It is as though you have an eye
That sees all forms
But does not see itself. . This is how your mind is. .
Its light penetrates everywhere And engulfs everything, So why does it not know itself?
However deep your
Knowledge of the scriptures,
It is no more than a strand of hair
In the vastness of space; .
However important appears
Your worldly experience,
It is but a drop of water in a deep ravine.
“Resist not evil” is one of Jesus’ greatest teachings.
Genuine acceptance of this teaching to balance our global consciousness requires evolving a consciousness of a fairly large representation of humans — that each selects to practice the compassion necessary to love in spite of negativity. We commit to acceptance of any negativity, inside and out, to turn this over to love — in other words we begin to do our best to be unconditionally compassionate and loving — actually caring as best we can to be our best and see the ego no longer as at all attractive and capable. God’s will we know is love… and in practice, by surrender, we do our best to be love too. Each of us that arrives in the higher vibrations of love is feeding dozens… and so, the kingdom of God begins in one heart and God’s light shines forth to give His strength to others.
If you have some time, just contemplate God’s love. Just take a few minutes and allow His love to shine from your heart. Take that inner peace to school, to work, and back home with you. Watch what happens as this is a practice over time, in a week, a month, and in a year. If we allow Him, the kingdom of God is manifest through our loving hearts.
What is at rest is easily managed.What is not yet manifest is easy to prevent.What is rooted is easy to nourish.What is brittle is easy to break.What is small is easy to scatter.
Put things into order before they exist.Prevent trouble before it arises.The giant pine tree grows from a tiny seedling.A tower nine stories high starts with a single brick.A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Rushing into action, you fail.Trying to grasp things, you lose them.By forcing a project to completion,you ruin what was almost ripe.People usually fail when they are on the verge of success.So give as much care at the end as at the beginning,and there will be no failure.
The Master takes actionby letting things take their course.He does not collect precious things;he learns not to hold onto ideas.He helps people find their true naturebut does not venture to lead them by the nose.
“Cosmic Consciousness in the Real Universe” Nancy Ellen Abrams
Is there such a thing as higher consciousness?
For a small part of the global population, this is a spiritual reality. Most people consider this a hypothetical. However, every spiritual tradition asserts that there is a reality which can be sought through transcending – going beyond – the five senses.
So, while for the majority, issues related to consciousness in general and human mental processes in particular, remain a most difficult problem, let’s focus on progress. In science, quantum theory, unlike classical physics, assigns a fundamental role to the act of observation.
To discover a cosmic consciousness, such as its characteristics and whether it plays an active role in the universe, requires progress through hopeful developments of quantum theory, biology, neuroscience and philosophy of mind.
Developments in quantum theory to unify physical processes open profoundly a new vision of the cosmos, where observer, observed, and the act of observation are interrelating – a science of wholeness – going beyond purely physical emphasis of science. Interconnection of everything is evident in quantum universe non-local interaction. The very large and the very small are also interconnected.
Consciousness and matter are not fundamentally distinct. There are complementary aspects of one reality, embracing the micro and macro worlds. This is the challenge for modern science and faith – to unify toward discovery of interconnections. Mindful acts of observation play a crucial role at every level. Elementary particles themselves form a wave of potentialities or possibilities rather than one of thing or fact. Quantum theory then is not about the nature of reality. Reality shifts according to the observer’s conscious intent. Reality encompasses the observer’s free choices and nature’s “choices” as to discovering actual outcomes.
See also: Cosmic Consciousness by Richard Maurice Bucke  In 1872, while in London, Bucke had the most important experience of his life — a fleeting mystical experience that he said consisted of a few moments of cosmic consciousness. He later described the characteristics and effects of the faculty of experiencing this type of consciousness as:
……….> its sudden appearance ……….> a subjective experience of light (“inner light”) ……….> moral elevation ……….> intellectual illumination ……….> a sense of immortality ……….> loss of a fear of death ……….> loss of a sense of sin
NOTE: The Tao Te Ching is not a religious study. Unlike Taoism, Zen is philosophical. However, Zen philosophies were greatly influenced by Taoists. Zen is the Chinese Taoist philosophy with its central image of “yin and yang” which are Tao.
This is a voyage into achieving everything you want without making a single request for yourself. This is a process. Begin today with this focal video — each time you breath in you breath in the colossal power of the universe. Each time you breath out, let go of all that may be harmful. Realize you are the potential for love, laughter and joy. Breath in and feel this potential growing in you. Breath out and feel the release of the past and wounds. Click on the image to visit my ripple-ing page… make giving loving kindness a practice, daily.
I love to contemplate. I was looking at some TAO teachings and I began recalling about the baptism of Jesus. The baptism event was a profound day. The Heavens spoke that day to the many witnesses there at the riverside. I thought about this in reflection upon the following quotation.
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
– Lao Tzu
I must continue to get out of God’s way and allow myself to go with the flow of His will.
The Baptism of Jesus (Matthew 3:13-17) NIV
13Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. 14But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?”
15Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented.
16As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. 17And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”
What is the most astounding scientific fact about the Universe — of all time?
Program Description Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson is asked by a reader of TIME magazine, “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?” This was his answer. NOTE: I typed the transcript at the end of this post.
I posted several articles previously that highlight some tremendous accomplishments by Albert Einstein (listed below). This one is about dreams that Albert Einstein could not transform into a unifying theory for reality — evidence strongly indicates this was his greatest desire.
His work and the stimulation that he applied in vigorous debates and with encouragements for his colleagues did however make the pain tolerable.
First, lets review his momentum.
In 1905, Einstein published exceptional papers that proposed the existence of the photon as an elementary particle associated with electromagnetic radiation (light), detailed photoelectric effect, demonstrated the existence of atoms, wrote an introduction to special relativity, and published the paper that led to the famous E=MC² equation that defines matter as condensed energy. He continued work and in 1907, he developed the first quantum theory of specific heats and from 1907 to 1915, Einstein developed the theory of general relativity.
The Danish physicist, Niels Bohr provided in 1913 a quantum idea to explain the actions of electrons inside atoms. Einstein recognized that a quantum theory may be used to explain the characteristic light as emitted by atoms and that a great discovery had been made. He referred to Bohr’s work as “the highest form of musicality in the sphere of thought.”
In 1915, Einstein introduced the General Theory of Relativity. According to this revolutionary theory space and time are not Absolute. Space-time is not a fixed background for events. Instead, dynamic quantities of matter and energy form matter in ways that are unclear to this day. Einstein’s finding proves that space-time are defined within the universe — only. Further, his findings also prove matter is highly concentrated energy.
Matter is actually energy condensed to a slow vibration. Watch this:
With his famous equation E=MC², Albert Einstein proved that when you come right down to it everything in the universe is energy. Both in the physical plane of our reality of matter and the abstract reality of our mind are made up of energy patterns.
The concept of a universal energy flow is not a new one. The ancient Chinese called this flow chi; the ancient Hindus called it prana. The disciplines that developed in those two cultures – t’ai chi and yoga, respectively- are based on the art of tuning in to the flow of energy and using it to centre the self.
Particle physicists try to understand the nature of nature at the smallest scales possible. Today, we know that atoms do not represent the smallest unit of matter. Particles called quarks and leptons seem to be the fundamental building blocks – but perhaps there is something even smaller.
Empty space, we have discovered, is actually not empty at all.
Astrophysicists have found that less than 10 percent of the mass of the entire universe consists of the kind of “luminous” matter that we can see. What is the dark matter that makes up the rest of the universe? How can we find out? Though we understand many important properties of the fundamental building blocks of our universe, there are untold mysteries still to solve.
Advances in technology allow physicists to build more powerful and sophisticated instruments to look deeper and deeper inside matter. Like adventurers entering unknown territory, physicists forge ahead into ever smaller dimensions.
What will be their next discovery?
Spoken by Deepak Chopra
It took many years to finish and then prove general relativity. Indeed however, the effort paid off. The GPS on your phone couldn’t work without General Relativity. He made discovery possible for the mathematics of using redshifts (traces of movements) of distant galaxies to discover how the universe is expanding. General Relativity includes Einstein’s 10 field equations (EFE) that aided Monseigneur Georges Lemaître‘s proposal of what’s known as the Big Bang theory and also for predictions for the existence of black holes. Without his equations there would not be gravitational lensing that is presently being used to do research as to how dark matter may influence the universe. Other areas such a nuclear power and discovery of massive objects that distort space-time such as neutron stars that have too little luminosity also are managed because of Einstein’s General Relativity mathematics.
As Einstein was becoming aware of what was a new atomic theory, by 1915 having the Bohr (quantum) model of the atom, he understood that energy levels of electrons are predictably discrete and that electrons revolve in orbits around an atomic nucleus but that the electron can jump from one energy level (or orbit) to another. So, by 1916 Einstein devised a vastly improved fundamental statistical theory of heat that proved itself based on the quantum of energy. His theory predicted that as light passed through a substance it could stimulate the emission of more light. This effect is at the heart of the modern laser.
Einstein’s studies revealed the possibility of making a powerful light amplifier.
Modern lasers have thousands of practical applications based on this. Lasers are great aids in research as scientists explore theories and work further to discover the nature of our universe.
By 1925 a quantum theory of physics emerged by the collective creation of a generation of theoretical physicists from many nations. Scientists were collaborating and debating how to interpret the mechanics of quantum atoms. They already sensed the vast importance of the work they were doing.
Einstein took an active role in these discussions. Heisenberg, Bohr, and other creators of the theory insisted that the new theory provided for no meaningful way to discuss certain details of an atom’s behavior. For example, one could never predict the precise moment when an atom would emit a quantum of light. Einstein could not accept this lack of certainty; and he raised one objection after another. At the Solvay Conferences of 1927 and 1930 the debate between Bohr and Einstein went on day and night, neither man conceding defeat. Momentum slowed. Herein is the basis for the title.
Einstein was there at the 1927 conference of physics. So was Bohr and many other famous scientists. Said Einstein, “Quantum mechanics is certainly imposing. But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing. The theory says a lot, but does not really bring us closer to the secret of the ‘Old One.’ I, at any rate, am convinced that He is not playing at dice.”
However, by the mid 1930s, Einstein accepted quantum mechanics as a consistent theory for understanding behavior of atoms. He recognized that it was “the most successful physical theory of our time.” However, Einstein could not accept quantum mechanics as a completed theory since its mathematics did not describe individual events. He hoped his own general theory of relativity would benefit by his investigations of quantum mechanics.
The search for a unified theory would occupy much of the rest of his life. However, the unified theory still eludes scientist to this day. Yet, much has been our benefit as the science of the early 1900s is still generating stimulating interests, technology and scientific milestones.
Check back frequently. I love learning with you.
I hope everyone is enjoying my series on Einstein and its side tracks with me. Its been a great review for me and actually, its been helpful for some school children as well. Links to the other articles and a couple of side tacks are listed below.
What is the most astounding scientific
fact about the Universe — of all time?
“The most astounding fact… the most astounding fact is the knowledge; that the atoms comprise life on earth; the atoms that make up the human body, are traceable to the crucibles, that cooked light elements into heavy elements in their core, under extreme temperatures and pressures.
These stars, the high mass ones among them, went unstable in their later years. They collapsed and then exploded, scattering their enriched guts, across the galaxy.
Guts made of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and all the fundamental ingredients of life itself. These ingredients become part of gas clouds, that condense, collapse, form the next generation of solar systems – stars with orbiting planets and those planets now have ingredients for life itself.
So that when I look up at the night sky, and I know that yes, we are part of this universe, we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the universe is in us.
When I reflect on that fact, I look up – many people feel small, because they’re small and the universe is big, but I feel big; because my atoms, came from those stars.
There is a level of connectivity.
That’s really what you want in life, you want to feel connected, you want to feel relevant. You want to feel like your a participant in the goings on of activities and events around you. That’s precisely what we are, just by being alive.”
~ Neil DeGrasse Tyson
I just love what Tyson said in answer to this question.
The blue pill — FANTASY — We wish for life to be run according to our private script that we direct; and all of the participants (from our day) are to take our direction. The story that we make up is in our minds. The participants are directed (we direct them to be as we predict is best for the story). Sometimes the story works for us — we don’t think about the actors so much unless they negotiate their parts.
The red pill — REALITY — opens into an inescapable fact that the world is beyond our individual control. The control was an illusion — everyone has a purpose and we are here for each other to discover together our individual purpose that turns out to be an important part of the story of the universe on its way to rejoining its source.
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