Thursday, November 17, 2011

Above, below

How much of the world's activity goes on above your head and below your feet? Probably most of it. That's easy to forget, as our eyes have been conveniently located on the front of our skulls, an evolutionary quirk cause by our position in the food chain. To look up, down or around requires effort that we don't always expend.

Personally, I spend a lot of time looking up. I'm short and much of human life is situated just over me head. This habit ,auses me to notice birds, trees and stars far more than I probably would had I been born tall.  There are whole worlds to be found existing int the tree tops and under the ground.  We rarely shift our perspective to include the vastness of existence that exists around us in miniature and hugeness.  Beauty and amazement are available to us all the time, but only if we choose to look.

Try digging into the earth and see what is going on in the ground, or elevating yourself to see what is happening in the trees. Check out virus photography or the transmissions from the Hubble Telescope.  There are amazing, beautiful things to see and experience every where.  Look up, look down and find something fascinating. It is a great way to connect yourself to the Universe and open yourself to spiritual experiences.  The more you see and the more you learn, the closer to the Divine you will find yourself.
 Polar Ring  Galaxy NGC 4650A: A Disk of Red Stars Ringed By Dust, Gas, and More Stars
Image from Hubblesite.org

1 comment:

  1. The German word for "crazy" is "verrückt", which can also mean "with a changed position" - sometimes changing our position when looking at an object can lead to completely new experiences.

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