Published by Catherine Toulsaly

How do we perceive the link between the Universe in which we all live and the Consciousness that we all share? What exactly binds the two together?

The urge to know more has always been a motor in my life. The whys keep me restless. My quest that started as a teen with Copernicus and Laozi 老子guided me to the world of Buddhist scriptures. After writing for years blog posts in French which took me on a path I did not expect, I dived into this new endeavor.

This two-year blog has been “an interstice of unreason” and will be “briefly felt, then passing,” in the timeless Universe. It has undertaken a long work of understanding and incorporating an infinite number of points of view on the nature of the bond between the Universe and Consciousness. It is meant to initiate a dialogue with sensitive beings and creative souls, and will continue to unfold like an “imaginal puzzle” that makes “sense on one level, nonsense on another”. I will let readers decide where reality hides and fiction lies. I thank those who have joined this dialogue. Your perspective on the subject inspires me.

During COVID, I have been more prolific, writing four or even five posts each month since last Spring. I wish to slow down and limit the number of posts to two per month. I come to realize that I need more time to better synthesize my thoughts. After more than two years and 75 posts, I still hear a different drummer and express more confidence about the way I feel. I believe in the emotion of time that stirs the soul of the Universe. I intuitively feel that time comes first. Either time comes first, or time simply does not exist. The Universe reveals itself by expressing itself and knows itself through every bit of experience. After writing a recent post on agency, I am hesitant to say, for now, whether every bit of experience is a form of consciousness. We will solve the mystery of consciousness if we crack the code of time.

To the best of my ability, I will continue to strike the right balance between science, philosophy, and poetry.


Catherine Toulsaly

April 2021


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