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Joeban Machiel Bergs

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So, suppose you had no past. What's it like? What choices do you have? Where are your reference points? What are you like, having no past?

Here we're not talking about having a past but not remembering it or not being able to recall it. Neither are we talking about having a past but putting it aside or ignoring it. All people have a past. You have a past.

When you live in your past (or when you live from your past) you perpetuate the life you've already always lived. Nothing new shows up. If you tell the truth about it, that's not deeply satisfying and you're not nurtured by it. You're stuck and powerless, like a rat in a race.

But suppose, just suppose you ... had ... no ... past ... How would you be?

...Would you take company as it comes, and equally enjoy yourself by yourself? How would you express yourself? Fully, without holding back or avoiding being embarrassed? Would you let love nurture you rather than require it prove itself to you?...

For the sake of argument, create the experience of having no past. Stand in the experience of having no past. What's like? Having no past, What choices do you have? Where are your reference points? What are you like, having no past?

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    Dec 18 2011: In this three-dimensional universe, we perceive something we call the 'arrow of time'. Now this 'arrow of time' describes how any closed system's entropy - or the process of a system becoming ordered from a previously disordered state - will eventually increase over time. This describes one of the most fundamental laws of our world. If you hold a ball in the air and leave it, it will drop to the ground. You may say that that is due to the gravitational force exerted by the Earth on the ball, but there is an underlying concept to it as well. Any potential difference in energy, or in other words and difference in potentials between two systems or more, it will always seek to bring itself to equilibrium with the surrounding larger system . This can be seen in the 'ball in the air' example I gave you. The ball you've held up is against the gravitational force. The person holding the ball is known as the constraint, something that prevents equilibrium from taking place. Now once the constraint is removed or the man drops the ball, the potential difference exists between the gravitational force and the ball's potential energy due to its height. It equalizes itself by falling to the ground. In this sense, if someone had no past, it means - in our world - they do not experience entropy, therefore they would have to be void of thermodynamic properties resembling our worlds and therefore will not exist in any point of time! Think about it....
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      Dec 19 2011: Thank you Ram,

      And what if we 'choose' to have no past. How would it be? How would it be for you? What kind of possibilities do you have/see?

      Thanks, Joeban.

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