No. 156

How to hack time

By : Jose Yumar

Entrant’s location : Canada



Demonstrating that mindfulness has an effect on time perception, is important because it opens up the opportunity that mindfulness could be used to alter psychological disorders that are associated with a range of distortions in the perception of time- such as disorders of memory, emotion, addiction. emphasis on the moment to moment awareness since we do not perceive time itself, but changes in or the passage of time, in particular, we are aware of the temporal relations between events. As we perceive them being simultaneous or successive. Time slows down luckily and expands thanks to our level of mindfulness, daily practice makes us feel more alive, more efficient and connected to the details of that we are doing. Our perception of time is intricately tied up with our emotions and memories that's why when we were young and everything is new, we are constantly figuring out how the world works and learning the rules that govern nature and society aka our brain is regularly laying down the kind of rich, dense memories that stretch out your perception of time. Neuroplasticity, also known as brain plasticity and neural plasticity, is the ability of the brain to change throughout an individual's life, brain activity associated with a given function can be transferred to a different location, the proportion of grey matter can change, and synapses may strengthen or weaken over time. Research in the latter half of the 20th century showed that many aspects of the brain are plastic. Neuroplasticity can be observed at multiple scales, from microscopic changes in individual neurons to larger-scale changes such as cortical remapping. Behaviour, environmental stimuli, thought, and emotions may also cause neuroplastic change through activity-dependent plasticity, which has significant implications for healthy development, learning, memory, and recovery from brain trauma We hack the past through forgiveness We hack the present through acceptance We hack the future though visualization. With this understanding I’m reflecting on all the different ways we can hack time perception in the present reality we all now share, by hacking it myself, I then express it by opening portals for energy to run freely, to come and go from other planes and reconnect with the people they are exposed to, in consequence to it, a solution to our consciousness crisis.

What did you create?

A series of canvases, which dissects energy through space timeless portals. When we understand that we are an energetic being existing in a vibrating energetic field, through mindful practices, the reality of the individual improves exponentially. the understanding that the only moment which really exists is the now, merging the past and futures as illusionary believes, as a consequence, we hack the concept of time. Hacking the system imposed on us where we live ahead of time, worrying about achievements and expectations, or stuck in old memories which already happened which we regret or treasure.

Why did you make it?

I made this series since I was facing a really hard time in my life, childhood past traumas, and events in my life I couldn't control were sabotaging my present. Constant anxiety for the expectation of an illusionary better future imposed by Society practices and its systematic structure didn't allow me to see how lucky I was of existing in this plane. After practicing Mindfulness, I could link those scenarios that happened and are now gone. Transcending those painful memories with forgiveness allowed me to enjoy my present in a healthier way. Avoiding the anxiety that was related or that similar situations will repeat again. I'm now creating these art pieces as awareness for people that could be struggling with the same issues. So we can all have a great existence on this plane. Living in the now.

How did you make it?

After meditating and entering into what I call my zone or flow state, I then transmit this energy , the energy of the present moment to the canvas. In what I consider a very interesting performance. The series is produced with Acrylics on recycled wood and recycled canvas.

Your entry’s specification

All pieces are approximately 50 x 40 Acrylics on wood and canvas.