Visualize an infinite expansive ocean of water. No land, no sky... just water, expanding into infinity in all directions. There are open jars in this
water. There are unsealed envelopes in this water. There are open boxes, uncovered pots, lidless cups and containers of all shapes in the water. Now
close and seal all of the objects. The water is within, without... outside, inside... holding up, pushing down... leading, pushing... for and against
every individual object. There is no empty space or separation between each object, for they are all submerged in the waters of infinity.
The water symbolizes the universal consciousness. Each container symbolizes a different piece of reality... you, me, animals, plants, rocks, wind,
clouds, stars, pencils and paper, sounds, scents, light, and even subatomic particles. Each animate, inanimate, sentient, non-sentient, perceivable
and imperceivable thing
is merely a vessel which holds the consciousness. As a submerged container, we are within the water (consciousness) and
also encapsulate it.
Can you name me even one thing... anything at all... which originates, arises, and exists 100% independently on it's own... neither depending nor
relying on anything at all ever? Think about this very hard... because not one thing
on it's own verifies that there are no
separate 'selves.' The idea of a sovereign and independent 'self' is false. Everything only exists because of something else. "This is,
because that is."
This lack of any separate 'self' verifies that separation and the 'individual' based upon ego are illusions. Why are these illusions in place and
why are they necessary? Because the universal water of consciousness is experiencing itself subjectively. Within itself it takes shape in every
possible form in a relative fashion. This is how the universal consciousness can truly experience infinity; universal consciousness becomes
What should we do with this knowledge and these understandings? Be happier, more joyful, and more at Peace more often. Have Love and Compassion for
everything. Embody the Golden Rule; Love and treat others as you would Love and treat yourself. Truly Forgive others. Truly Forgive yourself. Stop
letting so many things worry, stress, depress, anger, or scare you. Truly enjoy existence, seize each and every moment! Help co-create a better world
based upon Loving Compassion towards all.
I could easily tie it all together with metaphysical and pseudo scien-spiritual concepts such as entanglement , quantum superposition, non-locality,
wave function collapse, wave/particle duality, singularity, role of the observer, intention, group intention/prayer, etc., etc., etc. But it's all
been said, explained, and extrapolated upon many times in many varied interpretations. Make of it what you will.
I am only here to give the comparative illustration of universal consciousness to infinite waters, and to reaffirm what so many of us already know
according to our own understandings: Oneness. I will close on a famous quote from a very wise man;
"Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way round or through it. If
nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.
Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the
bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend."
- Bruce Lee
May Peace and Love be with us all