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Infinity is Change

I am intrigued by the c0ncept of infinity. The idea that something has no end, no boundaries, that encompasses Absolutely Everything – it’s a big thought. My mac dictionary says infinity is, “limitless or endless in space, extent or size.” I like that definition, ‘limitless and endless’, and the way I define that definition is thus… I think of Infinity as a state of constant flux – of constant change. If something is changing, no matter how minutely, it is an expression of infinity because as long as it’s changing it has no fixed end -> endless. You can’t put a measure on it because as soon as you do it is changing and therefore has no finite shape. So when I make infinity a shape, I think of it like a colourful cloud, I imagine that cloud is a constant shifting of colour and shape and size and dimension and I imagine Infinity as such a shape. As long as the cloud shifts, it has no end, -> is endless -> is infinite. If something is constantly moving or changing then it is infinite. It is only as soon as it stops that it becomes finite.

I think that we, human beings, are expressions of Infinity. We are in a constant state of flux. We have cells dying and being created all the time. Our brain is constantly active. We breathe, blink, feel, grow hair, think every moment of our existence. Because we are always changing, shifting, growing, then we are expressions; manifestations of Infinity. We have no end and so we are infinite.

Back to the definition; it is “…endless in space, extent or size.” I love that “or” because I think that we may not be endless in space or size but we are endless in extent and that “or” allows the definition to be applied to us.

Ah, but we die. We have a limited existence (extent) and so we are not infinite.

Bupkis.

When we die our body begins to decay and so continues to change. It then joins the Earth and then from it new things grow, it joins another cycle but it is has not ended, just shifted in the way it exists.  And I’m not sure what happens with our consciousness but I feel that may also continue in a manner of ways. In memories. In family. In interactions and impressions we’ve made with other people. Perhaps reincarnation. Or traveling to another world; Heaven, Valhalla, or the Great Abyss. I’m not quite sure what an afterlife might be but I believe that as expressions of Infinity – there must be something. And regardless of what one believes, as we are here and living we are definitely expressions of infinity, the afterlife is another discussion that really doesn’t need to effect this thought.

But, what does this matter? I guess I like the idea of accepting my own infinite nature because by doing so, it means that anything is possible. When I realize that I’m constantly growing, shifting and changing then I can embrace that I am an expression of infinity, of infinite possibilities, of new choices everyday – every moment. Accepting that gives me a sense of freedom, freedom to take risks, to explore and adventure, to relieve myself of worry because: if I am an expression of Infinity, then I am an expression of Choice; and in choosing I am free to do and be anything I wish. I find it an empowering philosophy to live by; one of my basic principles to Being.

It’s just a thought. And it may change at one point. But for now, it’s a useful idea to include in my life and I’m happy to share it going into the new year.

Happy New Year!
Brave New Revolutions!
Celebrate the Old and Embrace the New!

da hersh

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New Year’s REVOLUTIONS

It was a while ago when I became skeptical of New Year Resolutions. I never really did them myself but people talked about them; how they never really followed them through, and how bad that made them feel when they failed to carry out their Resolution. I did try a few times in my life but I’d fall into the same trap. Then one day, in my skepticism, I realized the word “resolution” just wasn’t doing it for me. “I resolve to get something done. To change my life.” A resolution just felt to me like a promise. I resolve, I promise to do such and such. But in the end  that promise was quickly broken. In my mind, a resolution is just an idea of something, usually a disconnected image of what would make me a better person. But if I really want to change something I need to be active about it. I decided that I was no longer going to do New Year’s Resolutions but instead do New Year’s Revolutions. I want to take decisive actions to change something in my life. I usually keep it broad and flexible, more a way of how I want to live life. For example instead of resolving to go to the gym, I raise up a Health Revolution and work towards making my life more healthy which includes physical, and mental health. It just feels like a more proactive way to approach change in my life.

One year I tried New Year Evolutions. I thought, “Whoa, that’s a good idea. Evolve.” The thing about my evolutions – my relationship to the word made me think of slower change and something that would just happen without me. Evolution takes millions of years (at least that’s the way I think of it.) So I decided to go back to Revolutions which has Evolution inside of it so Evolution is implied in Revolution – to re-evolve.

So now I write down my New Year Revolutions. Usually I write out two copies, one I burn, the other I keep to use as a reminder throughout the year of how I’d like to change.

Also, for the past 10 years, I’ve had a word or words that would be the theme for the year. The word will just come to me, usually just as I’m waking up and I’ll hear the word and think, ‘Oh, so that is this year’s word.’ Last year it was “Commitment,” and one year it was “Integrity,” another year “Decisive.” And the word comes within days of the New Year so I don’t know quite what it is yet but may know by the time I post this and so I’m happy to share it when it comes.

Have a Happy New Year!
Health, Magic and Abundance!
Long Live Your New Year Revolutions!

da hersh

ExQuisiTe rAndOMneSs: Invitation to a thought corner

I have recently discovered that I am a Writer.

That is; I’ve recently discovered that I love to do this writing thing that I’ve been doing my whole life and now I want to do it as a profession and so I should start calling myself a Writer. I guess nothing has really changed in the way I Am except a perception to an already existing presence in my life: I write.

I love writing -> I should do what I love because it makes life easier to live -> I should write as a way to make money because then I’d make money doing what I love and I need some money to get along in this world -> I should call myself a Writer because then I’d be doing what I Love and people would understand that I love what I’m doing because I call myself a Writer.

* (“->” = “therefore”, or ‘follow this line of thought to see where it goes and how it gets there’)

So I have recently discovered – rediscovered – that I am a Writer.

I have also discovered that I have a unique way of experiencing the Universe – which I open-heartedly declare is no better or worse than any other unique experiencing of the Universe that everyone else does. As individuals, we All experience a unique Universe – A Uniquiverse – and I am actually really excited to be blogging; not only to share my Uniquiverse but to learn about everyone else’s Uniquiverse and find out Our commonalities and Our divergencies. We are Unique in our Diversities so we’re bound to have divergencies. But the base thought is our commonality. “What do you think about Blue?”
“Well I think…” & “I think…” & “I’ll tell you what I think…” are our Divergencies but “Blue” is our Base; our commonality.

Where am I going with this?

Oh yes.

I am excited to be sharing my thoughts and I Invite those who read this blog to share their thoughts as well – which is more exciting still. I think about things and experience them in certain ways and I sometimes wonder if there are others that think the same way and/or how they think about them differently. I just wanted to create a little corner of the internet where I could share with the world and have the world share back.

I think this Universe is fascinating. It is complex, and beautiful -> Exquisite. It is the potential for infinite unique possibilities -> Randomness. I ain’t no quantum physicist but I knows what I likes and I likes this idea that the Universe is Exquisite Randomness.

I write this blog without Ego. I write this blog because I have an Urge to. I have thoughts I want to express. I have an urge to hear what others think about random things. I have a Desire to connect to people; connect people to people; to have a forum in which to connect – this little corner of the internet. I write without Ego so I am open to diverging thoughts. I am open to Definitives. I am open to Discussions. I am open to the Broad and to the Narrow; to the Obtuse and the Acute. I am open to Disagreement. I am not interested in Arguing though and so I may choose or not choose to respond to comments. Do not let this deter you from responding, react as you’d like. I realize we All live a Uniquiverse and I am giddy with anticipation to see how this all plays out.

So this is an Invitation; an invitation: to read, to think, to inspire, to inquire, to comment (or not), to poo-poo (or not), to “yes but…” or to “yes and…” or to “yes and but…”.

It is also just a word, “Invitation,” and you don’t have to do anything with it. You are free to let it go. But just so you know, this is an open invitation, you can always check in and see what’s up in da hersh universe.

Welcome and now lets see where this goes.

da hersh

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P.P.S Happy Holidays!