Shards of Consciousness

Are You Connected?

From Alex Shalman, to Jean Browman, to Dave Schoof, to me, and now to you. Questions, thoughts, expressions and responses pass from one to another. Voices echo through the network and through our souls. Long distance conversations verberate through time and space.

Are you alone? Do you move upon the face of the earth disconnected from all that you see around you?

Is this a picture of man alone in the universe? Is it the icon of our isolation?

Or is this image of man connected to all that is, sitting bestride two worlds?

Man in Space

The decisive question for man is:

Is he related to something infinite or not?

That is the telling question of his life.

Only if we know that the thing which truly matters is the infinite can we avoid fixing our interests upon futilities, and upon all kinds of goals which are not of real importance.

In the final analysis, we count for something only because of the essential we embody, and if we do not embody that, life is wasted.

Carl Jung

Do you stand between the earth and the sky, joining matter and spirit? Does your life have meaning? If so, is it given to you, or do you create it for yourself?

If not, what do you face each morning as you awaken? Are we caught in a splendid isolation, trapped by Newton's mechanistic net?

What does this image make you feel? Make you think?

4 Responses to Are You Connected?

  • When I first saw the series of photos that the above photo was taken from I thought;

    What a Day Job!!
    The subtle combination of terror and ecxtacy!
    It is the real example shock and awe.

    The perfect place to reflect upon the Nature of Mind.

  • Terror and ecstasy. That's the feeling it rouses in me, too, Gariyan. The closest earthly example I've had is looking up on the inside of a Gothic cathedral.

  • What a great idea. I really enjoy the content of your blog. Keep up the awesome work.

    Love & Gratitude,
    Think Simple. Be Decisive.
    ~ Productivity, Motivation & Happiness

  • Thank you, Tina Su.

    Why don't you join in with your own post on the subject?

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