Gazing into the Abyss

We think we are unique when, throughout the day, we encounter synchronicity. Yet it happens to us all, all the time, if we are open to seeing it and knowing it. We open a random book to some random page, and there is the very thing we were looking for. We wake up humming a song that previously held no meaning to us, only to fade into the lyrics when we finally stop to look them up. We know who is calling before we even pick up the phone. We describe the intolerable actions of others to a close friend, only to have our confidante note tenderly that these actions are also our own.

It is the paradox of life. The interconnectedness that defies understanding. Transcendence. Turning what is within inside out. Seeing the universe in a drop of water. Traversing a torus… or a mobius strip. Fractals. Infinity. Knowing that both pineapples and pinecones follow Fibonacci patterns that were always right there to see… if we only looked. Entangled quanta dancing to a timeless ethereal tune.

All this simply because by chance I came across an old quote of Nietzsche’s that I wanted to share…

“He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.”
β€” Friedrich Nietzsche

originally posted to spacebook on 2017-08-21

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