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Mind Over Matter

13 Nov

I find I am at my most alone in the company of other people and it is worst when queueing.  I hate standing there, feeling awkward, it’s not worth reading a book and there is little else to do but people watch.  Naturally my thoughts turn inward, which is an interesting concept if you think about it.  Inward would imply outside boundaries yet my thoughts can conjure up anything I wish and are therefore infinite so I have to assume that if the universe is also infinite and I am in the universe but have no boundaries, then logically it follows that my mind must actually be inside out in order for this to be accommodated.  Just a thought but I believe I explains a lot.

Found at theintuitivelife.com

Found at theintuitivelife.com

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Posted by on 13/11/2014 in Eccentricities

 

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36 responses to “Mind Over Matter

  1. Mike

    13/11/2014 at 21:11

    Reblogged this on MGM Variety and commented:
    Little thought to chew on from time to time

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  2. Lyn

    13/11/2014 at 21:14

    That is one heck of a thought; almost as mind boggling as the picture–which I think would be one heck of a flash fiction prompt. Ummm, can I ask one thing though…just how much scrumpy have you had 😀

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    • Ste J

      13/11/2014 at 21:18

      would you believe, totally sober but my mind needs an outlet when there is queueing to be done. Still if it is conducive to blogging then I am happy.

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  3. gargoylebruce

    13/11/2014 at 21:17

    You could always move to France – it would solve the queueing problem at least.

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    • Ste J

      13/11/2014 at 21:21

      But that may bring up a whole host of other problems…

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  4. shadowoperator

    13/11/2014 at 23:02

    Do you ever people-watch? Meditating on the people in front of you makes them progress more quickly, didn’t you know?

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    • Ste J

      14/11/2014 at 07:41

      I didn’t know that, I do try and mentally bore a whole in the back of the person in fronts head sometimes but so far nothing of interest has happened.

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  5. leapingtracks

    13/11/2014 at 23:48

    Mental gymnastics writ large! 🙂

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    • Ste J

      14/11/2014 at 07:42

      I have to occupy my myself to alleviate the sheer boredom of waiting and watching my life go by lol.

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  6. renxkyoko

    13/11/2014 at 23:50

    I thought you would explain further. It’s okay, I kind of get it…. just a little…. not really. o_O

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    • Ste J

      14/11/2014 at 07:44

      Perhaps when queueing again I will write the part two to this, I do enjoy leaving an enigma occasionally though.

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  7. Letizia

    14/11/2014 at 00:29

    You should stand in queues more often – these mind trips are fantastic.

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    • Ste J

      14/11/2014 at 07:47

      The things I do for my bloggers! Being British, I tend to queue more often that not so you may be in luck again soon. These words came to me whilst totally sober as well, which leads me to wonder if an experiment should be conducted.

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  8. writersideup

    14/11/2014 at 04:39

    I am REALLY trying to wrap my head around this, and I “think” it’s because I’m so tired and just wrote a long, “deep” reply on another blog just now, that I’m having trouble grasping the whole “infinite” thing. I KNOW it’s me lol Or maybe it’s just because, when I’m in queue, I end up striking up conversation with someone or more than one someone so it’s harder to comprehend! lol

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    • Ste J

      14/11/2014 at 07:51

      Talking to people in a queue, that is unheard of here, there is a lot of shuffling, sighing and checking of mobiles but chatting is anathema. The idea of infinite has sent some mathematicians mad…it is a concept that is easy to accept yet hard to analyse.

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      • writersideup

        14/11/2014 at 18:02

        Agreed, but for me it is more to do with our Creator (yes, I steadfastly believe in Him, to the chagrin of much of the modern world)—the “infinite” at both ends of His existence, having no beginning or end. Because it’s beyond comprehension, I actually get extremely uncomfortable and immediately put it from my mind lol

        And really? No talking to anyone sharing that same “queue” space? Hmmm…

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        • Ste J

          24/11/2014 at 09:23

          I believe getting uncomfortable is the ‘correct’ response, if that is the right word. To find something inconceivable like God is a frightening prospect but if you could conceive of He then he would not be perfect as he is. We are not so therefore cannot realise Him.

          We Brits don’t talk to each other much, we shuffle and keep to ourselves and inwardly become annoyed lol. Yay for social stereotypes.

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          • writersideup

            24/11/2014 at 17:17

            I’m thinking the “not talking in queue” mentality may also feed into the “what are you thinking?”/”Nothing.” response? But I think that was another post lol! I can’t remember now! I think when someone replies “Nothing” it’s either because they can’t/don’t want to voice what they’re thinking or the thoughts are random, unconnected and meaningless and not worth voicing or are pushed out as soon as someone speaks.

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            • Ste J

              24/11/2014 at 21:13

              When somebody asks me something I tend to make something random up when my thoughts aren’t that interesting, I like to do that to things entertaining for everybody. I like to keep people smiling.

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  9. Aquileana

    14/11/2014 at 12:16

    Ste!…

    You say: “Inward would imply outside boundaries yet my thoughts can conjure up anything I wish and are therefore infinite so I have to assume that if the universe is also infinite and I am in the universe but have no boundaries, then logically it follows that my mind must actually be inside out in order for this to be accommodated”.

    I would say you are quite shy, but you could also be self centered (selfish, narcissistic maybe?)…
    As to your thoughts and they accommodation, that is pure entropy!.

    Have a great weekend!, best wishes, Aquileana 😀

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    • Ste J

      24/11/2014 at 09:41

      I am quite shy but that doesn’t last once I find my feet in whatever new thing I have planted myself. I wouldn’t say I am self centred, selfish or narcissistic but then again I would say that, haha.

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  10. Seyi sandra

    14/11/2014 at 22:21

    I watch people too in a queue, or just imagine who they are, what they do, or simply write a book about them in my head for the duration of the queue… Interesting post old friend!

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    • Ste J

      24/11/2014 at 09:09

      The things that go on in our heads, it may be an interesting game to speculate on what others are thinking when queueing, perhaps that is how we will be able to spot felow bloggers in the future.

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  11. Sherri

    17/11/2014 at 14:44

    I wish I could talk to you about your thoughts at such times…where are you when I’m standing in a queue? Who else has such thoughts I wonder? Perhaps the entire universe is inside out…should we be scared? I love the way you ponder such things, and love the pic too. I want to go there…

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    • Ste J

      24/11/2014 at 09:13

      I was in a shop, nowhere of dramatic import or anything but it does annoy me at such points that I can’t mentally tune into other people’s heads. If the universe was inside out then would we know, it would be the right way around for our perceptions, it is one of those questions that needs quite a lot of time, thought and possibly some bottles with potent contents for us to arrive at some proper (mad!) answers.

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      • writersideup

        24/11/2014 at 17:09

        OK, well, NOW you’re getting all “sci-fi” 😉

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      • Sherri

        25/11/2014 at 15:25

        A lot of bottles with potent contents I would say…

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  12. quirkybooks

    18/11/2014 at 20:30

    I love the juxtaposition of that one. My mind goes like that quite a bit. For example – Nothing is something – So nothing does not exist. That’s why it’s called nothing. Not – exist – ing.

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    • Ste J

      24/11/2014 at 09:20

      Exactly! When I ask people what they are thinking of and they say nothing, I just shake my head at that lol. Does the absence of something makie it a nothing or does it mean it is a space, which is something. Perhaps there isn’t a nothing, except for the contents of my wallet when it is my turn for a round.

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      • quirkybooks

        24/11/2014 at 14:21

        Hi Ste, I don’t know how anyone can think of nothing. All bodily functions are linked to the brain, surely if we thought of nothing, we wouldn’t exist! I love that bit about the round.

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  13. Chelsea Brown

    23/11/2014 at 03:41

    You sure have an interesting thought process there Steve; which makes my mind flip to the only logical conclusion, that your mind is that of a writer. We tend to analyze on random thoughts quite a bit, don’t we?

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    • Ste J

      24/11/2014 at 09:01

      Random thoughts are so much more fun than usual thoughts about groceries and what type of hat to wear. I think I am getting more into this writing malarkey recently than ever before, thank you as always for your encouragement.

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      • Chelsea Brown

        25/11/2014 at 02:26

        I agree the typical thoughts are boring, but the random thoughts; like those of a writer are always priceless.
        I’m thrilled that I can encourage the writer inside you. 🙂

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  14. Cody McCullough

    07/12/2014 at 22:47

    Very interesting observation. I like the idea of our minds being inside out. I’ve always been fascinated with the inner workings of our minds. Now, though, I may have to change that to the outer workings of our minds.

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    • Ste J

      08/12/2014 at 19:45

      Strange things occur to me when I am forced to stand in line, it does beg the question what else could be inside out, if mirrors were inside out would we see a true reflection for instance?

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