The Different Time Types & Scopes

By the time you finish reading this section, you may see time from a new perspective. Let’s start with a few easy mind-stretching exercises that will slowly introduce you to Psychological Time — also known as Internal Time. Not that time exists physically. The closest we can get to physical time is to divide Earth’s orbit around the sun, calling each equal step and spin into a position an interval/second.


Psychological Time

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.

SIDE NOTE

I can also refine my ideas to appear so that I perceive the ‘present’ in an illusion.

Huh?

Ok, let me explain… Often, these hypnotic and blissful feelings trick me into believing that I’m actually present or in the ‘now’. When in fact, I have inflated an artificial space made from the ‘wonders of time’ stored in my repository. When the setting is right, I’m able to tap into the remnants of ‘past meaning’ which makes me feel as though yesterday and tomorrow have no hold over me.

Yesterday + Tomorrow + Any idea of the Present/Now (which is actually a tricky refinement inflating my perception of reality) ALL equals Psychological Time in my mind.

I know it sounds odd at first, but check it out for yourself.

Nowadays, I like knowing that I have minimised any tricks I’m involved in since they take my energy and create byproducts which aren’t always desirable.

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

Psychological Time in My World
  1. Time in the broad or technical sense is none other than Yesterday and Tomorrow currently processing at the surface of my mind.
  2. Time in the distressed sense (my new default) points to a negative since this impacted my life the most (again, that loud ticking clock on the wall). My perception of space compresses, and life feels heavier and longer than usual.
  3. Time in the free-flowing sense points to a positive as a wondrous experience with potential to escape far away from evil Default Distressed Time. This perception, instead, manufactures a ‘greater spacious sensation’ from the pleasure centre that is always only ever short-lived.

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…

Shared 'Outer' vs Psychological 'Inner' Time

Shared or Collective (Calendar) Time is a measure that syncs my physical behaviour with people, things, objects and materials. My movements and activities require an interval with the outside world. Otherwise, my relationship with you, everyone and everything else will suffer. Therefore my health also suffers.

Psychological Time, in contrast, is my internal and personal sense of time. While Shared Time is a collective measure, and I need to be a part of this process to work with the outside world, Psychological Time is my thinking on an abstract or an emotional plane. Yesterday and Tomorrow reproduce feelings between pleasure and fear that often fluctuate my perception of calendar time.

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.


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