It is interesting to consider time as more a construct of our thinking, rather than as an actual physical thing. Would it exist without the observer? 2500 years ago, Zeno of Elea observed that nothing could be in two places at the same time – called the Arrow Paradox – looking at the arrow – it is only in one place at one time. Motion is a series of separate events. If you freeze frame the location, you don’t know the motion, likelwise , when you have perception of the motion, you lose the position. So time is simple a perception of motion, Our past exist only in our minds. Our future exist also only in our minds. When you are thinking right in this moment , then where is time? We are living in an eternal now. The concept of time come into play when considering change, particularly entropy. Entropy or decay gives us the perception that the thing decayed can not go back to its original state, and therefore giving us a sense of time lost or past. Another way to look at it though is that molecules simple change positions. Time is a perception. We live as humans with the sense we are on the edge of time, always anticipating the unknown future. Time itself them stems from a chronic act of thinking. We have all had moments when time disappears, like in novel experiences, danger, when we are in a single focus. The sixth Principle of Biocentrism is that time does not have a real existence outside of animal sense perception. It is the process by which we perceive changes in the universe.

Marianne Love