The idea of time travel is amusing because we like to go to new and interesting places. It is facinating because we are constantly trying to get away from the present moment. Wouldn’t it be amazing to see what life was like when the dinosaurs walked the Earth, before any of us existed? Wouldn’t it be amazing to see what the world will be like in a thousand years, after all of us are gone? Isn’t it amazing that we are here, now, and able to exist?
We are traveling through time. There was a time, long ago, when we were babies. Just before that we didn’t exist at all. There will be a time, in the distant future, when we will take our last breath and then stop existing. While we exist, all we do is time travel.
Because we live in the future of an ancient past, we live with the consequences of our ancestors’ actions. Because we live in the ancient past of a distant future, our actions will have an impact on people in the years ahead. What you do today will set the stage for what you are able to do tomorrow. What you did yesterday, made you who you are today.
Time travel is not a fantasy, it is life. If you want to observe an amazing time, look. This is the only time this time will ever be here. If you use this moment to exercise compassion and act with kindness, the people thousands of years from now will be grateful. You will be grateful tomorrow.