Like every great insight, the discovery that the universe has no fixed structure can seem frightening, but the uncertainty principle is just as much a creativity principle. Words like “void,” “nothingness,” and “interstellar space” do not have to generate fear; they are the creative stuff of everyday life.
I like the story of the three baseball umpires relaxing over beer one afternoon and comparing notes. One umpire says, “I calls ‘em as I sees ‘em.” The next umpire says, “I calls ‘em as they really are.” The third umpire says, “They ain’t nothin’ until I calls ‘em.”
The rishis promoted the creative act of seeing even higher than did the quantum physicist. First of all, they expanded the influence of the observer beyond the infinitesimal range of the quantum field, which is from 10 million to 100 million times smaller than an atom.
Controlled studies have shown that ordinary people actually do project their thoughts into nature’s workshop. Ordinary people can also broadcast messages to others telepathically, no matter how far away the receiving person is.
In some cases, it was observed that the relayed messages were received up to three days before they were sent. The startling implication is that the fixed boundaries of space-time are only conveniences of the mind, not absolutes.
In truth we are the three-dimensional movie. It is not separate from us but mingled with our mind-stuff, so that the only way to see it without being fooled is to see the seer.
Adapted from Unconditional Life: Discovering the Power to Fulfill Your Dreams, by Deepak Chopra (A Bantam Book, 1991).
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