Quantum Physics, Math, Spiritual Dissonance, Truth and EgoMay 23, 2010
My friend Tim, a professor of mathematics was talking with me yesterday about math and quantum physics. He said some interesting things that I thought were useful for those willing to look or I should say unable to not look anymore.
I asked him about the math and how it explains the macro world and the sub-atomic world. He told me that quantum mechanics or physics explained the world we see, the macro world very well as well as the sub-atomic world very well; meaning the observations match the science and the math and what is predicted with the math plays out according to the rules.
But, somewhere between the macro, visible world and the sub-atomic world the rules don’t work, the observations don’t match the math and the experiments don’t predict what we see. I asked him where that line was. Where is the place where the math and physics don’t predict what we see. He said he didn’t think scientists could really even say where the line was.
When reading Jed Mckenna’s books on spirituality I see how he may be actually talking about the same thing. I’m including a quote from Jed’s books. Interesting how Truth, Death and this line where the math and physics don’t make sense intersect. Here’s the quote:
“Spiritual Dissonance is what occurs where our inner world meets our outer world; where what we think is true butts up against what apprears to be true; where internal belief collides with external reality. It’s the discomfort that occurs where self and not-self come into contact.
Ego is like a thin sheath of atmosphere between the earth of self and the infinite space of not-self, holding one in and the other out. We live out our lives in this narrow band, never digging too far down or testing our upper limits.This is where our emotional energy is spent, pumped into this gap between two incompatible surfaces, keeping them from grinding against each other and jolting us out of our slumber.
That grinding, when it does occur, is spiritual dissonance.
The egoic wall has no independent reality. When we stop pumping energy into it, it starts dissolving. That’s what ego is, a segregated state, and that’s the use to which we put our emotional energy. The egoic shell in which we dwell is of our own making, like a force field that requires a constant source of emotional energy.” ~ Jed McKenna
“Death is the key to life. Death defines life, gives it shape and meaning and context. Without a clear and honest relationship with our mortality, we live in a state of endless spiritual sprawl, a soupy gray fog that creates the hellish illusion of life stretching endlessly in all directions.
We’ve homogenized our lives by hiding the parts we’re afraid of, and in so doing, we’ve removed all sense of urgency from life. We have taken death out of life and that allows us to live unconsciously. Death never left, of course, we’ve just turned away from it, pretended it wasn’t there. If we wish to awaken – and that’s a mighty big if – then we must welcome death back into our lives. Death is our personal Zen master, our source of power, our path to lucidity, but we have to stop running from it in blind panic. We need only stop and turn around and there it is, inches away, staring at us with an unblinking gaze, finger poised, every second of our lives. That finger is the one true thing in the dream-state, and it will, for a fact, come down.
Death -awareness is the universal spiritual practice. What we have sought in books, and magazines, in teachers and teachings, in ancient cultures and foreign lands, has been breathing down our neck the entire time. It’s not just another mood-making spiritual technique that you dabble with for a few weeks and blame yourself when it doesn’t deliver. Death always delivers. Death is your only true friend, the only friend that will never abandon you and that no one can take away. It slices through every lie, ridicules every belief, mocks every vanity and reduces ego to absurdity. He’s sitting with you right now. If you want to know something, ask him. Death doesn’t lie.”
For more info on Jed McKenna http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=spirituality+jed+McKenna&x=0&y=0
For more info on Matrix Energetics or Richard Bartlett, DC, ND www.matrixenergetics.com