We live every moment of our life – from the day our birth through to the day our process reaches its terminal stage – as both a beginning and an end. Each passing instant marks the first light of a new future and the last page of our history to date. Between the two runs a nano-metric film called ‘The here and now’.
Some of us aim to reside only the present. We meditate daily to find the energy necessary to stay glued to that film. Likewise, we battle the temptation to dive into the future or to relax into the past. Only in the void can we see go to press the latest chapters in our history, and only in the void can we catch glimpses of the newest beginnings of tomorrow.
If we blink, that one lapse in our attention may mean we miss a turn of events. It may only then be found in the past; if and when we even realise it has come to pass. The longer it takes to reach the surface, the less likely it will be fully retrievable and hence the more likely we’ll remain trapped in the past.
When trapped in the past, we seek mainly to discover where things went wrong, or we may miss a loved one, regret a decision or be enclosed in a state of infancy. When lost to the future, we wait for things to go wrong, pine for love or crave maturity.
The full experience of life dwells only the void. Only by watching that film constantly do we even approach employing our full capacity. But once we do, we thrive. The virtuous circle spins, centrifuging greater energy, improved health and deeper knowledge.
At least, that’s one way of looking at it. Another approach says we probably exist everywhere at once. This superposition places us simultaneously in the past, the present and the future, distinguishing us only in terms of our individual probabilities of being found in any given one of those spacetimes should we be observed. At any rate, in this other reality ‘living in the here and now’ entails raising our chances of being found in the present.
To do so, we initiate our own observation, by feeling the world around us. We just reach out and grab it. The more we do it, the more the experience intensifies. Once we progress beyond a certain intensity of experience, we unfurl a wave of change that transforms our mind-bodies through harmonized quantum entanglement. This process synchronises the energy fields of which we are composed, commonly known as ‘matter’. The greater the level of synchronisation, the better probability of being observed in the void.
Only in the void, can we at the same time write history and impact the future. Only by grasping in the present what is bad – consigning it to the past – and what is good – withholding it for the future – can we seize any agency. Only by aligning every last energy field with the thin slither of experience that is solely accessible in the present moment of spacetime can we truly say ‘we live’.