This is not just some poetic abstract. It is the essence of who you are. The first and last maxim of self-realization, self-actualization and wisdom is, “Know Thyself”. If you are not conceiving of yourself as more than mere meat (flesh and blood) with a built-in biological computer (brain), then you are not aware, not awake and not actually even self-conscious; you are aware only of the limited biological sensory input provided by your immersion in a virtual reality game called ‘Life on Planet Earth’.
Is your mind trapped in this illusion? Break free.
Some insights to assist you…
Everything is vibratory in nature, including your thoughts.
Vibrations interact; they create interference patterns. Those interference patterns are the coherent harmonic knots of light that comprise (make up) the real universe you imagine you perceive. Your each and every thought is a little wavelet; clear, consistent and consciously chosen thoughts are longer and stronger waveforms.
When you hold a distinct thought pattern, your vibratory output interferes with the pre-existing wave forms in universe and creates new interference patterns and therefore changes what you perceive; thus, you change the reality picture that you perceive. Change your mind and you change your world. Thought creates reality.
What, exactly, are you thinking anyway? Start thinking on purpose.
You are intimately connected to the whole. Universe includes you.
You are not apart from unity. You are a part of the whole. There is no where you need to go. You are already here. There is no when you need to be. You are already now. And so it has always been and so it will always be; you will always only ever be here now. Be present and accounted for. Count yourself in.
What are you waiting for? Permission? Approval? Ok. You are approved. You have permission. Now, stop being a mere creature of circumstance and become a creator. Self-actualize. Start playing this game of life on planet earth for real.
Stop trying to be objective; stop trying to be an observer. Participate as if your life depends upon it.
Who you are and what you do matters and affects the whole.
You cannot escape responsibility. You are at cause. Every little thing you do creates effects that impact the all that is. Every breath you take impacts universe. When you breathe, you are not only breathing molecules of the earth’s atmosphere and changing the composition of it, you are also breathing (in and out) photons of light. The light you breathed out in your very first breath is now x (your age) light-years away. 61 for me. Somewhere in universe (as far away as 61 light-years), some thing or some body is right now breathing in a photon I breathed out 61 years ago. That distant part of universe is now a part of me, intimately connected. Native Americans are fond of pointing out that the air we breathe contains the dust/ashes of our ancestors.
Likewise, some of this light I breathe right now has come to me from my ancestral light of the big bang. You are ancient stardust breathing ancient starlight. If a simple butterfly flapping its wings in the Amazon has an effect on the weather on the other side of the world, imagine what impact you have on the whole universe when you jump up and down and make all that racket you are making.
When will you recognize how powerful you are, how important you are, how beautiful it is to be at-one-with the all that is?
Wisdom begins with knowing your self. Ask yourself… who is it that asks, “Who am I?”
No, it is not your mind or your intellect doing the asking. Just as you are not your body; you have a body…you have a mind but you are not your mind. Who is it that chooses to put the question, “Who am I?” in your mind. Don’t blame it on me just because I am writing it down for you. You made the choice to read this. Who is it that made that choice? Come on now, just exactly who do you think you are?
Get very still, take a deep breath and ask…Who Am I? The answer, if you are listening for it, will blow you away. Is it possible perhaps, that if you are at-one-with the all, then that is who you are…the all that is all?
Ok. Now you know who you are. Go about being and living your life that way instead of as just another member of a barely sentient race of humanoids inhabiting a small planet circling a medium size star at the edge of one of countless billions of galaxies in an ever expanding universe.
What you experience is a mirror of what you imagine yourself to be.
That is a tough one for many, especially those who spend so many meaningless hours attempting to attach meaning and relevance to meaningless acts. Ok, so are you are watching the nightly nightmare news or some soporific soap opera about neurotics and I come along to remind you that what you experience is your mirror. Ouch.
But guess what? When you stop for a moment and gaze upon the millions of stars on a clear night; you are gazing in the mirror. When you stare in wonder and in love into the eyes of your lover or your child, you are also looking in the mirror.
When you can, to quote William Blake:
“To see a world in a Grain of Sand,
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.”
…you are looking in the mirror.
When you catch snowflakes on your tongue on a full moon night
…you are looking in the mirror
When you stand in awe at a glorious sunset
…you are looking in the mirror
When you discover a brilliant Website
…you are looking in the mirror.
When you recognize that (to quote TS Elliot):
“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
Through the unknown, remembered gate
When the last of earth left to discover
Is that which is the beginning;
At the source of the longest river
The voice of the hidden waterfall
And the children in the apple-tree
Not known, because not looked for
But heard, half-heard, in the stillness
Between two waves of the sea.
Quick now, here, now, always —
A condition of complete simplicity
(costing not less than everything)
And all shall be well and
All manner of things shall be well
When the tongues of the flame are in-folded
Into the crowned knot of fire
And the fire and the rose are one.”
…You are looking in the mirror.
Thoughts and beliefs create reality.
You dream the meme. People everywhere are decrying the dangers of genetic engineering; but it is memetic engineering that is the greatest risk you are faced with. Who tells you what to believe? Who tells you what to think? Do you really think, do you really believe, that you do?? If so, why are you thinking so many useless or—worse—damaging thoughts? If so, why do you believe so many useless or non-serving beliefs? Are you really that self-destructive?
Are you discriminate enough, discerning enough, objective enough to tell the difference between information and propaganda, between education and indoctrination, between knowledge and programming?
You dream the meme; accept as a given the societal mindset; are captivated and captured by the cultural mythos.
But, you can, at any given moment, by an act of will, opt out and become free to create a new reality, a new perspective, by taking control of your thoughts and beliefs. Your thoughts are waveforms; your beliefs are waveforms. They interact with the quantum soup waveforms to create the interference patterns that you get to perceive as the stuff of your world.
This wondrous new tool, the World Wide Web, the connecting link between the biosphere and the Noosphere enables you, empowers you to transform the global cultural mythos, to transform the meme, to create a new reality.
So, quick, before the media moguls and the government bureaucrats steal yet another free thought and free speech medium, your connection to the world, the Internet, start using your connections to change the meme, change the theme, change the dream. Create a new myth.
You can change how and what you think and believe.
Some day very soon, maybe even as soon as you decide to change the way you think and believe, a critical mass of informational density of new interference patterns will cause a shift in the global societal mindset from conflict and paucity to peace and prosperity.
You can begin now to think intentionally rather than as a consequence, on purpose rather than by accident. You can begin now to believe first in you and then in what you imagine to be possible rather than continuing to believe in all that which limits who you are and what you can become.
Go on now. What are you waiting for? Climb up Maslow’s pyramid. Don’t slide down or allow yourself to be kept down. Look up. Strive for the apex. Settle for more.
You can transform your reality (and mine).
Yes, you can. Spread the word. Get viral. Become a memetic engineer. Become a conscious creator and contributor to the emerging Noosphere and the new arising global consciousness on and off the web. Help us all enter into the Age of Conscious Awareness.