Space and Time are in different dimensions.
Apart, they are limited by the laws of their very own nature. Space perceives himself by the three physical dimensions of length, width, and height--whereas Time perceives herself by the irreversible progression of the past, present, and future. At times, they can have self limiting perceptions of themselves, but when they come together, Time and Space shed a light on one another. They see the best in the other.
It’s the same way as when we beam when we talk to someone special, or when a light shines in the mind when a good idea is created. We lighten up. Space and Time shine a certain light on one another, and we can make new observations of the universe in this light. They are very different from one another, but they compliment each other so perfectly in this way.
Beyond the three physical dimensions, we can also imagine Space as the cosmic body of lights in the sky that also create the universe. On the other hand, beyond our linear understanding of the past, present, and future, we can also imagine Time as being governed by light. The sun exists to govern the day just as the moon coexists to govern the night sky. This universal cycle of Space-Time creates the days, the weeks, the seasons, and years ahead.
Light is what shines on Time and Space. We cannot see without light. We cannot observe Space and Time without some form of light. Without light we are all in darkness. We are all in a cave that is merely a shadow of the reality and not the actual reality itself. Let’s look at the lights in the night sky. The interwoven fabric of Space-Time will warp when the shadows of reality finally pull the curtain aside. The truth is that there is a light that exists. The belief is that perhaps there is more than what there actually is.
Space and Time create the boundaries of reality. They create the world as we know it. They create the universe as we understand it to be. Time and Space share a sense of light with one another to help each of us observe, perceive, and come to understand all that is--sometimes more or less. The speed of light is the same for every observer, no matter how fast that observer is going, but perhaps we aren’t perceiving reality the same way. I don’t know, how do you perceive the universe?
*Time and Space Explained
The grand explanation behind this parable is that I'm sitting here trying to understand the universe through what I thought I knew about Buddhism, what I think I know about Christianity, and what I don't fully understand about reality through time and space alone--so my worldview is a bit strange right now.
Buddhism is based on finding truth or enlightenment, while Christianity is based on our faith in God through Jesus Christ. I have found that Buddhism is limiting in a sense because you live a life trying to understand the universe without the context of God, and while Christianity is based on faith and belief, I have found truth in coming to know God even though it is said that truth cannot be found in mere belief alone. So I thought hard about space and time and my beliefs and I can see God being present because God is light, God is truth, and God is the universe--and people who do not know God use these words to describe all that He is.
I didn't mention God in the story, but He has been on my mind lately. I personified Space and Time in this story to try and explore the relationship between them, and reality without a worldview based in religion is plain reality seen for what it actually is. The sun rises and it sets. What a beautiful day it was. Things used to be more simple, but now I'm insane. We all exist in this world but perhaps we perceive reality differently, and I need some more time and space to really think about that.
Time and Space belong together, but they’re just friends.
Space and Time have a very special relationship that is bound by fate, yet star-crossed at a certain point. They exist with each other and for one another, however, they are on separate entire dimensions from one another which makes things extremely complicated.
Space is understood by the three physical dimensions of length, width, and height--but what would be Space without Time? Time was created to hold Space, as Space was designed to be experienced in the fourth dimension of Time that exists outside of any linear axis as Time is nonlinear itself. Time is understood by the irreversible progression of the past, present, and future--but what would Time be without Space?
Space and Time are inextricably tied together. They are woven together like fabric that stretches and folds. When one expands, the other will contract. It’s in their indescribable nature and special relating towards one another. Time needs space, while Space needs time--but sometimes they give each other too much space and too much time to understand what is beyond the horizon of Space-Time itself.
Time is infinite, but one day, she begins to feel her inner clock ticking for the day of eternity is upon her. Even Time herself does not know when that exact moment will be or what it will entail, but she knows that moment is fated to happen. Has Time become a victim of fate, or just a curious observer of her own self? As Time seems to be shortening, Space appears to be expanding the known boundaries of reality.
As Time contracts it is the nature of Space to expand, covering the visible Earth from the non-visible paradox we experience in this four-dimensional reality. From the new perception of Time, she begins to wonder if there is more to this physical world than meets the naked eye. Is there more to Space than emptiness and form? Is there more to Time than perhaps a little more time?
The co-existence of Time and Space creates a multi-dimensional universe that is not entirely known or understood to each other. Our perception of Space is a result of how we look at the physical world with a linear mentality that we experience through Time, but when we stop thinking linearly, we can explore the higher dimensions of reality by trying to understand what is beyond the paradox of Space and Time.
Time is running out and she seeks to understand the truth of the Universe, but all she can seem to see within her limitations is reality itself. There is something strange about the day of eternity upon her that makes her believe that there is more to the truth, however, truth cannot be found in mere belief itself. The truth can only be found in reality. You can search and search for the truth, but all you will ever find is reality--and that is the truth.
*Next time we will explore the relationship of Time and Space through light. Explanation coming soon.