Inner Decisions

Stepping into a New Year

2020 was a difficult year and many of us are glad to leave the year behind and in the dust! We all hope that 2021 will be better. Right?

However, spiritual thinkers are apt to say, "But there is no time." I agree, and it sets my brain on fire. 

If there is no time, does the past exist? And how do we take the lessons from now into the future if there is no time? If time is only an Earthly construct, how does karma work?

I still have so many questions and I’ve been searching for answers for 50 years or 1,000 lifetimes.

It is all perspective. Everything is about perspective. Right? The Theory of Relativity is certainly interesting and can confound our brains, except that we (most thinking people) somehow intuit it must be true and like understanding gravity it helps us understand how we work within the universe. Then come String Theory which confounds everything but also helps everything weird make more sense. Physicists have more work to do, more theories yet to discover, they just don’t know the math yet.

Brian Greene, my favorite physicist (apparently I'm sapiosexual), tried to explain his work by saying, “In my own research when I'm working with equations, I never feel like I really understand what I'm doing if I'm solely relying on the mathematics for my understanding. I need to have a visual picture in my mind. I'm constantly translating from the math to some intuitive mind's-eye picture.” He follows the math into the story. And when he starts thinking about all of this Greene is quoted as saying, "The universe is rich and exciting, and there's stuff that can knock you over every day if you're privy to it.

Here is a paragraph from the Encyclopedia of World Biography.

“In order to explain very complicated concepts Brian Greene often turns to everyday examples. For instance, one of the ideas central to string theory is that there are many more dimensions than the ones we are aware of. The problem is that they are so small they are difficult to detect. Greene suggests that a dimension may be invisible because of our perspective. Imagine, he says, that far off in the distance an ant is walking on a garden hose. From our vantage point, the garden hose looks simply like a one-dimensional line. If we walk closer, the ant and the garden hose, another dimension if you will, come into view.”

I like how this man thinks.

Oh, there is so much more to learn. May 2021 reveal many more mysteries.


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