I watched a video yesterday by Stephen Wolinsky, PhD on his experiences & learnings from Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj.
Never knew how to put this whole, finding your true self and actually living life concept together clearly until I watched it.
So I’m going to put a short note here in this blog post on what I learned:
Basically, human lives are actually created by chemical reactions.
Why is this so? Because our experiences as living beings are actually created by nervous systems.
Without nervous systems, this world would not exist.
E.g. If you can’t feel, you can’t have sensations. If you are deaf, there would be no sound. If you can’t taste, there would be no sweet, salty, sour & bitter. If you are blind, the world practically disappears.
Combine all together, and you wouldn’t realize any of the world’s existence.
That is why all of our lives are actually created by a series of chemical reactions in our brains giving us constant ‘nervous system experiences.’
The question is, what comprises these chemicals, our nervous systems, our bodies?
It basically comes down to this:
The comparative description scientists gave was, if you were to expand a nucleus to the size of the sun, and its electrons the size of the earth –
The space that exists between the nucleus and the electrons would be much further than the space between sun & earth.
In other words, there is a WHOLE LOT of empty space.
So considering this, if there is a whole lot of empty space between every matter, then… are we interconnected?
Yes, of course.
Science has even shown that if you continue magnifying deeper into a nucleus, you’ll soon find out that it’s made up of subatomic particles, quarks, and ultimately as energy out of nowhere when further examined.
Energy, out of nowhere.
Therefore nothing is separate in the end.
Ultimately, we’re condensed from emptiness according to Einstein.
As we thin out from this condensation, all we return to is emptiness as well.
One more little piece of entertainment/information before I end this post:
German scientists have also found out that there cannot be “free will.”
Want to know why?
If all our experiences are created by a series of chemical reactions,
And chemical reactions happen PRIOR to our experiences,
And thoughts are a product of these chemical reactions,
Then we don’t really come up with any thoughts after all.
Interesting, don’t you think?