For as long as humans have existed on this Earth our species has been studying the stars, planets, galaxies, and other astrological bodies, as well as their (and our) home - the universe. It is so immense that no one actually knows where it begins or ends. In fact...there isn't a person alive who can be certain that it has a beginning or an end, or...if there aren't other universes. Perhaps we live in a cosmos of multiverses. 

Yet, there is one thing that I am sure of - you, my blog reading friend, are most certainly the center of your universe. Okay, you may not be the center of MY universe, but...I can tell you this - without you, your universe wouldn't exist.

You see, everything is relative. No one knows what another person's view of reality is. Nor can we be able to fully understand what goes on in another human's (or for that matter, any other living thing's) mind. So, without you, your universe wouldn't exist. It would cease to be. Or, as Monty Python might (also) say..."It is no more."

Just as the age old question asks, "If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" the same holds true for everything else, including our "universal concepts." In other words...the universe exists for you only because you are in it, can observe or detect it, use your senses to identify it, and call on your (and others') knowledge to "verify" that it is an actual entity.

However, what happens when you're gone? Once YOU'VE ceased to be...does the universe, as you now know it, continue to be "real." A philosophical conundrum? Indeed! But - one that will never be fully answered because of who must answer it. 

As we go through life, we are constantly swimming through a sea of concepts and constructs. Many of which are believed by most, some of them believed by many, and a few of them believed by a small number - perhaps just one. So...before you make absolute statements, think about the dilemma each of us faces on a continuous basis, and even then - you may only be right for yourself.

Have fun dissecting things my certainly is an invigorating exercise - at least it is for one person I!
3/10/2013 11:27:56 am

My point of view: We don't cease to exit. We just change form.

Also we can exit in more than one place at a time, and we are all interconnected via energy grid, so if everyone listed hard enough everyone could hear the tree falling in the forest. :-)

Dan Goldberg
3/10/2013 11:53:41 am

Ah...yes! We do, indeed, change forms when we die Fay. That alone means that we cease to exist in the physical form. We become part of the greater energy (which we are anyway). But...of course, since Albert Einstein gave us his wonderful "Theory of Relativity," it certainly is all relative!

The question still remains - once we change form do we have the same consciousness and perspective? There is no way of knowing that. However, (as I write in my last book), you can exist in different forms at the same time. In the physical and "spiritual" or energy realms. That is a certainty for me because...I have done that and - still do.



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