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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

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    Jul 25 2013: Mike, If we take one event and follow the reality we may see how the reality changes from person to person.

    The event is a car wreck. Man and wife. Man killed. Wife injured.

    Police arrive: Reality = traffic control, crowd control, investigation, emergency actions as necessary, supervisory notification. Death notification, lots of paperwork.

    Fire arrives: Assessment, safety evaluation, extraction, suppression if necessary, life saving steps if required, securing the scene, clean up, etc Lots of paperwork.

    Ambulance arrives: Assists fire upon request for patient safety and concerns, assesses vitals, notifies hospital, secures and transports, stabilizes patient, transfers patient to hospital care. Lots of paperwork.

    Hospital: Emergency room actions, notifications, continuing care involving many departments and personnel. Loads of paperwork.

    Insurance investigator: Evaluation and reports

    Lawyer: Evaluation and reports

    Morgue: Body recovered, prep, service, burial, etc ...

    From this one event there are many realities .... all are real ... all are occurring in the present .. all are both the same and different ... the event is the same and the actions / responses are different.

    I wish you well. Bob.
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      Jul 25 2013: Robert you are EXACTLY touching the spirit of my original post.
      You are gluing together a series of events as if they were one single event.
      All you narrated is a very LONG list of individual events which were in turn REAL at the moment but immediately became past events.
      They are not occurring in the present at all. They happened one AFTER the other, becoming past instantly!
      If the dramatic scene you just wrote (You could write movie scripts, by the way) was filmed, you would see in the film strip every event would have its own set of frames. The film would tell us clearly the events DID NOT HAPPEN at the same time.
      So they individually happened in Present Time but once a new event of the series you narrate occured, the previous events became past.
      That is undeniable.
      And I wish you even better!
      • Aug 21 2013: I find this subject very interesting, and the way the topic is being discussed here revealing. What it points out is the effect that now has upon tomorrow, by changing the way energy (in a universe that consists of only energy) moves over time. If the atom is merely the place where an energy must appreciate other energies moving within its sphere over time, then today is formed of yesterday, but also of the nature of the appreciations.

        Whether the appreciations, beyond changes of state in the presence of more or less energy per some unit used to measure it over time (over mass times the speed of light squared), is possible to disrupt or not is a question. And can the flow of energy be manipulated?

        The place of appreciation, though, the location in space-time would be determined by the way that energy moves over time, like how stocks cluster to an average in a large enough group or index, defining outliers, and changed by events that take place outside of the world of the chart (only our 'chart' leads somewhere in space-time). Space-time, it seems, bends. It is bent around the atom, thus energy moving over time always converges upon the atom. The position of the atom is reliant upon how the atom reconciles all of the converging energies at any one period of relationship.

        And so it can be explained in one esoteric way. There are others. Nice thread!
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          Aug 21 2013: Hey Micah!
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          Aug 21 2013: Hey Micah!

          Your comment is quite advanced for the general reader!
          I can agree with "the effect NOW has upon TOMORROW"!

          I also like you esoteric explanation about. "There are others" 1

          I really would love you write again with a more readable explanation of your great ideas!

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