In Times Past, and Somewhere in Between

by David King on June 20, 2013

Once upon a time, things were easy.

That’s the curse of adulthood though, isn’t it – to look upon the past with eyes of envy and regret. It is how most lives are played out, with one foot rising toward the future and the other planted firmly in the past. To free it, to loosen it from its grip, is to truly live.

But it is not without its sacrifices, for the past is who we are. The past is everywhere we’ve ever been; it’s every breath we’ve taken, every word we’ve ever spoken, every memory formed. We are very little, it would seem, without these pasts that restrict us so.

This is the predicament of adulthood; the challenge of moving forward in time. We are all caught in it, at some point along the way. Some fare worse than … Keep Reading Here


For the Love of Time

by David King on August 7, 2009

There are moments – here and there, now and then – in which one’s perception of time changes or shifts. Time may seem to slow, or to speed up, or to stop altogether, if even for a moment. This relative quality of time may not be exactly what Einstein spoke of in his Theory of Relativity, but in many ways, it may be more intriguing (particularly from a psychological perspective).

Moments…perhaps lasting only seconds, which provide us with an extraordinary perspective on life that might best be described as magical. But what do we make of them once they pass? How do we hold on to these moments of flow? What do we do with these feelings of NOW?

It seems that some situations or circumstances may more readily produce such time-bending sensations: pain, grief, love, awe, and of course … Keep Reading Here


A Problem of Fate

by David King on May 8, 2009

Of late, I have been bothered by this question: If, in trying to prevent or avoid an event’s occurrence one causes that very event to occur, can it be said that the event was meant to happen?

If we also consider that NOT attempting to prevent or avoid the event’s occurrence leads to the event NOT occurring, then it seems that things may not be predestined. Even so, what do we make of the person who causes the event they’re trying to avoid? Are they creating their own reality, like many New Agers would have us believe? (Note that this solution argues that the universe is intelligent enough to respond to thoughts regarding the event but not intelligent enough to determine if those thoughts are in favour of or opposed to the idea in the first place.)

Or is Damned-If-I-Do … Keep Reading Here