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Eruption from Supermassive Black Hole - Chandra Satellite Observatory

A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. The true value of a human being is determined by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive. (Albert Einstein, 1954)

Ever wondered what's the point of life? What are we doing here? Why do we all exist?

Well, I don't know the answer any more than you do, of course. But here's my take on things. See what you think.

First of all, imagine that you are God. You may not believe that such a being exists, of course. But we're doing a 'just suppose' here, so see if you can humour me for the purpose of this post. Imagine that you are God, then. What do you do?

You're an all-powerful, all-knowing, infinite being who simply is. You always have been and always will be. But what do you do? How do you spend your time?

You can just hang out in a state of bliss for all eternity, of course. But this isn't an 'either-or'. You have infinite power, so you can hang out in infinite bliss and do other stuff too. So what do you do?

All you have for now is the infinite you. If you want to experience anything more, you have to create it first. So all you have to decide is: what will it be?

As you have infinite power, you might as well use it. So what you decide to bring into being is everything that could possibly be. It's probably best for us to think of this in terms of what we know, so imagine an infinite series of bubbles. Each of these is a universe and one of them is our own.

What you will want to do now, of course, is explore these worlds of substance which you have created. This is easy for you to do, for all of it was created out of yourself. No other raw material was available. So while you explore your creation, you are being your creation, each lump of rock and every living thing.

This exploration is entertaining, but is there perhaps something more for which you are searching?

Let's look at what you have. There is the infinite bliss from which you emerged and you also have the substance which you have created. But are either of these enough?

In bliss, which we might call heaven, there is only the light of yourself. Nothing very much happens there, and without any shadows, it's all a bit boring. How can you even recognize the splendour of the light when there isn't any darkness against which to observe it?

Down in the worlds of substance, it is different. These are places of light and dark, where there's plenty to entertain you. But the darkness is painful and sometimes it seems like the darkness is all there is.

If only there was another way of being!

Perhaps you are waiting for such a world to emerge.

These worlds which you have created are not static. They are living systems, constantly evolving, bringing infinite possibilities into being. In time, you know that the worlds you want will emerge: worlds of shadow yet worlds in which the glorious light of yourself will also be known.

Is such a world emerging here? Is it possible? Could all of us (who are really you) be on the verge of this new way of being: going about our daily lives with all the drama and interaction which the light and shadows provide, yet always aware, deep inside, of the glorious light which can drive the pain of the shadows away - and help us to understand why the darkness is there.

What do you reckon?

Remember: you are being your creation, and your creation is you. Eyeh Asher Eyeh.

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