Eternity – Joseph Campbell
Eternity – Joseph Campbell

Eternity – Joseph Campbell

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“Eternity isn’t some later time.  Eternity isn’t a long time.

Eternity has nothing to do with time.

Eternity is that dimension of here and now which thinking and time cuts out.

This is it.  And if you don’t get it here, you won’t get it anywhere.

And the experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life.

 Joseph Campbell


According to Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity, time is just another dimension in space, traversable in either direction, and our human perception of moments passing steadily and sequentially is all in our heads.

I agree — time is a belief, a mental construction.  Widely believed, yes.  True, no.

There is only now, now, now and all else is a mental story about what has happened, what is happening or appearing, and what will happen.  Time is a mental construction that perpetuates the belief of being a separate and personal self.