Meditation on Matter and Spirit

I talk about Matter and Spirit a lot because I think about them a lot. Here’s today’s meditation: 

The whole problem with science and metaphysics is the idea that things can act.

Matter in itself can’t do anything. It simply IS. It is pure being, pure existence, and it cannot relate or enact. It might be “a red ball” but this fact is absolutely meaningless until you can relate “a red ball” to something else, such as “a white ball” or “a black floor” so you can really see and understand it.

Spirit is the dynamism of relation.

So there is Being, and there is Relation. Relation makes things make sense. Relation is what we see when “observing”. It is context and depth. There is no action, no gradient and no contrast without relation. When being and relation come together, Everything Happens.

Matter is Being and Spirit is Relation. Things like time, space, energy and movement are really attributes of relation — thus attributes of Spirit.

What does it mean that forces and actions and spacetime are Spirit? It means we dream our world into being. It means our thoughts create the universe and the universe creates our thoughts. It means all things are one and all things are separate. It means it’s time to stop denying the reality of things that are beyond our physical senses. Thoughts are just as real as bricks, and just as weighty.


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