My previous relationship was very hard on me and I don’t know why I chose it and continued to choose it. I guess I was lucky to get out of it in the end when I did, as many stay in toxic relationships for many years or decades, for a lifetime or even lifetimes. There […]
“If a universe can be imagined, it exists.” ~ Professor M. R. Franks
“There are hundreds of different radio waves being broadcast all around you from distant stations. At any given instant, your office or car or living room is full of these radio waves. However if you turn on a radio, you can listen to only one frequency at a time; these other frequencies are not in phase with each other.
Each station has a different frequency, a different energy. As a result, your radio can only be turned to one broadcast at a time. Likewise, in our universe we are tuned into the frequency that corresponds to physical reality. But there are an infinite number of parallel realities coexisting with us in the same room, although we cannot tune into them.” ~ Professor Steven Weinberg
Is there a theory of the universe that is so wildly implausible, so limitless, so enchanting, so unbelievably miraculous that perhaps it could be true?
Could there be infinite possibilities (alternative universes) that all exist simultaneously in the eternal now moment, all happening and coinciding with each other in their own space and time?
If this is our “reality” then truly, everything one ever thought was true, is not—we may have to recalibrate every idea or concept we ever had about life itself.
This strikes me as potentially the most significant insight we can have about our own life: We are all ultimately responsible for choosing our reality. It is through our choices in how we view our lives that our lives change.
We can create our own alternate realities via the “stories” we create about what we see and experience. Philosophically, one can speculate endlessly about parallel universes, yet existentially and practically speaking, we are making a choice via the narrative we adopt. We are sculpting our world via our choices.
The Power of Perspective: Creating Your Future
From moment to moment, we are empowered to make a difference to ourselves, to others, and to our world. It all amounts to changing our narrative, or perspective.
Our perspective on what happens to us is the prime determinant of how we create our life. The dictionary (Apple Inc.) defines ‘PERSPECTIVE’ as:
“a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view.”
This is an outlook, stance, frame of reference, approach, way of looking at things, an interpretation. It is how we view the world. We each have a unique and distinctive viewpoint.
Our perspectives shift and change our perceptions of reality. These perceptions result in beliefs which are convictions about the world, the things we accept as real and true. Our beliefs lead to our behaviors. How we behave is the end point that causes events to occur, and leads to the results we get.
As the Buddha said, “all that we are is the result of what we have thought.” Everything depends on perspective.
And this brings up an interesting point: If the point of origin is in the now, we can be the architect of our future. Even if everything has failed, or seems bleaker than the darkest night, still there is hope in a single moment, the present moment of choice.
One can still make a new choice that can entirely and radically change everything. As James Allen wrote, “in the ocean of life, the isles of blessedness are smiling and the sunny shore of your ideal awaits your coming.”
Choosing the Way You Think
If we are stuck within our little box of reality, our little paradigm that says we have a past, present and future and this and that identity, culture, family – we will remain shipwrecked, far from seeing the true picture, that reality is way vaster than we can imagine.
On the other hand, if we were to shift into a state of gratitude over every event, our worlds would shift entirely, our whole experience of life would dramatically transform – as all would be good, all would be well, all would beokay as it is. The wise say that the essential truth of the universe is in the sun and the stars, in the fact that it is consciousness that creates and binds the whole universe together, in the idea that all is love, and all that is important for us to know is love? This is our infinite potential, our breathtaking universe. Is this the ultimate message behind it all?
“Habits of thinking need not be forever. One of the most significant findings in psychology in the last twenty years is that individuals can choose the way they think.” ~ Martin Seligman from Learned Optimism
We can change our perception, we can choose a new narrative, we can, if we choose to. Whatever may come is okay, welcomed, accepted, without resistance. Effortless living is easier than struggle. There is nowhere else we need to be, but in the here and now, and in the sparkle in each other’s eyes.
Apple coined the phrase – THINK DIFFERENT. Living one’s possibility requires being a creator, creating one’s own frontier, and pushing one’s own limits, going beyond the ‘normal.’
“yes is a world & in this world of yes live (skillfully curled) all worlds” ~ e. e. cummings
Say ‘YES’ to your world!
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David Starlight – World Teacher, Transformational Healer and Speaker.