Beware Rah Rah Post for 2019....Only Now Exists

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Have you ever seen a bear check its calendar to know when to hibernate?

Ever observed how a raccoon does not need to check its watch to know when to wake and hunt, at night?

Time is an illusion created by humans to add some order to their mind.

Time is not real.

Only the moment is real.

You will see more 2019 posts for planning next year, for building momentum and for making 2019 a successful year, guys. But each post is rooted in:

- fear
- anxiety
- hesitation
- worry

because if you are ignoring the moment, you step away from Reality to an illusion. While folks do their best to get momentum going 6 weeks from now, the happy successes of the world act Now. Even if Now scares them. Because only Now exists.

Act Now guys. Forget the calendar. Focus on the present.

Don't delay, don't hesitate, don't put stuff off because of imaginary numbers on a piece of paper. All are fear and fear is not real. Fear does not exist, nor does the human-created concept of time.

Act Now.

Go for it guys.

So much fun and freedom and uncomfortable feelings and growth and love and happiness, right Now.
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  • I appreciate the enthoosiasm here, an' your point got its place at the reality table.

    But although the fyootyure ain't happened yet, it fills ever with speculatorial phantoms.

    That is why evry ad promises sumthin' ... an' while clear an' present benefits can only be experienced in the present, the fyooture is a lure pullin' on your active present sensibilities.

    Best ads say ... walk over here (an' then describe sum fyooture scenario from the POV of your present vantage point).

    That is why alla them bears an' raccoons don't wake up on Christmas day an' ask where is the tree? an' alla the presents?

    Gotta figure also that when dire challenge strikes, we often gotta "dig deep" jus' to pull through.

    Means courage, resources, an' plenty more stuffs brought to bear on the emergin' moment, but so often we also gotta trust back to past glories an' triumphs for kinda evidence to supplement brute resolve or hope.

    Howevah, too much dwellin' in either of these non-present panoramas can lead to daydreamin' or gettin' stuck in a rut.

    That is why my granma is always drunk.

    So, yeah, the bubble of possibility & circumstance we call NOW gotta be trusted to generate its own powah an' potential from outta the once-only mix of influences it touches upon as the clock ticks heartbeats, steps an' breaths ever forward.

    I love your take on the transformative powah of NOW, but time is real, Sweetiepoppet.

    Like Atlas bearin' the Earth on his mighty shoulders, time carries our moments between birth an' death forward in a seamless continuum.

    (Gotta tellya, if'n I ever launch my Princess Balestra Luxury Stockings range, gonna call it Seamless Continuum ...

    Seamless Continuum

    Easy on. Easy off. Easy inbetween.
    Now is the perfect moment
    to set your lingerie scene.
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    I might want a large pizza now.. but having to many of those now will undo the effort i have put in to get down to my happier weight ...and possibly prevent me from getting to my much happier weiight early next year ..

    things you do now .. might not change the past ..but can greatly effect the future you create ... or if you will have a future you want ...

    sure a pizza will make me feel better as i am eating it.. but that feeling will be replaced tomorrow .. or latter tonight with heart burn or just lethargy from the pain of over eating ..

    and i am pretty sure there are one or to woman i can have some fun with tonight..but will not make the woman who want me to marry her .. happy..

    IF you have gotten good at making good long term choices in the now .. then great follow the now.. but impulsive .. reckless and stuff with otherwise generally bad long term consequences ..

    what you do now creates the choices you will have to make tomorrow or problems you have to fix ...

    so yes live now .. experience now.. but avoid running up a tab.. you will hate payiing off tomorrow or for the next 19 years
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  • Profile picture of the author GordonJ
    Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post


    Time is an illusion created by humans to add some order to their mind.

    Time is not real.

    Only the moment is real.

    You will see more 2019 posts for planning next year, for building momentum and for making 2019 a successful year, guys.

    Because only Now exists. Focus on the present.
    Six months later. Made me wonder, how many of those LIVE IN THE NOW warriors are actually getting their dreams coming true.

    I, being an advocate FOR planning, coupled with MEANINGFUL ACTIVITY hope all those devotees of ONLY NOW EXISTS are no longer struggling.

    Wonder what another 6 months of just being in the now will do for them?

    GordonJ
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    • Profile picture of the author socialentry
      Originally Posted by GordonJ View Post

      Six months later. Made me wonder, how many of those LIVE IN THE NOW warriors are actually getting their dreams coming true.

      I, being an advocate FOR planning, coupled with MEANINGFUL ACTIVITY hope all those devotees of ONLY NOW EXISTS are no longer struggling.

      Wonder what another 6 months of just being in the now will do for them?

      GordonJ

      If I were to live today as if it were my last, the body count would be staggering.
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  • Profile picture of the author naviown
    Time flies way too fast... In nov 2018 I was in africa. It's been what 1.6 years Since then. Dang I miss that place. But there were moments that I can never forget.
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    • Profile picture of the author palmtreelife
      In nov 2018 I was in africa. It's been what 1.6 years Since then
      I believe it's flying faster for you. Please tell us what else is happening 1.6 years after November 2018 as most of us are currently living about 1 year behind you Has crypto become mainstream yet?
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  • Profile picture of the author socialentry
    On a (somewhat) more serious note:

    OP have you ever thought that time although an artificial construct was very useful for certain things.



    E.g. Air traffic control?
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  • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
    Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post


    Time is not real..
    Yes it is. We see its effects everywhere. If time isn't real, why do I have wrinkles in my face?




    Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

    Only the moment is real.
    .
    The problem with not planning for the future, is that the future is where we are going to spend the rest of our lives.

    If, 30 years ago, I just lived for the present, I'd have nothing now...I would have built nothing. I would have learned nothing. The only way to change the future is to plan for it.


    Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

    Fear does not exist.
    If fear didn't exist, we would all have been eaten by tigers.



    Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

    Act Now.
    .
    Yes. Finally. Act now. it's action that creates momentum, and you get things done.
    But you act now, so you can benefit in the future. One of the telling signs of intelligence is the ability to delay gratification for a planned greater reward in the future.


    The problem with living for today, is that today is so short. "Now" is fleeting. And as soon as you snap your fingers, it's gone.
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    • Profile picture of the author socialentry
      I wonder where this fear of "illusions" come from.



      What you seem to fear OP is not so much illusion but abstraction.



      yet all STEM fields are built on abstract foundations. What is a negative number for example? Have you ever seen -1? Can you have -2 apples in your basket?What about the the square root of -1 ( by definition an actual imaginary number)?


      Without abstract thinking, we would be living like cavemen. I'm sure that OP would relish it as some kind of earthly paradise (barring tornadoes,hurricanes and tsunamis), but I am not certain it is appealing to the rest of the populace.



      Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

      Yes it is. We see its effects everywhere. If time isn't real, why do I have wrinkles in my face?
      Imitating the Texas chainsaw massacre guy can't possibly be good for your skin.
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

      "Now" is fleeting. And as soon as you snap your fingers, it's gone.
      'Now' is never gone.

      You refer to 'then'.

      No-one experiences anything other than the 'now'.
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      • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
        Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

        'Now' is never gone.

        You refer to 'then'.

        No-one experiences anything other than the 'now'.
        You are correct.

        I should have said "That moment is gone"...rather than "now is gone".
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      • Profile picture of the author Princess Balestra
        Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

        'Now' is never gone.

        You refer to 'then'.

        No-one experiences anything other than the 'now'.
        tbh I wake up plenty mornings wishin' for NOW ... only it is still las' night an' I clearly been so baaahd I gotta die.

        Only question is ... when?

        Anyways, as a confirmed devotee of moment-to-moment narrative as a means of makin' sense of shit, here's what I said awhile back before my flesh became so ravaged by Time's voracious demons I actschwlly put on like 10 pounds an' subsequently helped way more kids in the mall scream less 'bout bein' visyooly assaulted by no SKELLINGTON GAL ...

        Which is why you must read this ... or BE SLAIN.
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    • Profile picture of the author Odahh
      Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post



      If fear didn't exist, we would all have been eaten by tigers.





      Yes. Finally. Act now. it's action that creates momentum, and you get things done.
      But you act now, so you can benefit in the future. One of the telling signs of intelligence is the ability to delay gratification for a planned greater reward in the future.


      The problem with living for today, is that today is so short. "Now" is fleeting. And as soon as you snap your fingers, it's gone.
      i heard a message years ago.. it said the only way to truly live in the present was to have a vision far into the future ..

      yes there may only be now and we should be more into experiencing what is happening now.. but that is only really possible with a perspective on where we are going from now ..

      because there are many times now sucks or bad stuff is going on ..the crap is hitting the fan .. and all that .. and the better and faster one can regain their footing and move in the direction of what they want.. and even see the long term benefits in the so call bad stuff going in in the now ..

      what is is fleeting if we don't like what is we have the choice to point at the way we want things to be in the future and do what we need to do to have that preferred future ..

      or we can live in the now and find some way to cope find momentary pleasure .. or quite probably make things worse .

      the same way i am not pro being excessively happy .. it is good to check our fear or anxieties and worry .. be cause they could be telling us something important.. but also.. it not good to get stuck in those emotions ..

      i saw a picture online of me with my dad on his last birthday 5 years ago.. and i swear my chins in that picture are as big as my beard is right now .. and i am so much healthier.. mentally stable .. less stressed .. and my lowest mood my deepest depression i can feel now.. is probably better than the best i could have felt back then .

      i actually have had to re envision what i want over the last few month or six months.. as i have become such a different person than i was ..
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