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Why a worldview?

Our brains are exposed to 400 billion bits of information per second, which is way more than we can consciously be aware of.

Hence, we choose a mere 2000 bits to define our perceptions and awareness, based on our beliefs, and known as our worldview.

This worldview is the lens through which we perceive the world and controls how we respond to the stimuli we receive and create. It is also known as our mindset, our narrative, our bias, or the dominant framework we have been taught, or adopted.

A great way to understand the evolution of worldview is to look back to the time when we believed that the earth is flat, or that the sun revolved around us.

With greater observation, evidence and understanding, we quickly changed our worldview. These changes are famously referred to as Copernican moments.

The last big one was 100 years ago in the 1920's when scientists discovered and began exploring the quantum fields from which all matter and energy arise, described by Werner Heisenberg, Across the Frontiers in this way;

Not only is the Universe stranger than we think,

it is stranger than we CAN think.”

As our powers and tools of observation have increased, we have discovered that matter itself is a sort of illusion comprised of 99.99999999+% no-thingness, only fields of excitation and potential.

In The Cosmic Hologram, Dr. Jude Currivan explores new scientific discoveries which indicate that information is the foundation of both matter and energy, connects everything in the Universe, and is being recorded at the edge of the universe.

This perspective is not necessarily easy to understand, or live into, until we compare it to universal spiritual wisdom and experience, which shared this understanding in the ancient Vedic story of Indra's web

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“In the realm of the god Indra is a vast net that stretches infinitely in all directions. In each "eye" of the net is a single brilliant, perfect jewel. Each jewel also reflects every other jewel, infinite in number, and each of the reflected images of the jewels bears the image of all the other jewels — infinity to infinity. Whatever affects one jewel effects them all.

The metaphor illustrates the interpenetration of all phenomena. Everything contains everything else. At the same time, each individual thing is not hindered by or confused with all the other individual things.”

This understanding of our reality reappears in the 20th century here described by Brian Swimme and Thomas Berry, The Universe Story, 1992 http://thomasberry.org/quotes

“To tell the full story of a single particle we must tell the story of the universe, for each particle is in some way intimately present to every other particle in the universe.”

This convergence of ancient spiritual wisdom and recent modern science is the heart of The WholeWorld-View as we open to, and expand, the beliefs that define our worldviews and move through our next Copernican moment!

 
 
 

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