Updated: May 22
“You curved stars and galaxies on my body and somehow the touch of your fingertip was the only thing that felt infinite.”-Unknoen (currently)
“I had always seen myself a STAR; I wanted to be a GALAXY.” -Twyla Tharp
It’s seldom I find a picture first that I then look for quotes to match, however today, and with these, that is what happened. The picture alone is worth 1000 words, but then the words themselves 1000 more. These speak volumes to something I often reference; level of perspective. Awareness exists at each level of perspective, however it is hard to imagine what awareness is like from that next level below and or above. For instance, we are trillions of cells highly organized and differentiated into systems. The cells have their own level of awareness as do the organs and their systems, and yet we as an organism, in totum, have our own. Which brings to mind totum pro parte and pars pro toto, the whole for a part or the part for a whole, respectively, in which either the part is named for the whole or the whole is named for the part. For instance, all toads are frogs but not all frogs are toads. To some, that distinction is evident and matters, to others it is of no importance. All are accurate, and all are simply a manner of perspective. Can a simple touch of a finger be infinity condensed or is being a star not nearly enough to satisfy, and one must be a galaxy? The answer is both and, OR who’s to say but the perceiver? Do cells want to be a human, or are they satisfied being what they are? I do not know, I am not a cell. I am human, and that is what I am supposed to be. If I supposed to be something else, I already would be, but I likely wouldn’t know the difference. Metaphorically, if not energetically, I am likely all of these things already as I am. However, it is only through introspection that I can gain these insights and awareness. However, the awareness ends at this level of perspective, although if logic carries, Someone could potentially see how they play a part in community, and the community plays a part into cities, and on and on, until we get to the level that solar systems look like atoms. And then what level of awareness are you now at? The beginning, the end... maybe both? 🤷🏼♂️ Be easy, and recognize that you are the best place to be; to be the best you in that place!
On this day, I will recognize my awareness as it relates to my level of perspective. I am a whole, but also a part, and I am a whole made up of parts yet still whole. I will marinate on that fact, and see what comes to the surface as I do. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼