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The dictionary defines time as: ‘The measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues.’

Since Einstein, many scientists have been referring to “spacetime,” wherein space and time are united and not separate.

When we look at time or spacetime in the ordinary way, we — as we were taught — look via the known… via limited measurement and inherited pattern-making. Such time (or spacetime) is circumscribed and very limited. We look via the known and usually see things in a circumscribed, bounded, finite, fixed, and confined way. Such looking is fragmentary, partial, and quite constrained. Very few of us look beyond the known, beyond the second-hand, beyond the restricted templates and limited symbolic arrangements. A beautiful psychological transformation or metamorphosis can enable us to exist beyond such bounded, limited perspectives. However, time is not a factor in getting there; that would be absurd. There is no path to the pathless.

Timeless … Photo by Thomas Peace c.2022

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  1. Beautiful pic! Your words often remind me of J Krishnamurti, whom i admire but often don’t understand… ‘Truth is a pathless land’ is so profound.

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  2. “Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’
    Into the future.”
    If the here and now is scary, then the future is even scarier.
    I like your up-close-and-personal look at what may be a dragonfly (although its wings look a tad short to be a dragonfly) – the coloring is beautiful.

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  3. I agree: no path to the pathless. My sense is that even if given a path to follow, the “landscape” would alter significantly before we got much closer than our starting point.
    Fantastic image … sparks the wonder of how it got right there right when you got right there with camera …

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