Play With The Universe, It Will Play With You!
A hobby that you don’t know you’ll love.
The Attention Machine
The Universe is avid of attention, everything is. Where we focus our minds, there life throbbles: like a laser properly focused excites the particles it aims. Even in quantum mechanics attention plays a key role; in the Copenaghen interpretation, provided mainly by Niels Bohr, the danish physicist and Nobel price, it’s the act of observing a particle by a subject what causes its existence. In other words, our attention literally creates the world we live in. Given these conditions, the universe is a big machine nurtured by attention, our attention.
“The universe looks more and more like a great thought rather than a great machine.” ― Sir James Jeans, The Mysterious Universe
Have you ever noticed, the more you give attention to a thought, the stronger and persistent it becomes. What if we treat the world like a big dream? A lucid one, in which we can mold the environment and the events?
Dreaming The World
This practice is very old, even the shamans of the ancient Mexico knew that the world is a dream, our dream, and we can influence and shape it if we’re conscious of this possibility (https://vertrose.medium.com/how-reading-castaneda-will-change-your-life-977c61aa2e30). Said that, our life is the result of every thought, every emotion and action we carry out: the problem is that we seldom have control of all these things; maybe the actions, sometime. To create our own dream we have to take care of all these aspects inside and outside of ourselves: conduct our thoughts towards our desires and purposes, our emotions to whom we love and care about, and our actions be a reflection of our deepest values. This has to be a consistent practice.
Play With The Universe
You can be alone, or with friends: the purpose of this game is to let the universe take control of your life for about an hour. You start wherever you want, it has to be in the city though; you can lead in turn, the leader of the group has to choose a signal, whatever catches his or her attention, and follow it until something else impresses him/her, or when the other participant feels inspired to lead. The funny part is to be guided by the universe, without caring about our personal agendas: and when we are in this vigilant state, coincidences and oddities are more likely to happen; have a nice waking dream!