Monday, August 15, 2011

Lorre thought

"When I was in the shower this morning, I thought: If we assume a Big Bang beginning of the universe, then every molecule, every atom, every proton, every electron, every quark, every wavelength, every vibration, every multi-dimensional string, every everything that makes up everything else shares an ineffable property of pre-Bang Oneness. Assuming that, then every everything is always moving in one of two directions: either away from that primordial state, or returning towards it. We feel these quantum movements. Moving away is experienced as loneliness, fear, anger and despair. Returning is experienced as one or more of the infinite variations and gradations of what we call love. Now, while some might say that equating the miracle of human feelings to the meandering of sub-atomic bric-a-brac robs them of their mystery, the truth is quite the opposite. Connecting our fundamental experience of life to the great mystery of existence ties us to the eternal within our every waking moment. We are not separate. We are made of the same stuff that existed at the beginning and will exist at the end. Therefore, the question we must each ask ourselves is simple: "In what direction am I moving today - towards oneness, or away from it?" When I was done reflecting on this, I stepped out of the shower, toweled off, and, while glancing at the mirror, pondered a new thought: 'I have a pretty nice ass for a guy my age.'"
- Chuck Lorry vanity card 112

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

This struck me as clever and just more thoughtstuff, more clogging.

Laurie

eolake said...

Heh, hard to say how much you liked it. :-)

I just find it very interesting how concepts are expressed in and by the Universe at different *levels*! Even if you really believe in matter, there are "scientific" data which teach you that all is one and such thoughts.

Anonymous said...

fair enough. I just get clogged at the drop of a hat these days by spiritual mumbo-jumbo, my own especially. Humor though feels downright enlightenment lately though. But not British humor, he he he. All those sexual innuendo's, hidden gay jokes, really, can it get more sophomoric?

Laurie

eolake said...

Britain has had a lot of issues with repressed homosexuality. Perhaps it comes from the wide-spread gender-separated schools in the past. (And I guess they came about as a repression of general sexuality.)

Not that American comedy does not have gay jokes, mind you. :-)

Anonymous said...

very true