Each of us human creatures is an ever-changing, incredibly complex organization of independent but necessarily integrated units of energy. We move about in a sea of, to us, invisible, infinitely small motes of energy constantly bombarding and sometimes penetrating us from every direction; motes from sources near at hand and epochs far away.
Some of those vibrating motes are ‘passive’ carriers of energy (like starlight and gravity) from purposeless cosmic events and conditions, while others (mostly those relatively near at hand like radio waves, microwaves, waves of light from artificial sources, and sound waves) are unknowingly organized. They portage potentially useful information from billions of sources scattered around the earth. We may sit in a room and see nothing but the objects that surround us but the sea is filled with messages, which we neither see nor experience: cell phone message, TV shows, radio shows—all there, but unseen in every sense of the word.
We selectively (but not always voluntarily) intake a small portion of external energy through body and device with which we interactively function through energy exchanges. The miracle of perception absorbs a tiny portion of that sea of energy and almost instantaneously converts it into the sounds, colors, shapes, tastes, and odors that exist nowhere but in the sensation-creating machine that sits humming away in the protected chamber of our bony skulls. Those sensations create the ever-useful and powerful illusion that we somehow truly know the sea in which we blindly swim.
Into the cosmic sea of energy, we release waste from our bodies and waste from our civilizations. To the local sea of energy, our minds give back ideas and actions that confuse, destroy, illuminate, trouble and delight.