Which is the authentic experience?


... the experience you have during an event?

... or the consequence of that experience afterward?

We all realize that the experience of an event during the event is quite different than the experience of the consequences of that same  event.  For example, look at the pictures or recordings made during an event allowing the media to refresh your memory.  Now compare your current experience via the pictures with as much of the original experience as you can.  They will be quite different.

It will come as no surprise that events take on different meanings as time passes on.  The thing is, where meanings and stories and emotions of an event are to be evaluated, it is somewhat arbitrary which one along the time line you choose to be  "authentic"  ... seems to me that they all count as the actual event.

The fabric of our lives is woven in time.  Monday's Pininyahang Manok meant the chicken taste in Tuesday's vegetable soup and the pineapple drink on the side.   Who is to parse out the one from the other ... not I.

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  1. experience
  2. time
  3. memory
  4. past
  5. present
  6. surplusage

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Seth says
seth 2014-12-20 10:36:33 18018
Eiamyme 2014-12-20 10:12:05 18018
seth 2014-12-20 09:40:30 18018

I was noticing in 18013 simply that all consequences of a NOW are significant ... the latter consequences not to be discounted.  It's just me trying to be aware from a dimension orthogonal to the time line.  Subsequent happening is not surplusage to me. 
It is your imagination that makes up consequences & sequences. 

Ok, i kind of thought that was your point of view. 

Mine is that consequences happen independent of their observation by any particular being.  The sequence of their observation is obviously dependent on the observer and its background mind.   Whether the observation (awareness/consciousness) was perceived, conceived, imagined, or felt is also determined by which one the observer actually did.

... While you are doing that you are missing that which IS.
... well i would think that is not usually missed for it must fall somewhere in the spectrum of what is perceived, conceived, imagined or felt. 


of course there is also "that which is", which in my opinion is created by the things that we actually say and do publicly.

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