Infinity, Consciousness, Ratio and Relationship

Infinity can mean really big, but it can also mean unlimited or unrelated.

Un-finiteā€¦ undefined.

In ratios of money used vs money made, if zero money is used and a lot of money is made, (money made/money used) then the return is infinite because there is no relationship between money used and money made. The two do not relate. Or another way to look at this is that there an infinite number of ways to make money without using money.

(The reference is vaguely remembered as being from one of the Rich Dad book’s. I picked up on the fact that he said he had an infinite rate of return because he didn’t use any money to make money.)

Measuring triangles, the tangent of an angle not opposite the hypotenuse in a right angled triangle is the ratio of the opposite side over the adjacent side.

However, if that angle is 90 degrees then the tangent is infinite. We can’t have two right angles in a triangle. So what we have then is no longer a triangle. Or it is a triangle but not on a flat plane.

So in this case again infinite is undefined or outside of the boundaries of what we define as a triangle.

Mass and Energy

When something with mass approaches the speed of light it gets heavier and heavier. It’s mass get’s very big. (The energy used to speed it up adds to its mass.)

(An unlimited amount of energy… this doesn’t necessarily mean lots of energy, it just means unlimited… undefined, unrestricted, perhaps in the way that a river that is un-damned is relatively unrestricted.)

It gets so big (almost infinitely big) that it then would require an infinite amount of energy to make it go any faster.

What does this mean? That the mass or the energy are no longer relative to time and space as we know it. Or something that is moving really fast relative to something else moves beyond time and space into the realm that contains them both but is beyond them.
We could call this space “hyperspace” or “all that is.”

Speed Through Time and Space

From another point of view, the faster something moves the more it is in space and the less it is in time.

Its speed through both is constant, the speed of light.

So when something does cross that boundary into the speed of light, it moves out of time completely. If that something is all in one dimension (and it could be time or space) then for it there is no longer a relationship between time and space. Again we can guess that it moves into a realm that is beyond them both, or is unlimited by this definition.

Consciousness in Time and Space

What if consciousness is something we can define as being able to expand in time or in space but because it is limited, the more it expands in one dimension the less of it there is in another.

Suppose at the limits, completely expanded in time or completely in space, it moves beyond the limits and becomes unlimited or infinite. We could model this as the state where it has the potential to connect to everything, be one with it.

We can think of thinking as our consciousness being expanded in time and when we are using our senses, feeling, that is when our consciousness is expanded in space.

The more we are in space, the more present we are, the more we sense.

The more present we are the better we can use our senses and the easier we can respond to what we sense. We can respond based on having a clear idea of what we are trying to do.

Clear Ideas and Knowing

If we have a clear idea of what we are doing, if we know, we don’t have to think. Instead we can do. As a result we can act with one that is all around us. We can sense change as it occurs and respond to change, like a flock of birds or school of fish turning in sync.

One reason they might do this is that they are all using their senses and the same sensory data is made available to them at the same time. Used to flying or swimming in groups they respond in such a way that the group moves together as one.

Soldiers trained together and unified with a simple clear idea of what they are trying to do can work together in the same way. (Or at least that is the way it appears in movies.)

Super Sentience

By using our senses that we can approach this state of super sentience. Rather than being limited by thought, by thinking, by time based consciousness, we become unlimited. We can respond as change happens.

Doing yoga or tai ji, this can mean moving slowly and smoothly so that we can feel our body as we move and so that we can make adjustments as we go. Once we’ve got a feel for our body we can carry this feeling into doing the same action fast and smooth.
Initially we can practice feeling parts of our body and how they relate. In this case we define finite elements within our body.

Once we can feel and control these finite elements we can then integrate them and feel our body as an integrated and undifferentiated whole. We can differentiate when things go wrong or when we notice parts of ourselves that aren’t flowing smoothly.

But this can apply in any other venue of “doing.” If we find a way to use our senses then we can find a way to move beyond time and space and connect to all that is.

A Reference for Change

Starting positions are a reference for change. In yoga a starting position may be a position where it is fairly easy to relax and feel the body. They may also be a position from which it is easy or obvious in how to move towards the end position. If the goal is a complex posture then good starting positions offer the possibility of moving towards the complex posture step by step so that complexity is built towards one component at a time.

They also offer the opportunity for setting up the foundation of the posture. With a stable or solid or good foundation it is then easy to focus on what we are trying to do within the pose. Moving from the start position to the goal position we don’t have to worry about stability, with a good foundation we can simply focus on what we are trying to do within the pose.

With a starting posture and an ending or goal posture we have a goal to work towards. We have something that we can do while we are “doing” the posture, we can move from the starting position to the end position, and if we get to the end position that can be a new starting position for where we want to go to next. We can then figure out what we need to do to get there.

Starting positions are not set in stone. However, we do need a starting position so that we can move on from there. Ideally, starting positions make it as easy as possible to move towards our ending position. With experience, we can modify our starting position so that it is easier or as easy as possible to get to our ending position. We may also find that with experience, we can use different starting positions and we can find the way to get from where we are (no matter what starting position we use) to where we want to get to.

Also, so that we can improve the way we move from the start to the end, we can practice, feeling ourselves while we do the movement. If we do the movements smoothly, and slowly, we can develop our ability to control our body within that particular range of motion as well as our ability to sense or feel our body. We can then correct mistakes in our movements, or make our movements better even as we do the movements, we can correct ourselves or fine tune ourselves in real time.

As well as making our movements smooth, (controlled) we can also focus on creating space in our body and relaxing (extraneous contraction) as much as possible.