Take a few krupits out of your day.
by Noah Haalilio Solomon
In alignment with Osho and other enlightened masters, dropping the linear grid by which we understand external reality and even internal reality is hard to do, but it is helpful for the right individual. Imagine forgetting all labels, all names, all identification of all objects, and there is where you strike it hot.
Imagine if different ideas took a hold back when there were less people on earth, in thriving societies (like small, manageable villages), when ideas spread among smaller populations because the people living at the time didn’t have centuries of ideas that rose to fame/popularity that came before them.
Take for example, the standard terms of chronology: the measures of time that we overlook. Imagine that a day wasn’t measured by the rotation of earth so that it is lighted and dark once per cycle, a set of 12 months didn’t make up one year, or that a minute was the shortest measurement we had, and lacked the possibility of expressing what happens in less time than one minute.
If all measures of time had to be relearned, I think chaos would ensue. So, I see it only logical that only the most efficient and accurate way to measure time has survived and become what is beyond common, but more so something that exists without notice, without question, as if it were always like this:
One earth year is characterized by the passing of four noticeably major seasons, and after Copernicus proved it mathematically, it’s generally accepted the earth needs 365 axial rotations to orbit once around the sun. But humans live in much faster, shorter snippets, and thus we have developed lexicon to accommodate this need.
A year breaks down into (4 quarters or) 12 months, months break down into weeks, weeks into days, days into hours, hours to minutes and minutes to seconds.
Already having stated the obvious, what if humans had evolved differently? In the emotional sense, spiritual, mental, what if we were physiologically different than how we turned out? Then certainly, the terminology for time that exists as it does now must impose restrictions.
Imagine we didn’t feel like the red light we got stuck at during rush hour didn’t feel like 25 agonizing seconds. What if the shortest length of time to express time itself was called a krupit and it accounted for the length of time it takes for a feather to fall from 30 feet with no wind to disturb it.
The idea of re-thinking the idea of how we measure time allows me to feel liberated from its constraints, as it is the idea that there is never enough of it right now that causes panic and anxiety on any normal day of humans’ existence. It is easy to measure distance, height, weight, things like that because they are tangible and they can be held. Time is the exact opposite, and playing with the idea is helpful for those who aren’t finding happiness in the present moment: heartbreak tends to be a prolonged grief for anyone afflicted, but let time pass without you needing to define it and therefore constrict it, and you may notice its flow moving differently, and it may even seem swifter.
To validate said postulations, here:
“Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT’S relativity.”