The Big Picture is a website devoted to geometry and polyhedra, as well as metaphysical speculation about the nature of life, and the practical application of spirituality in daily life. Geometry is vital because it is about the relationships between and within all things. Polyhedra are the fundamental architectures that structure the vital shapes that make up our world.
This website was inspired from the unfortunate death of my mother at the age of 27, when I was 3 years old. This led me on a quest to uncover the secrets of life, and therefore to geometry and spirituality.
At The Big Picture, we believe that consciousness is non-physical, that it is eternal and divine. I discovered this when I toddled up to my mother's casket and understood (somehow) that the essence of my mother, her consciousness or self awareness, was still intact. This experience had a profound impact on my life.
We believe that all human beings are spiritual beings temporarily associated with physical bodies. We believe that Spirit and Matter are two aspects of a divine, animating and directingUniversal Principle, and that matter itself is composed of thought. In this view, which has spanned millennia of thought, there really is no separation between biology, matter, and Spirit. All three are interconnected.
We also believe in the existence of universal laws that empower each and every person on an individual basis. We believe that the only reason a person does not achieve success is because of self-limiting beliefs to the contrary.
There can be no scientific proof of these laws broadly, or anything written on this website -- and we have no argument with science. Indeed we have a deep respect for the brilliant minds who seek to uncover the laws of matter and energy.
Nevertheless, there is something missing from science, for if consciousness is non-physical and matter itself exists within a field of consciousness, then science cannot measure or describe it.
When metaphysics attempts to intrude into scientific realms, more often than not it fails to convince.As the great mathematician Carl Gauss once said, "When a philosopher says something that is true then it is trivial. When he says something that is not trivial then it is false." However, when science attempts to debunk spirituality, it fails miserably. That is because within each one of us is an unshakable understanding of our spiritual nature. Such a thing cannot be proven, it cannot be measured, it must be felt.
Of course we will all discover the answer when we "die." Death is the moment of truth for us all. I am afraid that those who believe that consciousness is snuffed out upon death of the body will have a terrible time of it. Those who believe in their own immortality will transition easily. The end result for both, however, is a return to complete joy. All endings are happy endings!
The Big Picture contains numerous essays, books and movies which are written in an attempt to uplift and inspire the reader to a recognition of his or her divine nature. I am not here to proselytize, or try to get you to change your beliefs.
With the above in mind, I hope you will enjoy your Big Picture experience.
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