"The most beautiful and deepest experience a man can have is the sense of the mysterious. It is the underlying principle of religion, as well as, all serious endeavour. He who never had this experience, if not dead, then at least blind. To sense that behind anything that can be experienced, there is a something that the mind cannot grasp; whose beauty and sublimity reaches us only indirectly; this is religiousness. In this sense I am religious." -- Albert Einstein
The laws of physics have conspired to make collisions of atoms produce plants, trees, animals and humans. In fact, these laws produced collections of atoms that don't just obey Newton's laws in a passive way. Some jump, mate, run and think. The laws of physics, working through Darwin's natural selection, have produced these gigantic collections of apparently purposeful beings who look as though they have been designed. Once Darwin determined how to get complicated, designed beings from the simplest of forms, he gave us an intellectual foothold to begin to see a process that we refer to as evolution. We know since 1859 how this all happens.
Math and science use principle-centered, complex frameworks to describe and understand phenomena on all scales of time and space. Reality, on the other hand, operates at all intervals simultaneously. Our existence, as we see it, is an illusion.
"We are spirit having human experiences not the other way around."
A starving child, longing for food, has no clock to measure the movement of the sun and the earth around their shared center of mass. Looking down from my high-rise in Chicago I often look over the hundreds of people mulling about on the beach, each existing from a particular point, their own universe if you will. A fly's eyes have hundreds of different facets. It is able to detect the briefest flickers of movement, perceiving reality under a completely different guise than we humans.The mind of an Alzheimer's patient cannot use the human construct of time. For such a person, the chronology of existence is broken, living without the element of time or memory to assist in formulating their reality. Time is an illusion, as is space.
There is a disconnect between our subjective impressions and observations of time and the universal time that can only be perceived by a god. In my work, I attempt to describe this using contemporary quantum theory as a general thesis or foundation. Having an understanding of the universal synchronicity that connects us at every scale of time and space will allow us to be more sensitive to our interconnected universe -- a cosmic Jello that is both sub-atomic and vast. Because its nature changes with the size of the phenomenon being observed and the observer, we must begin to realize that there are multiple universes or realities going on all the time.
Using quantum theory to prove the non-existence of God is not man's ultimate challenge. Indeed, in order to prove God did not exist, we would need to have the kind of universal, all-seeing perspective that only a god can possess. But we can refine our definition. We can use what we know to be true to formulate a new story that places us at the helm as we navigate the waters of life in the natural.
Why is this a crucial point for human kind to evolve?
As I reviewed ancient theological texts and cross-referenced them with modern quantum theory, the correlation became obvious. As I interviewed generations of Tibetan monks while at the Lama Temple in Beijing, China, it became evident that the life we live is the story we tell ourselves. Part of this story evolves from our consciousness, the way we see ourselves and the universe we live within. Jesus Christ, the Buddha, Lao Tzu, the Dalai Lama, Rumi, and other spiritual leaders are all pointing to a star that holds the answer for us manifesting the absolute best life that we can live while here in the natural. Quantum mechanics illustrates how God works, but only to a limited degree. Darwin started this process and gave us a foothold, but it is now up to us to expand our consciousness beyond the human constructs of time and space, beyond the materialistic perspective we have inherited.
What is the story you are telling yourself? How does this story keep you stuck, fearful, angry and arguing for more of the same? Why unendingly fight with your spouse or continue to fund a lawsuit that will get you nowhere in the end. Are you a beggar? Are you begging for the next life situation, person, or thing to maintain the illusion of happiness? Are you looking to others to make you happy? Do others need to change in order for you to be happy? Change this story to one that starts from gratitude, openness and love. Engage the universal energy that creates worlds from nothingness. Begin each human transaction by giving thanks and paying it forward. Watch how your life expands and you attract more and more of the same. Love begets love; positive thoughts manifest themselves in positive life situations. The opposite is also true. Observe your thoughts, be humble, be open, be gracious.
For more by Peter Baksa, click here.
For more on spiritual development, click here.
"Think Yourself Young" now for sale -- I discuss diet and meditational techniques according to the Tibetan Monks that I was able to interview living amongst them while at the Lama Temple in Beijing, China. These folks appear to be able to stop physiological time dead in its tracks, with the net result being a high-quality life beyond 120 years.
Peter Baksa has written The Point of Power and It's None of My Business What You Think of Me! available now on Amazon.
Bonus: Like Peter on Facebook today and receive a free chapter of The Point of Power.
Follow Peter Baksa on Facebook.
Follow Peter Baksa's blog.
Check out this live interview.
HuffPost Lifestyle is a daily newsletter that will make you happier and healthier — one email at a time. Learn more