One part of living I love is to meet people with different ideas.
Over the last few days, I’ve connected with a few of my favourite people. They could be described as ‘out of the box’ thinkers.
Some mainstream people might call them hippies, or airy-fairy, or at worst, extremists.
There’s nothing to fear in people sharing ideas. The worry is that a bad idea becomes your reality.
So while I’m really fascinated by lots of things, doesn’t mean I believe them.
The thinkers that I really like are those that look at everyday from phenomenon with a different lens. A lens that is quite disruptive or contrary to a ‘normal view’.
I’ll give you a few examples -
Sacred Geometry: Sacred geometry refers to the study of the spiritual meaning of various shapes. I made a lovely connection online. This lovely lady is a mathematician, and also survivor of chronic illness. She has got me hooked on images and patterns of things. The eye-opening thing about sacred geometry is that it reveals patterns all around us. These patterns are beautiful (and spiritual). So many of these images are literally mezmerising.
Sound and Frequency: Sound and frequency is a whole different level. A part of this is understanding that there are frequencies everywhere. TV, computers, microwaves have frequencies. But it seems that objects and images are also made via sound. It is a really different perspective, and worth further investigation if you are interested.
We have our own frequencies. Our brain also operates at different frequencies. For instance, when I go floating in a sensory deprivation tank (I love it) - or if you mediate - your brain chemistry changes. With more relaxation your brain frequency slows. Amazing!
Light and Matter: Another way to look at what is around us, is by examining the density and matter of objects. While I’m not exactly sure the impact, some suspect that if you are surrounded by physically dense matter and heavy materials, and eat dense foods, you will have a different experience of living than the opposite. My guess is this is why minimalism feels so liberating. There is simply less matter and density of objects, thus you feel 'free'.
I’m not sure if this rant is interesting to you or not.
It often takes other people and stepping away from your usual path to open up different views, thoughts and thus worlds. I personally find that fascinating.
It’s amazing to me how our brain, eyes, and perspective can be so malleable.
It reminds me of when I was younger, of a time I washed windows as a job. Soon all I could see was dirty windows everywhere.
Perhaps rather than ‘you are what you eat’, the saying should be ‘you are what you see’.