Can we only live in the now when all else stops?

You are sitting on your couch staring at the other wall with no one around you. Your eyes move from one crevice to another, one object to another. Your ears become acutely aware of the sound coming from the clock every second. Thus a sense of time moving forward overcomes you.

But if you close your eyes and sit in complete silence then there is no way to observe time. Every moment is now with the past and future forgotten. No, the past and future do not even exist.

But as soon as you follow any kind of movement, again you are captured in the flow of time. Where the present becomes relative to the past; where it seems to be caused by the past. But in reality the present is just happening because it must happen.

So why do we pay so much attention to the past and future? And is the only way to live in the now is to withhold oneself from sensory input?

 

 

I’m not sure why but the Daily Prompt Irksome was the muse behind this post.

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