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keywords: subjective experience, internal experiences, stream of consciousness, inner narrative, inner voice, mental flux, mental state, cascade of cognition, temporal tapestry
“Hm. I think I’d like to know how to describe the experience of time passing while thinking and processing the world internal and external, all of the thoughts that bubble up and settle down and deciding what to do or say next”
It sounds like you’re interested in describing the subjective experience of the flow of thoughts, perceptions, and internal experiences as time passes. Some ways to capture this could include:
The stream of consciousness – referring to the ongoing flow of thoughts, feelings, impressions, etc. through our mind.
The inner narrative – the constant interplay of thoughts, memories, reactions, judgments, and more that makes up our inner voice and experience of the world.
The mental flux – the constant changes in our awareness and mental state, as various thoughts, perceptions, and emotions arise and fade away.
The cascade of cognition – emphasizing how one thought swiftly leads to another in a flowing, cascading way.
The temporal tapestry – the intricate weaving together of memory, perception, thinking, and more into a complex whole that is continually shifting from moment to moment.