Time, space + an open mind

July 16, 2015

True since time immemorial.The greatest minds of our existence have been mocked, disparaged, discredited for their discoveries and theories, until they were proven right with time and replication.

Some people are just further ahead than others.

Overall, though, we humans fear what we do not understand. But me? I’m fascinated by what I don’t understand. Anyone can say “no, can’t happen.”  It’s easy to think we know everything. But, of course, if we did, there would never be any new technology at all. No new scientific discoveries.

Give me an open mind and a way to dig around in stuff that doesn’t make logical sense, any day.

At some point in my life’s journey, I realized that my mind was open to wondrous possibilities, to things that seemed incredible on their face. Had I been gifted with a bigger brain (and patience) I might have been one of those sceintists working on the leading edge of knowledge. Instead, my curiosity has led me down many paths of personal exploration, paths that are sometimes disparaged. It doesn’t deter me, though, because I am well aware that some of the most valuable things are found in hidden corners.  There is so much to learn and consider if we just look around. Unburdened by the heavy weight of superstition and organized religion, I travel light around these topics, flitting from one to the other and finding surprising connections.

Here is what I’ve come to believe:

  1. We are not alone in the Universe. Other intelligent life exists.
  2. We have had visitors from other parts of the Universe. UFOs are real.

  3. All points in time and space are connected. It’s how ESP works and how interstellar travel will work.

  4. Major theoretical brains of our time don’t rule out time travel. They say we aren’t there yet. But we will be one day. Here’s some interesting scientific thought on the subject.

  5. Our government has kept and continues to keep many secrets about this stuff.

One of the great things about being retired is having the time to read and watch and learn.  For someone like me, whose mind is an open vessel, it’s like being a kid in a candy store.

How about you? What new territories have you discovered in your life?

13 comments on “Time, space + an open mind
  1. Aishwarya S says:

    That’s really some thinking you’ve done. Really a thought provoking write-up. 🙂

  2. Isn’t it hubris to think we are the only intelligent life in the ENTIRE universe? Although time travel would be so cool, I always imagine we would get into even worse trouble. I just can’t figure out with all the creative juices flowing in the world,why we still have so many jerks rooted in their own time-space continuum thinking they are the only one’s who matter. You keep up the etheral thoughts, Carol, so much better than some earthbound nincompoops! Love it!

  3. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    I love the concept of time travel. I hope you’re right about that one.

  4. If I could choose one magical power, it would be time travel. It has always fascinated me. I hope someday it’s a reality!

  5. Thanks for the link, Carol. I’ve been working on an epic time travel trliogy for years and have had to re-write cuz stuff I posited actually got invented. (Touch screens – who knew?) This will hopefully get me to the last re-write.

  6. roz warren says:

    As somebody who watches Doctor Who addictively I totally agreed with all of the points you made. I hope that there is intelligent life out there and that it looks as much like David Tennant as possible.

  7. Carolann says:

    I couldn’t agree with you more on all five points! I keep hoping that undeniable proof of the spirit world is proven and soon! I’ve always been wanting to go on a good ghost tour someday…I just have to get my nerve up. lol I guess I’m a bit trepidatious of bringing one of them home with me – yikes! Seriously though – I am totally on point with you regarding all of your points!

  8. I believe in all of it and on a few sticking points I have recently had confirmation. No doubts.
    As far as time travel I believe it happens, if only on a spiritual level at this point. I’m not sure it would be the greatest idea.
    Another thought provoking post.

  9. Keeping an open mind is difficult for many people, but I think it’s important. Personally, I love exploring animal communication and the paranormal. A lot of people think that’s “nuts,” but that’s okay. 🙂

  10. Lisa Froman says:

    Yep, we are not alone!

  11. Amy says:

    I, too, am curious about the unknown. There has to be life out there in the Universe. We can’t be the only ones. I’m also curious when I see a plane crossing the sky overhead. Where is it going? Are the people sleeping, eating, watching a movie? What are they talking about. I am also curious about what the insides of homes look like. I’m always grateful when people leave their curtains/blinds open so I can see a little bit of the inside. Of course, I’m not a Peeping Tom. I’m passing houses at 30-55 miles an hour, usually. I’m always wondering where people are going in their cars, too. Are they going to a business meeting, a reunion, a road trip of self discovery, the hospital? I’m not afraid of the future. I am excited to see what happens. But I do try to stay in the present where I can hopefully make some difference in how the future plays out.

  12. True Carol, Being open minded is like a kid at candy store, liked the analogy 🙂

  13. I’ve always believed it is silly to think we are alone in the universe, but I can’t come up with a logical reason as to why scientists and politicians are afraid to discuss the topic.That question interests me even more.

    One of my favorite movie scenes if from Independence Day. Aliens landed, took over the planet, a man steps forward to volunteer as a pilot to fight the aliens, they are surrounded by aliens and losing the battle, and the man says, “Ever since I was abducted by aliens…” and everyone rolls their eyes and groans. The irony is hilarious, and yet so true.

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