September 19, 2018
This body that you get to use and throw around the joint, is a product of the universe.
apparently perfect here on Earth for Humans to exist. A magnificent
sculpture, carved from stardust, gases, cells, minerals, heat - one
of the most complex arrangements of cells and energy you have ever
laid your eyes upon.
The body is a constant flow of energy, never a stationary or permanent thing we could pin down. There is a constant flow of air coming in and out, molecules by our skin, bacteria breaking down food in our stomach, there is no boundary between the body and the environment.
It's like a river, never
the same body of water in any two moments.
The brain selects a very narrow band of frequencies and constructs reality according to the bandwidth of what our senses relay for us. The visual spectrum is only a very narrow band, while other sentient beings select out different bands for their viewing pleasure.
So reality as we know it,
never exists objectively, only subjectively through the being that
is observing it. Without an observer what does it exist as? Just a
soup of frequencies I suppose.
There are little reality bubbles existing wherever a sentient being is alive.
Energy has coalesced into the form of a human being, a giraffe, an ant, a butterfly, a chameleon, an amoeba, and through these configurations, the universe is observing itself.
It is having experiences
So essentially, the whole world that you exist in - the reality bubble that you spend your entire life in - is entirely made by the human body. Your human body. Everything, all of it.
Look at the image your eyes are creating. Look at how immaculate, perfect and impeccably high the resolution is! Check out how infinite the color palette is. Take another look in the mirror at the wonder of your eyes.
Those things stuck in that head, those things that we call eyes are absolutely wondrous biological organs, composed of trillions of living cells; living in harmony, being fed by the fuel you place in your mouth.
Those things are taking frequencies of energy, sending it at light speed to your brain, where trillions more cells convert it into a picture.
So look around you. Look what you're part of.
You're on a planet zooming through space at hundreds of kilometers per second, circling around in a gigantic galaxy. You're amongst animals, forests, bodies of water, lightning, rain, drought, plants and soil. You're amongst life! You're seeing it unfold right before your eyes, seeing life in all its animation.
I don't see why it should
seem like there's anything else to do, other than admire what we're
amongst, and create.
This universe has
arranged itself in such complex ways, in such exquisite patterns, so
that it may know itself through our eyes. We have become an aperture
for energy to know what it inherently is.
We feel this too, because we feel that we are the human body, or the thinker somewhere in the head.
But this notion is
learnt, cultivated, but not all cultures prescribe to this way of
being at all.
They've arrived now at
the same point, but there is obvious resistance because the old
system composed of survival-of-the-fittest, authority,
institutions and competition rely on our illusory
separateness for vitality.
It is so perfect and
complete already, not needing fulfillment or healing in any way.
The first step is usually quieting the mind through meditation.
Our thoughts have run rampant, and we've taken this incessant internal monologue to be who we are. But if you do one session of meditation, you'll see that the mind comes in all by itself, starts up fantasies, conversations, judgments and memories all by itself, while you are trying to focus on your breath.
While you're trying to be
silent, the mind has other ideas. Meditation shows us we aren't the
thinker at all; it shows us that we are the witnessing presence OF
So rather than identifying consciousness with something superimposed upon it (the mind, the "small self", the ego...) we can shine the light back in on itself via techniques like meditation, and identify as pure consciousness itself.
We become not only the witnesser of all sensation, but we merge with it, just as we did with the mind. The feeling of self shifts from the mind with all its thoughts and ideas about the world, to sensation...
And sensation is essentially the universe!
You become the whole