life is an eternal moment of choosing
"R" is wonderfull, quite the most interesting thing I have heard in ages.
My take, is as follows.
Life, as we know it, is not absolute reality. At least it is no more than 1% of the 'all that there is'
Everything that has ever happened or is ever going to happen, has already occured.
This is because 'time' does not carry us along as would a boat on a river. Time is a stactic field which our live move through.
In that respect, our senses fool us, deceive us so that we have a sense of logical progression through life. This progression we refer to as, 'the passing of time' although that is not literally accurate, if feels true to most of us.
Where then lies freedom of choice?
Where is there room for self-determination?
The answer is, it is with us at every moment..
Every day we make choices as to who and what we are and we experience the way those choices affect the world around us.
What we choose an the way we percieve those choices, actually creates our reality.
This is sometimes referred to as; "The Observer Affect."
Put clearly, I can tell you that the way you percieve a thing, alters a thing.
No matter what happens to us, we are the creators of our own experience.
Example: A young man is involved in a bad accident and wakes up in hospital with his limbs in plaster. His choice? He could say, "oh dear God, why did this have to happen? My life is ruined." Or, instead he could say,
"Thank the Lord, i'm alive, I could have been killed."
In this instance, that accident victim has chosen how to experience that has befallen him.
Does philosophy have a place in our realilty? Or is it a purely self-indulgent exercise in intellectualism?
Well, I say, lets put it to the test.
Lets say that you wish you had more money, as so many of us do. You could say 'I want lots more money", if you do, the universe will simply agree, "Yes, you do want more money." And that is all you have created.
But phrase your desire another way, 'I WILL make more money' and the reply becomes, "Yes, you will make more money.'"
The difference is that you are choosing to influence your own outcome. (or income, in this instance.)
To put this in practice, simply write down that which you most desire, 15 times a day. By all means be as cynical as you like, but make sure you that do nonetheless write your statement out, every day, and be sure to phrase it in such terms as, 'I will' or 'I am'" for your desired affect.
A brief word of warning, the only way the Universe knows how to work is to give you what you choose. So heed the wisdome of the words, 'be carefull what you wish for, you just might get it."
In my most recent job I wrote out every day "I will be no.1 for Sales in my department." After six weeks I achieved that, I went from bottom (and in danger of being fired) to the very top, where I stay by stating, "I am no.1 for in Sales in my dept."
To conclude, I am saying that everything is occuring all at once, but by unlocking our own individual power, we can influence the outcome. In fact we do, all the time, the difference is do you want to choose consciously, or unconsciously?
In that respect, life itself is a contradiction in terms, everything that is to occur has already occured, yet we can nonetheless, still alter the outcome through the choices we make.
Friends, I say to you, create your own experience and allow others to do the same.
As for you, Da Dinictus, I say that you are wise.
By choosing hope as your core philosophy, I know will always experience it, no matter what occurs in your life.
Hope stems from love and love is by far the best choice any of us can make.