Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.
Rumi (1207 AD – 1273 AD)
These days quantum physicists talk about the Unified Field or the Zero Point Field as a theory that explains everything. Our universe may be a sea of energy – one vast quantum field. If this is true, everything is connected to everything else – like some invisible web.
Deepak Chopra: “Everything in nature is evolving to a higher level of existence. Even without trying or thinking, just by virtue of our existence itself, we are evolving to a higher level of awareness. When we are aware of this, we evolve even faster. The unified field balances everything in creation–the ecology of nature, the physiology of the human body, the evolution of a human fetus into a baby.
“The unified field is not constrained by boundaries, conceptual notions, or premature cognitive commitments. The field is unbounded in space and time. It has no limits in time; it is beyond the outer edges of space.”
The above quote from Rumi is from 800 plus years ago. I’ve read this quote many, many times. It just occurred to me yesterday that maybe Rumi was talking about the same field that is being “discovered” or “theorized” by our best thinkers today.