There’s a major scientific problem that is harder to figure out then Einstein’s theory of relativity.
The problem question is, “What makes us conscious?”
Scientist have looked into every area of the brain they know all about the different parts of it. But they cant seem to find the power source for the mind and body. The idea of the how the mind really works is still murky and elusive.
The eastern traditions of Hinduism, Taoism, and Buddhism did rigorous meditation to investigate the mind. By doing so they unveiled how our minds connect to the universe, and how this universe runs through out our entire body.
This universal energy also became the foundation of the Healthcare systems of India, Tibet, and China.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb calls these types of events in science, history and the arts the “black swan theory.”
According Taleb before the discovery of Australia, we had no reason to believe swans could be any other color then white. Then one person witnessed a black swan, and all the sudden everyone believed in black swans. Taleb would classify things like the Theory of Relativity and the Internet as black swans. They come out of nowhere.
Albert Einstein said, “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
Western Physicists are starting to form a scientific model around what these eastern traditions figured out thousands of years ago.
The world renowned physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson said, “When I look up at the night sky, and I know that, yes, we are part of this universe, we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts, is that the Universe is in us.”
In the eastern traditions Consciousness is believed to be energy that is in union with the outside energy. In Hinduism the word “Yoga” means to “Yoke.” It a means to yoke with the outside energy source that runs the universe.
In Taoism, they use the word Tao to describe an outside energy field. The word “Te” means a piece of that outside energy trapped inside us.
The goal of a Taoist is to unite these two energy fields together to form a union. The Buddha described this energy field as emptiness; this emptiness field is believed to unite all living beings together.
In the Taoist traditions, they say that the root of life begins in the Navel also known as the “Dan Tien. In Hinduism, they call the energy in the abdomen the Manipura.