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Saturday, 13 May 2017
05:02:40 PM (GMT)
... The proof for this is in the Ars Memoria. 

A practitioner of the Ars Memoria philosophy, whose names I've forgotten, said that
we are constantly confusing the ideas of duration and time. Duration is
the movement of the clock: our perception of the linear passage from past to present
to future. We often confuse this concept for time. Time is the collection of all
reality: past, present, and future events, everything that ever was, is, or will be,
as well as everything that never was, isn't, and won't be. Everything is born from
time. It is not an alternate dimension, it is not another world, and it certainly
isn't a state of mind. It is the great collection of all things real, all tossed
together like the water of a vast ocean. 

For our idea of linear duration is inherently flawed, particularly in regards to our
idea of present. The present is the space of duration that we are currently in
but when does that begin and when does it end? What is the current moment? We all
refer to multiple points in our lives as the present, meaning that our perception of
linear duration is in a constant state of flux with no inherent identity, anatman.
Our only conclusion can be that there either is no present or there is only
present but both of these betray the idea of the linear passage of time that
past, present, and future seek to define. It is all without inherent identity.

We exist not in this world of past, present, and future: it is all lost to the ocean
of time, where all things are simultaneously true and undifferentiated from all other
things. Your consciousness is not here but there, in time: it is your physical body,
which is subject to growth and decay, that gives your mind the illusion of linear
duration. Leave this place and you will find all things are open to you. All of
reality is yours. Existence and non-existence. 

That will be the method you use to change your deeply-rooted beliefs. 

And that will be the method you use to adopt a post-gender mindset. 

[The weird shit I say when I need to clear my head]
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