Sunday, September 13, 2009
What does it mean to be a materialist nowadays? What does it mean to be spiritual? What is matter, really? According to modern science, matter consists of empty space to more than 99, 99%, empty space between the electrons and the nucleus of the atom, and empty space between the atoms. And, as if this is not enough, electrons are either tiny, tiny little particles, or energy waves, depending on which instruments we use to detect them. The reality is almost nothing but empty space, with tiny, tiny particles whirling about -or energy waves. This “knowledge” is more than 70 years old and we learn about it in school as teenagers. It makes no sense any longer to think of oneself as a materialist. Nor does it make any sense to think of oneself as a spiritual person. The division between the spiritual world and the material world is outdated since more than 70 years. What is important today is to become aware of ones mindsets and beliefs. If we cannot see our own mindsets and beliefs, how can we expect to be present here and now? What has beliefs in reincarnation, angels or communication with dead spirits to do with living in the now? Arn’t such beliefs like believing in a free unregulated market or believing that the dead will rise up from their tombs on the judgment day? Aren’t all beliefs made of the same stuff, thoughts?