Archive for January, 2011
Ultimately, there is no wave-particle duality. Everything is waves. These things we call particles (matter) are just waves that are more concentrated than average. The particles are the peaks and valleys of the waves where the forces are temporarily more stable and consistent in a given location in space.
It’s been an extremely misleading faux pas for scientists to suggest that things cease being waves at some point, and somehow “change” into fully solid objects that exist separately from everything else, as that’s just physically impossible given our reality of being able to experience things “at a distance” (if things were totally “solid” and not waving (ha!) at us well beyond their defined boundaries, we wouldn’t be able to see, hear, smell, taste, or touch them). The moons wave’s peak might be way up there in outer space, but if I can experience it in any way, in any sense, then at least some parts of the moon’s wave will be in the same place I am, giving me the information I need to know (unconsciously) quite a bit about the thing. The moon is mostly there, in it’s most dense wave form, but the moon is also a little bit here, in it’s less dense wave form.
Understanding the physical reality of existence as a multitude of fluctuating patterns (waves) interacting with each other gives us far more power to work with reality. Paying attention to the patterns of life and their frequency, amplitude, direction, and length, and to where we are presently located within the wave, will allow us to intentionally resonate with them, rather than crash into them in painful and negatively productive ways that cancel out our own intentional forces. Oppositional waves are occasionally useful for emergency situations, to stop the progress of some energy that is exceptionally harmful to our goals, but opposing other forces only produces a standing wave, which leaves us stuck in the same place, but spending lots of energy doing so. For actual progress moving toward where we want to travel, we need to find a wave that is moving in the direction we do want to go, and add our own resonant energy to it, to help us get there even faster, as a master surfer does when riding an ocean wave.
And I’m not talking metaphorically here. I’m talking about the very real waves that are the actual, measurable patterns of all things in life, from atomic vibrations, to heartbeats, to breathing, to circadian rhythms, to the effects of the cycles of the sun, moon, and Earth on us.
Studying the wave patterns of life hasn’t been top of the academic world’s list of things to do for a long time (they’ve been busy measuring tiny bits of life, instead, and taking them apart to see what’s inside for a “small picture” perspective), so we can either go elsewhere to pursue our interests, or we can change academia to better suit our needs. Either way, we can invest our collective resources in observing the big picture waves that are the patterns of healthy growth. I’ve discovered some, in a very general sense, but there are definitely many more, in a variety of dimensions of life. The map I’ve begin to draw, based on those who’ve studied patterns of growth before me, is only an extremely low resolution version. Mine is only black and white, at something like 4 dpu (dots per universe). It’s a start, but it’s nowhere near a lavishly illustrated, full spectrum, 4 dimensional map that will seriously (and joyfully) serve our needs for navigating reality successfully.
So, yeah, we need as many of you curious types out there to consider focusing some of your time and energy on investigating the waves that move through life, so that we can learn how to surf them with grace and power and intention as we make our way from the shore that is birth to the shore that is death, and, perhaps, beyond, in at least a procreative sense…
The world wants you to, at least sometimes, go out of your way to get things that are of exceptional quality.
It’s worth it for you to seek out and enjoy the top of the line resources, made with love…
The best food, the best water, the best air, the best warmth, the best light, and the best venues for expressing all of yourself.
Where do you see the best quality things today that you can indulge in, for the sake of a world that needs you at your own best?
Malcolm Gladwell reminds us what it takes to be a creative type of person: Creative people are messy people, who collect everything – matter and energy – in a sometimes disorganized and scatter-brained way because you never know what you’re going to be able to use sometime in the future to create something wonderful!
What many people don’t fully understand is that negative emotions are definitely NOT bad. Instead they are natural and healthy and definitely useful. They are the body’s reaction to very real threats, and simply signals to pay attention to some area of your life that needs some help.
What is dangerous is repressed, ignored, and denied emotions, negative or positive. The chemical reactions that are emotions, unless properly expressed so that they are either burned up or excreted out of the body, will slowly fester inside the body, messing with other body systems, and causing all kinds of long term diseases. This is true for both negative and positive emotions because they are both an abundance of chemicals that cause an imbalance in the system. Some imbalance is clearly necessary for a healthy, growing system like the human body, as it needs the highs of growth spurts and the lows of rest periods to properly mature, such as the cycles of exercise and sleep or breathing in and out. We need both joy and sadness. But when the body is trying to rest, and there are still unexpressed intense emotions (high levels of chemicals such as adrenaline and cortisol) running around the body, or vice versa, when there are sedative chemicals from overly peaceful emotions (GABA) when it’s time for the body to grow, things can easily get quite messy for the body.
Ideally, we will be free to express our emotions, positive and negative as soon as we get them. This way our body’s chemicals flow smoothly, and get used for whatever purpose the body~brain has created them. This might mean training people in more productive ways to use their different kinds of (chemical) energy so that their emotions are as useful as possible and serve everyone’s needs well. Negative energy — pushing away actions — is just as useful as positive energy — pulling toward actions — in the right circumstances. We just sometimes need a little practice and wisdom on how to make or find the right circumstances. :-)
In an emergency, the chemicals from emotional energy can be temporarily put aside to be used later, or flushed out completely, but if the cause of those emotions is repeated, the body will be intelligent enough to make them again, to let you know that, “Something really does need help here and now!” So expressing those emotions — positive or negative — is indeed something that we need to make time and space for whenever possible so that we can be the right level of balance and imbalance to truly thrive.
Take a look around the world and notice some of the businesses, organizations, policies, and other systems that are extremely large and inflexible. They are the dinosaurs of this stage of evolution. They will slowly die out over the next age. And the smaller fuzzier things will increasingly come into power and truly thrive…
So, how are you small and fuzzy? :-)
“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art. Write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. May your coming year be a wonderful thing in which you dream both dangerously and outrageously. I hope you’ll make something that didn’t exist before you made it, that you will be loved and you will be liked and you will have people to love and to like in return. And most importantly, because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now – I hope that you will, when you need to be, be wise, and that you will always be kind. And I hope that somewhere in the next year you surprise yourself.”
~ Neil Gaiman at Boston Symphony Hall – First Night, January 1, 2010
Yes. Yes, indeed…
Peace, Love, and Bicycles,