Sunday, April 03, 2016

The tyranny of time.

I sometimes feel that the most powerful in this world is time.
People might talk about Presidents and Prime ministers as examples of the apotheosis of power, but at the end of the day nobody can beat time.

I was a child once, and I sometimes look back on how I used to feel, see the world around me through a lens of enchantment. The child that I was is no longer here. I am a different person, although  a fragile belief based on my memory system would like to rely on the continuity of me from my childhood to the present day, as an assumption.

The fact that the ambience of times past would never return is the most dramatic constituent element of the world  we live in. Memory and records are but insufficient solaces for life when faced with the utmost brutality of the passage of time.

I conclude that time is the only tyrant in this world. Hope is a reaction to the brutality of time with which we soldier on. Contemporary physics has nothing to do with this greatest mystery. In a sense, science has done nothing towards softening the blows of temporality.

1 comment:

(ma)gog said...

As long as we live in this world of three dimensions, we must accept and feel the "evanescence of life" whenever we find a "hollow" in our daily life, either in our despair or even at the happiest moment, like when you are embracing your loved one.
Some people say that if you meditate deeply, you would be in a state that could "overcome" the power of time, and you realize that there is only "present" which in fact includes whole future and past all together, and this "present" is the only reality, that exists, in the realm of existence.

It is almost like crying, when the most beautiful cherry blossoms are in full bloom, you know that even this breathtaking beauty is under the power of time, as long as this is the only reality we can experience in this only one lifetime.