This brief discernment is to further elaborate on the following essay https://aeon.co/essays/is-that-leaf-falling-here-and-now-cosmic-koans-on-time:
Since the many sentient composite body-mind system is composed of the physical body and subtle body-mind system (i.e. created from biologic, electro and magneto body, and quantum (and beyond) bodies), the "Now" can be of many distinction or perception and experience:
1.0 "Now" experience purely through the physical body such as when the inner senses are inhibited or blocked.
2.0 "Now" experience mainly through the physical body or outer senses.
3.0 "Now" experience mainly through the subtle body or inner senses.
4.0 "Now" experience more purely through the subtle body such as in deep dream, OBE, NDE, and after physical death in the known physical realm.
And from 1.0-4.0, the more and more the perception and experience are through the subtle body-mind or the real and true self (the physical body is only mean to create, nurture, develop, shape or transform, and purify the subtle body-mind or emerging spirit-soul potentialities of possibilities. And is not the true self), the more transcendence and dynamic the perception and experience of life and existence would be. In other words, the closer and closer to the essence, nature, and ground of being. And nature as had discerned or suggested in diverse ways in past discernments. Another way of saying is the closer to nature of reality and truth (after all, it is realistic to state or conclude that only perception and experience through the real and true self can properly describe nature of reality and truth).
Mainly and more purely are used here to imply that the physical body and subtle body-mind are intertwined and entangled, and therefore, are irreducible while alive in the known physical world (i.e. reducible or separate after physical death as known in the physical world). "Now" or experience through purely physical body only or outer senses conform to what is known as classical and locality phenomena. While "Now" experience through purely inner senses conform to what is known as quantum (and beyond) and non-locality phenomena. In other words, the physical body is of the local realm. While the subtle body-mind (or emerging spirit-soul potentialities of possibilities) since by nature is quantum (and beyond), is of local and non-local realms. And therefore, would be in the non-local hyper-dimension intertwinement and entanglement phenomena process and mechanism rather than local classical phenomena.
Another way of saying is the physical senses is based on local nature process and mechanism. While the inner senses or subtle body-mind is based on non-local nature process and mechanism. And these are not only interdependent and interconnected processes and mechanisms, but also fractal interdependent and interconnected processes and mechanisms of the sum of the greater whole universal process and mechanism or are fractal parts of sum of parts of the greater whole. And therefore, the more and more the "Now" or perception and experience that are based on the subtle body-mind, the more transcendent and dynamic they would be. And as well as have greater potential of realizing nature of reality and truth. Which is why, sages throughout history used metaphors such as "Be Still", "Silent and Be Still", "Go Inward", "Subtle Mind". and "Transcend".
Epistemology of Life and Ontology of Existence Foundation and Institute