The Meaning of Eternity

Music: The Fall.
By Peter Rudenko. Performed by Peter Rudenko at the Free Music Archive
under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

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Most people think of eternity as a very, very, very, very, very long time.
Which, of course, it's not.
Eternity, being outside of time, is neither short nor long.
It just is.
The isness of every instant.
The isness of every grain of sand.

Something that is eternal never changes.
For example, a truth.
For example, a mathematical equation.
For example, a moment that is over.
For example, a character in a play.
For example, a loved one who has died.



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