Yesterday, I came across an article in Scientific American – ‘Space: The Final Illusion’, by Lee Smolin – wherein the author was attempting to align space-time, limited to causality within a localized space and the speed of light, with the reality of quantum entanglement, or the ability of two objects to react to each other across any distance, simultaneously and instantaneously.
Hence, according to the author, the resulting fabric of relative material existence is an integration of the two modes of particle operation, calculated at a density of 10 to the 120th power of events, per square centimeter. Denser than a mattress. 🙂 To say that everything including ourselves is closely connected regardless of any measured separation, is obvious when seen from such a perspective.
Within such an ocean of dynamic circuits we can even operate oblivious to most connections, but the opposite reality is available too. This is the closest physical analogy for living Brahman; Totality; Full Enlightenment – all possibilities.
What can we do with it from a practical standpoint? How does our enlightenment serve us in times of global challenge? How do we find our way? With a vast and concentrated matrix of subtle physical connections, actions and reactions of unimaginable complexity, the more we know ourselves, know ourselves to be universal and even cosmic, so is the way found.
In times of great upheaval, the disorder of mental activity becomes palpable in the global consciousness, the fears and angers rising up, the confusion and doubts.
Such is the time that enlightenment is most useful. Who needs it during a picnic on a hillside on a summer’s day? 🙂 Truly, this is when we become balanced, inside and out, finding calm in whatever storm arises, no matter how large or how intense, finding sure direction and dedication, on a foundation of wise surrender, and acceptance of Reality. Brahman; Totality; our birthright, Infinite connections.
By living full enlightenment, such enlivened Silence – the gateway to Divinity – remains unshakable, not by hiding our heads in the sand, but by remaining in activity, remaining conscious, remaining resolute. Quietly forging a path of completion, of karmic resolution for global fulfillment.
Easy enough. 🙂
“The world is as you are; live unbounded awareness.” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi