Saturday, October 24, 2009

"DOLCE FAR NIENTE" Photo by: Cherie Bender

~ Marilyn In Her Pucci ~ Oil painting by Cherie Bender

Dolce far niente.... the sweetness of doing nothing......

As two points in space and time are both separate and not separate, so also the ideas of freedom and of stability can be both separate and not separate: therefore, we CAN have our cake and eat it too!

Einstein's (dare I mention?) theory, according to Fred Alan Wolf, the author of Taking The Quantum Leap "when points are connected by signals traveling at speeds slower than the speed of light, the points are separate. When they reach the speed of light, signals begin to lose meaning. In fact, Einstein's theory predicts that neither space nor time "appears" for a particle of light. This counter-intuitive conclusion comes directly from Einstein's special theory of relativity. It is due to the observed fact that the speed of light is a constant. Any observer watching light as it moves from a source to a receiver would measure the light's speed to be the same This is true even if the observer is moving relative to the source and/or receiver, and no matter how fast the observer travels.

Therefore.. "if the speed of light is in fact fixed, the measures of space and time we normally think of as fixed are not. Space and time are relative. This means that any given interval of time, no matter how set and "frozen" it reasonably appears, can be observed to be longer or shorter in time by another observer." ....

..."The universe is not just a collection of separate points. It is what it is according to the observer and what he or she does. By identifying with the "quantum wholeness" of the world, the observer 'becomes' the observed. He is what he sees"....

As Schroedinger wrote in his 1925 essay "my View of the World" before he created his equation: " This life of yours which you are living is not merely a piece of this entire existence, but is in a certain sense the 'whole'; only this whole is not so constituted that it can be surveyed in one single glance. This, as we know, is what the Brahmins express in that sacred, mystic formula which is yet really so simple and so clear: TAT TVAM ASI, THIS IS YOU. Or, again, in such words as "I am in the East and in the West. I am Below and Above, I AM THIS WHOLE WORLD."

This is called quantum solipsism by Fred Alan Wolf. The self is the only thing that can be known and verified. Nothing else is for sure. Everything depends on you. You create the whole universe; you are the "you-universe". How do we manage to do this? We use our minds.

The Observer as Observed, the beginning and the end. This is how it all started and will end ...... in a beautiful moment.... when we become ONE.

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