Sunday, June 27, 2010
Thoughts: If we could see the body through the eyes of a physicist, as it really is, we'd see a huge empty void with a few scattered dots and some random electrical discharges. The body is made up of atoms, which in turn are made up of particles that whirl at dizzying speeds around huge empty spaces. Physicists have fancy names for these particles, such as leptons, quarks, mesons and so on. These particles give us the experience of matter through our senses, but they are definitely not material entities. These particles are fluctuations of information and energy existing in a huge void.
The human body itself is mostly empty space, but that empty space is not an emptiness made up of nothing; it is a fullness of non-material intelligence. It is pure consciousness. The superstition of materialism sees the human body as a frozen sculpture fixed in space and time, but the body-mind is actually changing, pulsating pattern of intelligence. It is a river of energy and information - fluid, dynamic and ceaselessly changing pattern of energy that constantly re-creates itself. The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said "You can not step into the same river twice because new water is flowing in".
Likewise, we cannot step into the same body twice because in every second of our existence our personal body is exchanging energy and information with our extended body, the universe. If we take any process - such as breathing, eating, digestion, metabolism, even thought, which is fundamentally a fluctuation of energy and information in the body - we see how dramatically, how rapidly, and how effortlessly we renew our body in every second of existence.
With each breath we inhale billions of atoms that ultimately end up as heart cells, kidney cells, brain cells and so on. With each breath we exhale bits and pieces of our tissues and organs and exchange them with the atmosphere of this planet.
Radioactive isotope studies show that the body replaces 98 percent of all its atoms in less than one year. The body makes a new stomach lining every 5 days, a new skin once a month, a new liver every 6 weeks, and a new skeleton every 3 months. Even our DNA, the genetic material that holds memories of billions of years of evolution, wasn't the same six weeks ago.
So if you think you are your physical body, which body are you talking about? The body you had today is not the same body you had 3 months ago.
The superstition of materialism sees the body as a physical machine that has somehow learned to think, but in fact infinite consciousness somehow creates the mind and then expresses itself as the body.
This morning I opened the book called 'Power Freedom and Grace' created by Deepak Chopra, and the words above are exactly the page I opened to. I felt compelled to share it with you all. Thank you for the opportunity to be soaked in such words this morning. Deepak Chopra is an American physician born in India. www.chopra.com
Challenges: Being immersed in the material illusion that my body is a solid lump, impossible to change, heal, grow, recover, glow, shine, radiate health. Such suppressing behaviour I have inflicted upon my self.
Triumphs: Knowing all that, with each breath in is a new body and each breath out is dying to the old body. From moment to moment my body is renewed. A chance of re-creation - only when I am not immersed in the material illusion and superstition.
What I Ate Today:
Food fest 1: 2 avocados.
Food fest 2: The juice of 3 oranges.
Food fest 3: 2 organic sweet white flesh nectarines! A part of summer that I love!
Food fest 4: Macadamia nuts.
Food fest 5: A avocado.
Food fest 6: Pineapple and blueberries :)
Exercise: Walking, talking, moving, breathing in Manhattan. Working/playing in the garden!
130 days to go!!!
Image by: www.jackie-johnson.com/images/flowing-river.jpg