Nice and slowly…
Psychological Time in a broad sense describes ANY mental pressures that are processing in my mind from either the memories I hold of Yesterday or whatever refinements that I produce of Tomorrow.
Simply put, it’s my conscious activity. It’s a line of time or timeline of events which are the behind or potentially ahead scenes through abstraction, regardless of the polarity of the charge they give off.
Thus, broadly speaking, Psychological Time = Any Surface Thinking.
Therefore, Psychological Time (again, broadly speaking) = All thoughts. It basically covers my entire psychological activity.
Although, when Psychological Time is implied in a general speaking sense on this website, aka the Default Time, it points to a negative perception. Please hear me out… A build-up of pressure makes the time on the clock feel more noticeable than usual from all the banging ticks and tocks. Oh yeah, it also came from a solid lifetime of bad choices and personal frustrations which led to a mindless website trying to explain the nature of time!
But technically and broadly speaking, Psychological Time includes all of my thoughts as any pressure can be expressed thru either a positive or negative charge.
Ok, let’s take a moment before we give our MIND TIME MUSCLE another good stretch. We’ll certainly need it.
The Free-flowing & Distressed Sense of Time (Positive & Negative, Respectively)
When my mind is clear, or my thoughts are operating within an optimal charge, I exist within the broad sense of time. However, when my attention is controlled by the strong magnetic presence of pleasure or fear, then I enter respectively into the free-flowing or distressed sense of time. Thus, my sense of time itself carries a positive or negative charge equal to that of the thoughts in my mind.
<Begin The Free-flowing Sense of Time>
On the one end of life, I’m magnificently LOST in the awayness from that evil Default Time that caused significant tension.
Ahh, yeah… I’m in awe again 😊. I’m deep inside Positive Time Territory as my surface thoughts have established a strong connection to my brain’s pleasure centre. I love floating in the good stuff, having also escaped that annoying reality of longer and harder felt time from putting a problem or two aside! What can I say? Other than, I’m just having a good time, and that time is flowing freely in this state, without complication or issue. Until mania takes over, that is…
<End The Free-flowing Sense of Time>
While on the opposite end of Psychological Time… is the negative charge.
<Begin The Distressed Sense of Time>
On the other end, I’m undesirably STUCK to time. I’m anxious.
Oh crap, I’ve defaulted in the heavy stuff again 😒. I call it the Distressed sense of time because the past recollections that were once connected to my brain’s fear centre have reconnected back in at lightning speed upon a trigger. I have an upcoming meeting which I’m not looking forward to because of previous encounters, or something pops up in my face that I want to steer clear of because it spells danger. A remembrance of this type immediately causes resistance in my mind. Therefore, I’m experiencing a distressing sense of time.
Also, I’ve worked out that if I hold a positive thought pattern for too long in terms of the sensations produced in my mind by the pleasure centre, perhaps juicing it harder along the way, I experience the crash and burn like you feel after a sugar high. Now, time flips from free-flowing to distressed because of all the energy expelled in the positive field in an almost manic state, which also allows any suppressed problems to stir things up on top. The resulting mental fatigue causes time to slow down, as though it were being squeezed from all sides, unable to flow naturally and freely. This is one of those cases where too much of a good thing can have devastating results.
Consider the pleasure and fear centres as two glands in the brain that work together to maintain a sense of emotional equilibrium. By abusing memory that secretes pleasure (positive time), I am also desensitising myself over the long haul while becoming extra sensitive to memory that secretes fear (negative time). I’ll hunt for greater experiences that will register fresh pleasures into memory in order to satisfy the constantly changing taste-buds. In terms of fear in time on the other end, I become more sensitive to things that stand in my way. Thus, I get overrun by emotion in one way or another which ultimately drains my energy. This is why I now tread lightly on the pleasure gland and gift myself quality over quantity in a new way of life. Otherwise, I condition myself as an extremist always living between the past and future.
<End The Distressed Sense of Time>
It doesn’t get any simpler!
In another life, I used to escape my problems all the time which made the ‘Free-flowing’ positive the Default Time label in my world. But that changed after the laws of nature finally kicked in to counter my manic ways once and for all. I wound up with all sorts of mental problems during this transitional period! Thankfully, there is now balance and order in my life as a result of a deeper understanding of time.
All up, I discovered that if I jump from a dark, cramped space straight over to the light using a ritual or an escape without fixing the root of my problem, it means I have rerouted my energy into positive sensation and put the negative on hold. This allows the negative energy to incubate and grow, creating an even worse situation for me to face down the road.
Back in the day, I would always suppress my negative perception with something pleasantly overriding. Therefore, I perpetuated my own problem in time.
Time Scopes – A Short Recap
Let’s Touch on Calendar Time
Time can also revert to its traditional meaning of calendar, planetary or chronological time ⌚ within my language towards people. We were all raised alongside this type, so it will be easy to understand. In contrast to the Internal/Psychological Time aspect, let’s now call this typical life-known version… Calendar Time; aka External, Shared, Outer or Physical Time. (Time obviously isn’t physical, but you get the gist of it…) As well as being the version of time everyone is familiar with, calendar time is usually the ONLY version most people are even aware of ⏲.
Now, let’s place calendar time against psychological time and see where their similarities and differences lie…
Great! Now that you have broadened your perspective on time (unless you already saw it this way) let’s explore more time systems, subsystems and variants.