“Your thoughts precede you, ki leads, so be careful what you ask for.”
Do you hog data on your server and spend on more space and backup drives? Or do you run risks “out there” in “the cloud” where you could lose it all to malicious threats, accidents, a major virus or a crash?
Which is really more lasting and secure?
Today many of us are daily confronted with such choices. Does all this internet stuff resonate sympathetically with life itself? With money for example, how much to invest, how much to spend and how much to hold on to as it loses value daily?
How much is truly essential data and how much merely junk you are attached to?
Some of the most sophisticated systems can retrieve complete data from fragments. But they have to be the right fragments. How can this be? It appears to make no sense.
What are these key fragments?
What is the balance? Is the universe and nature similar?
The internet and computer servers are another analogy that reflects the universe. Nothing in the universe can depart from being bound to reflect attributes of its completeness.
What is the bridge that links us individually and collectively to the universe?
In navigating a balance, security is everything. Loss of information is kindred to dementia with the attendant loss of function.
Can you afford it? Where does nature keep the stored reference material? Undoubtedly in our genes but also in our predispositions, memes, sanskaras… call them what you will, these are habits of repetitive doing.
If so what can you “take with you” after that final breath certain to us all?
On Earth we don’t live in a vacuum. Time, gravity and opposites interplay constantly. Life’s journey is an opportunity, but it can also be a roller coaster. Even a storm.
In life as a sentient intelligence, depending on what we think and do, we unfurl some or many of a vast array of qualities and tendencies.
What happens to these subtle nuances of universal expression? Do they just dissolve? Do they travel? Do they keep coming back to unfold some more?
Nature’s great law: “Use it or lose it,” comes into play here. Our 4.6 billion year evolution solid as it appears is also fragile. Our life supporting systems exist in an operating system still in the making on a thin biosphere which is relatively recent.