Connectedness and Consciousness

No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.

 

Albert Einstein

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I’ve quoted Einstein here before.  I find him particularly interesting, only because he seems to have a spiritual side as well as a scientific side.  When growing up I always guessed that scientists had no room for the divine.  I think what started to alter that perception was Carl Sagan, especially after reading Contact.  The movie was also fab.  Knowing what I know now specifically about Einstein and Sagan I’ve had to rethink some of my preconceived notions about Science and the Divine.  Perhaps, they CAN walk side by side.

Consciousness?  What does that word mean to you?  To me it is an extremely spiritual word as I know it now.  Here’s yet another link to the Divine and Einstein.  Do you suppose, he was using that word in much the same way it is used today?  If not then why did he choose that word when there are so many others he COULD have used?

Maybe Einstein means our problems need others to help solve them.  The fact that we are all connected can help solve a challenge that arises in one person if we allow others in.  I’m reminded here of The Global Consciousness Project.  This project shows how connected humanity REALLY is.  In order to resolve conflicts, challenges, issues it will take more than one person.  We need to look at all of humanity and see the connectedness we share, the values we share, the sameness in each of us.

We need to stop looking at our differences.
We need to stop seeing our conflicts.

Can you find one positive thing in someone you have a conflict with?
Are you strong enough to approach that person and tell them that positive?

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

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4 responses to “Connectedness and Consciousness

  1. I liked your ending “advice”. I have to remember that.

  2. Yes! Being positive toward others and looking past our differences to find our commonality is definitely a step in the right direction. Problems that may seem insurmountable when we try to solve them ourselves can so often be resolved in sharing with others and getting their insights.
    Great post, Chris!

  3. Hi Chris great post! My thinking about the level of consciousness is that many of our problems today came about by poor decision making, and the adaptation of quick fix solutions without the understanding of the repercussions in the long run. I believe what Einstein was alluding to is that in order to solve the problems, it would now take minds that are more strategic in their approach, and more forward thinking in their planning. It may also mean a thorough overhaul of many of our systems that are quite frankly decades old.
    HAve a great day!!! 🙂

  4. I have liked Einstein for a long time. I agree with your post; I also think that this quote carries the sense of: “If you keep doing what you are doing, you will keep getting what you are getting”.

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