Thursday, July 10, 2014

Paradox II

Quantum Theory forces us to see the universe not as a collection of physical objects, but rather as a complicated web of relations between the various parts of a unified whole.
                                                                                                      ~ Fritjof Capra, The Tao of Physics


Things derive their being and nature by mutual dependence and are nothing in themselves.
                                                                                                         ~ Nagarjuna (Buddhist philosopher)



Paradox II
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In Eastern mysticism, the universal interwovenness always includes the human observer and his or her consciousness, and this is also true in atomic physics. At the atomic level, 'objects' can only be understood in terms of the interaction between the processes of preparation and measurement. The end of this chain of processes lies always in the consciousness of the human observer.
                                                                                                          ~ Fritjof Capra, The Tao of Physics



Like the Eastern Void, the 'physical vacuum' - as it is called in field theory - is not a state of mere nothingness, but contains the potentiality for all forms of the particle world.
                                                                                          ~ Gary Zukav, The Dancing Wu Li Masters



If you're interested in these ideas, here's some further explanation:









Something to think about, right?



18 comments:

  1. you are a woman with many talents! I love your artful collage.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words, Tammie Lee. I'm so glad you like it.

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  2. Love the collage, beautifully done. I also love the ideas here. xoxo

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    1. Thanks, Annie. The ideas may be hard to understand, but extremely interesting, I think.

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  3. So nice to be here again.
    Your collage is wonderful.

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    1. Thanks so much, Margie; I'm glad you stopped by!

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  4. sharmon this collage is terrific . . . really.

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    1. Thank you , Rebecca; so glad you like it!

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  5. sharmon, this piece... yes!! and the title is perfect...

    xoxo

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Lynne; so glad you like it! xoxo

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  6. Very beautiful. So much to see and your stitching in just right. It all works so well, wonderful!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jill, for the kind words!

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  7. Love the Capra quote!! This collage is so well balanced and beautifully made ... I agree the stitching is just right!

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    1. Thank you, Mary Ann. i'm so glad you stopped by!

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  8. Gorgeous..magical ..a very visual-sensory feeling it carries and energy it embodies...wonderful.

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words, Victoria - I'm glad you like it!

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