Monthly Archives: August 2013

Diffusion of Consciousness: Part I

On train rides is when I have some of my most profound thoughts and ideas come to me.  Although, what I am about to describe really aren’t thoughts that I could call my own.  I’m sure some of my readings on the nature of reality and spirituality have informed the broad strokes of these ideas.     However my mind, while on these rides on looking out the window at the outside sweeping by, gets lost in ways of thinking or relating these ideas.  I’ll share one now…

So, there is the idea that consciousness isn’t localized in any one point in the body.  Right, ok… and perhaps this is true because when we look at the body while living and immediately after it has ceased to be alive there seems to be no apparent difference physically.  Perhaps we still have yet to learn and explore about the body, but let’s grant this idea.  Then the body could be thought of as a type of antenna that facilitates the “tuning-in” of consciousness to experience what it experiences while this body is still able to form its functions.  This is the best idea anyway on how to think about consciousness if we can’t pinpoint it to any location in the physical world.

So, regardless, this would mean that consciousness isn’t bound by this physical world because the “tuning-in” and concentration of consciousness would be happening on another wavelength or an alternate dimension (whatever words you choose to describe it).  So far I don’t have a problem with hypothesizing this.  It seems to me this could be highly plausible actually, especially given some of the teachings of wise men from our past.

Precisely, it is the way some spiritual paths describe a uniting, union or oneness where the individual having this experience viscerally feels they are IT ALL – one with the universe.  That there is no separation between what they are conscious of and anything outside of that.  It is described as their consciousness expanded out to encompass the entire world and universe.  If consciousness is non-localized and not bound by the physical bounders in our physical world… then this seems very possible.  Consciousness is then something that can fluctuate in its boundaries and that which it encompasses.   This also seems to be congruent in many spiritual paths that emphasize on ever expanding your awareness and care more and more people.
Thinking about this… I can’t help but think about the Beijing 2008 Olympics as well.  And I will share why in part 2 coming soon.

  • 6 years ago

Volver A España

A veces me hace falta mi tiempo estudiando en la ciudad de Segovia en España.  Me encantaba la cultura distinta de España como la gente se disfrutan después del trabajo en la plaza entre el noche hasta diez de la noche.  Fue una vida tan llena de placer que sabia como sabor vida y vino.

Me gustaría volver a vivir por lo menos seis meses mas en España.  Idealmente, no en Madrid pero en un lugar cerca de Madrid… como Segovia.  A mi me gusto el campo de los países que tengo la oportunidad a visitar.  En general, una cuidad es bueno para disfrutar el arte, la cine y teatro de un lugar – pero no para vivir cada día.  Yo necesito el aire fresco, y el espacio que hay en el campo a vivir un vida físicamente y sicológicamente muy sano.

Vuelvo a vivir en España una vez mas…

  • 6 years ago

逆キャルチャ・ショックのエピソードその1

結構前に、このブログポストを打ったけど載せなかった。。。

「­2011年8月29日昼12:20ニューヨークのJFK国際空港に無事で帰国した。実は、28日にアメリカへ帰る予定だっただけど、ハリケーン×アイリーンの影響で、その日に帰着する予定の便が翌日に持ち越された。結局、ニューヨークまでの運輸は関西国際空港から、東京成田国際空港で乗り換え、成田からJFK国際空港までの道筋で帰った。

29日の火曜日、帰った日、最初弟や両親が空港まで迎えにきてくれた。そして、ロング×アイランドにある自宅へ向いて、出発した。久しぶりの話をしながら、家まで帰った。

そして、第一の逆キャルチャ×ショックエピソドが起った。。弟(ブランドン)はお腹がついっているって言ってて、父がウェンディーズというファストフード店で止まった。弟の注文のため、父が店に入った。しばらくの間、「あ、お茶とか甘くないソフトドリンクものあるかなぁ」と思い浮かんで、僕も店内に入ってみた。やっぱり、甘くないものの選択はなかった、でもそれがそんなにびっくりすることじゃなかった。なにを驚かされたって言うと、店内には色んな人類が居た。ま、種類はそんなに多くではなかった、やっぱり、白人が多かったけど、東洋人は大多数ではなかったのは愛媛県に5年間住んだ僕の立場からみると、すごく可笑しかった! ま、当たり前のことだろうけど、3年振り帰ってない僕に対して、ある不思議なことを感じれる。

ん。。じゃ第二の 逆キャルチャ×ショックエピソドは何だったっけ。。あ!同じ日に夕方の方に、母が スーパーに皆で買い物しに行った。みるともなく、ダイコン、イチジク、三つ葉などを見つかった。うん。。逆キャルチャ×ショックのエピソドであるかな。。ま、日本人の立場みると、ちょっと面白いかなと思った。普通にこんな物がアメリカには、なかなか見つけられないと思われているかな。

あ!、第三は帰ってから、次の日洋服屋さんである主婦と彼女のお子様は日本語での会話を聞いた。うん、そよ!ニューヨーク州の田舎である洋服屋さんで。Ha ha ま、たいしたことはないでしょう。腕時計の表示を見ながら、彼らの会話を聞いた。なんか、最初の瞬間では、自分の頭の中の一言と思ってたけど、そのあと現実だったと気付いた。声をかけるべきだったかなけど結局辞めた。なんか。。その人たちが日本人や日本語を話せるによると声をかけるって迷惑をかけると思った。ま、次回そんな人たちを出会ったら、声をかけようかな。」

また、他の逆キャルチャ・ショックのエピソードをお伝えします!

  • 6 years ago

The Best Self

THERE IS NOTHING OUTSIDE OF YOURSELF THAT CAN EVER ENABLE YOU TO GET BETTER, STRONGER, RICHER, QUICKER, OR SMARTER. EVERYTHING IS WITHIN. EVERYTHING EXISTS. SEEK NOTHING OUTSIDE OF YOURSELF.

Miyamoto Musashi

As this life goes on, and my awareness of things continues to move – sometimes expanding, sometimes changing and shifting it’s shape, a few things come to mind.  One is that, the only constant does seem to be change.  That, we are certain of.  Anything outside of this mind, this awareness… will change and decay and transform into other things.  The only solid ground we have is what is inside us… and from what we are told by our teachers, has existed before our parents were born.

But still, I feel this urge to live in this life as fully as I can.  There is a striving to be better, to become more than I presently am.  Is it just this human condition that tints this awareness with such a yearning?  Regardless, it is there.  And I enjoy it.

In all relationships, there is a yearning, a striving to be the best that I can be.  To be the best brother that I can be.  To be the best son, the best cousin, the best friend that I can be.  To be the best business and romantic partner that I can be.  To be the best customer, the best client, the best stranger, the best teacher that I can be.  To be the best participant in the various roles as a human as I can be.

This extends into the various human endeavors, whether it be a business, a fashion sense, being creative and creating things, physical appearance etc.

It may just be built into the universe this way.  If the only constant is change, then we can only be in a state of forever evolving and striving to reach the greater stages of our own evolution.

It feels in this life, it is important to strive, to attempt to grow and experience and become more.  But, at the same time there is an absolute that maybe feels like, its all perfect just as they are.  Because perhaps in any given time… the sum total of evolution actually is the most and highest level that there is possible.  That the leading edge of the current moment is directly related to the energy that comprises this universe.

We can strive to become more than we are out there.  But the wise maybe know it’s what is being searched for is already in here.

  • 6 years ago
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