“Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.” – Isak Dinesen
Daily Nugget of Gold 1510
Our last session talked about the implications of living in a non-physical world. In that piece, we focused not on the “what shall we do now that we know that” but rather on the scientific observations and ramifications of all of this. So it’s true, science has lots of explaining to do as far as trying to understand what it is we see, who we really are, and how it came to be that way. They’re going to be busy, in other words. What about the rest of us, though? If we grasp the concept that the physical isn’t physical at all, what are the changes we’re going to want to make in our lives?
Look at the title of today’s Nugget for just how radical a change in our thinking this is. What do we say when someone raises an unimportant point? “It doesn’t matter”. When we build a case for some opinion we have, don’t we search for “concrete evidence”? What do we say when something isn’t important at all? “Oh, it’s nothing” Look at these sentences again. Now look for the words relating to objects- words with “thing” in them, or some form of “matter”. The way we’ve viewed the world in saturated with thoughts of it being materially based, true?
If we’re not going to think of the world we live in as inert stuff called “matter” but rather an illusionary domain which we are tasked to function in for the moment, then our approach to what we are doing is by necessity something completely different than what we doing previously. Suddenly the material world takes a back seat to what’s left. And what’s left? All of the things we’ve been taught all along were the most important things of life. Love, harmony, awe, wonder, joy, Spirituality, and so on.
If the material world exists only for us to interact in, then why was it created for that purpose? What of our thoughts? What of the person we are, the “I” we all know so intimately? What are the connections we share besides all of us apparently seeing and living in the same grand illusion? The scientific experiments of late are all showing that no “physical item” comes into existence unless it is first observed, measured, or thought about in some way. If our thoughts have that kind of power, then how could the possibly be devoid of it- unless we’ve come to believe that’s the case? Suddenly, the slogan of the word ‘Believe” takes on new urgency and meaning.
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“What can I do to more fully understand what the power of my thoughts are?”
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