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  • We have a number of ways of speaking about the five-sensory world. Yet, many times, for the world beyond that, we only have words that are a negation.

    For example, we all know what 'form' is. Let’s call it particle. Then what is wave? Our word for it is 'formless.' But that only tells us what it isn’t, not what it is.

    Or how about being able to see something – meaning that it is 'visible.' What is the opposite? 'Invisible' is one primary word we use but, again, it merely tells us that something is outside of our capacity to visibly see – but not what the 'invisible' actually is. Other examples are 'physical' and its counterparts of 'non-physical' (not physical) and 'metaphysical' (beyond the physical).

    So it’s challenging, yes. But of course, as Mystery would have it, it’s also perfect. For it is this very quality of not being able to conventionally and easily define experience that is, in fact, one of the most powerfully defining and distinctive features or qualities of wave experiences.


    [Photo by Barbara, Cedar Lake, Minneapolis, Winter 2012]
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