Where does the past go?
What is the past? Where does it go? Is it lost forever? Are we gone when we die?
I think if we consider that time only exists as a linear understanding due to perception, we can choose to look at it in a way that our perception would not be inclined to.
Maybe the forward and backward concept will never lead us to an answer because we are asking the wrong questions. Let’s consider the fact that energy does not dissipate, it only moves from one place to another, which implies that the sum of energy in the universe, our vessel, stays the same. The movement allows us to perceive “time” because we are energy equipped with form and perception. The frequency of the movement, and everything we experience in the present is a result of the past which means that the energy of the past is needed to manifest the forces/forms of the present. Without the energy of the past, there would be no present. Nothing truly dies. Nothing is ever gone. It just changes from a variable to a result over and over again.