The first thing I gave considerable thought to was this; http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/biocentrism-rethinking-time-space-consciousness-and-the-illusion-of-death-1.3789414
Biocentrism isn’t a new concept for me; I think I’ve lived with it most of my life. It is, however, extremely exciting to see the concept grabbing a toehold in the scientific community.
The idea that we are dreaming the world – and that’s what the universe is. What is real is consciousness. Everything else is what we agree to being real.
I look at it this way: once upon a time, Odin, Thor, Aten, Amon – all the ancient gods and goddesses were real. That the earth was flat was real. These were the things that consciousness agreed upon at the time. When people began to dispute the reality of these things, they upset the majority of people. Whole institutions were built around this reality.
But agreements shifted. Today we agree that we live on a planet that is round and orbits the sun. Not too long ago we agreed that atoms were the building blocks of “what is.”
Now we are looking at string theory.
One day, we will laugh at our “modern” ideas about religion – the trio of gods of Christianity will be a fable that we will think of as “cute.”
Already that reality is shifting.
We are dreamers creating our dreams (Shakespeare knew about his – clever man – “We are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep – or, if you prefer, “All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players.”). Now – if we could just get more conscious about it.
Next thinking thing: about where to live. It’s time to move toward rather than move away from. It does no good whatever to identify what I don’t want. In order to get where I want to go, I have to identify what I want.
For the purposes of this post, I’ll look at where to live. More and more, the island looks impossible. So that means somewhere here. I have seen two houses, both in Castlegar, that I could get excited about.
I know that it isn’t until the moment that I get genuinely excited about something, that fate begins to move. I’m working on it. Maybe Slocan – the location is ideal. But I also know that I need my sanctuary. I had that lovely place above the stable for 16 years. I need something like that – a nest, if you will. I can’t list my requirements. Oh, I suppose I can to a certain extent but any realtor will tell you, a house is an emotional decision. You see it and you know, “This is it!”
It’s what Nicky and Brent have at their place. Despite all the hard work and challenges they know, “This is it!”
I am going to get to that place. I know this is true because I have seen the possibilities. So this is my project – well, one of several projects. I have an idea about a writing project. And I have an idea about a home.
Both have me excited.