Time is motion,
We use motion to "measure" time
but "mark time" is a better term.
The cycling of the seasons: a year
The turn of the Earth: a day
The interval between two heartbeats: the "second"
The phasing of the Earth's moon,
The moving second-hand of an analogue clock as it passes fixed marks,
The changing numerical symbols of a digital clock,
The resonant vibration of a cesium clock,
The 1-0-1-0 cycling ("flopping") of a computer-CPU.
Your attention span.
Time is movement.
Gravity is all about movement.
It's described in terms of movement:
32 feet/second per second acceleration.
One second later, it's traveled 32 feet.
Two seconds later, it's traveled 80 feet
Three seconds later, it's traveled 141 feet.
Gravity is all about time. Gravity is one of the four fundamental forces of the Universe.
We can now interpret "reality" in terms of movement.
Reality is conceived in terms of space and time.
The "and" is significant, here.
There is no time without movement,
no time without space.
There is also no space without time.
Only what moves is noticed,
Movement is all-relative.
What is not moving, relative to us,
is not noticed by us.
And by "relative to us",
I mean "relative to the "hereness" of the "noticer".
The "noticer" -- that's you --
"hereness" -- that's where you always are,
wherever you are.
No movement, no noticing.
No noticing, no experience of time.
What we are noticing is what is moving, relative to us,
or we, moving relative to him, her, or it.
Memory is the sensor
of time fields.
It provides a means of making time conscious
by providing a way to compare (or measure)
to capacity to measure and record change.
are strange attractors of attention.
Like gravity wells,
they draw us in
and we move toward them,
captured and captivated
by the experience of them
experienced in us.
They are time warps,
those strangely attractive events
that we experience as the events of life.
We are attracted,
according to our own uniqueness,
to certain kinds of experience
as the unfolding of our entelechy (developmental potential)
the maturation and development of us as unique selves.
Life is time of a special sort:
Life is the effulgent flowering
of the mundane events of our lives.
is strangely attractive,
captivating of our attention . . . . .
for a time.
And then we move on to another
strangely attractive event
that captivates our attention
moment to moment.
What makes entelechy,
the maturation (and emergence) of unique selves,
a special sort of time
is the emergence of it.
It is not yet cylical. Things don't repeat.
The curve of our trajectory is still forming.
It is like the constant, Pi,
the relation of lengths
between the diameter and the circumference
of a circle,
also the relation
between the male (straight)
and the female (curved) --
Pi never can completely be defined
because it is infinitely
toward "the sweet spot" of exactness.
They've calculated Pi to some 5,000 digits
last I heard.
And it goes on.
Male and Female
Space is measured in time.
It takes time to determine the two ends of a span
and to measure the distance.
It doesn't happen instantly.
Measuring space requires time.
That's how time and space
are not time"and"space,
but two perspectives
or ways of looking at,
or ways of describing,
the same thing.
That said, time fields are all.
Our sense of time fields
is the sense of the experience of the moment.
Sometimes, time seems to drag;
sometimes, time seems to speed by.
A common observation
is that time -- the years --
is passing more quickly as time passes.
This acceleration of time
is curiously similar
to the acceleration of the expansion
of the Universe.
Life, for animate beings,
is timed by heartbeat,
and sleep cycles,
the lunar cycle,
climate and weather cycles.
Time fields are all.
Attention rests in time fields
and moves in time fields
and is made of time fields.
Time is the very substance of experience,
its rate of change.
Nothing "has" duration.
Nothing "has" substantiality.
Duration is the substantiality, itself.
No duration, no substantiality.
Movement is appearance.
No movement, no appearance.
No "thing" is changing,
The apparent existence of things
is change, itself.
Changing, or being in a changing circumstance, IS the thing,
even ordinarily regarded.
Time fields are all,
seen from various perspectives,
defined by those various perspectives.
calling into existence
the experience of "things"
by appearing to persist in memory.