We are living in a culture entirely hypnotized by the illusion of time, in which the so-called present moment is felt as nothing but an infinitesimal hairline between an all-powerfully causative past and an absorbingly important future. We have no present. Our consciousness is almost completely preoccupied with memory and expectation. We do not realize that there never was, is, nor will be any other experience than present experience. We are therefore out of touch with reality. We confuse the world as talked about, described, and measured with the world which actually is. We are sick with a fascination for the useful tools of names and numbers, of symbols, signs, conceptions and ideas.

Alan Watts

  • Breeze (0) November 5, 2015

    I have to say I often cannot see tomorrow. The past haunts. The future does not yet exist.

  • Acidius (0) April 20, 2015

    Insane words. We measure that which ACTUALLY IS. Like shooting a video rather than watching a performance live.

  • TORRRRRES (0) March 12, 2015

    why do you think that is?