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On Our Capacity to Imagine
    #3643008 - 01/18/05 01:22 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I believe it was Carl Sagan who said "The universe is not only stranger than we imagine; it is stranger than we can imagine."

I think this is a profound statement, as well as something I have experienced in my own life. My efforts to conceptualize reality (and thus, infinity) were met with frustration. Every mental construct is by nature finite and a gross marginalization of the infinite, absolute reality. Instead of giving up, however, I have found that the realm of intuition (thoughts and feelings that are not based on empirical knoweledge), has provided me with a different way to "know".

I'm interested to hear what you all have to say about this, and figured it would be a good way to return to the board, as I am back from a short hiatus.

Peace & Love,


"There is no greater power in heaven and earth than the thought of the son of man. Though unseen by the eyes of the body,yet each thought has mighty strength, even such strength can shake the heavens." -Gospel of the Essenes

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Re: On Our Capacity to Imagine [Re: dmtrypr]
    #3643118 - 01/18/05 01:55 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)




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Re: On Our Capacity to Imagine [Re: dmtrypr]
    #3643262 - 01/18/05 02:34 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Mind and universe are one.

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