The Play’s the Thing…


“You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.”
― Alan Wilson Watts


The stage is set. The universe manifests itself as settings and props. Then it imagines characters that will interact with the props and each other. Each of these people is a unique aspect of the universe as it seldom sees much point in duplicating itself. After all there is an infinite palette to chose from and both all time and no-time in which to play it all out. The characters take on a life of their own as well-created characters are wont to do. Who knows, perhaps some of them may even break out of their pre-designed scripts going places well beyond its spec. This has happened before and the universe delights in it feeling the recursive thrill of co-creation. Others will not, at least not at this point in the universal show yet given infinite no-time there is always the hope that they too may do something unexpected. The play is always in progress…. and roll tape…
Blessings G


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Inner World ExplorationInner World Exploration by G A Rosenberg


Inside the NetInside the Net by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – February 2 2012

“The universe is an intelligence test.”
–Timothy Leary

If the universe is a test, at least it is an open-book one with many many life-lines. My mind races with this quote taking off running with the metaphor, stretching it, bouncing it and seeing how far I can take it. Would part of life be multiple-choice like those standardized tests we’ve taken in school? How about the essays? Do they really count for more? Do we get some credit just for filling in our names correctly?
Like any metaphor or map, eventually it gets limiting. I could also say that the universe enhances intelligence or that it evokes intelligence calling it out from within us. To take it in another direction the universe can also be thought of as a test of wisdom, heart or internal strength and resilience. Would those be considered forms of intelligence now? In what way does the universe not test us? Ultimately tho we all pass. And like every test, we come thru it with greater understanding and knowledge than we had before. Namaste, G

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Taking Off by G A Rosenberg

Mandala by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – November 25 2011

“It is difficult to understand the universe if you only study one planet”
― Miyamoto Musashi, Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy

Wow so many great quotes from Musashi’s work, much wisdom and these days it seems everyone exists in a state of conflict, internal if not external. Have we been conditioned to this state? Well, i don’t believe that any government has ever found it in its interest to lower the anxiety level of its populace. An anxious and fearful population does seem much easier to control.


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Drawn in by G A Rosenberg

Drawn in Blue by G A Rosenberg

On Being a Guest in Someone else’s Youniverse

Who else lives in the same universe you do?


In anybody else’s universe we are a guest, and hopefully we can learn to conduct ourselves accordingly.

1) Only touch things with permission and put them back afterwards.

2) Never criticize and give honest feedback only when asked.

3) Don’t have expectations of what we will find in another’s universe of self. I try so hard not to play ‘accidental tourist’ and demand that the universe’s to which i am privileged to visit be just like mine.

4) Look for the beauty wherever we travel. I have never been to a place (or a person) that did not contain beauty.

5) Realize that no matter who I may be communicating and in what way, I carry my universe with its ‘laws’ with me. Perhaps the universe I am privileged to look at is compatible with my own. I can guarantee that in some ways it will be just as I can guarantee that in others it will differ. It seems silly to treat these differences with anything but a sense of wonder and imagination.

(to be continued or further explored)  –GAR

Quote of the Day – January 11 2011

Our remote ancestors said to their Mother Earth, “We are ours.”
Modern humanity has said to Nature, “You are mine.”
The Green Man has returned as the living face of the whole earth
So that through his mouth we may say to the Universe, “We are one.”

–   Terri Windling

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Green Man by G A Rosenberg