Nevermind, Part II -Space

"Space, the final frontier", Captain Kirk introduced the idea of space travel in the prologue to each Star Trek episode. Yesterday we visited the concept of Neverland and the world of our imagination. Today we begin to understand how we imagine such fantastic things as did Gene Roddenberry.

Many people say they are not creative yet they will watch Star Trek (or some other fantasy) completely engrossed in whatever wild adventure is presented. They don't realize that they are participating in the process of imagining.  They think what they're watching is real or something someone else has imagined. They don't see that without their implicit participation in the imagination of what is seen they would not understand it. They are in the process of believing their own concept that this is happening to them rather than through their own conceptions. Even to see this is happening is nonetheless a concept, but the road we are traveling in the mind leads to learning how to use it rather than thinking we are used by it (consumers).

Space, as we understand it is that which exists between objects. Space covers the relationship between the objects to one another. You can't touch, bottle, or see space; you can only sense it and you do. Space is relationship and you create it with your imagination.

This might sound like the mental wanderings of a crazy artist, but quantum physicists like Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger challenged the notion that objects exist independent of observation.  They submitted that the appearance of exact circumstances emerging from a state of flux, are caused by observation. Not a quantum physicist? Well let's try it another way.

In Nevermind, space is defined as the relationship between objects which are created by our conception of them. These objects, for purposes of defining how we create in the world of our imagination, may be summed up as: I, You, We, They, and This. Like the "I", the rest of these, no matter who or what we think they are, are exactly that: what we think, emerging from the flux of implicit and explicit memory or mind. When we hear ourselves use the words "I, You, We, They, This" they can act like blue bunnies to wake us up to the concept that we are imagining something into our lives. Then we have the opportunity to choose how and what we imagine.

Yes, I'm saying the people and things we seem to experience outwardly are something we just thought up. This is why so many arguments are related to misunderstandings, because the "you" "I" think "I" knows is not the same as your "I" knows as "you". (I love that sentence, it's a doozy).  And the funny thing is we can't really know anything more than what we think we know about anything. All attempts to expand our understanding produce nothing more that more of our own understanding ("I") which we carry out with recognizable perceptions and also remix and apply to new perceptions making them concepts which we believe to be true.

Try this practice:  Imagine some "You" your "I" knows. Now try separating that I-knowledge from that person. Its a little like the glove in our last practice. Without what your "I" knows, the You does not exist as anything other than a nameless, incomparable....not even a thing. This practice is most helpful when you take the time each day to unimagine one person who is not currently presenting any big ticket items.  Just let go of them and all you imagine about them.  Then, when you get a wake up call from a blue bunny you will be better equipped to simply say, "Nevermind", detach, and choose unconditional happiness.

Next, Time. 
Be lucid!

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