Saturday, February 15, 2014

Reservoir Of Life

Most people live, whether physically, intellectually or morally, in a very restricted circle of their potential being. They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness… we all have reservoirs of life to draw upon, of which we do not dream.

William James expressed those thoughts in 1906. He was giving lectures at that time at the Lowell Institute in Boston. We do live in a very restrictive circle when it comes to understanding our consciousness. We understand very little about the nature of our reality. What we do understand seems to change as time moves us through space.

Time doesn’t have any meaning without barriers. In other words, time is meaningless unless it is counteract it with other actions. Unfortunately, that definition takes time to understand. Therein lies the veracity of James statement. The reservoir of time is but one reservoir we draw on to know the self. We use time to define the self, but know very little about time.

We interpret time and consciousness in the same manner. We believe both are limited by our use of them, and how we perceive them. The reservoir of life is rooted in our paradoxical perceptions of time and the self.

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