Albert Einstein said, "The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion." It must be a pretty effective illusion to have all of us buy into it simultaneously.
Dr. Bradford Skow says, "Past present and future all exist together." He says, "The present is not in a 'spotlight of time' but rather that we are in a 'temporally scattered condition'".
I feel scattered.
Perhaps it is a good thing that we have all bought into our present view of reality. Perhaps our human brains are not capable of absorbing what reality really is. Perhaps the problems and issues of this reality have been concocted for us to take our minds away from the true problems and issues of the true reality. If so, we could certainly do with a few less of these fictitious problems and worries.
As to the past, present and future all existing together, I find it comforting in a way that everything and everyone I have known and loved are all still here, still functioning on another plane of existence temporarily invisible to me.
If time is an illusion, is life an illusion? Are we all the product of some mad scientists imagination? When he gets tired of us will he flush us? Or are we just a dream and we will evaporate when the dreamer awakes?
I like to think of us all as time travellers from nowhere headed somewhere. Wouldn't it be nice if we could all just hold hands and experience the journey in peace?