The Perception of Time

How can an eye see an eye?

We do not really perceive the passage of time when we are one with it. For instance, we may look at a flower, and be aware that it is blooming, but we do not really see the blooming unless we look at it with time-lapse photography.

Perhaps we perceive light only when its pace differs from our own.

I suspect we do not perceive light as having speed unless we are in front of or behind it. If we are in front of it, it looks fast; but it is we who are fast. If we are behind it, it looks slow; but it is we who are slow.

Perhaps light does not exist without a separate consciousness to perceive it. Or, rather, it exists, but it cannot explicitly see or know itself; it cannot be revealed.

Rather than the old idea that the universe is exploding, let’s try a fresh angle. Time is exploding. If it explodes too quickly, I have Parkinson’s. If it explodes too slowly—i.e. if it implodes—I have Lou Gehrig’s disease.

If all our illnesses can be understood as dysfunction in the way that consciousness is understanding time, all our illnesses can be fixed.

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