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Sunday morning's contemplations - come meander with me.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

We often find ourselves totally astonished by modern technology - cell phones that access the internet and rearrange our lives; instant messaging with which we can communicate at a whim with others around the world; lasers, once the weapon of science fiction now a precision tool in modern surgery; energy captured from the sun or wind or an atom and put to use in maintaining our everyday lives. None of these modrn innovations com anwhere close to being able to understood with my limited training in these areas and, to me, all seem impossible.

But even the most amazing inventions of our technological world come close to the mind boogleing miracles that have always been around us every day - living things - very complex things that seem to come from nothing and then later become nothing again - completing the cycle.

The most amazing thing of all is the "self", the "ME", the "soul" - the part of us that is much more than the physical structure of tissue and bones. It's there when we're born and I tend to believe that it's there after we die - it's our connection to God, the Universe, Eternity.

The anser to William Shakespear's most famous question, "To Be or Not to Be" cecomes an easy answer. "To be" - forever.


Life is good!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KITS4CHANGE 6/12/2012 7:40AM

    This might be a bit off topic but the technology part reminded me of this. While we were in Yosemite, my husband had to take a conference call for work. Thanks to our technology, our work now comes on vacation with us. :( Cell service wasn't the greatest so he sat out in the campground's amphitheater to be on the call. A squirrel jumped up on the bench with him. Then he noticed he was sitting right by the squirrel's hole in the ground. He said he was in awe just sitting there looking up at the majestic granite walls surrounding him. Even though he wasn't happy about having a meeting during his vacation, he said he couldn't have asked for a better setting. Not sure where I'm going with this. I just think his surroundings kept him from being upset with the situation. Maybe it was his soul being connected to nature at that moment that made it ok.

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SNOWSNAKE 6/11/2012 12:25PM

    emoticon I choose "To Be"..... because I can choose! Another concept to awe, our minds are so complex, to be thinking and contemplating - sometimes random thoughts- sometimes intricate patterns to arrive at solutions to problems. Our imaginations......what the heck? Who ever planned that? Will computers ever have an imagination.... Technology can only replicate things to a certain degree, atleast up to now that is. The body is amazing, the mind.... a universe not easily explained. Thanks for the time to contemplate.....***SNOW*** emoticon

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NEILITHICMAN 6/10/2012 9:09PM

    I remember seeing a piece on "Family Guy" where Peter was marvelling at the beauty of a plastic bag blowing in the wind a la American Beauty. They cut to a shot of God looking down saying "It's just a piece of trash blowing in the wind!!! Do you have any idea how complicated your circulatory system is???"

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MAUIMA 6/10/2012 5:48PM

    Yes...Thank you Wood!
I too will meander with you any time...any where...lucky for us, we have (like Cassie said) thanks to technology, had the chance to meander.

The wonder of the individual... Its hard to get my mind to even come close to understanding the magnitude, that, all of mankind, each individual who has ever just that, an individual. Mind boggling indeed.

And each tree, each bird, each stream...all unique.

My friend, I am glad you are here...
Glad I get to 'be' with you. Like Kay said, eyes open , Like you and K-Po said, miraculous.

Thanks for sharing your musing. Always a joy.

Comment edited on: 6/10/2012 5:50:33 PM

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K-PO110 6/10/2012 2:37PM

    Beautifully said, we are most definitely the most miraculous creation, I fully agree that science will never create a wonder that rivals natures.

Go "Be" Sir! emoticon

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KAYOTIC 6/10/2012 11:00AM

    I think it's so easy to take technology for granted...and not to see the wonder of life all around, thanks for reminding us to open our eyes and see it again!

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CASSIOEPIA 6/10/2012 10:43AM

    I'll meander with you anytime my friend. I always love your ramblings! These are things beyond my understanding as well, but I'm glad the technology gave us the chance to meet. You are a treasure.

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BOBBYD31 6/10/2012 9:49AM

    thanks wood i needed this today. it is too easy to forget about the simple things around that just happen and we take for granted. then of course there is the "me" equation, what a wonderful thing that we tend to forget about. thanks

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