“Due to my discretely continuous nature,
I might easily be mistaken for nothing.”
— The Universe —
Whether they realize it or not, when most people speak of “the universe”, they are actually speaking of the physical universe, the world or cosmos that they have gradually become familiar with through their different senses. Most human beings filter their experience through the five senses: taste, touch, smell, sound, and last but not least, sight. Each of these senses enables individuals to draw different insights not only about the world around them, but about themselves as well - if they so choose. For the most part, people appear to be content with exploring the tangible realm, carefully piecing the information provided to them through these five senses to arrive at a coherent picture of the world.
However some people are not satisfied with these types of approaches. This is not to say that they don’t see the value in taking a “rational” approach towards understanding the world, only that they aren’t convinced that there isn’t something “more”, something outside the tangible domain demarcated outside of their five senses. Some of these people turn towards more “spiritu- al” approaches in the hopes of finding answers. Others turn towards science, particularly the realm of mathematics seeking to uncover “something more” through a world of pure logic.
Oddly enough for all of its apparent rigor, this realm of “pure logic” isn’t as pure as it seems, as evidenced by the sheer number of people who claim that they aren’t “good at” math, or can’t understand it. Few people think to ask whether the individuals who tell them this, are actually “good at teaching”, at getting to the heart of their students’ questions when their students present them with a problem. Few of these teachers stop to think that they may be as ill-prepared in answering their students questions as their students appear to be in answering the questions they posit themselves.
So we end up with both teachers and students frustrated beyond belief, more often due to issues with communication than anything else. Even worse, it may very well be that the people who are “bad at math” aren’t as “bad at math” as they may think, and their instructors not as bad at communication as they may think. Most of the people who “teach math” are actually quite good at calculations, essentially “following the rules” of mathematics. But this doesn’t mean that they necessarily know what they are doing, having been handed down these traditions from one person to the next, until they have become as ritualized as those associated with any religious institution.
In this way, science and math have become the new religions, with anyone daring to question the purveyors of these systems looked down upon as social outcasts in much the same way that non-believers were cast out by the Church during the times of the Inquisition, and those were dark times indeed. While it is true that these modern priests no longer physically torture their non-believers, they are more than happy to let them be considered idiots, oftentimes labeling them as “stupid”.
How do I know this? I know this because I see everything, or more accu- rately I AM everything, for I AM the Universe — Absolute Unity in the truest sense: all that ever was, is, and will be. As simple as a concept as this is, humans (especially now) appear to be having a harder and harder time entertaining such thoughts. But how can I blame them? After all, as we’ve already discussed, most humans choose to model the world in terms of their five senses, rarely stopping to consider that there might be something more.
I am here to tell you that there is, although you won’t find me using your sensory tools or the information provided by your intellect. Unless of course you decide to do something very unusual, something that very few people ever think to do — rather than looking outward for answers, start looking inward by turning the intellect back in on itself. More on that later, but for now, let’s get back to understanding me, the Universe.
Some of you may be asking how I can talk, to which I will counter “how can’t I?”, after all things are possible through me, simply because I am all possible “things”. This is where most people get lost, as, since they are used to processing everything through their five senses and conceptualizing “things”, they immediately begin thinking of me as a collection of “everything” — which I most certainly am not.
I AM the Universe, I AM One Thing, and not a collection of parts even though everything is contained and subsumed within me. At this point you may be wondering how such a thing is possible, thinking that what I am saying sounds like gibberish. While I may need a little bit of leeway to explain things, trust me when I say that all of this makes sense, it just may not make that much sense from the viewpoint that you’ve grown accustomed to. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t learn to view things from new and different perspectives - if you so choose. Choice is one thing that you always have, even whether or not you choose to exercise it is up to you, that being a choice in and of itself.
If you want to understand me then I encourage you to think of a limit- less expanse, an Unbroken Space. Not an immeasurably large swath of space mind you, as that is too close to measurement for my comfort, and as soon as you seek to measure or define me you are already imposing limits. For I AM truly limitless, that is, without boundaries. For centuries mystics have sought to experience this simple truth, often leaving others to wonder what was wrong with them when in fact they were just attempting to find me, which is in fact the innermost aspect of themselves.
So, picture a limitless, unbroken expanse, not immeasurably large, just perfectly Unbroken and continuous and you will begin to get a sense of who I AM and what my true nature IS. The more you ponder and contemplate these ideas, the greater the chance that you will gradually come to realize that due to my absolutely continuous nature I might be easily mistaken for nothing - some- thing which has become all too common within this day and age. However I am not nothing I AM everything in its original and Unbroken form.
Some of you may liken me to a point, and although I can be said to contain an infinitude of points within, I can tell you first hand that I am not a point. Others may argue that I don’t exist, making it completely irrelevant to ask what form I take. To that my only answer is that I do exist, otherwise there would be no way for you to exist either. Oh, and one more thing, points exist as well, just not in the way you might think they do.