To see a World in a grain of Sand,
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your Hand,
And Eternity in an Hour.
-- Auguries of Innocence, William Blake
When most of us think of Infinity we are completely overwhelmed by the notion, or else we cannot even conceptualize it. How do we hold the idea of Eternity in our minds? A human life is but a brief flicker when held against the aeons of universal time. But Infinity is not just Time, it is also Space. But also there is a metaphysical, spiritual connectivity that underlies the notion of Infinity. That of Depth. Most people are unable to recognize this endless depth because they are not accustomed to thinking about the numinous. And it is the numinous -- the spiritual, the soulful, the magical, the inexplicable -- that underpins all manifest phenomena. It is not a cold mechanical universe you are living in. It is a sentient, complex and dangerous universe; a living system that paradoxically adores and supports your lucidity but is also indifferent. Why this indifference? Because at the deepest level of 'reality' we are individualized aspects of the dreaming mind that connects all sentient beings. There is only one fractal-like consciousness, dividing itself endlessly like points of light glimmering on the many faces of a diamond.
Sometimes, dear reader, you just need to see it.