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Remaining Present

“Time is basically an illusion created by the mind to aid in our sense of temporal presence in the vast ocean of space. Without the neurons to create a virtual perception of the past and the future based on all our experiences, there is no actual existence of the past and the future. All that there is, is the present.”  Abhijit Naskar, Love, God & Neurons: Memoir of a scientist who found himself by getting lost I’ve struggled with the notion that time is a manmade construct, designed to offer the illusion of control over our earthbound existence. I’ve also struggled with remaining present. I rush around, trying to complete my “to do” lists within a perceived timeframe. During these times I’m not paying attention to anything in the moment. My focus is on a perpetual forward motion, which picks up pace (and size) like a wayward snowball. And we all…

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