When I woke up this morning and looked out of the window, I thought to myself that it's a brand new day to express what I love.
Hang on, there is no such thing as a brand new day!
Just because we have collectively agreed today as Monday 26 April 2010 doesn't mean it's any different from the day that is referred to as Sunday 25 April 2010. Just because the moon is visible on some nights and not others doesn't mean the nights are different. There is no such thing as a different day. I believe every day is like going through a revolving door which goes round and round and round endlessly. It's the same old day and same old night.
Today is the same day as yesterday and the day before yesterday and the day before that, and the day thousands of years ago...etc.
The day I call my birthday is the same day that it is today. The only reason why I've aged is because I had bought into the belief that every day is different and older than the previous one. Thus each day I live makes me appear "older" than the previous day.
For a time it was helpful believing in the illusion. If I'd realised when I was "four years old" that time is an illusion, I would have stopped getting older. Then I would have been treated like a freak of nature: the four year old that never gets old; or the adult woman that looks like a four year old. Who's going to let a four year old looking girl do her grocery shopping? Who is going to let a four year old walk in the streets by herself? Who is going to employ a four year old? So, the trick is to stay "asleep" until such a "time" when I could wake up from the dream looking a certain age. Then I get to have the best of both worlds: people will take me seriously because I look like an adult; and I can stay the same age and never get older as I no longer buy into the illusion of time.
So what then is the point of experiencing the same old day? To experience many ways of being; many ways I can dream up stuff. That's why days seem different because our collective desires make them appear different, but it's the same old day.
What then is the past, present and future?
I believe the past is a receptacle of joyful memories and the future is anticipation of more joyful memories. The present is an opportunity to experience more joy.
Compared to today, yesterday felt like a warmer day; today I need a scarf to keep me warm. Still, it's the same old day.
There is only one day and it's today.
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