अयम् Āyám Ātman Adam.

It is said that time is an illusion and that there is no such thing as past or future. Yes, but this is only a half-truth. Truth is that there is only Brahman and that Brahman is Self. So it is. Brahman is Self and Self is Brahman. There is no division. Division does not exist. The concept of division is a fallacy born out of ignorance. Self perceives itself as variegated not to feel alone. As to the subject of time. Self experiences itself in real-time, i.e., time is Self perceiving itself in the current to be able to Love and Be Loved in return. All that matter(s) is Love which leads us back to the question as to why is time perceived in the first place? Love. Self perceives time for Love. Love equates to (the desire to experience) Companionship. Companionship can only be experienced through the perception of otherness and time. Both time and otherness are Self desiring Togetherness. Togetherness is a synonym for Companionship aka Love. Love is the purpose of time. Time exists for Love. Love is the meaning of Life for Life is Self desiring Love. Please note that Self is all-inclusive. I is I and I=Love. There is only One and division there is none. अयम्.
~ Wald