4. WHERE IS THE CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSE?

What follows, is a copy of an email that I have sent to Profs. Stephen Hawking and Brian Cox……

Hi…..

Let me first say that I am a great fan of what you are doing, both as a physicist and as someone who is making science not only accessible, but also exciting, to the general population. Great stuff.

Ok.. I’ll cut to the chase…
I have(since around 1968) tried to keep abreast as best I can, with the world of quantum mechanics and its relevance to all scientific study.

Recently, I was kicking the following around in my head in the middle of the night, and I’d love to run it by you.
It’s worded in the most basic way I could manage, because I’d love non-scientists to consider it too. I hope it’s not too convoluted.
Here goes………

WHERE IS THE CENTRE OF THE UNI(multi?)VERSE!?….

When a light shines, or a cellphone signal is emitted, or a sound is made etc; they all travel outwards from the source in EVERY direction…

On the same principle… matter, energy, and space radiate outwards (I believe) infinitely!

It has been fairly well mathematically verified that the universe extends in EVERY direction, infinitely…….
Even taking into account some of the recent postulations that the universe is flat(like a galaxy), this should still actually hold true, with the whole shebang expanding outwards like the waves from any one point on an infinite pond.

SO…… It is my contention that on these bases, and taking into account the laws of physics, from the infinitely(?)macro, to the quantum laws governing the infinitely(?) micro; ……. WHEREVER (if that word still makes sense in this context!?) we may be in the universe, we would be at its centre!!!

So… surely, EVERYWHERE in the universe is actually(not just apparently) at the centre, from its own standpoint!.. because space extends infinitely from that standpoint, in every direction!
Yes?? 😳

Heck… Maybe the earth IS flat!.. and when we reach one edge, we find, inexplicably, we are at the opposite edge at the same moment! 😆
Then again… Maybe we are all in the Truman Show!!? 😅

Now I’ll have to go and lie down or meditate!…. or have a drink! 😆

I would be fascinated to know what you make of my theory(ies).
Please tell me it’s not just senility setting in! 😖

Cheers….
Andrew Rolls

(All readers…. PLEASE feel free to comment below, or on Twitter, or Facebook… I’d really love to hear your comments/opinions)😄

Advertisements

3.  HERE and NOW!

Here and now is all that actually exists! As far as any one person is concerned; anything that they can’t see, smell, hear, touch, or taste in the present moment(which is all there is), simply doesn’t exist!… except as a thought form.. a memory or a visualisation.

Anything else, is either memories or aspirations…. past or future….

And.. past and future are also just thought forms, and they don’t exist outside of thought and imagination.

So…. here and now is all there actually is.

Therefore, we should stop letting thoughts of the past and the future, interfere with, or even blind us to, what is happening here and now.

All too often, we only appreciate special moments when we experience them as thought forms… as MEMORIES of special moments that are now in the past.

And EVERY moment is special in its way.. be it easy or difficult; joyous or sad.

NO problems!…
Seeing anything as problematic is just the spin that our minds put on to things/people/situations that we don’t find it easy to cope with.
No problems.. just changes to deal with, or to be adapted to; or new signposts to take notice of.

The very special.. the only reality… ‘here and now’…
We should appreciate it while we’re living it!!😄…
That is the only way to becoming truly grateful! 😊

Yes?

(All readers…. PLEASE feel free to comment below, or on Twitter, or Facebook… I’d really love to hear your comments/opinions)😄

2. ADDENDUM TO INTRODUCTION.

A couple of publications that you will find absolutely gripping, enthralling and liberating, and that will help to clarify some of my ‘off the beaten track’ mindset to a certain extent, are……

“The Way to Love” by Anthony de Mello… …A little pocket book of his last meditations, into which you can dip at will, and which makes absolutely perfect sense of life, love and ‘God’ and more.

“Awareness” also by A. de Mello.

And.. “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle.

That’s enough to be going on with, but I guarantee you’ll be glad you gave them a go. 😄

(All readers…. PLEASE feel free to comment below, or on Twitter, or Facebook… I’d really love to hear your comments/opinions)😄