Pondering Love and Time and Space
I have noticed that being fully present in the moment frees the mind from conventional senses or constraints of time and space, opening oneself to profound states of loving kindness, timelessness, and receptiveness to having profound insights. In the experience of being fully present, one can experience a profound sense of “flow” – simultaneously feeling in the now as well as a sense of conventional time and space being suspended or placed into flux. In my experience, such moments untethered by thinking or the ego-mind being in control can seem luminous and unfettered, often coupling the experience of loving kindness with timelessness, and paradoxically (or integrally?) creating a space for profound inspiration, unconditional love, and vision into the future.
In macro physics, objects seem to be separate, and time and space seem to be linear and distinct, while at a molecular and submolecular level, the “rules” don’t seem to apply: particles are also waves, things are here and there, time seems to be a subjective matter of perspective, etc.
Is there a correlation in science? If space and time are linked; some argue that we can’t treat them as separate or absolute (ancient traditions support this) To quote Hermann Minkowski, “Henceforth space by itself, and time by itself, are doomed to fade away into mere shadows, and only a union of the two will preserve an independent reality.” In theoretical physics, the problem of time appears to be a conceptual conflict between general relativity and quantum mechanics “in that quantum mechanics regards the flow of time as universal and absolute, whereas general relativity regards the flow of time as malleable and relative.”
Attempts to quantify unconditional love in scientific terms are rare, at least in my investigations, but perhaps there is some parallel with the time conundrum in that some believe that “unconditional love is love that will not change according to any information, as it was not built on the basis of information in the first place,” while others argue that unconditional love is malleable and evolutionary.