John Nosta: THINKOLOGY The Intersection of Thought, Creativity and Inspiration

17May/112

The Big Think: Heaven, Hawking and Other Fairy Tales

Stephen Hawking is an interesting man.  Trapped in his own body he is left to ponder the mysteries of the universe.  Recently, he made this pronouncement.

“I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.”

I disagree.

I don't think that heaven is on a white puffy cloud or place that is far away.  You see, heaven is very much related to our consciousness and a direct result of an expanded awareness.  Our minds have the ability to grow and expand...and evolve our awareness.  It's a little bit like the evolutionary process of black and white to color vision.  This is an expanded sense of "color" awareness that has made our senses greater and richer.  The frontier of human awareness is to expand our senses to a broader level and realize that the current reality is nothing more than a myth.

OK. Let's stop right there.  A myth?