Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Moment

There really only is one moment, when you think of it: this moment.

This moment right here. Any other moment is one you are imagining, a far-off one that your smart/stupid human brain tells you might exist someday. Or it is a moment from the past, one that your big ol' clever/retarded human brain tells you happened in a particular way--no doubt with the teller of the tale, you (your brain) at the center of the story.

It is a story told by an idiot-child to a drunk as recounted by an egomaniac.

And this idiot passenger inside your skull (speaking from experience) is clearly biased and not to be trusted.

Either way, these tales from past and future are in truth tales told by an observer, not by you, not by a participant. Because you are not participating in these imagined moments. You can only participate in one moment: this one.

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"If you want to hit a bird on the wing you must have all your will in focus, you must not be thinking about yourself...you must be living in your eye on that bird. Every achievement is a bird on the wing."
--Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

"The eternal life is given to those who live in the present."
--Ludwig Wittgenstein

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