Adam Blatner

Words and Images from the Mind of Adam Blatner

More, Yet!

Originally posted on December 20, 2012

I am re-reading and continuing to enjoy and be proud of my son David’s new book, Spectrums. It expresses a proper appreciation of everything (or as I call it sometimes, The Everything Becoming. But on contemplating this, I also intuited a further category he didn’t address: We can open our minds  with awe and fun and thrill to the beyond-everything: That is to say, “Everything” is not only beyond big and small and fast and slow, but it is all unique in several respects:
    1. We cannot assume the non-presence of mind in everything. The more we know about mind the more we consider the possibility that there is no boundary to it in small or large. We don’t know what it is. We can speak of a mid-level that we can recognize from dumb to clever, just as we can see certain vibrations of the electromagnetic spectrum, but mind transcends direct perception both in terms of too feeble (but yet not nothing!) and too complex (but yet not the one Everything-God) who is far beyond any human capacity (ever!) to FULLY know.
   1a. Oh, why not: I’ll affirm my intuition again that mind operates throughout the cosmos at every level along with matter; it is a dimension along with time, space, energy and matter—maybe several dimensions.
   2. Indeed, the more we explore, the more we can begin to say with confidence that there will remain yet more to explore!  We didn’t know this before. We thought we’d get to the end and then we’d really know. Yeah, right.
    3. Add to all this the growing edge of the perception of complexity and individuality—that is, everything is composed of elements that are so varied and multiple that for that moment in time, no electron is like no other—(quarks, strings, configurations, balances, path)—and beyond that of course, if you could really see the fine tuning, no atom, cell, grain of sand is completely like another, and therefore it is unique, an individual.  The implications here are staggering:
    4. God enjoys this unique becoming-ness into the tiniest individuality of each actual occasion.
Ain’t it glorious? Ain’t it grand? Whoo-ee!

As for us, whether or not this is all so, our capacity to even imagine this is itself a glory and an aesthetic experience of God, no less than the vibrations triggering one of the cone-cells of the retinas in our eyes is a part of our enjoyment of sight! So God loves your thinking, and mine, and everyone’s.

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