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I have done a lot of things in my life and have also worked in many different jobs to make a living and to experience life. This blog is just some of my musings, sometimes funny, sometimes inspirational, sometimes sad, sometimes angry, sometimes simple but all the time, it's just me.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Understanding the universe and everything in it

What is the universe to you?

The scientist will have you believe that the universe is commonly defined as the totality of everything that exists, including all physical matter and energy, the planets, stars, galaxies, and the contents of intergalactic space.

But the key word is exist. What is the definition for exist? The word existence is limited to the human definition of something that exist and we are aware through our senses, only our five senses.

So, according to these so called experts, the Universe cannot be made up of things that do not exists or things that we are aware outside of our five senses.

To these experts then, God does not exist yet a majority of us including me believe in the existence of God. We do not sense God through our five senses but we know he exists through our other senses, some call it sixth sense.

So, to understand the Universe requires for me more than out natural senses. And we all all born with more than our natural five senses, just a matter of using it.

The scientist have us also to believe that two negatives make what looks like a positive.

But it isn't really a positive.

Taoism describes the interplay and balance between Yin and Yang. But it belies a deeper truth in the concept of wu-wei-- that passivity, a Yin characteristic, is actually the secret of mastering the Tao.

That secret is this: Yang doesn't actually exist.

Everything is Yin.

But there is a special circumstance of Yin, which is two Yin's together, which makes what looks like a Yang.

All of physical reality is Yang--which is to say, it is nothingness (Yin) which looks like it exists because of what happens with Yin meets with Yin--it bonds and repulses at the same time, meaning that what is actually nothingness begins to look an awful lot like something.

This basic bonding/repulsing action aggregates until the sub-atomic becomes atomic, and we have matter, material reality. But its all, underneath all that Yang, its really just Yin.

So when you are in a balance, when your Yin meets with Yin then the Yang will exist.

Okay, I understand the above is quite deep.

In Taoist philosophy, yin and yang arise together from an initial quiescence or emptiness (wuji, sometimes symbolized by an empty circle), and continue moving in tandem until quiescence is reached again.

For instance, dropping a stone in a calm pool of water will simultaneously raise waves and lower troughs between them, and this alternation of high and low points in the water will radiate outward until the movement dissipates and the pool is calm once more.

Yin and yang are thus are always opposite and equal qualities.

It is impossible to talk about yin or yang without some reference to the opposite, since yin and yang are bound together as parts of a mutual whole (i.e. you cannot have the back of a hand without the front).

Is it getting too confusing?

Let me put this simply, the scientist say that the universe is commonly defined as the totality of everything that exists. It is not.

The universe is a totality of everything including things beyond your imagination and believes. Also, a combination of things that currently exist can create something that does not currently exists like a baby formed by the existence of a sperm meeting the egg and incubating.

The Universe is a lot more, it is infinite, it is wonderful and yes, you can understand it. Just open of your mind and allow yourself to dream and to believe and the wonders of the universe will hopefully be revealed.

Have a wonderful journey in this Universe.

Take care and be well.

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