Saturday, May 21, 2022

Eternal play...Richard Sylvester


 












When Richard Sylvester met Tony Parsons, he said -“That was the end of what I thought had been my life”.

(Notes from a conversation with Richard Sylvester)

“Being is all that we are talking about today, simply being-

**** Q: When did it all begin?

There is no beginning. This is the eternal play.

Q: What about the Big Bang?

The Big Bang is an idea, it’s a thought which is manifesting in this. There’s nowhere else for it to manifest.

Q: Is there really nothing else but this?

Q: If there were anything else but this, it would still be this.

All there is, is this” is an absolute brick wall. The mind cannot get beyond it – or batter its way through it. This encompasses whatever phenomena arise. If there were anything beyond non-duality it would still be non-duality.

Q: There’s no cause and effect.

Liberation is an uncaused spontaneous arising. So is this glass of water. Everything is an uncaused spontaneous arising. But the mind always has to think in terms of cause and effect. It’s natural for it to do so. The mind has to be in control and it can’t give up control of its own volition. When the mind says “I’m giving up control now”, it’s controlling giving up control.

****Q: So this is a totally impersonal seeing?

Although liberation may be seen, it is not seen by a person. Although separation can be seen through, it is not seen through by a person. A character may be sitting in this chair reporting on this but that’s as close as we can get in language. *There is always impersonality but it is covered over by the sense of being an individual.* Liberation is seen not when impersonality is gained but when the individual is lost. This message is beyond mind or concepts or understanding.

When liberation is seen, this sense of tightness and contraction can dissipate. It can simply disappear in a moment. But what’s left is still a sense of localization unless liberation coincides with physical death. The body- mind organism still exists, complete with its character, its personality traits and its preferences. This all remains. It is Oneness appearing as a body-mind.

Q: Is there any point in being at these talks or is it pointless?

The mind thinks there must be a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer to that question. The mind says, It must be one or the other. Either it’s useful to be here or it isn’t.

Q: Come on Richard, which is it?”

The frustrating answer to your question is “Neither.” Perhaps that only makes sense when it’s seen that there is no choice about whether you are at this talk or not and indeed there is no one who is sitting here listening to this talk in any case. Nothing has ever happened. But you can’t expect the mind to make anything of that because it is not equipped to make sense of that statement. The mind lives in time where things appear to happen so it seems obvious to the mind that something is happening every second.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

"Observer"...

 













"Observer"

The word sometimes seems subject to a "non dual" dismissal.  Implying an observer and observed.. not deemed helpful.  Some will say that the observer is an intermediate step, and the next step will be a merging with the observed.  This process and story may appear as gambling with separation.   "Observing" may offer aid, closer to closing an imagined gap. But that gap!  Yet, if the I/me is found as separate and  illusory, there is obviously no observing, in whatever guise.  Only what is happening for no one..which may be the storied step into the void...ending this story...


An observer

Is a character

In a story..

Seeming to

Find solace

Observing

The world

Distant and 

Close in..

Apparently a

Story of the

Undiscovered

Void..or

The void

Storying as

Undiscovered...






Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Mardi..






Mardi..

No words suffice

But these are markers..

The vastness of love

Appeared in

The deftness of the

Veterinarian's hands

And her soft words..

The seeming peace

Of a promise

Beyond our 

Understanding of

This tearful

Passing..

Mardi... 

..all there is of me, and you...Antonia Lovejoy

 










"The peace that passes all understanding" is felt when there is a cessation of the striving for other, striving to understand, striving to know. Thoughts are seen to be empty, hollow, not even nothing underneath, as "nothing" too is a thought. It's seen that there is no knower as thought seems to create that too. Nothing can be or needs to be understood, as what seems to be understanding is also thought. There is no concern about thought whatsoever, no trying to control it, as the attempt to control thought is thought. It's seen clearly that thought belongs to no one, as a seeming one for whom it would belong is itself thought. It's like the mind, or thought stream sort of rests in itself as it's somehow known that it goes nowhere, knows nothing and names nothing.....completely impersonal, yet it's all there is of me, and you.

~~Antonia Lovejoy

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Duality...Richard Rohr

 













“I am convinced that Jesus was the first nondual religious teacher of the West, and one reason we have failed to understand so much of his teaching, much less follow it, is because we tried to understand it with dualistic minds. In his life and ministry, Jesus modeled and exemplified nonduality more than giving us any systematic teaching on it. Our inability to fully understand him and seriously follow him may be partly because we have not been taught how to see nondually ourselves.

Dualistic thinking, or the “egoic operating system,” … is our way of reading reality from the position of our private and small self. “What’s in it for me?” “How will I look if I do this?” This is the ego’s preferred way of seeing reality. It is the ordinary “hardware” of almost all Western people, even those who think of themselves as Christians. The church has neglected its central work of teaching prayer and contemplation, allowing the language of institutional religion itself to remain dualistic and largely argumentative. We ended up confusing information with enlightenment, mind with soul, and thinking with experiencing—yet these are very different paths.

The dualistic mind cannot process things like infinity, mystery, God, grace, suffering, sexuality, death, or love; this is exactly why most people stumble over these very issues. The dualistic mind pulls everything down into some kind of tit-for-tat system of false choices and too-simple contraries, which is largely what “fast food religion” teaches, usually without even knowing it. Without the contemplative and converted mind—honest and humble perception—much religion is frankly dangerous.

The dualistic mind is essentially binary, either/or thinking. It knows by comparison, opposition, and differentiation. It uses descriptive words like good/evil, pretty/ugly, smart/stupid, not realizing there may be a hundred degrees between the two ends of each spectrum. Dualistic thinking works well for the sake of simplification and conversation, but not for the sake of truth or the immense subtlety of actual personal experience. Most of us settle for quick and easy answers instead of any deep perception, which we leave to poets, philosophers, and prophets. Yet depth and breadth of perception should be the primary arena for all authentic religion. How else could we possibly search for God?”

 - Richard Rohr, The Center For Action and Contemplation

Monday, May 9, 2022

What already is...Nathan Gill






 







"The allowing of life as it is – rather than any efforts to be rid of thought or ‘I’, or to become ‘enlightened’ – allows seeking to fall naturally away. Within the play, all efforts to be rid of ‘I’ merely reinforce identification with it.

You are Consciousness. Whatever Your present appearance, it is already perfect, including any play of identification as ‘I’, and also any seeking to be rid of ‘I’. Life as the character is simply the play of appearances in awareness and has no requirement for awakening. There is only already awakeness.

What Already Is

What is, right now, is perfection – presence has not arisen from the past and is not leading to the future. All appears presently as a play in awareness.

The apparently separate individual may be involved with self-improvement, spiritual life or anything else throughout the unfolding of that life. But only the clarity of what You really are undermines the search for awakening or for being anything other than what already is.

This communication about clarity has no particular relevance or significance over any other part of the play. It carries no merit and has no point. There is no purpose for You to find Yourself.

The Play of Life

The whole play has no purpose or point beyond present appearance.

It is Your cosmic entertainment. You are Your play. It has no

existence separate from You.

What has been sought all along is found to be none other than this which is the seeking. The ultimate goal or prize turns out to be what already is. There is nothing and no one to find. There is awareness with no one being aware."

Nathan Gill~

Sunday, May 8, 2022

equality of doing..




equality of doing..

perhaps radical

but resonance seems

as beauty and freedom..

appearances are

nothing..

nothing doing..thus

doing appears as

everywhere unequal

yet still equal..


Friday, May 6, 2022

The separate sense...Jim Newman















 "The separate sense is on a mission, it is searching for the impossible to know the end of itself, the end of the fear of death, the end of separation. The non- dual reality. In this search it will always fail. The situation for the sense of self is completely hopeless. As is its efforts to control its life by repeating the pleasurable and avoiding the painful which is the simple description of its entire life. There is no free will - that is another illusion.

The good news is, there is no such thing as separation. What the separate sense of self is looking for is all there is. There is only that. This. This is not particular or exclusive. It is everything exactly as it is. Everything is an expression of wholeness, everything is the end of the sense of separation which the separate sense is looking for but in looking the separate sense can only register something, the particular.
When this reality is recognized, it is seen that there is no separation, that the sense of separation was simply a dream, that it never happened, there is no and never was a separate self in the whole of everything. Everything paradise is perfect and complete. But nothing changes, as there never was separation. The appearance is no longer informed by the search for the end of the fear of death and the neurotic outcroppings of that search, but everything is still, everything. In the absence of the search there is a unknowable wonder that this what is, can be, just that it appears, a quiet awesomeness that is this meaningless purposeless explosion of everything, which is an anarchy of love. Absolute freedom appearing as whatever is.
In sharing this, it may be recognized, resonated with. Sometimes there is the registration, that this is undeniable although there is no recognition, simply a refreshing understanding that seems to ring true somewhere and the straightjacket "me" may loosen or even fall away completely.
As the message is that there is nothing to find, it is already this,the separate sense of self has no part to play in the recognition. There is either an impersonal willingness or there is not.
It, this, is everything, completely impersonal and has nothing to do with what the separate sense feels or thinks."
Jim Newman~

Energy..

 



Fundamental

Is said to be energy

Energy appearing..

Polarities dancing..

Will these words suffice

Resonate

Nowhere for no one..?

Perhaps...

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Apples and oranges...


 








Resting

Appearing as walking 

Being walked

Just words

But perhaps

These will do

If resonance appears

For no one..

How about:

Apples 

Appearing as oranges..?

Life is...(Lisa Cairns)

 


Friday, April 29, 2022

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

The Purple Pumpkin II

 


















The Purple Pumpkin II


At Walden Pond he chose
to sit on a solitary pumpkin
not a crowded purple cushion..
Many we know might charge him
with spurious advice..
We are exhorted  to
gain our place on the cushion
to prepare for success and
happiness down the road..
Yet we..startled by experience
find very often
purple cushions are painful..
We long to sit on a pumpkin
breathing more freely..
Yet in our longing
the pumpkin may speak
of what lies in hiding:
The pumpkin is purple...

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Paradox in play...















Paradox in play..

An impossible place

Where poles disappear

As do those

Logical stories of

Compromise and balance.. 

Not-knowing arises

A frightening abyss

Of emptiness as

Everything..a

Paradox in play...


Jim Newman...




This meeting is about the unexpected and unconditional. What is, is already what’s longed for, which is always overlooked by what is commonly considered normal, even necessary: the experience that “what is” is personal.
The experience of being an individual is self-confirming. “I am reading these words, because I experience it now, therefore I am real.” That position is a psychosomatic misunderstanding: separation is real. The result is the experience, the false claim, that something is missing, the individual is real and its experience that something is wrong with it or with everything else, are all true.
The experience is firstly what is, is incomplete and second, that through its own efforts it can find that completeness and make its life good (whatever that means). This sharing explores and undermines these false claims by pointing out the overlooked. The individual is real only in reference to knowing. Knowing is the currency of the individual. Experience is the currency of knowing.
This sharing undermines the veracity of the claim, that the individual is what it experiences itself to be. It explores the possibility, that what is beyond experience and beyond knowing, is what is longed for. What is (unknowingly) longed for is the end of the search, the end of need, the end of trying to find completeness.
The individual is stuck in finding something, unwittingly longing for nothing, the end of experience, in that missing the solution: unknowing. There is no answer to the problem of being an individual, the solution is the end of the individual. What is left when the individual ends? Everything as empty is-ness, nothing arising. What is, what is happening, is nothing arising. 'What is' arising, is about nothing. Which is paradoxically the fulfillment of need. Nothing to know, nothing to understand, nothing more needed. The empty is-ness of what is, being without reason.
THIS IS ABOUT NOTHING~MEETINGS SHARE THE UNEXPECTED AND UNCONDITIONAL. WHAT IS, IS ALREADY WHAT’S LONGED FOR, WHICH IS ALWAYS OVERLOOKED BY WHAT IS COMMONLY CONSIDERED NORMAL, EVEN NECESSARY: THE EXPERIENCE THAT “WHAT IS” IS PERSONAL.
The experience of being an individual is self-confirming. “I am reading these words, because I experience it now, therefore I am real.” That position is a psychosomatic misunderstanding: separation is real. The result is the experience, the false claim, that something is missing, the individual is real and its experience that something is wrong with it or with everything else, are all true.
The experience is firstly what is, is incomplete and second, that through its own efforts it can find that completeness and make its life good (whatever that means). This sharing explores and undermines these false claims by pointing out the overlooked. The individual is real only in reference to knowing. Knowing is the currency of the individual. Experience is the currency of knowing.
This sharing undermines the veracity of the claim, that the individual is what it experiences itself to be. It explores the possibility, that what is beyond experience and beyond knowing, is what is longed for. What is (unknowingly) longed for is the end of the search, the end of need, the end of trying to find completeness.
The individual is stuck in finding something, unwittingly longing for nothing, the end of experience, in that missing the solution: unknowing. There is no answer to the problem of being an individual, the solution is the end of the individual. What is left when the individual ends? Everything as empty is-ness, nothing arising. What is, what is happening, is nothing arising. 'What is' arising, is about nothing. Which is paradoxically the fulfillment of need. Nothing to know, nothing to understand, nothing more needed. The empty is-ness of what is, being without reason.
THIS IS ABOUT NOTHING~~MEETINGS SHARE THE UNEXPECTED AND UNCONDITIONAL. WHAT IS, IS ALREADY WHAT’S LONGED FOR, WHICH IS ALWAYS OVERLOOKED BY WHAT IS COMMONLY CONSIDERED NORMAL, EVEN NECESSARY: THE EXPERIENCE THAT “WHAT IS” IS PERSONAL.
The experience of being an individual is self-confirming. “I am reading these words, because I experience it now, therefore I am real.” That position is a psychosomatic misunderstanding: separation is real. The result is the experience, the false claim, that something is missing, the individual is real and its experience that something is wrong with it or with everything else, are all true.
The experience is firstly what is, is incomplete and second, that through its own efforts it can find that completeness and make its life good (whatever that means). This sharing explores and undermines these false claims by pointing out the overlooked. The individual is real only in reference to knowing. Knowing is the currency of the individual. Experience is the currency of knowing.
This sharing undermines the veracity of the claim, that the individual is what it experiences itself to be. It explores the possibility, that what is beyond experience and beyond knowing, is what is longed for. What is (unknowingly) longed for is the end of the search, the end of need, the end of trying to find completeness.
The individual is stuck in finding something, unwittingly longing for nothing, the end of experience, in that missing the solution: unknowing. There is no answer to the problem of being an individual, the solution is the end of the individual. What is left when the individual ends? Everything as empty is-ness, nothing arising. What is, what is happening, is nothing arising. 'What is' arising, is about nothing. Which is paradoxically the fulfillment of need. Nothing to know, nothing to understand, nothing more needed. The empty is-ness of what is, being without reason.
THIS IS ABOUT NOTHING~~
Jim Newman~







 Q: Jim, what is the meaning of life?

Jim Newman: There is no meaning and no need for a meaning of life. Everything is already what it is, which is already needlessly, free and fulfilled.
“Life” is not separate from what is. Without separation, there is no space or distance in which the need for a meaning of life could arise.
There is only what is. “What is” is not objective or subjective, it is not conceptual, knowable or understandable. “What is” is indivisible, all encompassing, everything without position or perspective, no inside, no outside, not two, not separate, non dual.
What is – undifferentiated everything – can appear as something, a perspective, an apparent position. A position can be experienced, making the appearance seem personal. As a personal experience, life appears to be an object or “a something” requiring meaning. However, the person is illusory and has no reality outside of its experience of itself. The search for meaning is a need that arises out of that experience, which is the experience of separation, the experience that “what is” is real and personal.
The question or search for a meaning of life comes from the longing for wholeness, absolute freedom, which is unknowingly a longing for dissolution, an end to the person. The personal experience inevitably seeks for an answer to the question of “what is my life about?”. For the person there is no answer because this, what is, is not about anything. And it does not need to be about anything. The only solution for the person is the end of the person.
The person cannot go beyond the illusory nature of itself and cannot help being an effect of itself: a seeker. Its search is for love, for more or better experiences. It experiences itself on a path to find what it hopes will resolve its diss-ease of need. The path is seeking. Seeking can be the search for money, power, more… Because the search does not and can not address the cause of need, it can only lead to more seeking. The premise for seeking – that something intrinsically is wrong or missing – is illusory. Consequentially all of its efforts are hopelessly limited to that false premise.
The person is trying to overcome this diss-ease of the need for experience through more experience.
The effort exerted by the person can never lead to the fulfillment it seeks, the unlimited all inclusiveness of the unknowable “what is”. What is longed for is beyond personal seeking, by being “what is” already. “What is” is not an objective reality, is not knowable. “What is” is emptiness being everything as it is. Everything being what it is, is already complete, already absolutely free, without any need of meaning.

~~Jim Newman...via Eve Reece

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Unexpectedly ...

 














Unexpectedly..

Whatever arises

Appears as

What is happening..

Unexpectedly 

A thought arises

Seen with 

Unmistakable

Separation and edges.. 

Unexpectedly

A thought connecting

Several  thoughts

Arises as story..

Unexpectedly

Thoughts of

Edgelessness and

Emptiness arise as

Paradox with

Unease..

Or with  resonance 

Unexpectedly

Seeming as

Freedom...


Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Tony Parsons...

 












There seems to be a growing number of non duality speakers today 

who found their voice after encountering the simple message of 

Tony Parsons.  Often his influence is not acknowledged, and Tony 

likely would find that non-acknowledgement demonstrates that 

the message resonated!  It has been noted that his earlier speaking 

and writing has been culled and simplified until the immediacy of 

"nothing appearing as what is happening" is its entirety.  When 

this resonates there is a sensitivity to the separation appearing 

in all paths and practices.  The illusion of "I" or "me," in 

conventional usage, as the practitioner, or searcher, with a shining 

goal of wholeness just ahead, may be the message which Tony has 

considerable "modern" claim.  So.. those who apparently participate 

on the various "non duality" FB threads might delight in the 

appearance of this seeming bell-ringer on many illusionary 

paths. This is the story which arose as a result of Eve Reece's

posting below.




(from Eve Reece..Facebook..The Whole World is a Stage..

Some words of praise of Tony’s (Tony Parsons) message written by Richard Harris. Thank you Mr. Harris!
“Throughout history of mankind’s search for the eternal truth there has emerged, every so often, a revolutionary and radical message that has transformed our whole perception of what it means to be alive.
Just such an event is happening in our midst at this time, and again it will only be heard by a few.
This living, vital communication is readily available. Its brilliant simplicity illuminates all that went before. Its essence is interwoven through the finer threads of every scripture but is overlaid with the dogma of the mind…and yet the boundlessness and vibrancy of its dynamic sweeps away all attachment to tradition, lineage and hierarchy.
Everything else today that purports to being a ‘spiritual teaching’ is absolutely not what is being communicated out of this perception. Even the recent abundance of so-called Advaita and ‘non-dual’ teachings are almost all still making a compromise with the seeker. They teeter on the edge of infinity looking for a way in. This message stands inevitably alone and apart, whenever and wherever it is communicated, and when it is really heard the fundamental and uncompromising difference is inherently recognized!
So here is a treasure in our midst, ready to be rediscovered. Here is the cup ready to be drunk. But, in the rediscovery we lose the seeking, we lose the dream, we lose all hope which is ourselves and what is left is priceless freedom!”
******
I must say “Bravo” to Mr. Harris, well said! 🙂
And to add a few words from Tony…
“All there is is this ...
being
the one appearing as two
nothing appearing as everything
the absolute appearing as the particular
emptiness appearing as fullness
the uncaused appearing as the caused
unicity appearing as separation
subject appearing as object
the singular appearing as plurality
the impersonal appearing as the personal
the unknown appearing as the known
It is silence sounding and stillness moving
and these words appearing as pointers to the wordless
…and yet nothing is happening”

Sunday, April 17, 2022

The individual...Jim Newman

 THE ILLUSORY EXPERIENCE OF THE INDIVIDUAL

When the individual thinks it hears or understands this message, it's sometimes heard or understood as a negativity, as something wrong or not good. That is a reaction to the experience of the individuals' need for something to happen. The individual is basically a sense of need. It needs the next moment, it needs hope, it needs meaning and purpose, it needs the experience of freewill and choice. That need is a positivity for more and more and more experience. Those needs are all part and parcel of the individuals idea of what this is about.
This message completely undermines the experience of the individual as real. The suggestion is, that experience is an illusion. It's literally already not happening. So it doesn't need to stop happening. The message isn't actually negative, nor is it positive. The message is - as much as it can be - a reflection, a suggestion, that “this“ has no need. This is completely neutral. Everything that seems to be happening is neutral. It's total equilibrium. That includes the experience of being an individual.
The message is one of absolute unconditional freedom. It's not freedom that fulfills or is in relationship to the need of the illusory individual. It's not freedom that anybody ever knows or has.
Jim Newman~

The Cross...Jeff Foster

 


THE CROSS
“The cross
points to That
which cannot
be crucified….
It reminds us of Who We Truly Are prior to the story of time and space.
In this place of presence the bride and the bridegroom, the father and the son, time and the timeless, emptiness and form, even life and death are merely imaginary mental opposites, swimming in a love and a silence and a wholeness beyond comprehension.
The wild torture of the cross sucks you into its infinitely calm centre.
The crucifixion, understood in its deeper spiritual sense, points beyond psychology and even theology, to this ultimate invitation to awaken from separation; in other words, to die to all that is false ... and in the midst of that devastation, to discover the eternal Life that you are. Call it God or call it awareness or call it nothing at all, it really doesn’t matter ...
We all live our own crucifixion! We all face ruin and ridicule and despair and the loss of the image. Nobody escapes the trials of life. Nobody can divide themselves from the river of humanity, as the Buddha taught.
The only question is, what is your relationship to this existence? Can we “lovingly give ourselves up to the torment”? Can we be “joined forever” to ourselves, with “peace beyond understanding”? Can we see that death itself is not something to fear, but a dear friend reminding us of the preciousness of our very existence?
Can we begin to find inner acceptance even in the midst of the unacceptable moments?
Can we die
and be reborn...
in every Now?”
- Jeff Foster

Monday, April 11, 2022

Spooky Newton...














Spooky Newton...


In November 1915, Albert Einstein presented his general theory of relativity to a bewildered Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin, the theory that revolutionized our view of the universe.


Einstein’s theory reframed the idea of gravity in a completely novel way, profoundly different from the then accepted theory, created by Isaac Newton in 1686. Newton’s theory worked beautifully describing a host of gravitational phenomena, from the orbits of planets and comets around the sun to the tides and the oblateness of the Earth. (The Earth is an oblate spheroid — that is, slightly flattened at the poles.) Rocket engineers still use Newton’s theory to calculate their paths to reach other worlds in the solar system. The theory only begins to fail when gravitational forces are extremely strong, far from our everyday lives. But its premise, Einstein discovered, albeit an excellent approximation, is profoundly wrong.


The exorcism of Newtonian gravity

At the very core of Newton’s theory is the notion of “action at a distance,” the assumption that any two massive objects will attract each other gravitationally instantaneously and without any direct action on one another. So, the sun tugs on Earth and on you without touching either. (By the way, you tug on them both as well.) And it does so with infinite speed (hence the instantaneous). When people asked Newton how could something act on something else without touching, his answer became a classic: “But hitherto I have not been able to discover the cause of those properties of gravity from phenomena, and I frame no hypotheses.” Very smartly, Newton chose not to speculate, given that he had no data to help him either way.

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Einstein would have none of it. According to his special theory of relativity from 1905, nothing could travel faster than the speed of light, not even gravity. So, a disturbance in the gravitational force would have to propagate at most at the speed of light and never be instantaneous. Furthermore, by attaching gravitational attraction to the curvature of space, Einstein also got rid of the mysterious action at a distance. Space was stretchy, and gravity was a response to moving in this stretchy space, like a child that has no choice but to go down a slide.


Neither Newton nor Einstein nor anyone else for that matter knows why matter attracts matter. But Einstein’s general relativity did exorcise Newton’s ghostly action at a distance, turning gravity into a local and causal interaction. All was hunky-dory until quantum mechanics came into the game.


The return of “spooky action at a distance”

At about the same time Einstein was getting rid of gravity’s ghost, quantum mechanics was on the rise. Among its many weird behaviors, the notion of quantum superposition really defies our imagination. In our everyday life, when you are in one place, that’s where you are. Period. Not so for quantum systems. An electron, for example, is not a thing in one place but a thing in many places at once. This “spatial superposition” is absolutely essential to describe quantum systems. Quite strangely, the equations do not even describe this superposition of positions as an electron per se, but as the probability of finding the electron here or there once its position is measured. (For the experts, the probability is the square of the amplitudes of these quantum waves.) So, quantum mechanics is about the potentiality of something to be found here or there, not about where something is all the time. Until there is a measurement, the notion of where something is does not make sense!


This indeterminacy drove Einstein nuts. It was precisely the opposite of what he had found with his theory of gravity — namely, that gravity acted locally in determining the curvature of space at every point, and also causally, always at the speed of light. Einstein believed that nature should be reasonable, amenable to rational explanation, and predictable. Quantum mechanics had to be wrong or at least incomplete.


In 1935, two decades after his paper on general relativity, Einstein wrote a paper with Boris Podolsky and Nathan Rosen trying to expose the craziness of quantum mechanics, calling it “spooky action at a distance.” (The interested reader can learn more here.) He spent the rest of his life trying to exorcise the quantum demon, without success.


When one looks at quantum systems with two particles, say two electrons in a superposition, so that now the equations describe both of them together, they are in an entangled state that seems to defy all that Einstein believed in. If you measure the property of one electron, say its rotation, you can tell what the other electron’s rotation is — without even bothering to measure it. Even weirder, this ability to tell one from the other persists for arbitrarily large distances and appears to be instantaneous. In other words, quantum spookiness defies both space and time.


Experiments have confirmed that entanglement can persist for astronomically large distances. It is as if an entangled state exists in a realm where spatial distances and time intervals simply don’t matter. It is true that such entangled states are very fragile and can easily be destroyed by different kinds of interference. Still, few would deny their existence at this point. They may not have anything to do with folk-like explanations of synchronicity or déjà vu, but they do teach us that there are many mysterious aspects to nature that remain beyond our comprehension. Sorry Einstein, but quantum mechanics is spooky.

Source: https://bigthink.com/13-8/einstein-spooky-action-at-a-distance/?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR3l8AWjgdI4UYRxBhsUKJ4aamMNTcoYxkl7Ld0MXBbUB7AF6Gt-fXIJQqs#Echobox=1649567866-1 

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Empty potato...



 












There are

No separate

Things..such as

Emptiness

Or potato..

But somehow

The words:

Potato is empty  

Paradoxically 

Might resonate

Feeling like

Freedom...

Friday, April 8, 2022

Veiling...












Systems of belief
May seem to
Veil the beauty of:
Death as life
Sorrow as happiness
Crucifixion as resurrection..
Such seeming pairs
Are not-two..
Resonance may feel
Like equality
Like love...


Words...


 











Apparently

Words..all words

Are empty and full..

And that statement 

Is empty and full

As is this one..

Apparently

No escape

Is available... 

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Distant figures...an immediate story...

 







Edvard Diriks (Norwegian, 1855-1930)
Parkland with two men in top hat, 1880









This..

An immediacy 

In this painting..

Approaching a rest

Conversations..

Perhaps

Two seeming sides of

A solitary bench

Or not..

This...


(Edvard Diriks (Norwegian, 1855-1930)

Parkland with two men in top hat, 1880)







Camille Pissarro - Sous-bois, c. 1864. Oil on panel, 26.8 x 21.3 cm. (10½ by 8⅜ in.). @ Sotheby's Images, London