The present is a temporary filling

The present is a temporary filling

The image shared by Kul UPPAL caught my attention. I found myself thinking about it.

I found myself asking if the present is a transient between the past and the future, or between yesterday and tomorrow. It is a moving thing as tomorrow becomes yesterday and tomorrow becomes the present. Are they be related and if yes, then how?

The present is a temporary filling

We have the yellow traffic light falling between green and red. It is short, but it alerts us what to do. It keeps our senses alert to the next step.

Temporary fillings for the teeth are short-lived and must be replaced by permanent fillings. Why do dentists brother to do temporary fillings then? There are two merits for doing that: strengthening the teeth and anchoring them in their correct position and to ensure that no tooth decay has remained. Tooth decay grows fast and if it grows again within the transient period the decay must be removed before the final filling is applied.

In chemical reactions we have short-lived transient states. No reaction shall be completed unless it passes over this state; else the reaction rolls back to give the reactants.

Politicians call for temporary and calming periods among fighting parties so that a solution may be arrived at. More often than not, these efforts roll back to the initial chaos. Antagonism wins and as a result fiercer fighting initiates.

A temporary or transient solution must be short in duration; prolonging it makes it worse. No temporary filling is welcome and no lasting today is a reward. Transient periods are like transient fillings- they have functions to accomplish with a short period of time.

Yes, live the day and accomplish what must be accomplished within the day. Time waits for nobody and procrastinating on doing what must be done is a sure thing to make things advance, but to the rear.
Today is the temporary filling for the teeth of your days and so don't make your days toothless prematurely
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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#62
This is the pausing period or the breath-taking step or whatever. Your comment adds a complete new angle dear mohammed khalaf and I am sure this comment shall get the attention it deserves.

mohammed khalaf

mohammed khalaf

4 years ago #46

when you putting the filling can you mind your mouth. As in, speak slowly. The tendency is to speak faster and faster when we are nervous. That can cause major slip-ups and can prevent you from catching errors of thought or inappropriate speech on the fly. When you reduce your speaking speed, you allot your brain time to catch up with what you are saying, which allows you to redact, revisit, or retract any slip-ups, and can passing all defaults.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #45

#48
Thank you Ali Anani's questions and observations about tension and time passing quickly. Beside the subjective experience of time from a sensory perspective, there is also a connection between our physiology and the experience of time. Rhythm is an organizer and we experience the rhythms of heart rate/beats and breathing as we move in and out of synch with our external world. So for a very quick, off the top of my head example, if I am tensing up, either my breathing becomes shallow or I am holding my breath while my sense of time is that it is flowing past me. I am out of sync and in a sense of disequilibrium.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#58
I see two new triads forming. One consisting of you dear Irene Hackett. No need to thank me dear Irene as building bridges is a serious act among serious minds. This is how social network should grow.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#55
Thank you dear Fatima Williams- your comments are a source of joy for me. This last one has a special place in my heart. It does and I am grateful to know people of your quality

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #42

#52
Ali Anani I don't know if you Remember I keep telling I wish I had 48 hours in a day this is why. I miss out on some great stuff here and come back whenever I can to try and catch up. This particular quote connects with me at the moment "A temporary or transient solution must be short in duration; prolonging it makes it worse. No temporary filling is welcome and no lasting today is a reward. Transient periods are like transient fillings- they have functions to accomplish with a short period of time " I guess I should stop complaining for the 48 hours and try to work well within the given 24 hours.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I consider this connection between the two brainy ladies my achievement for the day

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #40

#51
I have just started to read her buzzes, I've marked her as my favorites so I can't wait to all her buzzes and start commenting ( Smiles) and I was actually reading a few of Irene Hackett you work so well with the human mind and you are a great teacher like the many other bees here.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#49
I find all in your comment my dear Irene Hackett have exchanged comments. If not, I hope you do because the feeling of "separateness" should disappear

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #38

#41
Anees Zaidi I love your comment and the reference to Buddah quote. I am also reminded of one another quote by him "Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment " I can see this buzz is going to throw a plethora of questions in the longer run :)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#47
I think both Sara Jacobovici. Your initial questions make good sense and waiting for your final thoughts is feeling of tense.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Dear Irene Hackett- your comments fills the heart with joy and the mind with waggling ideas. You wrote "Another stimulating buzz dear @Ali Anani - such a treat for the mind!". But your comment is not only a treat of the mind, it is also a healing of it. Thank you and while reading your comment emphasizing your your likeness to the idea that time is "sense" somehow the ideas of "tense" popped up. Is sensing time moving fast cause us to be tense?

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #35

#41
Grateful and flattered Anees Zaidi for your very kind words. I love the Buddha quote.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#41
Yes bother @Anees Zaidi and your tribute to The Thinker (as I address her frequently" Sara Sara Jacobovici is timely and spot on. Your comment is precious and the reference to Buddah quote is great.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#41
Yes bother Anees Zaidi and your tribute to The Thinker (as I address her frequently" is timely and spot on. Your comment is precious and the reference to Buddah quote is great.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I see the light in your forthcoming shadow dear Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #31

#38
I have delayed posting a buzz on shadows. Now I know why. I needed your quote, "The paradox here is that the light of knowledge sends us deeper in the darkness of unknowing." I waited for you to throw that ball Ali Anani before I could move further. Thanks again.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#37
Dear Sara Jacobovici. I think you shall enjoy it and it shows how we learn more to find how much more we need to learn. The paradox here is that light f knowledge sends us deeper in the darkness of unknowing. Your contributions make me feel the same. Great brains like yours become increasingly modest.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #29

#34
Dear Ali Anani. I am always excited and flattered to hear that a comment of mine could contribute in any way to your future writings. Thank you Dr. Ali for the opportunities you provide for me to learn and grow in my thinking.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Dear Fatima Williams comment. Past times give birth of the moment.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #27

#33
Thank you, as always, Fatima Williams for your very generous comment.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#32
I have to respectfully disagree to making attempts to be inside one of these compartments as it sounds to me more like a vacuum. You don't need to wipe out the past or future to live in the moment. On the contrary, there is no moment without them- who else would write such deep comment, but the THINKER Sara Jacobovici? You kept my senses alert for the next comment.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #25

#32
Sara Jacobovici I love what you said about "You don't need to wipe out the past or future to live in the moment. On the contrary, there is no moment without them" . I hear so many people talking about leaving the past or regretting it but I look at it more in your point of view as a moment that has led us to the present moment which the now. To connect time to our senses is such profound thinking. A perspicacious comment and I Loved it :)

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #24

"It keeps our senses alert to the next step." Great concept Ali Anani's "day-tight compartment" is intriguing, I have to respectfully disagree to making attempts to be inside one of these compartments as it sounds to me more like a vacuum. You don't need to wipe out the past or future to live in the moment. On the contrary, there is no moment without them.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #23

#15
Moved to tears Anees Zaidi. Thank you so much for sharing this wondrous story and in a very apropos place. Wishing your family all the strength and your Aunt much healing.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#27
My dear sister Irene Hackett- your comment evoked memories in my mind and how we got to know each other. I feel exactly that it is all the now that I am enjoying. The past led to the juicy memories that I am absorbed of. It is the now that makes me see a bright future for our connection. It is the now feelings of bonding like a sister and brother that strengthens or will, hope, anticipation and all great feeling. You beautified the now for me with your lovely comment, Irene

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #21

#25
Thank you Ali Anani I'm so happy that your'll are happy. May the happiness spread and last long .God bless :)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#22
You know by now dear Fatima Williams would be jealous a little bit. I don't know if you and Lisa are connected or even exchanged comments. I bit if you would co-author a book it would be a bestseller.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#21
Dear Lisa Gallagher- Your comments on this buzz revealed a lot on your poetic mind. Yes, beauty is planted not only in your heart, but also in your mind. I love your commanding comments with their stunning logic and beauty combined.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#21
Dear Lisa Gallagher- Your comments on this buzz revealed a lot on your poetic mind. Yes, beauty is planted not only in your heart, but also in your mind. I love your commanding comments with their stunning logic and beauty combine.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #17

Another intriguing buzz with all admiration with the way you simply connect it with analogies making it easy to concur. Thank you Ali Anani. I love the below lines as rightly said "Live the day and accomplish what must be accomplished within the day. Time waits for nobody and procrastinating on doing what must be done is a sure thing to make things advance, but to the rear. Yesterday's are lessons or memories, Today is the day we take actions for the mistakes of the past, learn from them and make temporary decisions (fillings) for tomorrow and live today's moments to the fullest because we have today in our hands and Tomorrow is just another today which may or may not dawn according to me.

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

4 years ago #16

#19
always Ali Anani. Theres much more happiness if we can bring joy to others. How void our lives would be without helping another, bringing a smile to one's face, or just letting someone know we always have an ear to listen or shoulder to cry on

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
I LOVE your comment dear Fatima Williams

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#16
Great comment and brilliantly expressed dear Lisa Gallagher "There are no roads to yesterday, and we may never reach tomorrow, so enjoy the ride today". I would just add enjoy the ride today and make it joyful for others.What do you think Lisa?

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #13

#15
Anees Zaidi It is absolutely amazing that she is sitting up and sharing her present. It is not time that decides how long we can live in the past, present or future. It is in our minds and our desires to say "Yes" or "No" to the present. Thnak you for sharing this amazing moment with us.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#15
My dear brother Anees Zaidi- you read my mind and my intentions. I meant it by using the word filling. We could fill the present with "empty" and useless emotions and actions or with worthy ones. It is in the latter case where your great story falls. A touch story that we us realize that a genuine passion like love can transform us. You remind me of my buzz on love and this great comment of yours falls their as well. Great comment my friend

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

4 years ago #11

Everything is temporary, so yes, live for today! I used to write, "There are no roads to yesterday, and we may never reach tomorrow, so enjoy the ride today." I like your use of temporary fillings as an analogy Ali Anani. Wishing you a wonderful today

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#11
Yes, Aaron and for this reason I like your indirectly supportive comment of David Grinberg in which he even suggested how to live the moment. Great support from Aaron and thanks my friend

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#10
Thank you dear Franci Eugenia Hoffman. Your support is undeniable and I am living its moment and its momentum

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Wonderful analgies and I wish to experince the submarine comparment. > When the moment is very engaging it absorbs us and leaves no room for past or future thinking. Thank you so much for a different and very enjoyable comment David Grinberg

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Not only should we live in the day, but we should live in the moment, because this moment in time will never exist again. Priceless statement Ali Anani "Today is the temporary filling for the teeth of your days and so don't make your days toothless prematurely."

David B. Grinberg

David B. Grinberg

4 years ago #6

Thanks for another buzz-worthy and thought-provoking post Ali Anani. I concur with your astute assessment. Too many people live in the past, fret about the future, or both. But as they say, "life is in the living." I also recall reading about living in "day-tight compartments" which is analogous to those waterproof doors on submarines in which one turns a wheel on the door to lock it. The point in thinking of that door is too seal off the past, seal off the future, and live in between in a "day-tight compartment." Easier said then done, I know, but worth practicing and perfecting in my view.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#5
and including expressing my appreciation to your lovely comment today dear

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#4
What a lovely comment dear CityVP Manjit and my memory is now filling me with joy for remembering your mind-tiring comments. Love; idea for a post this is Manjit.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
dear Mohammed Sultan- you have a great sense and your comment is sharp. THis part of it is very eloquent "change the present is a short period in which they reallocate their past and become ready for the future".

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #2

Memory is a temporary filling but it differs in that it is renewed over and over and over again, until it fills the present - and hides what is actually beautiful about the present moment.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
The inspiration is due to you dear Kul UPPAL. Thank you and I am glad you enjoyed the buzz

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