Frames of Time
YOUR journey through life is nothing but an illusion of reality flowing through time. In truth, your life is timeless. You exist in the one now moment, which you erroneously perceive as being divided into separate bits. You then project those fragmented bits outward onto your screen of life (the world as you see it) giving you the experience of an ongoing, animated lifetime.
The fragmented bits of your life can be likened to the frames on a strip of movie film where each frame appears distinct from the others. It is only when they are projected onto the movie screen, one fleetingly after the other that you get the impression of an actual ongoing story moving along through time.
To attempt to understand this better, rather than identifying yourself with the movie itself instead, compare yourself to being the movie projector where you remain stationary in time and it’s only the frames of each now moment flashing across your screen of life that is giving you the feeling of an ongoing lifetime.
Understanding this is hampered by the fact that your habitual mind (ego) cannot accept the fact that the present moment is all there is, so instead of letting each frame of time (now moment) go, it desperately grabs hold of those separated segments and saves them into memory, creating a false history of who you think you are, whereas in reality, when each frame of time has passed by it is no more, only the memory remains in the ego mind.
The frames of time to come are nothing but thoughts conjured up in your ego’s mind as anticipations of what you desire life to be like in the imaginary future, drawn from and compared with the frames of time from the past that your ego has previously stored in memory
Because of your preoccupation with the frames of time that have past by and those frames of time you hope will come, you are not there to be aware of the time frame that is presently flashing across your screen of life, rendering you incapable of adequately responding to the immediacy, beauty and vibrancy of what is happening now…
Dan’s Quote: “The hand that wrote the story of the world
______________is the same hand that wrote the story of you.”