We learned in school that matter is tangible, visible, solid, and real. There is ample empirical evidence to support this fact. Hardly anyone would dispute this.
We were also told that matter is made of molecules which are made of atoms composed of smaller particles such as neutrons, protons, and electrons, all assumed to be physical. And yet, we learn from quantum physics that all this is wrong although the public at large has not yet adjusted to that thinking. What we think of matter is, in reality, made of nothing material, tangible, or visible.
The quantum reality is that atoms are made of vortices of energy spinning and vibrating in their own particular way. Each one has a vibrating pattern that is unique, providing its own particular energetic signature. Atoms have no physical structure, therefore, physical things have no physical parts.
Another thing we learned from the discoveries of quantum physics and quantum mechanics is that we create our own reality. Indeed, the observer of a quantum experiment will affect its outcome by the simple fact of observing. It has led quantum scientists to the conclusion that our world, from our individual experience to our collective one, is a mental construction. The planet and the entire universe are the outcome of the collective consciousness of humanity.
In 2015, the Dalai Lama was participating at an international quantum physics conference in India and stated, "I hope conferences such as this one address two purposes: extending our knowledge and improving our view of reality so we can better tackle our disturbing emotions.”
It is significant to see an enlightened spiritual leader embracing the discoveries of science and feeling comfortable that no discovery, as earth-shattering as it might appear, is endangering the fundamental truth of spirituality.
The other significant element of the Dalai Lama’s statement is that we must be about “improving our view of reality so we can better tackle our disturbing emotions.”
In this statement we highlight three important thoughts:
- We must “improve our view of reality,” implying that our current view is not nearly as right as taken for granted. Our belief in “Terra Firma” as a bedrock of our knowledge of what is right, real, and true, is actually on a shaky foundation.
- Our “disturbing emotions” (what we oftenrefer to as “negative emotions”) have a causal effect on our view and experience of our reality.
- It is imperative that we “better tackle our negative emotions,” namely, developing our emotional intelligence as a way to achieve a greater degree of mastery over our (negative) emotions.
With these conclusions, we are brought full circle to our starting premise based on the following principles:
- “The physical body is actually a complex of interwoven energy fields.” –Richard Gerber, M.D.
- PHYTO5’s philosophy and motto: “Beauty is health made visible.”
- The teachings of traditional Chinese medicine concerning how to increase Wei Chi, the energy of our immune system:
- Our best way to enhance our source of Wei Chi is in cultivating emotionally rewarding human relationships. Such relationships, however, can’t happen without first developing a proper self-appreciation free of negativity.
- The best way we can contain or mitigate the natural enemies of Wei Chi is by gaining mastery over our emotions so that we may avoid the destructive aspect of negative emotions.