Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Vast Indifference of Heaven

The Real and the Unreal

The experience of life is specific and local.

That is a strange thing to try and wrap your brain around in this quantum universe of ours.

We occupy a very specific location in space/time called "now".

Now is the only thing that is real. All the rest of it is unreal.

The past is done.

The future is an undifferentiated sea of potential.

The choices we make in specific and local space/time are largely independent of both the past and the future.

As we flow into the future we choose specific potentials from the sea of space/time.



What specific potentials are your choosing from the sea of space/time?

I choose moments I enjoy.

I choose moments of happiness.

There is a beautiful California sun shining out there today. I chose it.

Pretty cool huh?

In this moment, right now, what choice are you making?

Is it the choice you want to make?

If it is not, why are you not making the different choice?

"All life folds back
Into the sea
We contemplate eternity
Beneath the vast indifference of heaven..."

-Warren Zevon, "The Vast Indifference of Heaven"

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