This is one of the most difficult bits of knowledge in the spiritual journey.Many sailors have been lost at sea trying to answer this one.
We know the right and proper answer should be that The kingdom is within.But this is easier said than done if a person is ever hit by the outer truth.It can loose a person,because once out , it can very rarely ever get back in.Infinity and eternity are within.They are inner space.This is true.But they are also outside.The Universe is Infinite and Eternal.This is also true.
Therefore one has to reconcile these diametrically opposed truths.
If you have ever seen the night sky full of stars on a clear night, you may have been hit with Eternity and Infinity staring you in the face. It begs for an answer as to process the information of infinity and eternity.This can be rationalized within.An encounter with nature can cause you to loose reasoning within and believe in the outer dimension.You may be stuck in trying to process 4D information with a 3D concept of reality.It wont compute.
So my previous posts may shine a light on this .
Nature is Time and Space.Biologically we are Time and Space.Time is defined to us biological as a day, 24 hours.If you understand the nature of one day you will understand how it is every day, form the point of view of the sun rising into the sky, setting again with the night sky taking over until the next sunrise, and the events this has on the ecology and the earth and us.Although the seasons bring variations, if you go out into the field and understand one day, you will be able to predict what is going to happen in then outer environment in the future.The same thing will happen every day for the next million years.You can therefore predict the future, in all probability.All life under the sun will respond to this cycle.
So therefore in a sense you know time, from a biological and natural cosmic point of view.You know time by time.(Time is itself.Time is you).Our cosmic time is dictated by the 24 hour cycle of earths rotation and the sun.
If you are hit by Time all at Once,past present and future, eternity,or if you are hit by space all at once ,infinity, you can loose your reasoning and natural self.Your brain cannot always process the information, and therefore you should not step outside your natural time and space.
If you have to process the information, remember the cosmic model of time and my posts on the dimensions of Infinity within/without.
1.The Here Now stuff is time and space all at once, and is not where its at.It is drug talk.One day at a time is where its at.
2.We are prisoners of our dimensions, but we can step off our cosmic wheel.If we step into harmony with our earth/sun/moon and step off the cycle, we will enter another higher cosmic cycle or return to this one .This is evolution compelled by nature.This is a similar idea to budhist phylosophy, but not the same.
Religions and phylosophies are not written in stone.They are distortions or rearrangements of natural cosmic truth. They are for the blind.
Any one who can see has a capability of creating his own religion, and this is what has been done in the past.Without our natural ecosystem we are never going to get a way of seeing, so will allways have to put up with someone else,s view point,or someone else,s religion.