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Mike Aparicio

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What is Reality?

The concept of Reality is profusely used in posts, replies, comments and arguments. But the fundamental and strongest meaning of Reality seems very confusing and subject to multiple interpretations.
Is "reality" something to do with the past? Is there any reality in the future?
Our human nature, evidently equipped with a collection of senses, seems to be designed to operate in a timeless environment, where there is no past or future.
We can only see, hear, smell, touch and taste IN THE PRESENT.
If we consider the intellect a 6th sense we can only think in the present too!
The present, but the actual present is a very narrow point between what is called past (actually memory) and future (actually dreams).
Or is it we can call "present" part of the past or even worse, a segment of the future?
People, mostly intellectuals have a very diluted sense of the Present. Some speak of the "present years"; others of the "present centuries", which seems to be a total aberration of what the Present actually is!
The Present is OUR Moment of Power. We can only act in the Present.
Or is it any other way?
According to most psychology views, a person is suffering from some mental dysfunction in proportion with his or her separation from the actual, the real Present.
Certainly we can do NOTHING in the past. The same is true in the future.
Of course we can study the past, we can imagine about it, we can accept many fantasies about the past but we can do it all NOW!
Yes, we can make plans, we can speculate about the future, we can even predict it but we do it all NOW!
All those appreciations of time are illusory as the only time we have is NOW. Our NOW is permanent, never changing but always different!
We can't trap it as if we do we are holding to the past and getting out of focus from the actual Reality.
Can it be different?
Could it be there is something more REAL than the subtle, fast moving, always staying, never delayed, never going ahead PRESENT?
I am really interested

Topics: God time

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    Jul 25 2013: For me....reality is knowing yourself as you really are. Then you know that you do not KNOW. But I believe that Absolute reality exists and I call it God.

    then you realize that you are not absolute
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      Jul 25 2013: I agree with you 101%, Helen.
      Be prepared for some nasty responses!
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        Jul 26 2013: Thank goodness I am able to disagree without being disagreeable. It seems reasonable to me that if you follow your belief to the end you encounter Absolute. In my book there has to be an end to beginnings. Something uncreated !! Thanks much.
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          Jul 26 2013: Helen: Avoiding getting into religious subjects, my studies in comparative religions, philosophy and theology strongly suggest the Absolute (Omnipresent) logically can be found in the Present (Real Time). It also means can be found everywhere.
          You are right on track!

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