We Are The Difference Being
The principles of quantum mechanics (the study of physical phenomena on a microscopic, subatomic scale) exhibit to us the reality that what we refer to as “ourselves” and everything in our external world is comprised of a dynamic dance between "particles" and "waves", created out of energy. Our cells contain proteins that respond to energy signals from both our external environment as well as what is happening inside of our head at any given moment in time. When we live disconnected from our internal environment and play slave to our constant mind-talking, our ego, our subconscious and our patterns, we are out of frequency with our higher-self and ultimately the frequency of Love. Recent discoveries in quantum mechanics and metaphysics exhibit to us that everything that happens to a single particle or to a collection of particles, including our very being, affects every other particle throughout the universe. This is one of the very most important concepts that humanity is beginning to understand that is going to help us move forward positively and eventually cultivate peace on Earth. No matter how absolutely hard this is to fathom, no matter how incomprehensible this may sound, especially in regard to what you may have been taught growing up, every single action you take and therefore every single thought you have, literally, on a metaphysical level, has a metaphysical (beyond our senses) ramification throughout the entire universe. Believe it or not, this is the very same internal, sacred wisdom of ancient civilizations that were so connected to their higher-selves that they already understood this and shared this knowledge literally thousands of years before we could prove it with math and science. This is the deeper meaning referred to when you hear somebody say things like, "Everything that you do matters", "To change one person is to change the world", and "Everything happens for a reason".
Think of it this way. On an electromagnetic, metaphysical level there are simply only two different electromagnetic "wavelengths" that define the entire scope of human emotion that can occur inside of our brain. The first wave moves in rapid up-and-down motions: it is Love. The second wave moves in elongated down-and-up motions: it is Fear. All human emotion is rooted within these two functions we experience in our brain, and throughout our childhood we have been wired in many different ways, whether it be by our parents, our peers, our teachers, the media; without knowing it we have intertwined the waves of Love and Fear into a convoluted and confusing mess.
Each and every one of us has the capacity to go back inside of ourselves and untangle the web that leads us to who and what we are today. As we go through, we begin to see the deeper meaning of who and what we actually are, and furthermore the true power that we are capable of. So long as our subconscious misunderstanding of the true wisdom of what Love and Fear actually are continues to drive us, mankind will continue to manifest the problems that you see today.
The reality of "Love" and "Connection" is that we really are all made up of the same things; every ounce of what we are today was forged together in the stars billions of years ago, and in this way we are literally all brothers and sisters. To accept any other understanding of reality is to live disconnected from the fact that we are all the very same thing, made up of all the very same stuff. Though we may appear to be different physically and seem to have different thoughts and ideas than one-another, these concepts are simply a subjective illusion; they are our egos attempting to create separation through individual identity.
Individuality is only real insomuch-as we are each a shining light that has experienced our very own specific set of circumstances and scenarios, and we are each capable of our own specific internal understanding. It is through this understanding of our own individuality that we may shed light on the absolute undeniable beauty of our very existence, and the deeper understanding that already lives inherently inside of each and every conscious human being, waiting to be discovered.
Take for example music. Neuroscientists have discovered what occurs when sound, to this example music, enters a human's brain through the ear canal, and what it looks like inside the brain when we hear something that sounds similar to something we have already heard before, and likewise what it looks like in the brain when we hear something that is totally unique to us. When the brain is assimilating information that it has yet to grow accustomed to, it goes through a period of agitation and confusion, which we then feel on a real physical level.
Imagine yourself waking up and stopping the metaphorical runaway train that is your ego and then while pulling it back to your home and removing various cargo from your load, you literally feel uncomfortable and want to go on Facebook, go out to the bar, turn on the television, take a nap, make a phone call, send a text message, so-on and so-forth. Dissolving our ego is a process that takes time, and it is our ego that will trick us into thinking that it's too hard or not even possible at all. If you let your ego trick you into ignoring your Self, you are admitting that you do not want to be present, you do not want to "wake up", you do not want to foster happiness, love, wisdom and understanding in your life and in the lives of others, and you do not ultimately want to manifest peace and harmony on Earth. What this ultimately means is that your ego has taken control of you, and you might as well consider yourself on autopilot. But the You that is reading this right now is the Real You, even if it is momentary, these words are speaking to the Real You this very moment. It is your privilege to ignore your true Self and play slave to your ego out of fear of vulnerability, change or "hard work".
But if you are willing to take this journey, just the same as it works with music, over time, through more and more encounters with these same ideas, concepts and constructs that initially feel different and may even seem to cause you temporary physical or emotional distress, eventually they begin to make more sense to us as the brain can over time more quickly recognize these ideas, assimilate their information and identify patterns. Before you know it you'll be astonished at the amount of time you used to allow yourself to watch television, sit on the internet, or stare at your smart-phone. The next thing you know you'll be outside and you'll notice a butterfly or a cardinal and you will feel something strange and new inside of you. All of a sudden the simple sight of nature makes your heart flutter, the wind blows and it feels like you're feeling it for the very first time and you want to run and grab somebody so that they can be there with you and experience it too for themselves. Then people are asking you why you're so happy all of the time, how come you're never sick, why you smile about everything. They're asking you how come you seem to be able to do whatever it is that you want, why it seems so easy for you to foster truth and love in your life and in the lives of others, how come the same things that seem to upset everyone else never seem to upset you.
When I read so many years ago as an adolescent that people could become "enlightened" I found it tremendously hard to believe. The part of me that found it hard to believe was my ego; I was not yet ready to admit that I could Be Anything and Everything. I related so much to my subconscious identity and my idea of "who" "I" "was" that these ideas of awakening and enlightenment seemed flowery and sensational. I considered "spirituality" nonsense and no different than believing in "ghosts". I was still so attached to my subconscious understanding of myself and the internal pain, guilt, sadness, neuroses and shame I had perceived throughout my childhood. I had never had the idea of detaching from my identity and my subconscious and finally awakening inside of me benevolence, compassion, generosity, wisdom, understanding, humility, magnanimity and ultimately Love presented to me before in a clear and concise, exciting way, and it wasn't until I went on my own internal journey that I could begin to see that the wisdom actually always was inside of me to begin with, and that it had simply been clouded over without my knowing. In this way, the majority of the ideas in this book are not what I have studied or what has been told to me, but the understanding I have come by simply by experiencing difference and then meditating on what it meant to me. Similarly, I have interacted with several people over the course of the past few years that have awakened this very same internal wisdom inside of themselves in a very similar manner. It is almost as if one could spot these people within a crowd from hundreds of yards away; they almost appear to be glowing.