Eurasia – Where I can Walk Around

We became aware of our wast continent; Eurasia. The landmass we are living on. Living in its north-west corner.

As cultural beings, our minds are turned towards the Atlantic; Asia is far away, America is close.

But I can walk or bike to China, India and Irak.
I can go by train from the railway station in my village to the other side of the continent.

The wolfs and birds roam across the continent, the plants too, but slow.

The deep divide between Europe, the Middle East and Asia is cultural, not biological and geographical.

An amazing, new feeling of belonging to our whole continent, not only to the Scandinavian peninsula or the European corner but to all of it. Wow, my home got broader and more diverse.

2019-05-14 by Stina Deurell
The Ladies
Tags: Biological, Physical, Planet Earth

Without Time – I am the Planet

The atoms that make up my body right now
have been part of this planet for billions of years.

They have been everywhere;
in the oceans, in the air, on land and deep down in the crust.

Without time
I am the whole planet
Now

2019-04-23 by Stina Deurell
The Ladies
Tags: Physical, Planet Earth

Ground of Being

From the Wider Embraces point of view the “Ground of Being” is matter.
Pure physics.
Law-bound.

As a physical body, made up of particles forming atoms, I’m part of the physical Universe.

I rest in the Embrace of the Universe.
Nothing to do, feel or think.
Just be.
Now.

I am

2019-03-04 by Stina Deurell
Online with Staffan and Stina
Tags: Physical

Biology is Information

There is no unique biological matter. The difference between mud and humans is the way the atoms are organised.

It has taken me some time to grasp this. I’m used to viewing my body as made of a kind of living substance, some biological matter. Though I know, intellectually, that I only consist of oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and a bunch of other chemical elements.

When I follow the matter that makes up my body back in time, I end up at the birth of the Universe. My particles have a 14 billion years long unbroken history of being around.

When I follow the cells that make up my body back in time, I end up at the first common ancestor cell. The information about how to organise a living cell has a 3,7 billion years long history of passing on information.

The depth of history my body contains is twofold mindblowing.

2018-12-21 by Stina Deurell
Online with Staffan and Stina
Tags: Biological, Deep History, Human body, Physical

The Cosmic Depth of my Physical Body

We sank into our physical bodies.

Becoming aware of the origin of all my particles who have been around since the birth of the Univers. The whole cosmic history with experiences from galaxies forming and stars exploding is inside me.

Becoming aware of all the different kind of atoms that are forming my body, atoms that are exactly the same as the atoms on the other side of the Universe.

Becoming aware that the number of atoms in my body and the number of stars in the Universe are of the same magnitude.

Thinking about this is fun.
Perceiving it is immense.

I’m apparently used to running a whole universe.
As one entity.

2018-12-12 by Stina Deurell
Online with Staffan and Stina
Tags: Body, Physical, Universe