This book came to me by sheer luck when I was going through pages on http://www.stumbleupon.com and it resonated with me so deeply that I read the entire thing immediately. Which for me as a person who has not developed a viable reading habit yet, is a pretty great feat. It talks about the grandiose topic of infinity and how religion served a good purpose in humanity’s history when we were less knowledgeable. Now with our vast new knowledge of all topics, sciences, and more importantly knowledge about space and time, it really falls short in the usefulness category. The author eloquently explained it in Chapter II.
Please take the time to read it, as it is not quite long, just simply a bit dense of information. I take it that if you’re reading this blog at any point in time you would have the brain power and patience to read it!
“Every human consists of both a tangible physical existence and an intangible mental existence. The tangible and intangible parts co-exist as one being.”
Such a magnificent book, here is a look at what a Utopia could be like.
As someone who dreams of a day where a Human-made Utopia could exist, this resonated with me to the very core. I look at the world with a lens of peace and compassion. At times my emotions want to cloud my judgement. My anger at someone might want to control my actions, but I have learned that with the control I can exude I can create an outcome that is far better for all involved. (Think of a Paragon Choice in the video game Mass Effect!)
The monumental capacity that we all have is so amazing that I can’t describe in words perfectly, but I will try:
We have the ability to not only process a situation in real time, and decipher the inner meanings of what’s being said, the underlying thought process attributed to it all, but to also make a choice in our way (our own actions) to respond with compassion and love.
“I destroy my enemies, by making them my friends.” -Lincoln
Now some say he didn’t even truly say that, and really you know what it doesn’t matter, for the pure aspect of that thought is extraordinary. Take your enemies find what they like, make common ground, and make them allies.
In the book the author talked about reaching for the stars when it came to your dream. If you only go for what is in your comfort zone then you will never be able to accomplish great things, the dream with wither and fade away into nothingness.
“Some people will say Utopia is an impossible dream. If you set your sights on only grabbing a leaf off of a high tree limb, instead of grabbing for a star, because you believe the leaf is more attainable, then you will only get the leaf, which will wither and die, while the star still shines from afar.”
Strive for the stars when you decide your aspiration, go for what makes you uncomfortable, because if your dream or your “why” in life doesn’t make you uncomfortable then THAT IS NOT YOUR WHY. Make something of yourself, and without out a doubt #MAKEACHANGE !!
I truly believe that if you set your mind to something then you can accomplish it.
Strive for that Utopia, strive for greatness, and strive to make the world united once and for all!