Tuesday, 17 July 2018

I have two books about God on my book-shelf: the Bible and the Quran. The latter is put higher than any other book, following tradition. I had once read the first of these all the way through in my young enthusiastic period, but not for the Qur'an. Thinking of these sacred books, as it were from a distance, they present a path for the world, to move from violence and greed to love. A path, but from which  so many are twisted.  

Walking with a differnce

Today I was walking to the usual tree-grove - but there came a difference.
Many years ago  I realised that tree-hugging was improper to the tree, which is fare greater than I. But today I did hold to that great central tree, and felt my own heart-beat reverberate within the tree. And I turned to the smaller, path from the farther gap among the shrubs ahead with silent thought. 

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

"Flaring forth" and being

From a discussion group the other day: it seems that we now have a plausible account of the start of the universe. First is the initial "flaring forth" of primordial energy. Then, as it it expands, some parts collect into clumps of various sises, appearing as scattering. Some clump into arrangements that we label "galaxy", "stars", "planets".
But it occurred to me that this movement is not mechanical  (in the sense of Newton's physics). The flaring was, like all things, is a quantum event, holding many possibilities for the next step. How does a definite outcome occur?  Surly I am thinking in a wrong way?  May be in my searching for the "how", I forget the "what is?  That is, "what is the universe for itself?. "Yet I can only obtain through letting part of my being become part of the all.
 

Thursday, 21 June 2018

After a short gap, I have returned to the nearby beach-grove. This time it held only trees and slight marks animals. - unlike a few humans who leave their beer cans!
On the returning the path, with it's surrounding greenery and the light of the of the sun, showed me, without thought, that all this can expand with out end. I thank what is given to me. (Sorry! Hope this isn't too pompous!)

Thursday, 7 June 2018

I'm intrigued by "deja vu": the sense of thinking that something that I have just seen had been seen by me earlier, although that was not the case.
This happened yesterday (or did it?) when I was taking a fairly long and somewhat devious walk.
As I think of it now, soon after my start, while on a good path I was rapidly (some what furiously) passed by a young man on a bright red bicycle. An hour or so later, after walking through rough ground, and returning to a road, the (or 'a'?) man on a red bike passed me again! 
All very odd.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Weaving the cosmos

  As my eye wondered today over my books, I noticed "Eye To Eye" by Ken Wilber, 1996, exploring the "weaving" in the universe between physics and spirit. Today it is, in a sense, taken for granted: physics, including the cosmos, is based on quantum theory, which has an element of randomness that makes the universe more dynamic.
    But what this really mean? The universe "flares" out from a single point that in itself is entirely symmetric; but some how the symmetry brakes and the universe that we know appears. How? "God" is too human a term for this flaring. At this level I think of "isness": that which we suddenly encounter as the pure being of something, before us and within us.

Byond phisics

    As my eye wondered today over my books, I noticed "Eye To Eye" by Ken Wilber, 1996, exploring the "weaving" in the universe between physics and spirit. Today it is, in a sense, taken for granted: physics, including the cosmos, is based on quantum theory, which has an element of randomness that makes the universe more dynamic.
    But what this really mean? The universe "flares" out from a single point that in itself is entirely symmetric; but some how the symmetry brakes and the universe that we know appears. How? "God" is too human a term for this flaring. At this level I think of "isness": that which we suddenly encounter as the pure being of something, before us and within us.