When under anesthesia we notice not time.
It would seem consciousness has an on and off switch.
When we’re ‘off,’ not a thing happens. It’s not like sleep
Where when one comes awake, memory one may keep
Of the things clearly dreamt about. Do I know which
Of the two states is more valid a paradigm?
We give meaning to observing cyclical things.
We mean for them to be what we make them to be –
A grand representation of eternity.
They are only perceptions most ultimately.
We’re all spinning in circles, as some would agree.
This should lead us to nowhere if nothing it brings.
We can study the footprints we’ve made in the sand.
The same pathways we walk notwithstanding the will
To detach from the physical and from the mind.
We know time to be something that can be defined
Only by observation and rational skill.
We make too much of some things to well understand.
All we know to be physical is made of time.
Everything has a birth and a time for its end.
Within substance is nothingness on a grand scale.
So to detach from nature in all its detail
Is the proper technique to help one to transcend
What has become activity just shy of crime.