“Your most precious, valued possessions and your greatest powers are invisible and intangible. No one can take them. You, and you alone, can give them. You will receive abundance for your giving.” – W. Clement Stone
Daily Nugget of Gold 1028
Of Non-Physical Matters
We want to get more into how these non-physical laws can have such a huge amount of relevance in our lives but before we do there is quite a bit of ground to cover. Get ready for a bumpy ride- and like most such rides- some of this journey may be a little uncomfortable or unsettling. The good news is that when you get off this roller coaster it’s unlikely you’ll toss your cookies but rather that you will reach a better understanding of who and what you are and why you’re here.
In our last issue we spoke about some non-physical laws. These natural laws are sometimes mocked by people who want to say that their validity can’t be shown through science. We would suggest that if you want science to underscore them, you be the scientist. These are subjective laws meaning that experience is where their proof lies- but it’s extremely difficult to measure them for scientific research because they are driven not by the physical universe, but from the non-physical universe.
We often think of non-physical things as being something physical, so sometimes our perceptions get in the way of us understanding the fine line between those two worlds. We’ll help out there. It’s said we live in “The Information Age”, and we have computers and the internet all loaded with lots of information. We have information at our fingertips, we’re told, right?
Consider, if you will, a book. You have paper, a physical medium, and ink- another physical thing, right? Neither of those things are the information, however. The ink can be placed on the page in various symbols which convey the thoughts, the information. You need consciousness to create that information, however, and consciousness to derive what that information means. Information is a non-physical thing, which is why we can use so many different storage systems to put it in and retrieve it from. Think about it, since the information on a DVD is nothing but a stream of ones and zeros, it too could be stored in a book. (A very, very large book, ha ha!) but you COULD use it to achieve the same result- eventually.
We get so used to purchasing and using information, whether it’s delivered on a smart phone, an MP3 track, a video, a picture- that we lose sight of the fact that it can be and is often digitized, non-physical encoding, as it were. While some people believe that a photograph captures part of the soul of a person- it seems like it’s just an image of a temporary state of being of that individual- the moment it’s snapped their body sheds thousands of cells and forms thousands of new ones in an ongoing process of change- talk about abstraction! Information is an abstract, non-solid thing. What about what you see, hear, smell, taste, and touch? Those things are real, right? Oh, we have more to experience on this, and much more fun to have on this bumpy ride. You did strap yourself in for it, right?
See you soon!
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“What exactly is life?”
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