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Indigo cantor

commander in chief, Satori International

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How could we relate to the world around us without the concept of time?

I have often wondered about what life would be like if I could not include the concept of time. It is in EVERYTHING we do, think, talk about, it is a component of life that is completely man made, it seems to me it is the glue that holds everything together? without it... what do we have? how do we explain? where do we stand?
what is NOW?
So, how would you explain " life" without time? the universe without Time? all your thoughts without implementing time?

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  • Mar 6 2011: My thoughts might be slightly off topic but I think worth mentioning.

    What if we are frozen in time? What if that is what life is?
    The rocks and earth and atmosphere that slowly shift and erode away could be living in what is really time,
    but what we call time is just are accelerated movements and thoughts.
    What about the ever expanding universe? What if it is just an explosion that only lasts a second?

    Its all relative. Time is an irrelevant factor to everything.
    I wish that was a commonly believed thought because I am often late!
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      Mar 13 2011: Whoa! Interesting!!!
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      Mar 13 2011: I can identify with your perception Eddie!
    • Mar 20 2011: Time is an irrelevant factor to everything: I've listened to the same Bach organ piece twice - one organist played it in 6 minutes, the other one in 12. Parts of the last Beethoven piano sonata can be played slowly like a meditation or crazy like children playing wildly. (I have heaed and liked both versions) In Beethoven the time (speed) difference is probably even bigger than in the Bach piece. And this difference changes the world!

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