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A world of colour.

14 June 2013, 14:20

“If men ceased to exist sound would continue to travel and heavy bodies to fall to the earth in exactly the same way, though ex hypothesi there would be no-one to know it.” – Roy Bhaskar



As light reaches our eyes, photons become stored within our particle detectors, to be created and saved within the electromagnetically charged neurons that comprise our mind. The light that travels eight minutes and twenty seconds from our host Star to reach spaceship Earth, is absorbed by all similarly vibrating atomic particles to create thermal energy or heat in the process. When the light waves received by an object does not dance to the same tune as the electrons of the receiving object, light is reflected back at our senses as colour. The daytime sky is blue because clean air absorbs every other electromagnetic radiation on the visible spectrum and scatters the shorter wavelength of blue light more so than it does the much longer wavelength of red light.



If we were to undertake a short exercise by closing our eyes and to imagine a pink unicorn, it would require little effort to do so. Behind our closed eyelids and within complete darkness we can manifest our pink friend with distinguished clarity and within a three-dimensional landscape. Amazing and as mind-blowing as this capability is on its own, what’s even more marvellous is that this process is exactly what we do with our eyes wide open as well. We do not “see” with our eyes, instead it is within the mind that the image we view gets assimilated through our receptors, to be imprinted within the brain for as long as memory serves. In essence, we are the painter of our individual experience with the canvas firmly placed within our neural pathways to do with as we please.



Visible light (on a linear scale) comprises only 0.0035% of the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Our entire reality is based off of such a small and minuscule percentage of what can actually be seen, it begs to question whether we are to be considered blind by default. Within the observable Universe the composition of “stuff” that includes all invisible – and visible – waves of light, moons, planets, Stars, galaxies, super clusters, nebulae and everything else in-between, only comprises around four percent of all known mass. The other ninety six percent we label, “dark energy” and “dark matter” because it either does not emit any light, or does but we have no way of detecting it. Of that four percent, Mankind is but a fraction of a fraction of a fraction to the nth degree, a truly statistically insignificant number.



This is what Science has discovered. It continues to discover more of Nature’s natural laws each and every day. Imagine your life to be the visible spectrum; from Violet all the way to Red, with all the colours of the rainbow present, you can accurately create the landscape before you, to navigate through and to be able to see what dangers lie ahead. When you turn to a bronze-aged book that is unchanging and inadaptable to the revealed reality, your brain becomes a two-toned interpretation of life: black or white. We are already blind in the greater scheme of things, do you truly want to blind yourself further by limiting your capability and understanding about the world we live in? The canvas awaits, go ahead and add some colour.



"Two monks were arguing about the temple flag waving in the wind. One said, "The flag moves." The other said, "The wind moves." They argued back and forth but could not agree. The Sixth Ancestor said, "Gentlemen! It is not the wind that moves; it is not the flag that moves; it is your mind that moves." The two monks were struck with awe." - The Mumonkan Case 29, translation by Robert Aitken

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