Okay Spaceman, you stuffed up! You talked about the past in the last chapter and now you have jumped to the future. What about the ghost of Christmas present? Well, he was always the most boring ghost anyway and he can wait. The present is a big chapter and before we get into it, it is important to see what lays on either side.
Let’s start off with the science stuff…
I have already gone over a lot of this in the chapter about the past (part 1) yet let’s do a quick recap for the science nerds out there (as I am one of you).
As part of the theory of relativity (thanks Einstein) we know that the closer we travel to the speed of light the more our time slows down for us. You could be travelling close to the speed of light for 8 minutes yet 80 years could have passed on Earth during that time. The problem with this is that when you arrive in the future it becomes your present. And as traveling backwards in time (although plausible) is even more theoretical, there is a good chance you won’t be able to travel back in time to tell people that you were ever in the future. So we are back to square one.
As it is highly unlikely that we will be able to travel to the future in our life time, it does mean that the future is nothing more than a thought in our brain. Yes, the future will exist one day though we will not be able to experience it with our 5 senses until the future becomes our present. And as stated above, even if we were to travel to the future (or the past for that matter), whilst we are there, it will be our present. We can’t escape the present moment.
If this is the case then why am I writing a whole chapter about the future?
Great question, I am glad you asked it!!
Highlights of this chapter will be around what the future really means to our perception, how our beliefs of the past affect our future (which we have partly discussed in the last chapter) and also how and if mantras work. Yet the main focus over the coming blogs will be on goal setting. There is a confliction with many beliefs that state that we should not be attached to our goals and that we should live in the present. Yet how do we do this within a 9 to 5 world that requires us to make plans and organise ourselves? We need to find a balance.
We will be racing through a lot of information very fast so keep your eyes peeled on the coming blogs.