Have You Ever Walked On The Moon? #Moon #SuperSnowMoon #SuperMoon #Imagination #Inspiration #Simplicity #Growth

“There are nights where wolves are silent, and only the moon howls.”
– George Carlin

“Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.”

“The sky walked down with the moon in her hand.”
– Frederick L. Knowles

Moon
BreakawayIndividual.com
Zy Marquiez
February 9, 2020

Given that it’s the first Super Moon of the year, which also is synchronistically a Snow Moon, I ventured outside last night early in the morning to enjoy it.  That made me realize how much I missed writing about the Moon when it’s not interwoven within poetry, which is why I opted to go amble and reimagine the first piece I ever wrote about the Moon as follows.

Not long ago, I wondered at quite a length of time how I would venture through the Moon if I ever had the chance.  It didn’t take long for me to conclude that the first thing I thought I would do if I ever had the opportunity to meander through the Moon would be to take a walk.  Along, long, long, days-that-never-end type of walk.

Now, walking is something that’s healthy for myriad reasons; walking aids in slowing down your breathing, getting light exercise, becoming mindful, and more.  Walking – the action of taking steps – mirrors an individual’s life quite saliently.

While walking, there are times we stumble, just like in life; there are times we can walk faster, or slower, mirroring how we can get so enveloped in our actions that ‘time flies’, or and we can also become so mindful that we slow down not only in bodily movements, but in thought, and so on.

In that sense, walking is the very definition of simplicity: put one step in front of the other at an even rhythmSimple.  And I appreciate simplicity because although simplicity is oft-overlooked, it has resounding effects.

Simplicity leads individuals to individuals not overcomplicating things; it leads to less clutter; it leads to streamlined approach in anything an individual decides; it also helps sear individuals to enjoy the totality of life (when coupled with mindfulness) in its full breadth and scope.  More significantly, simplicity, via its very nature, also helps individuals in attaining mindfulness in other areas as well.  In that mindfulness, the individual becomes centered and is able to tackle any circumstance.

All of the above reasons, and others, are why I enjoy walks.  Whether you walk by yourself, or with others, walking by its very nature slows you downjust like reading.  Each of these tasks helps center your mind, which is why I Love doing both of them quite often.

Walking couples you to life, to moments, each and every step.  That said, if you have headphones on, your mind might not be engaged in the act of walking and it might be drifting in auto-pilot, which takes away a lot of the mindful and centering benefits of walking (I should know, I’m a pro at making this mistake).

When I’m outside, oft times I wonder, what would it be like to walk on the Moon, and have Earth be part of the canvas in the night sky, rather than the Moon instead?  In other words, instead of having the Moon be the pearl that glistens gloriously amid the canvas of the night, what would it be like to have the beautiful blue marble that we currently live in be the majestic view that greets us while standing on the Moon?

Perspective changes everythingPerspective changes thoughts, it changes circumstances, and it changes people.  That’s why viewing the Earth from the Moon while walking has always resonated within me to an incredible degree.  What do you think walking on the Moon would be like?

You’ve probably never thought of this.  Yet, 50 years from now, the average person might be able to walk on the Moon so much that they might take it for granted, kind of like many people take for granted the view of the Moon on Earth.  Hopefully not though.  If the view of the Moon from Earth is already vibrantly splendid in countless ways, the view of Earth from the Moon would probably be even more inspiring given its kaleidoscope of blue hues and everything else that it contains.

There’s something about that consideration – walking on the moon –that’s different.  Not just different, world-view changing type of different.  Just like if you imagined yourself being a fish, and living forever (or a lifetime) under water.  Bet you never thought about that, huh?

A walk on the moon lets you know anything’s possible, it allows you to see a wholly different perspective, it allows you to enjoy life from a different lens.

Walking on the moon, heck, merely standing on the moon and doing nothing but just being there, seeing the Earth and space from a different vantage point has this invigorating feeling to it.  It would be one of the moments in life that would probably change you forever.

Those are some of the best things in life: memorable moments.  And moments that change you for the better are the best

One could argue incisive moments are some of the best parts of life because they have this effect at times that changes you to the core.  And why wouldn’t they?  If you are growing as an individual, you are evolving, becoming anew.  Isn’t that what life is about?  Change?  Evolution?  What’s better than having a hand in that?

You – as an individual – are then not changing because your environment, you are not changing reactively.  You are changing proactively because you chose to do something different, and yet, something simple.  Something simple that could have life changing effects – walking. 

Who could have thought that something so simple, going for a walk, could have so many resounding effects that could even stoke an individual’s evolution?

That’s the power of inspiration.

What inspires you?

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Author’s Note:

This post is about exploring something inherently simple, walking, and coupling that to something complex, imagination.  Imagination knows no bounds, while walking does.  However, when both are coupled, it adds another dimension to the power of thought, to an individual, to life.  Anything that’s coupled to imagination has this effect, I just chose walking because I thought the premise of walking on the moon seemed intriguing in many ways and it’s something I consider when walking at night and I also wanted to push the boundaries of simplicity.

In any case, I hope to write about ‘walking’ more in the future, irrespective of what angle it takes, or where it goes.  The above is just written for consideration of how something so simple, the act of walking, can have life changing effects if seen from the right lens.

In fact, anything, seen from the right lens, has that power.  That’s a seed for another post if there ever were one.  But enough for now, you all have a stellar evening.  Don’t forget to go for a walk!

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Footnotes:

[1] Mortimer J. Adler & Charles Van Doren, How To Read A Book – The Classic Guide To Intelligent Reading, p. 333.

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China’s Earth-Moon Free Trade Zone

GizaDeathStar.com
Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
November 14, 2019

This very important, and very intriguing, story was spotted and shared both by C.J.M. and G.B., and this one has my high octane speculation motor running in overdrive. The context? China wants to establish an Earth-Moon free trade zone that it estimates would net that country about $10 trillion in revenue. But there’s something that caught my eye. Here’s the Zero Hedge version of the story:

China To Establish $10 Trillion Economic Zone In Space

And by way of comparison, the RT version of the story:

Space economy: China wants to set up $10 trillion Earth-Moon economic zone

If one compares the RT vs Zero Hedge version of this story, one notes some rather significant omissions from the RT version. The question is, why. When one reads the Zero Hedge version, there are perhaps some hints, if one contemplates the implication of certain statements carefully:

… Beijing’s next project to boost commerce is more ambitious than anything seen on earth before. Literally.

According to the Global Times, China plans to establish an Earth-moon space economic zone by 2050, which is expected to generate $10 trillion worth of services per year. The zone will cover areas of space near Earth, the moon and in between.

Bao Weimin, director of the Science and Technology Commission of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, revealed the ambitious plan at a seminar last week on the space economy, Chinese media reported Friday. CAST is a state-owned company focused on researching, making and launching carrier rockets, satellites, spacecraft and space stations.

Perhaps because by 2050 all of China will be one giant free trade zone (even though the US Trade war will still not be over), the proposed zone will cover areas of space near Earth, the moon and in between, Weimin said, adding that companies involved in basic industries, application exploration and development will feature at the zone, which will focus on three key fields: interspace transport, space resource detection and space-based infrastructure.

In a report on developing earth and moon space, Bao shared his thoughts on the economic potential in this field and pledged that the country would study its reliability, cost and flight-style transportation system between the Earth and moon, The Science and Technology Daily reported Friday.

He pledged to complete basic research and make a breakthrough on key technologies before 2030 and establish the transportation system by 2040. By 2050, China could successfully establish an earth-moon space economic zone, he said.

In other words, while the US contemplates a Green New Deal, China is set to counter with a “Space New Deal”, which would likely cost tens of trillions too.

I’ve deliberately refrained from italicizing the two points that caught my eye, for the purpose of pointing out that there were indeed two points that caught my eye, and I’m wondering if they caught yours as well. Here is the relevant portion of the quotation again, this time with the emphasis on the two points:

In a report on developing earth and moon space, Bao shared his thoughts on the economic potential in this field and pledged that the country would study its reliability, cost and flight-style transportation system between the Earth and moon, The Science and Technology Daily reported Friday.

He pledged to complete basic research and make a breakthrough on key technologies before 2030 and establish the transportation system by 2040. By 2050, China could successfully establish an earth-moon space economic zone, he said.

In other words, while the US contemplates a Green New Deal, China is set to counter with a “Space New Deal”, which would likely cost tens of trillions too. (Emphases added)

So in addition to costing trillions of dollars, China is studying the cost and “reliability,” meaning the risk factors of such a trade zone. The implications of these statements is therefore rather stunning. Consider the cost-risk assessment angle alone. For China to be willing to invest such heavy long-term financial commitment, that will run to the trillions, must mean that on the positive-asset side of the balance sheet, there must be much “up there” both in terms of resources and commerce that outweighs any outlay. Ferdinand and Isabella did not invest massive amounts of their own money in Columbus on a lark: the dividends, they knew, far exceeded the outlay. The question is, what in terms of resources and more importantly, commerce, are the Chinese thinking about? Obviously, control of lunar resources for resale to terrestrial customers would be a huge monopoly, one requiring, incidentally, the minimalization of risk or threats to that commerce from any other party, requiring therefore a similar commitment to studying and developing the means of deep space protection of that trade, i.e., China’s plans require the weaponization of space. But does China have in mind a free trade zone for “non-terrestrial” customers? Perhaps…

But there’s something else about that cost-risk assessment that caught my eye, and that was Mr. Bao’s pledge to “make a breakthrouogh on key technologies before 2030,” and that strongly suggests that China is looking at transport technologies other than chemical or even nuclear rockets, for after all, those things, for all the sophistication that technology can bring to them, remain essentially risky technologies; they’re prone to failure, open to sabotage, tend to blow up on launch pads, and so on. Additionally, the return cargoes they can carry are small. Some other method is needed, and that will require “a breakthrough on key technologies.”

So China has from one point of view admitted it has its own “secret space program,” one investigating more exotic methods of propulsion, and additionally, it’s literally and to coin a pun banking on those technologies. In this respect, it’s essential to recall that a few years ago China did its own successful test of the so-called electromagnetic or microwave drive. Perhaps in their experiments they obtained certain results that they are not sharing. Maybe, for example, they modified that EM microwave field by rotating it… who knows? But one does not spend trillions to make trillions in an Earth-Moon free trade zone, just on chemical rockets…

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About Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.