Mashup of Life

there seems to be three bits of me at any one time

THE PAST – memories float and bob about, happy things once done, friends met and conversations spoken. Food for the mental mill to grind. Sometimes I can’t leave the past behind.

THE FUTURE – what’s to be done? I’m always thinking ahead, planning too much, It can breed an anxiety syndrome, and there’s nothing worse than a “Getting Things Done” too much philosophy. Aiming big, big personal goals.

the present – the ever daunting now. Shake off boredom, look for titillating stuff, The monkey mind with his too curious fingers. Slap it down, get things settled.

The tripartite existence … when did it dawn on you? There must be some point as a child (3, 5 years old?) when the functions of memory and a future time become lodged in inexorably as mental modules.

Always switching from one tense to another. So tense.

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5 Responses to “Mashup of Life”

  1. tobeme Says:

    Very well done! It is true that we do float from one tense to the next as we strive to learn to live in the moment, because the moment is the only real time there is.

  2. DSvT Says:

    Tense is our best friend ever, We don’t welcome them, they come uninvited.

  3. timbob Says:

    A very “intense” post. I’m reminded of Ebeneezer Scrooge in “A Christmas carol” as he’s confronted by all three of these in one night.
    We take the lessons from the past, and our outlook of the future to determine the actions taken in real time. I hope that this makes sense; I just got home from work and fatigue is taking its toll.

  4. SilverTiger Says:

    Time is a very deep and interesting subject. The present seems to be the single flash of reality between two unrealities: the remembered (and often misremembered) past and the future that is still just an idea.

    Is the present as real as it seems? To answer that we need to know what it is and that is itself a very non-trivial matter.

  5. King Says:

    link. thanks.

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