Good morning ladies, pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and listen in, this is The Sassy Moments Podcast, Moment #4 The Infinity Paradox.
Before you call me out for contradicting myself, let me call myself out. This is the one of the most fascinating paradoxes there is. In an earlier episode, I unabashedly claimed that for me at least, there is no eventually, only the now to choose to love your life. That is true and I repeat well worth pondering extensively. Extensively.
I call this the infinity paradox – because an infinity loop intersects itself once. When pondering on past/present/future related issues, that single intersection point is the present moment. The here and now – the present moment is the only place where you can take any action – Agreed? I hope so. I think we can all agree that the past is over and you cannot change what happened. And as for the future, be it 5 minutes or 5 years from now only exists in our imagination.
The past is over. The future exists only in our imagination – only the present moment exists. But there is tremendous power in the infinity paradox, if you learn how to use it to your advantage.
Okay, listen carefully this gets muddled easily – our present self was the future of our past self, and our present self is the past self of our future self. So present Karen, was the future Karen of past Karen, and present Karen is past Karen of Future Karen. I know it’s a bit tricky to wrap your head around. Our past, present and future are intimately intertwined. Stay with me here.
You may have been asked the question – Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your past self? I somehow doubt your present self would tell your past self that life really sucks and nothing works out so better get used to it. Nooo, of course not. You would offer up some encouragement. You might say hey, I know it seems unbelievably unfair, but it truly works out well in the long run. The lesson learned, the courage created, the resilience forged forever, have really come in handy.
I know, I know – your past self absolutely did not believe that – I can hear echoes of myself arguing – courage and resilience don’t be ridiculous, this is humiliating. But wouldn’t that have been a helpful bit of advice to know at the time? The problem is the past is over and your present self cannot change the events of the past, because, back then you did not know about the Infinity paradox. But now you do.
Your present self, is the past self of your future self. Ask your future self for advice now, while your present self can take action which will impact your future. What?!?!? This stuff makes your brain implode at times. It’s a paradox.
Imagine your successful future self – the future you want to create for yourself. She is you and you know you better than anyone else. What advice would your future self give your present self? She won’t lead you astray. Assuming you want to create an amazing future for yourself. This is the power of the infinity paradox: The best way to predict the future is to create it, and the best way to create it is to imagine it. And if you are going to imagine it, make yourself the hero. Love your life now, not eventually.
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