When I look at a rainbow, only I see it. No, you see your own rainbow. The physics of rainbows stipulates the center of a rainbow is the point opposite the sun, from your perspective. Sunlight reflects off water droplets and rainbows are not concrete objects. They cast no shadows and are not three-or other-dimensional.
My ego, body-based, differs from yours. My reality is not identical with the reality of anyone else. My history, my experience, my memory, none of it matches up exactly with those of anybody else. Like the rainbow, I carry around my own continuum, light-cone, universe.
We live in both a macro and a subatomic universe. The macro universe is ruled by Einstein, the subatomic universe by quantum law. I submit we, each of us, reflect the alternate universe hypothesis so hot in today’s discussion among many physicists. Each second, or rather, in the nanosecond of our reality, the existential point, we ride waves of energy, are carried places, surf the waves, move. No one is sitting still. At our stillest, in deep meditation, waves break on the beach of existence. In satori we join with a quantum oneness. Everything is one. One holographic joining—a shared universe. This experience of oneness is personal but feels universal. The paradox of oneness and otherness is resolved.
If so, also resolved is the question of individual and total. The total we are a part of we see as we see a rainbow. Totality forms itself around our corporality. We see it, experience it, from a singular perspective, yet it is Total. We move through the Totality, sharing it, of it, and still a part of us remains apart from your Totality.
I carry my alternate universe around with me. The quantum physicists who profess the concepts of what is referred to as string theory find unlimited, infinite numbers of quantum universes. It is not simple—the gold standard of physics theories. It is not elegant, and it is not pretty. Simple would be melding Einstein and Bohr by living both in a shared and in a multiple world. Everything would not only be relative, apart, and separate, but shared, responsive to action, and purposive.
Quantum theory describes superposition, a state of unqualification, potential, a wave that does not crash, Schrödinger’s cat neither dead or alive. I live my life like that. But not only do I wait for the wave to coalesce so I see which way it is breaking, I can make the wave emerge by making a move. What I am saying is that the move does not have to be limited to our familiar 4-dimensional universe.
I will be making further efforts in the near future to merge the three pillars of existence—psychology, quantum physics, and relativity physics.