The Speed of Life

Ever notice the difference between driving and riding in a car.  When you’re driving, you anticipate the moving and the swaying of the car as you bob and weave through traffic.  You know  when you’re going to brake or accelerate before taking the action therefore you’re ready mentally and physically when it happens.  However, when you’re the passenger, you’re at the mercy of the driver.  Your entire body reacts to their every move and you have no control over what happens next.  It’s not (all the time) really that the person can’t drive, it’s mostly that you’re not expecting what the next action so you can’t prepare for it.  I’ll come back to this in a moment.

In March of this year, sky watchers caught a fleeting glimpse of a star exploding, 33 million light years away.  Read the article here: http://www.space.com/15040-photos-supernova-m95-skywatchers.html

Okay so, what they’re saying is that, this event occurred 33 million years ago but we’re just seeing this year.  This really captured my attention and thoughts for some time now due to the implications of this phenomenon.  This would mean that if there were people in that galaxy and they could see us on Earth, they would be seeing us the way we’d be in 33 million years from now.   This just blows my mind continually.  This would also mean that right now, to them, our current place in time has already passed… 33 million years ago.  Hold on, because it gets weirder;  if you could see 33 million years in the opposite direction, we haven’t even happened yet and we won’t for another 33 million years. 

Time then, is based on our perception and perception is a result of our awareness. So basically, time is the result of our awareness.

Back to the driver and the passenger.  The driver sees things before they happen and therefore is prepared for them when they happen;  the passenger reacts to what has happened.

The term think ahead is not a misnomer.  Thinking ahead simply means to know where you’re going ahead of time, take the correct path to get there and prepare yourself for the outcome.  A thought travels at the speed of light or faster…(from the little that I know on the subject).  When traveling at the speed of light everything around you slows way down.  You’d then have to wait for everything to catch up with you…even time or at least the accepted perception of it. This is the speed of life.

We actually have a choice of the speed we’d like to go.  Are we passengers in life or drivers?  Do we create our lives or respond to them?  If we treated every minute like an hour, we could experience our own lives.  I do believe time travel is possible, we just have to understand the vehicle that we already have to get through it.

– Dehypnotize

2 responses to “The Speed of Life

  1. Reblogged this on Kith and Kin : The Sisters Grinn and commented:
    This is why fun makes time go fast and bored makes time go slow. It’s why falling asleep in class feels like an hour but falling asleep for hours in bed feels like five minutes. I like this idea of time travel using thoughts. Though, my expectations rarely match the outcome of my days.

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