- December 10th, 2008
I have always been into collecting information from all different aspects of life. I love to learn, understand and study the world in all its aspects. For me a huge transition in my life began with going from possessing awarenesses in different fields of knowledge to realizing the inherent interconnectedness of them;
((Example: My experience IS biology, which IS chemical bonds, IS physics, IS electromagnetic radiation, IS the dance of life, IS time unfolding, IS evolution, IS social, IS natural, IS the earth that I eat, IS the sun that powers it, IS the emptiness of space that gives it a place to exist, IS the ecosystems that we depend on, IS the blood in my veins, IS the rivers and springs, IS the ocean, IS elements from interstellar explosions, IS 99.9999% empty space between a sea of quantum particles that display certain tendencies towards existing, ad infinitum))
Upon conceiving of all systems as being inter-related, boundaries then further dissolve. You are left with the commonalities, what these systems share - things like dialectics, the flow of energy from high to low, chaos, order, energy, temporality, expanse, repetition, iteration, rhythms and cycles - the things that govern/unite all systems.
The realization comes that this nexus of systems was one thing all along and that we just split it up different ways because thats how we choose to understand it- for a variety of reasons (human perception, popular thought, convenience, etc).
Thinking further on this fusion, this One Thing must then have the following traits: it is intelligent, ever-changing, infinite, self-aware, exceedingly complex, cohesive, self organizing, without limits boundaries and rules, older than time, bigger (and smaller), than anything we can perceive, everywhere and nowhere all at once... sounds spiritual.
It's not a white bearded man in the sky that tells people what to do. It's not a set of rules and regulations. It's not a diet or a prayer or a way to sit or a place to go, and its certainly nothing to enforce.
It's everywhere, and with It is the freedom of knowing your life is an integral part of the cosmos, and It comes with the ability to compassionately identify with the all of the other 'parts' as you participate in the dance of time towards the creation of the future.