The Mind Creates

CHAPTER FIFTEEN

by David Nova

Our Universe is perpetually seeking a balance between Being and Doing.

Before the creation of the Manifest Universe, the fully potentiated, fully populated Heavenly Realm existed in a state of “timeless interconnectedness.” In a state of eternal perfection there is nothing that needs to be done, and yet infinite consciousness felt an intrinsic yearning for something. You might call it a yearning for purpose, a yearning for experience, a yearning for something to do, and so the Heavenly Realm set out to create the Manifest Universe, simply because we could.

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We are a Blind Species

CHAPTER ELEVEN

by David Nova

The old adage, “seeing is believing,” has kept humanity locked in darkness for thousands of years. Human beings are perceptually imprisoned by their own five senses, or lack there of. If we can’t see it, hear it, smell it, taste it, or touch it, then it’s generally not real for us. Thus our facility for reason and imagination are important tools to bridge the gap of our own senses. 

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Upon the Shore of Eternity

CHAPTER TEN

by David Nova

Attempting to describe Eternity in human words is a difficult task. When we paint a picture with words we often get hung up on their literal meaning.  The rational mind likes to debate subtle definitions. The rational mind prefers the 3 dimensional boundaries of form. There is a sense of security in form, a familiar structure, linear movement, a beginning and an end. There is definition in form, a sense of discrete identity, no matter how limited it may be.

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Happiness and Empathy

CHAPTER NINE

by David Nova

Why do I write about happiness at a time when the world seems to be falling apart? Because after some deep contemplation, the pursuit of happiness and our illusions about happiness seem to be at the root of the human condition. Our desire for happiness is universal. It connects us. Yet we don’t understand it. We are not masters of it, so it masters us.

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Happiness and Our Illusions

CHAPTER EIGHT

by David Nova

We often tell our children to follow their dreams. We proclaim to ourselves and the world that we’re following our dreams. We like to dream. We like to imagine a better future for ourselves. We wrap ourselves up in our dreams. They become our expectations. We live in a world full of dreams, yet most of those dreams are simply illusions. We tend to get lost in our own illusions. So much of our temporal happiness and unhappiness is rooted in illusion, in magical thinking, which then becomes our expectations. 

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