214 – Imagine if you will …

In my previous post, I said that we have nothing to compare the vastness nor the complexity of our Universe, but I realize now that that is not true. The perception of attributes like ‘vast’ and complexity is relative to the dimensions from which they are perceived.

Dimensions are relative spheres of reality. For example, a DNA molecule is a microscopic system if perceived from the dimension of a human being, and a human being is a macroscopic system if perceived from the dimension of the molecule, and a human being is a microscopic system if perceived from the dimension of the Universe, and the Universe is a macroscopic system if perceived from the dimension of the human being, and so forth.

To have an idea of the relativity of Perception, let’s imagine, if you will, how a human being would be perceived from the dimension of a DNA molecule, but with the agreement on the molecule’s advanced communications skills and its capacity to reflect upon itself and the world in which it exists … how would the molecule otherwise encode the same genetic sequence to an immensely diverse variety of living organisms in oftentimes drastically different environments?

As indefinite as these questions are, there is an undeniable connection, a self-reflective relationship between the vast world beyond the immediate environment in which the molecule is embedded and the inner world from which it is composed; a connection that brings the vast and the immediate worlds together into a synthesis: To abide by the rules that ensure its survival while endowed with the power to overcome them, a molecule must be a self-reflective catalyst for transformation.

Now, let’s read the previous paragraph once more, but replacing the molecule with you and me. There is an undeniable connection, a self-reflective relationship between the vast world beyond the immediate environment in which we are embedded and the inner world from which we are composed; a connection that brings the vast and the immediate into a synthesis: To abide by the rules that ensure our survival yet endowed with the power to overcome them we are self-reflective catalysts for transformation.

Revised November 2021   

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