We’re thinking ahead, creating a future in our minds. Anxiety about what could, should, and would happen cloud this vision of our future selves.
And when we reflect, we’re recreating a past event. Our minds add in our thoughts, feelings, and emotions from that time. Augmented by those from the lives we’ve lived since that past event.
Humans aren’t good at thinking in absolutes, we think relatively.
That past experience is all relative to what’s happened and what we’ve thought since, up until right now. The future in our minds is relative to what we’re feeling now too.
So, we do not have a future or a past at all.
All we have is right now.