“People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future
is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” – Albert Einstein
Einstein! You wise bastard! I love this quote for so many reasons. Number one, because it’s true. Number two, because it blows your mind. Number three, because it ties physics to spirituality and the concept of eternity. Number four, because it asks us to question what we consider to be real.
My studies over the years have led me to believe that when science gets to the point of understanding how time works at its core, they will unlock the keys to our spiritual nature, as well. It’s physics but it’s also zen. All that mumbo jumbo about if you let go of the past, you can live more fully in the present? Well, it’s totally fucking true! Because it’s physics. Check out this cool book: The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene. There’s a PBS special based on the book, as well.
Any energy worker worth their salt can see this too. Investment in past traumas or experiences interpreted as hurtful can act like anchors- literally holding people back from placing their full energetic attention on the present. It’s because their energy is literally still back there, behind them in the past. That’s why forgiveness work can be so powerful. It releases that energy from the past and makes it available in the present. Enough said- Einstein, you are invited to dinner. We’re having noodles with butter.