“Creating a new theory is not like destroying an old barn and erecting a skyscraper in its place. It is rather like climbing a mountain, gaining new and wider views, discovering unexpected connections between our starting points and its rich environment. But the point from which we started out still exists and can be seen, although it appears smaller and forms a tiny part of our broad view gained by the mastery of the obstacles on our adventurous way up.” – Albert Einstein
This Einstein quote at Resonance Science Foundation is likely in celebration of the newest theories on states of energy/matter and atomic structure that are flooding the theoretical science communities at present—shifting attitudes and raising awareness on massive scales.
And considering that Einstein was at his peak in the early 20th century—with his ‘Theory of Relativity’ being nearly 102 years old now; AND since we have just landed two additional Mars rovers (5 total so far) about a week ago, I doubt that even Einstein could predict the massive breakthroughs in physics, astrophysics, engineering, medicine, and most of all in technology; including Artificial Intelligence and robotics that we are currently enjoying.
So as we climb that unfathomable mountain of higher consciousness that looms before us, the world we once assumed that we knew so well becomes an entirely different place primarily because our perspectives have massively shifted to a higher plane of awareness, and we can now see through more enlightened eyes than the majority of us did 100 years ago during the last world-wide pandemic.
We as a species have evolved in knowledge and understanding of the world around us—we have advanced in technological leaps and bounds toward something we cannot even presently comprehend—OUR FUTURE as a human species.
“…It is rather like climbing a mountain, gaining new and wider views, discovering unexpected connections between our starting points and its rich environment. But the point from which we started out still exists and can be seen, although it appears smaller and forms a tiny part of our broad view gained by the mastery of the obstacles on our adventurous way up.”
Yes we have come SO far in a hundred years; and it is only from climbing higher to then peer further below to gain that necessary ‘broader perspective’ on what is happening to us, that we can even begin to comprehend the scope of this mystery called LIFE.
Now for me personally, I love being high in the air; from standing atop the tallest peak in the mountain range to peering out from the swaying gondola of a hot-air balloon sailing silently across the cloud-doted sky. Love it! It’s like walking on clouds (at least until the burner fan kicks in and destroys the silence).
I crave that panoramic view seen from far above the earth’s floor—where mile after mile of rugged territory is revealed in a single awe-inspiring 360-degree head-turn.
Not sure how I came by this trait—that desire for the ‘omniscient perspective’ obtained from extreme height, but it’s very much a part of me. And that’s also how I view this LIFE experience as well. You can’t really see what’s happening to you and to those around you from the ground-level where you are living it. You have to distance yourself from the situation, from the emotional/tumultuous interactions, and see the entire picture of ALL interactions to give LIFE itself proper context.
To do this you have to gain the high-above overview perspective on LIFE to see the entire valley stretched out below you—to see how the multicolored folds of the earth and the twisting, winding rivers that run through her, work together—to see how the gorgeous blue sky embraces the blinding sun by day and at night the sparkling stars; and to suddenly fully realize how the entirety of this magnificent view shows you—reminds you—how truly small you are to the total picture that you are blessedly witnessing.
You are the ant at your feet—the individual grain of sand on the vast white beach of similar bleached silica particles.
You are but a tiny speck of dust in the whirlwind of eternity spinning ever outward toward infinity and beyond.
And even from this enlightened view of how insignificant you truly are, you are indeed VIEWING IT, which makes you SIGNIFICANT. You are witnessing LIFE as it unfolds in all its complexity and enormity—even if you can’t presently comprehend what you are actually seeing.
My main problem is that I want to know why LIFE is this way, and WHY we are the way that we are—incomplete, evolving, and continually tested in the fires of a master steel forger—where we are indiscriminately heated to a more pliable consistency and then pounded out into a new shape for some future use.
Are we to be ‘future plow shears’ or are we to be ‘future swords’?
I guess we’ll know in time.