The first known thing in the creation is infinity. The infinity is creation.
As we now know the Earth is round. Therefore, the challenge of any world map is to represent a round Earth on a flat surface. There are literally thousands of map projections and each has certain strengths and corresponding weaknesses, but the one you’re now picturing in your head most likely isn’t the area accurate representation.
The most widely used map today is the Mercator projection map. Mercator maps often appear in businesses, in libraries and in classrooms where geography is taught. This popularity is surprising, given the fact that the Mercator projection was first constructed in 1569. The more accurate representation of land mass is the Peters Projection Map:
Here’s a direct representation of the previously assumed factual map with the real flattened version:
The Peters Projection Map shows how Africa is larger than the combination of China, the US, Western Europe, India, Argentina, three Scandinavian countries and the British Isles.
Mercator maps show Europe as being larger than South America. In reality, South America is almost twice the size of Europe. Alaska appears to be three times larger than Mexico, although Mexico actually is larger than Alaska. Greenland looks roughly the same size as Africa, when, in fact, Africa is fourteen times larger than Greenland. Africa also looks considerably smaller than Russia, even though Africa is actually 33% larger.
To see how big the western countries have become, it’s hard to see how this has nothing to do with suppression; to make us believe they are ‘bigger’ and ‘on top’. A simple change in the look of a map can cause a reconsideration of your fixed ideas about a place.
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The idea of going forward without fear, is to recognize also the following thing. Fear itself will never never never stop you from doing anything. NEVER. What stops you is being afraid to be afraid. That’s what stops you. Being afraid of the fear, not the fear itself. Fear is a strong energy. Fear can many times get people to do many things. And sometimes, because you have created a society that itself functions in denial, where it is afraid to look at certain things, sometimes fear is the only way that you will get up off your rear end and do something with your life and move ahead. Fear sometimes can be a driver, if you don’t allow ecstacy to be, fear will do. You are clever people. You get around that block somehow. Sometimes you have to scare yourself to do something if you don’t allow yourself to do it with joy or don’t believe you can.
However, once you allow yourself to let it be alright to feel ANYTHING, including fear, that decision itself automatically transforms the fear into something else, something that you can handle, something that may even become, surprise surprise, curiosity, imagination, and excitement and joy, and passion. Therefore you can understand, that the thing that you fear the most is actually the thing you want to be doing the most. And you can understand that therefore, again, that fear and excitement are the same energy, but you experience it as excitement because you use it in the direction you prefer to. You experience it as fear when you use trust as doubt. When you do not feel worthwhile, when you do not feel worthy, when you feel disconnected from the All That Is, when you do not feel self-empowered, when you feel guilty.
Which, by the way, is the true opposite of love, guilt. Guilt, guilt, guilt, guilt, guilt. Not really fear. Guilt is the true opposite of love. Because that is why you experience lack of worthiness. Fear can still imply some degree of love. Anger, rage can still imply some degree of worthiness. But guilt, guilt, guilt, guilt, gives it all up.
David Wong (aka Jason Pargin) on the Cracked Podcast
I recommend listening to the whole thing — it’s a pretty interesting conversation overall. This was just my favorite excerpt.
(quote starts around 55:20)