Member Rara Avis
The Final Frontier
It has been said, that space is the final frontier.
Unexplored but for minute portions. Empty, save mass accumulations of dust faerie dust and stars. It is a depth of darkness that surpasses all imaginations and poses questions as to our solidarity. For decades now, we as a species have been srtiving in intermittent spasms to chart the territories our eyes can see, and find ways to see that beyond our limited vision. It has met with limited success, and has been labeled as the last truly unexplored terrain.
But what if I were to tell you that the saying is wrong, that space is not the final frontier?
What if I were to tell you that there is a much closer expanse of uncharted territory?
What if I were to tell you that the unexplored reaches of the true final frontier could never be reached by a spaceship? That it is so close that you can never see it with your eyes? That the only way you can attempt to fathom the mysteries of this land of unknowns, is to look inside yourself?
The human mind:
An intricate melding of electric impulses and biological tissue. The basics of the brain have long been charted down , and categorized. It is a computer the likes of which have yet to be designed. It is a match for virtually any problem presented.
Yet, aside from the physiological, what of the psychological?
How is it that we only use, on average, three percent of our brain? Even veritable geniuses such as Albert Einstein used less than ten percent of the capacity of their mind. What does that tell you?
That tells me, that there is much more to be discovered about ourselves.
Imagine, what it would be like to utilize your brain to its full capacity. Imagine, if you were able to break through the barrier that prevents us from "opening the throttle." Imagine shifting from first on up to fifth gear. As with a vehicle, the difference would probably be exponential. It would grow with each shift, until the final speed would be something that was incomprehensible to someone operating at the original speed.
And what does the rest of our mind contain?
Is it the secret to the universe?
The answer to whether God exists or not?
Is it the pathway to telekinesis and telepathy?
Is it the answer to what lies outside our planet, in the stars beyond?
I don't know, though I dearly wish I did. Either way, perhaps someday, we will discover the truth inside us. But I have a feeling that this will occur, if ever, much later than the exploitation and exploration of the stars.
The pathway to the universe is a clear one, a delineated goal, which most can see.
The pathway to the exploration of our minds is a goal that may be unattainable.
I think now would be a good time,
to close your eyes,
and to explore a frontier.
A landscape far vaster
than the never-ending reaches
of unexplored space.
Close your eyes, open your mind.
And dream in the limitless expanse,
of the rich imagination
that lies buried in each person's soul.
Lies waiting for the right key.
The password to unlock the brain,
setting free the mysteries,
and the questions,
to who we are.
I believe in the sand beneath my toes.
The beach gives a feeling, an earthy feeling.
I believe in the faith that grows.
[This message has been edited by Christopher (edited 08-28-99).]