This essay was written a long time ago! At that time I was reading a lot about quantum physics.
A writer once wrote: "Everything that can be perceived is created by the beholder."
This means that:
Everything has intelligence
Everything has a purpose
Everything transmits itself to everything else
Everything is aware of everything
Everything is co-created
God is everything
(I learned these things from my cat, who made me understand them while she was licking my hand.)
My eyes have enough intelligence to know how to be eyes. If they didn't, they would not remain as eyes and they would not function for me to perceive the information they deliver to my brain. I do not, on a conscious level, make my eyes stay in my head. I cannot tell them, with my "cognitive mind" when, or how to form the eye cells that replenish the structure. My eyes are comprised of matter that knows how to be eyes. It is that simple.
My eyes have a purpose separate and apart from the rest of me. They are a tool that I can use to perceive visually with, but they are not me, nor am I them. They are a part of what is called "me". We function together to make something my brain interprets as sight. My eyes could care less what I see. They exist with an intelligence of how to operate and a purpose that I may not truly understand … since I am not a pair of eyes.
Is a television broadcast real? How can electromagnetic waves instruct me, entertain me, move me to tears, make me angry, or make me sleepy unless they are translated by a television set into patterns that my brain then recognizes as a human face with a voice that goes with it, or the image of a lion resting under a tree somewhere on the Serengeti? Are the millions of images transmitted through a television set any more real to me than the things they represent if I cannot be where they exist to touch and smell and taste and hear and see them? Does a tree need to know that it is being photographed or videotaped before its existence can be perceived? No! A tree has intelligence to know how to be a tree, it has a purpose that exists apart from any purpose I might have for it, and it transmits information about itself to everything else by passing that information through any medium by which it can be sensed.
About this blog.
This blog is a place where many of the confluences of my life can be shared. I am, at the core, a creative person. I approach everything from that basis... whether composing symphonies, playing the cello, being a serial entrepreneur, writing sermons and essays, flying airplanes, or creating software apps. I am deeply passionate about creativity, issues of social justice, and spiritual enrichment. These are fundamental to everything I do. Welcome to my journey!