“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” – Albert Einstein
When you consider a situation, when you look at a picture, when a notion comes to mind, use it as a portal, a catalyst, to all the possible scenarios it implies. The literal nature of it is confinement. The true nature of it is infinite and freeing.
Anything before you is a signpost pointing in all directions toward unbounded freedom and unlimited possibilities. It is only for you to connect the dots. The pathways are there if only you open yourself to seeing them. Confining yourself to the literal is a travesty. Every thing is a gateway to all that is.
Intelligence and knowing the literal meaning are often equated, but in truth they have almost nothing to do with each other. They are only tangentially related… barely touching at only a point. They might best be viewed as enemies. They become friends only when each is a springboard launching your heart and mind in the direction of the other.
Every point and particle in space and time is a possibility cloud that reaches to infinity. Clinging to the literal collapses unboundedness down to a tiny little point value. You have no limits other than those you impose upon yourself.
You are free.
Awesome, beautiful, inspiring!
The longer I’m away from the the knowledge ie. school I feel my thoughts and brain hardening back up. Old patterns begin to take over. I tell myself to try to remember what it felt like to feel less confined to my limited thinking. I sense there is something more, but can’t touch it. I feel so frustrated and stuck.
Thanks for the beautiful reminder… Time to keep moving in imagination…
All the best to you!
This has been one of my favorite and most stimulating topics, starting with my first lecture.The knowledge can be worked with every single day.The vision I got as I read was of an individual standing somewhere with a perception of knowing and then the camera pans back continuously into the cosmos.The perception is dissolved…completely.
Thank you Brahmarshi..your words are beyond inspirational.
You will never touch the untouchable. What you long for lies beyond relativity. Just be easy with yourself. Though it can not be touched, it can be rested upon… like a cosmic cushion. Trying to push things away only makes them stay with you longer. You are doing fine. Easy does it.
Thank you Brahmarshi,
I guess one of my patterns is feeling I’ll never get what I long for. I would love to embody that freedom. Maybe it’s just another cosmic joke. One thing is for sure, I’m more free than I ever have been because of you. Also, I was thinking how lucky we are to have this access to you. It is so rare that someone like you is so accessible—for however long it will be, thank you!
I would like to strongly agree with Tracy:)
I very much enjoy writing the blogs and all of your comments. There are so many ideas that cross my mind every day. This website offers me the opportunity to share some of them with you. Also, to be able to interact with you on a daily basis is a great joy for me. It is also very important. I appreciate your input and encourage more of you to join in. Of course, those of you who prefer to read the blogs and comments without adding your comments are also most welcomed participants.. You are all very dear to me.
Brahmarshi, in the last blog about inertia you were commenting that naming something is a huge step in dealing with something effectively and also that great achievements have come from naming things (e.g. Newton’s gravity, etc.) Intuitively that makes a lot of sense to me and I have even experienced it myself. I’m wondering though, isn’t that also a way of collapsing something down from the infinite to a more concrete and therefore confined version of it’s original? If so, how come it brings about great things then…?
Your relationship with the word determines whether you use it to collapse meaning down to a point or not. In the state of enlightenment, you are in the world but not of it. You are unbounded, but function in a world full of boundaries. Language is a powerful and very beautiful thing. As you evolve, your depth of understanding of all words and of everything evolves. Enlightenment means integration. The surface is integrated with the depth. It is not ostracized from it. Polar opposites, the point value and the unbounded value, become seamlessly in harmony with one and other
Beautiful response… 🙂
Thank you for the response, Brahmarshi. What is it specifically about the naming that makes such a difference though? Even people who are not transgradiently integrated are naming things in all fields of endeavor and seem to achieve incredible things as a result of it. Are you saying their success is all “relative” since they are not aware of the big picture i.e. all levels of awareness?
I wonder if once something is named it provides a more direct portal to the Transcendent by opening up a new dimension of fertile ground that can be explored. As a result things are shifting and e.g. inventions are made. Depending on one’s degree of transgradient integration then is the degree of “success” of those achievements in light of the big picture. Is that anywhere close…?
Just keep it simple. If you do not name it, you do not fully acknowledge or identify it. Much of what I have done is simply create names for things that have not really been addressed in the world at large. For example, “transgradient”.