I haven’t written in some time because I’ve been on the learning side more than the teaching side of the journey lately. Though I have realized that most of my attempts to teach, are actually me attempting to teach myself, just in a public way. Or they are a reminder of a principle I have come across, that I may have forgotten.
I’ve walked the past decade holding two completely opposite points of view as potential truths in my life, and found a beautiful dance between the two.
It can be defined by the Einstein quote “There are only two ways to live your life: as though nothing is a miracle, or as though everything is a miracle.” I walked around seeing it both ways. I began mostly as an atheist, and then eventually held both an atheist and a spiritual view simultaneously.
In short, to evolve my atheist view, I visited beliefs in which a spiritual view made sense and held true. From those beliefs stemmed a perceived relationship between me and the Universe. It always remained possible to me that the connection I sensed with the Universe might actually be just a connection with my own subconscious. What I believed to be a symbol coming from the Universe, could just as easily be a perception I am creating in my mind, sometimes consciously and sometimes not.
Exploring a relationship with the Universe was rather beautiful, and I began to fall in love. The dual view actually served me better than just sticking to one. If only one was true, it meant I was either falling in love with the Universe, or I was falling in love with myself. In a sense, I was doing both. In my theory of everything, it’s all the same anyway.