There is not an object or understanding in life that is not composed of the most intricate parts. The most basic of organisms is composed of complex cells, atoms, and strange subatomic particles so bizarre it baffles the imagination of those who research their random movements. Our conversations are riddled with complex meaning, our very speech a marvel of innovation in both bodily functionality and mental processing. The actions we take, the way we interact, the beverages we consume, are all steeped in hundreds of years of development and tied to thousands of years of cultural refinement – not to mention billions of years of evolved forms.
When we look at life in these terms the resulting sensation can, or should, be something along the lines of amazement and overwhelming disorientation! To truly comprehend this reality is to conceive the impossible.
I truly have no deep, life changing purpose in writing this. I merely want to be sure to reflect on these ideas regularly. I can often lose sight of the context of things when I am living the day to day. But in being aware of the immensity of life in all its parts I can reflect on the significance of the situations that effect me daily.
As the title suggests, consider this a 21st century meditation.