2000 people "Big Bang"
- Day 2
Bangkok, Thailand - Saturday November 21, 2009
This essay illustrates how to stretch the
in a way which has the power to touch, move, and inspire all people
everywhere - not because of its accomplishment (which is massive),
neither because of its achievement (which is huge), nor because of it's
scale (which is
but because of its sheer human‑ness.
If only one person discovers their opinions, concepts, and beliefs are
all self made, and not as accurate a reflection of what's possible in
Life as they would first appear, it's a
If two people discover their own combined self made opinions, concepts,
and beliefs aren't accurate reflections of what's possible in their
relationship, it's miraculous. No, it's more than that. It's if two
people discover their own combined self made opinions, concepts, and
beliefs are barriers to what's possible in their
relationship, it's miraculous.
And if a group of people discover all their self made opinions,
concepts, and beliefs are barriers to what's possible for
for community, for organization, for society, for humanity, it raises
the bar for what's
This raised bar is
because we all consider developing our own opinions, concepts, and
beliefs to be one of our most cherished freedoms - which it is. But
without distinguishing the opinions, concepts, and beliefs
we make up are self created and very often don't correlate with
in Life, these very creations (and our attachment to them) which we
regard as the bastions of our freedom, become impediments to us truly
beingwho we really are
and fully living what's possible.
If a hundred people got together in one place at one time and
their lives in this way, it would be amazing. If five hundred people
got together in one place at one time and
their lives in this way, it would be a remarkable, rare happening. If a
thousand people got together in one place at one time and
transformed their lives
in this way, it would be a once in a lifetime occasion. So
(and if you were to
it - that is to say if you could imagine it - it would
that twothousand people got together in one
place at one time in Bangkok Thailand recently to share themselves, to
share their lives, and to share
There really isn't much I want to say about what happened. You can
what happened. Anything I may say about it will only get in the way of
your experience of what's possible from an occurrence like this. Named
after a legendary process which started the universe (and calling it a
"legendary" process means it's true it happened or it's
true it didn't happen), the "Big Bang"
started something new for you and for me and for all of us, even if you
weren't there, and even if you didn't know it was happening. The Big
altered the very rules of what's possible for being for human being.
Since the Big Bang, Life won't ever be
again for you or for me or for any of us.
I shared the Big Bang with a friend of mine. He was silent - not
responding, taking it all in. When he finally did respond, all he said
(quietly) was one word: "Incredible!".
That's exactly what this is: incredible. Not one other
needs to be said.