Monday, May 17, 2010

Deep Hunger

"The deepest hunger in life is a secret that is revealed only when a person is willing to unlock a hidden part of the self."
-- Deepak Chopra, The Book of Secrets
Chopra likens the quest for this secret to diving for the most precious pearl in existence and states:  "Finding the hidden dimensions in yourself is the only way to fulfill your deepest hunger."  I have to wonder if finding the hidden dimensions within ourselves is like science's search for the bottom and the top of the universe.  The deeper they go ... through each layer of "matter," the more they find another layer leading to nothing, although that nothing is also brimming full and inviting a deeper search.  As the Hubble travels through the Universe, one of its explorations was pointed at an "empty" spot in the sky ... where it found thousands of galaxies ... not just stars but whole galaxies ... where an "empty" spot might lead to even more galaxies.

An ancient wisdom says, "As above so below."  Perhaps we are a microcosm of the universe, an endless layering of dimensions and our hunger is to know those dimensions of ourselves.  But, even with our own personal Hubble telescopes, perhaps we will just discover more dimensions, an endless expanse of dimensions of self.  Perhaps our hunger can never be satisfied until we relax into the infiniteness of our self and recognize the we are, each one of us boundaryless, all and a piece of all, a dust mote within the Universe which also encompasses the Universe.

As I head into my day, I wonder if these thoughts help or just bewilder me.  But there is a quiet feeling inside that says it doesn't matter ... that nothing really matters while at the same time the most microscopic things matter infinitely.  Yesterday I wrote about balance and now I feel the truth of the thought that a thousand angels can truly dance on the head of a pin.

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