Is the Universe a Hologram?

I don’t really understand this, but it is still fascinating:

Is The Universe A Hologram? Physicists Say It’s Possible

There are religious and scientific implications galore; however, it just shows me that there is more to our existence than we can ever hope to understand.

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Random Thoughts

Clippers
I can’t believe some of the reactions I’m hearing regarding Chauncey Billups’ achilles tendon injury. It’s not the Clippers curse, although I have to admit that I’m a little confused as to how things turned around so drastically in one year, and it’s not good news. It really bothers me that some are rejoicing in the misfortune of Billups and the Clippers. Come on. These are real people. Let’s see some compassion.

Lana Del Rey
With her recent SNL flop of a performance, I was curious to listen to her new album. I don’t know how much of it she’s responsible for, but I really like it. It’s a dark, moody collection of songs manufactured for both indie and pop appeal. I think it works.

Politics
I hate politics. Are rich, career politicians really all there are to choose from? And, can’t we put aside differences and work together? I’m tired of people disagreeing with each other because their party says they are supposed to.

Kosher Jesus
Apparently, there’s a new book titled “Kosher Jesus.” I just read a little about the controversy it’s raising over at the LA Times. What amazes me is the reactions people are giving after having just read the title. Weren’t we taught to not judge books by their covers? Furthermore, have you ever read a book you 100% agree with? We need to move back to that place where we think for ourselves and draw our own conclusions. Reading books you don’t agree with is a great way to find, and challenge your own beliefs. If you’re afraid of being swayed, you probably have some work to do.

A Million Miles… Quotes and Thoughts

I had considered writing a few more posts about Donald Miller’s A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, but instead I think I’ll just share a couple more passages that jumped out at me as I was reading.

Here’s the truth about telling stories with your life. it’s going to sound like a great idea, and you are going to get excited about it, and then when it comes time to do the work, you’re not going to want to do it. It’s like that with writing books, and it’s like that with life. People love to have lived a great story, but few people like the work it takes to make it happen. But joy costs pain. (pp. 99-100)

This really hit home. It’s really easy to have grand plans, but it’s tough to actually follow through with them. I usually get lost somewhere between planning and implementing.

I was watching the movie Star Wars recently and wondered what made that movie so good. Of course, there are a thousand reasons. But I also noticed that if i paused the DVD on any frame, I could point toward any major character and say exactly what that person wanted. No character had a vague ambition. It made me wonder if the reasons our lives seem so muddled is because we keep walking into scenes in which we, along with the people around us, have no clear idea what we want. (p. 113)

This also hit home. It’s a question I’ve been pondering quite a bit lately. What do I want? What is my story? What is my ambition? I’ll probably explore this more in a future post because it’s something I’ve been struggling with for a while.

If these thoughts intrigue you at all, I encourage you to pick up a copy of the book. It’s a really good read. And, it’ll challenge you to take a look at your life and the story you’re living.