Nothing, nothing ever happens.” Sings David Byrne of the Talking Heads on the classic track “Heaven” from the album “Fear of Music” from 1979. I find this statement both profound and true. In our hectic world, we are constantly being bombarded with the static of information, disinformation, judgement, and the clamor of industry and technology. All of this noise, which eventually turns to white noise in our lives, is having a profound effect on our consciousness. What if we could free ourselves from all of this noise? We would have a much easier time meditating and breathing evenly. We could reflect and contemplate without static interference. We could find peace, or Heaven, if you will.
The idea of a “Heaven” means different things to different people. Some view it in the traditional sense. A palace in the clouds, full of angels and love. Others take a more symbolic view and see it as a realm of thought or a way of living in harmony with the All. Some people believe that Heaven, or the afterlife is whatever you want it to be. It can be something as simple as a pleasent memory that can be relived over and over again.
With all of the chaos of life, we must always remember to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. We have the inert ability to create our own realities and are co-creating the whole of reality with everyone around us. There is war, because we, as a society have created war. There is suffering because we, as a society, have created and caused this suffering. We have debt because we have created the illusion of the “need” for money. We also have the power to end these woes. We just have to want to. Maybe some people out there enjoy the chaos of society and the feeling of the need for the noise, but they are few. I for one, agree with Mr. David Byrne and enjoy the relief of quiet and lack of chaos. Heaven, Heaven is to me, a place where nothing, nothing ever happens.