There is truth in the world. There is a way in the world. As Sting said, “There is a deeper way than this.” And it is expressed in stillness.
I was just reading a news article about a man who ran amok and killed a friend of a friend. It kind of shook me up. There is a force running through our world today, and a collective voice that has grown stronger as of late. It is one that doesn’t have our best interests at heart. Just as the potential for health and strength and growth exists and has always existed, the death wish, nihilism and decay have also always existed and are just as conscious as any other virtual observer. Now we cannot lay our own behavior at their feet though. They arose and exist in a state of balance with other beings and virtual beings, and what they actually represent versus the mask we project onto them can be very different things, sort of like people can project horrible traits onto you that are just negative traits of their own. You may frown and they project hate onto you, because they define things by the emotion of hate. Things like that.
Hatred then feeds that potential and it eventually bursts out somewhere? Yes.
But we can protect ourselves from others effects, yes? Oh, yes. Observers have gravity wells. Minds attract things to observe, forming bubbles in the structure of reality. We rise or fall to the level of the company we keep. That includes both the minds we know, humans, and the virtual minds, spirits, gods, things like that. When you are in communion with one thing, your connection with anything else becomes much weaker though it cannot be severed. What it comes down to is what you pay attention to you connect with, and it connects with you. How it behaves is how you will behave, and thus quite naturally how you behave is what kind of outcomes you get.
That explains my behavior when I’m with someone. Oh yes, it’s quite natural. A friend tells me that I act like or sound like another friend after I’ve been to see them. Yes. Your mind is on them, but perhaps more explanation…
There is another definition of the term manifold. It’s any pattern of structures that can continue itself consistently in higher dimensions. Like if you draw a straight line it remains one dimensional no matter what. But if you draw that line across the floor and up the wall, though the line itself is still one dimensional, it retains its consistent traits despite its abstract geometry. No matter how many times you bend a line, it remains a line. The same with circles, squares, things like that.
How this relates to you personally is whatever you make the center of your world view will come to define all other dimensions of your world view. Though there is no outside boundary to your world, no limit, the center gives it form, makes it hold together in a constructive way. And your purpose in the world is not to duplicate some abstract notion of a center, but to discover your own, your spiritual center of gravity if you will, because that is what you are meant to contribute to the whole. You need all the letters to print the story, and the punctuation marks also, even the blank spaces.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.