freshest

What is the youngest
or
freshest thing in the universe?

Is ______ only
an
instant old?

Will time outlast everything?

We have “deep time” and so, what will happen to time eventually? Was there time before the Big Bang? Does time ever slow down? This kind of time is a useful tool.

Is real time called the present? The instant we know springs like a fountain, and the more we try to measure it, the tinier it gets. Is the present felt throughout the universe simultaneously and not observed because looking at the sky is history? While eating this delicious but harmful food, another is sound asleep in Europe. Is it that we sense in our own moment, the greatest freshness there is?

 

you decide

“The only person you are destined
to become
is the person you decide to be.” — Emerson

Is not deciding also a choice
and
an easy path to take? So…

Can we change what we are
by
changing what we do?

Or is it that we can’t change who we are
but
can change what we do?

Or does changing what we do,
change us
regardless of what we think?

For some reason we decide we are going to smile more because we found smiling makes us feel better. At the end of a year of sincere smiling, would life be very much different than it would have been had we not built the habit of smiling sincerely more often?

The only tuition is time and awareness. (These days many are call calling the ancient practice mindfulness and more power to them.)

Can being more aware
increase the possibility of our
waking up to another interesting day?

 

the best advice

What’s the best advice one can receive? Could it be to learn how to listen and then to start asking good questions? How can these two skills be learned?

Answer: By practice which requires patience (making it a habit of not being in a hurry, it takes planning) and awareness (paying attention) and hard work (hard work).

How can a person tell if a question is good or not?
Will we know a good one when one enters our ear or comes from our brain?

 

cosmology

From the latest scientific investigations we are finding out what was thought to be “empty space” contains most of our universe’s energy and matter. So outer space is not a vacuum as we thought. Outer space contains matter and energy we can’t see, and both have attributes and qualities.

So, could the dark matter and dark energy be remnants from the Big Bang which never condensed into matter as we know it? The unknown allows us to wonder What’s included in the things which are real but we don’t know anything about yet?

This feeling of wonder keeps us asking What else might be outside of our box of beliefs? I really enjoy the feeling when I notice science keeps on making some of us uncomfortable and others of us more comfortable. For example the statement:

Science doesn’t make it impossible to believe in magic, but it makes it possible not to believe in it.

(This particular blog refers to information in Tim Holt’s book WHY DOES THE WORLD EXIST and paraphrases (in the above italic) Steven Weinberg’s assertions about the belief in the existence of an all-powerful and all-knowing entity.)

I suggest that if there were such a thing as an all-knowing and all-powerful entity, it would be very very bored. There would be no challenges for it, and it could view nothing new.

 

the richness

Is being optimistic good and should not
be based on unwarranted
or unsubstantiated
circumstances
(wishes)

If not
optimism
looses it power
and science has proved it

Is it best to be a pessimist some of the time, specially when we get older? The folks who are positive and pay attention and then get more pessimistic in old age live the longest say the scientists.

My opinion is we shouldn’t expect much, then it will be hard to be disappointed and then we can or may be surprised by the richness of old age. Meditation aids mindfulness. Mindfulness brings a more vivid experience.

 

life’s fountain

What’s seeking about? It’s finding a path and developing the courage to practice regularly without expecting anything and as much as possible to be ready for everything? We seek to find and express and experience our deepest self, the human animal, our connection to the universe.

What is it about death? Does a type of death hide the being away not long after birth and does the shadow of death occupy the time needed to set things in order? However, if I know how to seek, might I be able to get to the things that really matter before death? To be, to vibrate in harmony with the isness.

What is it about time? Is it that it’s always today? We know it’s always “now” but is it that we don’t feel the nowness? Is this why sports and entertainment are so appealing?

What is it about life? Is it that life’s fountain flows for a good while and can give enough space to set things in order? Is it that if I keep procrastinating, I might not be able to get to the things that matter?

 

all the room

Does truth take up all the room there is?

Is there nothing which is not truth. Is understanding what truth is as simple as understanding when a person tells a lie, it’s true a lie was told?

Is it too bad we can’t be in on all the truth, or is it a blessing?

What is the surest way to satisfaction? Is it a combination of proper diet, plenty of exercise, and daily meditation? If so, is truth so pervasive it doesn’t even count?

Is truth the present moment as it changes? Is it that truth is natural and can’t be any other way? So, truth happens and fertilizer is a big part of it.

 

doubt and belief

What is the typical religious experience?

Here’s a try … You have to believe in unprovable things including holy scriptures which are believed to be 100% true and the only revelation to humans from the only true God, and if you do believe and repent, you will live forever in bliss.

The problem is each religion has its own holy scriptures and a different version of what’s 100% true.

This situation can cause doubt and it can be forgiven because as humans we make mistakes and are prone to doubt, plus churches don’t want to loose members, and so members are counseled that doubt is common and is one of the best tools of the evil one.

You have to believe in the supremacy of your beliefs above all others and in their unchangeableness. A promise is a promise! And it’s from the almighty and all-knowing being, the creator of the universe. Amen.

What about science? Scientists believe in what seems to be factual evidence until there’s enough evidence to produce doubt, and this doubt causes scientists to investigate further which can bring new ideas and can cause folks to understand things like…It’s the earth that’s spinning, not the stars.

To scientists and some religious seekers, doubt is not the enemy. Science looks at religion and asks what about all of the beliefs which claim to be perfect and fixed while disagreeing with thousands of others claiming to be perfect and fixed?

If almost all religions are claiming to be the only true religion, does it mean that at least one of them has to be true?

Is doubt the main road to truth and meaning?