Essence

Whirlpool2We stand looking outward to two eternities, the past and the future, and between these is the circuitry between our hearts and minds, enigmatically fusing the continuous stream of the present moment.

Consider the multitude of decisions that brought you to the here and now. Each time you desired to go left rather than right, you put a dot on your life’s canvas. Eventually, you began to see something formulate amidst the ocean of independent dots. Chaos warped into order. Concentration.

We look at the static canvas and find meaning. This process invokes an essence which makes our lives greater than the sum of this ocean of dots. You decide to go left rather than right based on the contents of the image portrayed before you. What worked in the past? Where do I want this decision to lead me?

Each time you make a new decision, you give this pre-existing image a reformed order. You see that you can change the past from the present moment simply by rearranging your projection. Say you made a bad decision five years ago. You can rewrite history in such a way that it’s no longer a blemish.

You can transform your canvas by simply breaking away from the momentum of expectation and predictability that is connecting each dot with the next.

Events concentrate from past to present. We look into the eternity of the future and witness the dissolution of the world we know as is. Our canvas dissolves when meaning is ascertained, and this meaning is what gives something an essence such that it lives on. Essence is like a cloud; it will mix with something in the future and it transcends space and time.

We are constantly recreating our narrative. We try to capture meaning, purpose and value from the essence that is constantly concentrating and dissolving before us. Meaning becomes a memory. Essence goes on to recreate.

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