Monday, June 06, 2005

Manifest Occurrence

If we consider the past, present, and future in terms of observed occurence, we will recognize that the last never exists, the second exists for the moment in a state of successive alteration, and the first exists in a condition that is simultaneously unchanging and expanding, as the present at every moment becomes part of it. Observed occurrence never belongs to the future. We might look upon the present in relation to a point in the past and in that respect call it the future, or perhaps one point in the past in relation to another. But in manifest terms the future is only in our thoughts and is therefore ideal. No matter how hard we try to be part of the future at the expense of the past, inevitably we end up as part of the latter.

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