The Youniverse

When someone cries uncontrollably over a loss we say they’re “breaking down”. It’s a pretty accurate description, more accurate than we may think. What is happening through the crying is the releasing of an old personality, an old way of life. The crying is a manifestation of the “breaking down” of the old personality, after which composure is regained and a new personality is born. The more the old personality was attached to whatever was lost the more breaking down is needed. The mourning period will be longer, sometimes taking as long as the person’s life itself.

— Sohail Desai

Different Person, Different Universe

If you are a perfect fit in the universe (and, as I stated in my previous post, I believe you do fit) then that means anytime you make a change within yourself, essentially creating a new “you” by doing so, you must also change the entire Universe in such a way that it supports the “you” you have now become.

This is how incredible it is to have the power that comes with the miracle of having the type of conscious mind we have as human beings. We have the ability to change beliefs, thoughts and by association, our personality. Think about how amazing that is for a second; we each have the miraculous power to actually become a new person by changing the contents within our conscious mind. This isn’t some seldom used superpower hidden away deep within with the rest of our potentials either. We actually use this power all the time. To illustrate, think of when you met a person you hadn’t seen for a while and they exclaimed how much you’ve changed since you last met. They were picking up on the fact that you really were not the same personality you were when you last met that person. Your appearance may have been similar, but the contents within your conscious mind had changed. You probably liked different things than you did before. Some major external change probably had occurred to mirror your internal change. You may have changed workplaces or started a relationship with someone new, for example. You really were a new “you”.

So because we have the power to become new people, this must mean that we have a corresponding power to change the actual Universe in such a way that it supports the new people we have become. If this wasn’t the case and the Universe stayed the same regardless of our change, that would mean that we would not be able to change who we are for fear of falling out of our place in the Universe. It would mean that we must keep ourselves the same and so this negates my whole argument about us fitting into the Universe as we are. If we fit as we are and the ability to change personalities is inherent within us, then that must mean that we fit regardless of how much we change our personality. We are the choosers of our personalities, they are a sort of mask we wear so that we may play a role. The Universe changes based on the role we decide we’re playing. Once again, as I said in my previous post, if we do not fit in the Universe then that would mean that nothing fits and everything is just random and extraneous, which is just completely illogical to my mind at least. 

Now, a changing Universe is not a completely alien concept in that it already fits in to the Multiverse theory, which states that instead of one fixed Universe there are an infinite number of parallel universes, each slightly different than the next. It is my belief that we actually shift through the Multiverse, from one Universe to the next, by changing the personality that we are. The larger the change in personality, the larger the shift in Universes. I also believe that each change is also a total change, so even a small change in personality is actually a totally new personality with a totally new Universe as well. 

Now, I know some of you readers may be thinking that it doesn’t seem like everyone fits in this Universe we think we all live in. I won’t deny that there are starving people and a lot of suffering to suggest a misfit between them and the Universe. However, if we take a look at the contents of the suffering people’s conscious minds we would see a perspective that allows them to believe they are extraneous to the Universe. They are being a version of themselves that creates a Universe that seems to not support them. The Universe is paradoxically supporting them fully in their belief of not being supported. Or I should rather say that they have shifted to a version of the Universe in which it seems like the Universe is not supporting them.

I know some of this logic may not make sense to some or most of you, but it makes perfect sense to me. To simplify and recap: we are infinite creators constantly and effortlessly creating new personalities throughout our lives. We do this by choosing our beliefs, thoughts, emotions and resulting perspective. The personality we create comes with its own Universe in which it resides. A positive personality that knows it belongs in its Universe will reside in a Universe full of abundance, joy and total support. On the flip side a negative personality that thinks it doesn’t belong will reside in a Universe filled with lack, suffering and the illusion of no support. I say the illusion of no support because if we really weren’t supported we wouldn’t even be able to exist at all. Existence itself is a proof of support. To put all of this into one sentence, each personality resides in its own Universe. I guess Gandhi was onto something when he said “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

You are not who you think you are. Right now you probably think that you are your body or your personality. However, this is not true. Both your body and your personality are transient and are limited ideas within the true whole you.

You are simply the infinite, boundless awareness that plays with the tools you call “personality” and “body” so that you may create the experience that is human life.

The real you is unchanging, infinite and eternal. That is your truth. Everything else is essentially an illusion.

What is a human being?

Are we just a biological creature that has evolved over billions of years? Or are we a creation of God with a spiritual aspect to us? 

I believe there may be a little bit of both. Obviously we are biological creatures. We are made up of our very physical bodies. But, to say we are just our bodies is to short sell us. We each have our own perspective and personality, both of which are unique to us and are largely intangible. How does a strictly biological creature have different personalities? If our brains are largely the same, or at least were largely the same at birth, shouldn’t we be the same personality wise at that point? The evidence suggests otherwise: I know for a fact that all babies do not have the same personality and any parent can vouch for that. So where does the personality come from? 

Our personality is made up of beliefs, thought patterns and emotions. All of these are based in a non-physical world. Can we measure a belief? How about a thought? Sure, we can measure electrical signals in the brain, but how does that give rise to our subjective experiences? If the electrical signals firing in one brain are exactly the same as another brain, shouldn’t they both have the same thought? The point is, we don’t have the same thoughts. Each of us is unique based on our personality and it is primarily this personality that we perceive ourselves as, not merely as a “human being”.

Using the evidence of subjective personalities, some may point to the religious point of view now and declare that we are not just biological, but also spiritual creatures. The concept of spirituality tends to evoke thoughts of non-physicality, which relates to our subjective experiences.

However, the issue with the religious perspective is that it usually regards our physicality and biological nature as a curse, and perceives us as less than the “holy” spiritual realm of God and his angels. 

I don’t believe that point of view either. How can we be less than a realm we access and actually dwell in all the time? Every moment of everyday is lived through our beliefs, ideas and imaginings, all of which are part of the subjective, non-physical portion of reality. Not only that, each of us live in our own subjective world of dreams, which are also the work of thought patterns and beliefs, every time we sleep. It could be said that we live in that world just as much as the physical world we see around us.

I believe that our physicality is actually an expression of our spirituality. My evidence is based on the fact that all we have to do is look to the composition of a person’s intangible personality to see how they live their life. We can immediately see how a person’s personality affects every aspect of their life. This includes their perspective, their body condition (health wise), their daily activities and the nature of their relationships, to name a few. So when a person changes, what we are actually saying is that their unique, intangible personality has changed, not necessarily their physical structure.

In conclusion, we are not merely physical creatures or spiritual creatures. We are both. I believe we are in the process of blending together both polarities to create a homogeneous view of ourselves. The rise of quantum physics in particular, with all of it’s “weird” phenomena, is partly attributed with the blending.  

Role models

I realize now that the reason I looked up to my role models as a kid was not because I looked up to the actual people. Rather it was the attributes they expressed that I liked. Most of my role models were athletes and I remember liking their display of strength, skill, determination, and success. 

So what I was really looking up to was those attributes because I wanted to incorporate them into my personality and express them in my own life. I realize now that those athletes were just people and they did not inherently possess those attributes. It was me who was associating the definition of those attributes to their actions, on and off the field/rink/court. For me to be able to do that I must contain those attributes within me. Those attributes do not exist in the external world on their own. They are subjective and contained as ideas within me.