It was exactly a year ago that my friend Justin Ratowsky invited me to donate to his charity water campaign. I felt it was important to give because it is such a small privilege I have taken for granted. Not having access to clean or even cold water is hard for me to imagine, much less entire communities that are deprived of basic resources. But the reality is there are people elsewhere in the world where clean water is a blessing. I am inspired to help change that.
Balance is perhaps the most important & fundamental discipline of life. Balance keeps our bodies alive with the complexities of homeostasis. Balance keeps us erect as we walk, balance is a fundamental element of the physical plane. Without balance nothing would function properly. If one sways too far in any direction you become off balance and stumble.
A comedian requires balance with his words. If he becomes too rude and offensive he is just an unfunny asshole. Balance requires knowledge and understanding of people, your audience, and the currently accepted social norms. My martial arts teacher taught me the importance of physical balance. We would stand on one foot and stretch our limbs before class, the stretching and balancing exercises were approximately 50% of the class. The remaining segment would be meaningless if we were not able to maintain on our feet. Martial arts teaches balance both physically and mentally. The expended energy balances out the chakras (energy centers) of your body. Kinetic movement helps your chi flow. It promotes well being both spiritually and physically.
In Taoism balance is known as yin yang. Yin being the feminine spirit and yang being the masculine spirit. This concept can be applied to everything. It is part of the Universal Law. It spans across all planes of existence: for balance is the root of Karma.
Our spiritual journey is to maintain balance in our lives. We are to take responsibility for our actions. Our lives are our responsibilities and no ones else's.
I strive for truth and balance in my life. For I know, if I seek truth and balance I will not leave any negative energy in my spiritual footprints. Negative energy is the cause of problems, stress, and emotional turmoil. Not handling situations in a neutral and emotionally removed manner is the cause for grief and malice. Maintain balance and no one will have the ability to emotionally control you.
Think of this life as an energy game. Everything is composed of energy. (Energy is the genetic name of the fundamental power of life. I call it "The God Force.") Our energy comes from the sun. The sun radiates quanta's of electromagnetic radiation 93 million miles across space to warm the Earth in only 8 minutes. This radiation allows liquid water to exist; liquid is the perfect balance between solid and gas. The plants absorb the sunlight and in combination with carbon dioxide photosynthesis occurs. The plants release the oxygen we need to breath, and they also provide the calories necessary for our bodies to sustain life.
The process is infinitely complex and the above description barely touches on the subject. There are entire series of books on photosynthesis alone, but the concept of energy still remains elusive. To begin defining energy let us discuss the nature of atomic physics. Atomic physics begins to zoom in deeper inside the plants and past the cells, through the organelles, inside the atoms to a world that is infinitely small but mostly empty space. Here we begin pondering about the nature of energy, but even that is not sufficient to describe the nature of reality. Alas! Theoretical physics comes to the rescue with a deeper understanding with many subsections of String Theory, M theory, and P Brane theory. But even still the concept of energy escapes us, for reality is infinite. As we discover new it opens doors to other worlds. Other realms reveal themselves as our understanding and technology increases.
String Theory suggests the universe is comprised of infinitely small loops or strings of "energy" that act in a chaotic and totally random manner which compiles together to create quarks. The quarks bind into atoms (the basic unit of matter), different numbers of atoms fused together make the 92 natural elements of the periodic table and molecules. The 92 natural elements that exist in nature makes up the building blocks of our physical reality. IE: your face, the toilet, the grass, your phone, the clouds, and everything that is physically tangible, matter.
If we continue to zoom out and focus specifically on organic elements (CHNOPS) carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and sulfur, we are given the building blocks of all things "biotic" This is the study of biology. Here you will discover the perfect balances of the human body, (anatomy, nursing, botany, mycology, and plenty more.) If we continue to zoom out we encounter the social sciences. Which describes how we function in balance as a society and individually. We also encounter the balance of the economy, politics, sociology, culture, history, and more.
If you see the fractal trend of the universal programming everything works in balance. It may not appear relative to your position. A friend or loved one may die which causes your emotions to become chemically unbalanced, but as your loved one dies it acts as a butterfly effect of the continuous change of existence. It opens doors for new life.
Now we are zoomed out far enough to be looking down on the Earth. Imagine us somewhere in space looking at a tiny Earth the size of a baseball. See it resting in your hand. Now think: This is all we know in a tangible sense. Everything on Earth is our home. We can see it, breath it, touch it, hear it, and perceive it. Now turn about face 90 degrees. You see a black infinitely expanding horizon of deep space with an enumerable amount of stars, other worlds existing at the same time, but they are totally separate from our own existence. This moves us from the micro level to the macro level, dealing with the astronomical ideas of galaxies, solar systems, and finally to the totality of the Universe. One of my previous posts I posted a video of Theoretical Physicist Dr. Michio Kaku talking about the idea of multiple universes. Our universe is probably just a tiny grain of sand on Gods beach. Nothing exists to stop this ideas from being true. As we learn our perceptions are opened to new worlds. It wasn't long ago we believed the Earth was flat. It is my belief there is no end.
This is the totality of our physical existence, but it is no where near being totally accurate. We all have our own world we live in. There are worlds inside of your body, mind, and spirit. There are worlds that exist on other planets, there are worlds within worlds. Worlds within the cells of your body. We live in an infinite multiverse, and there are literally no boundaries, from the negative infinity to the positive infinity. It goes for eternity both ways, the smallest of the small to the largest of the large.
It is humbling to accept we are only a small piece of the infinite puzzle of existence. Everything is connected and exists in perfect harmony, and we are blessed to be a piece of the system.
Boundaries are only drawn from the perspective of a finite view. We are all as one and one as all. We are a part of the God Force. Our only responsibility is to contribute in a positive manner, to take responsibility of our own energy footprint, live our lives to the fullest potential, and assist others along the way.
Blessings and understanding.