It’s curious that while most folk who inquire, even at a fairly superficial level, will concede that time is a conceptual construct with no objective reality, they continue to argue for the existence of a solid-state self-entity. This is ‘me’ – wysiwyg!
But if time is illusory, it follows that duration in space is impossible. How can any concept of space be workable without the added dimension of time?
How can there be a near and a far? A then, a now, a when? And bereft of space (in which to exist) and time (in and through which to endure) what’s left of ‘me’?
I’ll tell you what’s left: the entire gobsmacking universe.
I am not
but the Universe is Myself
~ Shih T’ou
AD 700 – 790