without being disturbed by any of it. Only if we can bear it will we be able to take responsibility for it. If we cannot calmly endure our own minds, others will inevitably suffer the consequences. If we cannot handle our own thoughts and emotions while we are simply being still and paying attention, then how are we ever going to be able to make the appropriate choices when we are walking, talking, and engaging with others? Meditation is training for life.
~ Andrew Cohen…
fter his first breakthrough discoveries. I can show you what I mean by updating how he posed it.
Start with the DNA equivalent of 715 megabytes of information contained in everyone of the body’s estimated 50 million million cells.
Move on to a person with a brain more complex than anything else organic in the known universe.
From there proceed to a mind that, indubitably, is utterly dependent on that brain, but, in ways we still haven’t managed to explain, is indisputably more than “just a brain.”
Assemble a world of 7-plus-billion of these minds and organized them into 6,000 separate cultures.
After that, factor in the reality that we are swimming in the wake of, and sometimes mid-stream of, the 100,000 distinct systems of belief and meaning-formation conjured by the mind since the beginning of consciousness."
Dudley Lynch - 16 Sept 2014 -
When HE first envisioned the leap: how the late Clare Graves saw SENSE where so many before had seen only NONSENSE.
s mind-blowing for me, as a dyslexic 3D thinker, because my own vision as a child was of a future time when we would be able to personally experience a simulation of the reality such that we would not be able to tell the difference between the simulation and the reality.
Many moons later in California, whilst speaking to the female dyslexic designer of the very latest Silicon Graphics workstation - I was introduced to Thomas West's epic book IN THE MIND's EYE - as a result of which I helped to set up an event of the same name.
Most of the 73 exhibitors were
members of the ADT - otherwise
known as the Arts Dyslexia Trust
and the idea was to present work,
not only from the fine arts, but
from designers of all kinds
including scientists and engineers.
rently spiritual or divine. Spirit created and is creating the universe. What is this ceaseless creative striving in matter, nature, and culture? And where does it come from? What is it that mysteriously compels the universe to exist, life to emerge, and mind to appear? That which compels this complex and singular process to exist and develop is Spirit as the creative impulse. And when we feel that energy surging through our own bodies and minds, we find our purpose in being here, as ourselves, in the world, so we can consciously create the future as an agent of that impulse itself.