Decay

Beauty exists only now, enjoy it!

Beauty exists only now, enjoy it!

Run around the Sun

Dance around the Moon

Swim beneath the waves

Jellyfish in their caves

Glacier’s tilt

River’s silt

Flowers bloom

Leaves decay

Everything that is

always fades away.

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Brain map patty-whack…

Does light master the rainbow or does the rainbow master the light?

Does light master the rainbow or does the rainbow master the light?

…give the dog a bone…

The human brain is a very complex organ, sort of like a powerful computer, processing tons of information, all the time, and producing output, all the time. Yet, unlike a computer, it is always changing, with neurons, brain cells, changing in shape, in length, in function. It is how ‘practice makes perfect’. Each time something is practiced, whether swinging a golf club, writing your name with your non-usual hand, learning a language, your neurons adapt after each experience. Neurons can grow in length, physically to have a better reach at other areas in the brain that can help perform the task better each time.

All the neurons compete, in a way, for dominance in your brain…which explain ‘use it or lose it’. But..

Because the human brain is super fresh, it can remember things, and even if you haven’t rode a bike for ten years, you will still be able to do it, maybe wobbly at first, but that memory, that map your brain made all those years ago, is dusted off and re-used.

It also explains how people can get into ruts, get into compulsions, and habits, both good and bad. Your brain is a powerful tool, and it masters most people’s lives.

When the brain is mastered itself, you can direct where those maps form, and you can begin to heal any ‘bad’ or unhealthy brain maps.

The brain doesn’t like to be stagnant, we didn’t evolve that way.

So, when humans are removed from their natural environment and ecotones, they seem to do either of 2 things..

stagnate and get depressed, fall ill, and have a miserable life….

or flourish, and create masterpieces of art and science…..

How many hunter-gatherer tribes have horribly depressed, chronically ill and drug addicted people? Not many

How many of those tribes have Einsteins, Newtons, Picassos, or Michelangelos?

Not many.

In one sense, it’s simply not ‘natural’ to push the limits of the mind as the great artists and scientists have done.

In another sense, it’s the human brain, of course it’s natural!

So, keeping our brains happy is keeping our societies happy. Or something like that…

brain wack patty map, give a crow a moan,

play piano upsidedown, a frown turns ’round

E=MC2 and turtles fly the night

looking for Terrapin

the lights always bright..

Photons shine white,

cut one open and black spills out..

and births the ying and the yang,

Neurons sputter, like bad sparkplugs,

they need maintenance too,

make them fire into the night

and form a circle of thought in your brain.

It will be real, as real as anything, and a physical circle of electricity will be conducted..

follow its path in your head, and its a dance, one neuron to the next, electricity flows inside the neuron, till it reaches its end, spewing out chemicals to find the next neuron, and this turns it on, literally, and it feels electric, because it is, and then it shoots this electric current down inside this next neuron towards its tip,s then explodes with more chemicals…

It sounds pretty sexual, and, in a way it is…

these bursts of chemicals and electricity create growth, create relationships, and make the brain work more efficiently. (okay efficient and sex don’t really go together, well, I hope not, lol)

So, I will continue to create this particle accelerator in my brain, using thought alone, as that is all that is biologically required, as the thoughts move the neurons into action, which moves the electricity which moves the chemicals….which makes neurons grow, and expand and create more and more connections…

I think I just gave myself a headache. lol.

The rain dances with photons.... and whoever the master was, falls to their knees and smiles at the colors.

The rain dances with photons…. and whoever the master was, falls to their knees and smiles at the colors.

So, 96% of the Universe is missing, eh?

96% of the Universe covers over us yet we still see the light shine through..

96% of the Universe covers over us yet we still see the light shine through..

Dark matter, dark energy, lots of what is expected to be in the Universe is simply not to be found. 96& worth! What is THAT all about? Scientists have calculated that we can not find 96% of the Universe! What?
So, what have they found, that makes up the known 4%? Well, normal matter and normal energy, you know, like Iron, nickel, oxygen, and like heat, other radiations like gamma rays, x-rays, etc.
And, as Einstein figured out, Energy is simply mass (times the speed of light squared), you know e = mc2 ( i can’t do the superscript for the squared part),
Everyone knows that equation. What does it mean? Nothing more that say that energy and mass are interchangeable, more or less the same thing, just one is ‘solid’ energy (matter), one is just fluid matter (energy). So, you can calculate the energy value of a piece of matter and you can calculate the mass of a piece of energy, basically. By why is the speed of light in there?
What is the speed of light? Nothing can travel faster than light. Why? and what is light?
Light is simply radiation, you know, like from the Sun, which is visible. But x-rays are the same thing, just a different compressed version, but travel the same speed, but since its compressed compared to visible light, it has a lot more energy.
We know about visible light because we see it. We know about x-rays because of the way they interact with matter. We know about iron and oxygen because of how they interact with other atoms.
We know of the 4% because of their interactions.
So, the other 96% we don’t notice their interactions.
Do they have interactions?
Well, they interact with galaxies by affecting the expansion of the Universe, which, is how scientists calculated there is 96% missing in the first place.
They just don’t know what it is.
So, energy and matter are basically all there is in the Universe, according to modern theories. And they are simply flip sides of the same coin.
What if there is something else?
Not matter, like protons, or helium; nor energy like gamma rays or heat.
What could it be?
What sort of experiment could find it?
I have no idea!!

then I think about what thoughts and feelings consist of… brain matter (mass) and energy give rise to thoughts and feelings.
give rise to..

so, thoughts are born from matter and energy, but are they actually either? Is a thought a form of energy or matter? perhaps.
Is the feeling of love and compassion composed of matter or energy? perhaps.

But, perhaps not.
Thoughts are sorta floating around, love is, well, intangible, isn’t it?

When people talk of transcendence … what does this mean?
Is it possible that it relates to going past matter and energy?

Is this what makes up the missing 96% and pulls and/or pushed galaxies?
But that is what gravity does, and that is related to mass, to matter.

But could something else do this?

Well, sure. Nothing says it can’t. The laws of physics state that matter has gravity, but it doesn’t deny gravity existing in another medium.

But, of course, all this talk of mine is heresy and not real science, as you can’t test it at all.

Maybe one day it can be tested.

The Universe is vast, crazy, powerful, mysterious and doesn’t all add up, it just doesn’t make sense!

But, sitting under a full moon, with crickets chirping, what doesn’t make sense?

The Universe knows what it’s doing.

(I wrote this about 3 years ago)

Letting Go…

Holding up the Earth, singing to my heart.

Holding up the Earth, singing to my heart.

“Letting go….”

It was said to me, almost without words, maybe even without words, spoken to my heart, my mind, all of me.

“Letting go….. Letting go….”

It was said to me as an answer, as advice, as medicine.

That great Indian in the sky. Indian to me, Red Indian, Native Indian, Native American to others… He came to me in a vision. Perhaps. Maybe it was I who came to him. His presence…..it took great effort on his part, I could tell, but ironically, was effortless…As though he made some great sacrifice to speak to me.

His face was almost what you would expect…old, wise, full of lines, wrinkles, with long hair flowing. Deep Wisdom. Truth. Calm and Peace. Above all – Love. His love was, well, boundless.

I just listened, and his message, his answer, was clear:

“Letting go”

And he was gone.

This is an experience I had many years ago, before I meet Buddhism.