Are past and future real and not real at the same time? Not real because they are ideas but real because they take up actual time in the present thinking about them. It is their setting that makes them real, their stage, the present.
Are the last moment and the next moment always established on opposite sides of the present? Is the answer “no” because I’ve inherited a linear time line because it’s so practical and useful, but how do I apply this horizontal time I exist in to the only thing around: the immeasurable thinness of a vertical present?
Is time the thing which makes the room for every thing else? Or is time created by matter the second matter happens? Is everything (energy and awareness) a fountain and we’re floating in the froth at the top as tiny psychological bubbles which will eventually pop?
Is it that we are not as healthy as we could be because of all the sugar we ingest? Is it that sugar (and potatoes, pasta, white bread, etc.) doesn’t keep us feeling full because we aren’t getting the nutrients we need? Does this stress the body by its trying to keep a healthy level of sugar in our blood?
So is now the only time we can invest in the future? Should we paint as vivid and detailed a picture of the future we desire as we are able to create? Will this picture, if vivid and detailed enough, give us the patience it will take to make our vision come true?
To get ahead in life, do we need an education good enough to allow us to find out what we will need to know in the future? To get this education do we have to pay the price in trust and patience?
Is this where a long-term vision which is vivid and detailed plays an important role? Is this the most important step in creating the patience that is necessary to make a desired future happen?
Is it that patience is the thing that will keep us working hard and giving up things we value for something in the future that we regard as more important or worthy?