as an hour or a second.

The most suitable action then , would be to define the present in terms of some infinitely small instant in time , where reality freezes as a still frame . The previous frame being the past and the next frame being the future. This would obviously involve time ceasing to be continuous and rather a sequence of framed instants , that when played together seems continuous. Like a flipbook animation.

How small is that one instant ? Can it be measured, or does time cease to be. Time , is a measure of change. If change ceases to be, then so should it’s derivative.

So if time, in the present, doesn’t exist, what were we questioning? (well, alright, what was I questioning).

The past is of certainty, and the future of uncertainty, and the present transcends both, it remains the domain of free will.

1 comment:

  1. I see definite strands of zen in you.If you havent chanced upon one yet i strongly suggest you to try a book on zen philosophy.might find it interesting.