(V and M are morphemes created by Erifrail and Alerith)
Prompted by discussions with mikesilb , puffs and jelle, I was thinking about our own personal constructs of times and seasons and our awareness (or lack of) them. I was also thinking how Se-Ni would be inclined to notice the cycles have cycles, whether real or imagined by association. Hence astrology.
I've also always been fascinated how our brains put together models of time when we are quite young. Sometimes I ask people to tell me what a year looks like to them. Mine is sort of still the one I had as a child: circular, academic-based with fall colors in the fall, blue for winter, etc. Also, summer gets a waaaaaaay longer stretch than it deserves.
I am largely unaware of time and had to learn how to manage it. Holidays sneak up on me. "Damn, it's that time of year again. I should have planned something. We should have vacationed. We should have traditions..."
Post away! All the weird shit involving you and time.
Last Edit: Sept 2, 2017 22:42:27 GMT -5 by teatime
I'm so pissed right now as I wrote a really nice post about viewing time as a flowing tunnel/river of Se snapshots of NOW that constantly change and morph over time (kinda like Eckhart Tolle's general philosophy)......Anyway the post got lost just as I pressed the 'submit' button (due to Internet issues in the hotel where I am at right now).
I may reconstruct it tomorrow or later on....but I'm kinda out of steam in terms of retyping it. I apologize about that! When I'm in a better mood, I'll try recomposing it.
Last Edit: Sept 3, 2017 0:04:07 GMT -5 by mikesilb
As a Ni-Se user, I feel like I view time essentially in the spirit of a movie. Basically, the fundamental element is each individual (Se) snapshot of 'NOW'. These snapshots occur over an infinite number of discrete moments. I view the passage of time as the manner by which each 'NOW' snapshot morphs and alters with each novel 'NOW' moment. So it feels like I am traveling along a dynamic 'tunnel' that consists of these snapshots. It's interesting that one of my favorite quotes is along the lines of "The only constant is change." This is because, the dynamic alteration of snapshots over time is part and parcel of experiencing time in such a dynamic and flowing manner.
I also am of the belief that we must capture and capitalize off of the NOW moment that we have directly in front of us (although whether or not we actually have the capacity to have any control over this is a deeply philosophical question...although as a Te dom, it is so easy to think that I do have active control over my destiny even when that often really is not the case). This sense of carpe diem and seizing that NOW snapshot is something that feels right for me as a Ni-Se user (since the NOW snapshot really is the only true thing that we have...given that time flows outward and dynamically from successive snapshots). I very much relate to concepts like Eckhart Tolle's "Power of Now" since upon deep meditations that I've had, it became apparent that all we have is that present moment....and the rest feels like a massive illusion that we carry around in our minds.
So to sum up, I feel like my way of perceiving time is very much like a viewer watching a dynamic and flowing movie. There is constant flow and change from snapshot to snapshot...and the manner that each snapshot flows to form an emergent (Ni) storyline/timeline is very much like a river that winds its way to allow consciousness to remain vibrant and dynamic throughout each unique snapshot of our lives.