inspiration, journaling, meditation

The Space Between

Today I was introduced to the concept of samputa, which can mean anything from a round covered case, to the space between two bowls, hearts, or chakras. I thought about this all through my day.

How the space between two reflective objects, through the bending of light can reveal different aspects of each other, sometimes a pattern of infinite Self, infinite Other.

How the space between an inhale and exhale, or a wave reaching the shore and returning to the ocean creates the perception of time standing still.

How the space between letters can create clarity or confusion.

How the space between silence and sound can increase the significance of each other, and how the space between waves determines whether a tone is high or low in pitch.

How the space between people can create a delightful tension between lovers, or raise feelings of discomfort between people unknown to each other.

How looking at or through the space around and within an object will reveal as much about what contains it as it does the object itself.

How the space between sleep and wakefulness can hold the most profound experience.

I then started thinking about space and time, how they are related, and how perhaps somewhere, sometime, they are One, or trade places. And then I found this quote by Oliver Gaspirtz, which blew my mind:

“But what if the universe has not always been expanding? What if it’s pulsating, and one pulse takes trillions of years, and right now the universe is inhaling, and before that, trillions of years ago, it was exhaling?”