The Column: The True Nature of Our Matrix – Bridging Science and Spirituality
March 24, 2023
By Caroline Chang, American Media Periscope
We are all familiar with Albert Einstein’s famous quote “Time is an illusion”, yet here in this reality, we live our lives by it. It seems so important to how we function from day to day.
As one of the greatest scientific minds of the 1900s, Einstein studied the relativity of time and understood its essence of it. He stated, “Time is relative; its only worth depends upon what we do as it is passing.”
Experiencing The Passing of Time
We have all experienced the relativity of time. When you are enjoying yourself and having a good time, time seems to fly by so fast. On the other hand, when you are bored, or doing a task you really do not like, it seems as if time is moving by so slowly.
Quantum physics attempts to explain the flow of time, explaining the seemingly irreversible direction of time, while yielding insights into quantum computers and the past-future divide.
Modern Day Physicist Stephen Hawking
In more recent times, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking concludes in his research that the present moment not only affects the future, but it also affects the past.
“If there is one thing, we can be sure enough of in physics it is that all time exists with equal reality.” quotes Stephen Hawking.
“It turns out that a mathematical model involving imaginary time predicts not only effects we have already observed but also effects (ones) we have not been able to measure yet…” states Hawking.
Let’s Keep it Simple
Trying to wrap our limited human minds around the concept that time is not real is challenging. To keep it simple, we can embrace that now is the only time that matters. The current moment is where all your power lies.
Most people spend much of their thought process focusing on what has already happened or contemplating on what is yet to happen. Fretting about the past or worrying about the future. These thought patterns are unproductive and prevent us from making the most of what is.
We don’t realize we can only live in the present moment. Emphasizing the importance and how precious the now moment is, when our thoughts wander elsewhere, we are not present; we are not fully living in the isness of life.
Let’s Quiet the Mind and Breathe
When we become mindful of our thoughts, quiet our minds, and breathe deeply for a few minutes. This will bring us into the now moment, which will make a huge difference on our perspective, mood, peace of mind and even our health.
There are many ways to meditate, and each person can do this in their own unique style that is comfortable and relaxing for them. Just doing something you love to do, such as creating music, art, or dance, is a form of meditation and mindfulness.
By staying grounded in the essence of the here and now, we feel a sense of calm from within. A very good book on this topic is The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.
Bridging Science of Time with Spirituality
It is amazing how science has bridged the concept of time with spirituality. Ancient wisdom and spirituality have been teaching for many years the importance of stillness, deep breathing, and being fully present.
To the bafflement of physicists today, the arrow of time does not seem to follow the conventional laws of physics, which work the same going forward in time as in going backward in time.
In quantum physics, it seemed that if someone knew the paths of all the particles in the universe and flipped them around, energy would accumulate rather than disperse, unmasking a more fundamental source for the direction of time.
Why we perceive the passage of time is one of the biggest mysteries of physics. We may have found its source, in our most potent theory of reality. To introduce another famous Einstein quote “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
Nevertheless, to uncomplicate these concepts in our daily lives we simply need to keep in the forefront of our mind how precious the now moment is. It is truly a present, a gift for all of us to enjoy.
At this amazing time, we are currently living, which is so important for the future of humanity. The only thing that really matters is what we do with the current now, for you and future generations.
Caroline Chang has been the producer and podcast host of Awake 2 Oneness Radio for 8 years. She is also the founder of the KYLE Foundation (Keep Your Light Expanding), named after her son who is in spirit, and co-founder of Universal Oneness Alliance. Caroline has been on the frontline of the Truth and Freedom movement since March 2020, as well as a speaker, author, and mentor to many who are dealing with difficult life situations.
The Column: The True Nature of Our Matrix: Bridging Science and Spirituality” is a new weekly column that is written by Columnist Caroline Chang for AMP Journal. This new weekly column is Part 1 of the Part N series that will be thought-provoking, look at life through a different lens, and install light and faith in each one of us. We hope you enjoy it.
~ James Grundvig, Editor-in-Chief at AMP Journal.