I seem to have no sense of time any more My sense of place is better, but only barely. My attention span has shortened over the years to something around the range of 5 minutes maximum. Very little keeps my awareness still for longer than a few short minutes. I can only assume that there is something amiss in my thinking. I should not be surprised by this failing of my attention span though. After all, I have been a proponent of the inadequacy of the human intellect for quite some time now. How can a brain that struggles mightily to grasp basic math concepts ever grasp the far more complex immensity of this place and time (i.e., our place in this universe)? Our consciousness is great at helping us identify relationships between places, times and things in our universe. But when faced with questions relating to the infinite and eternal aspects of our being, those same mental faculties become useless. It is almost as if humanity has yet to evolve some missing organ of perception. It’s as if we can sense when we are in the presence of the infinite, but we have no real way of describing that interaction or of our relationship to that infinite energy. I believe that the highest form of awareness is direct perception. This is the only immediate insight I can understand and believe. However, how can I perceive something beyond my capabilities of perception? This question leads to the obvious answer; that in order to perceive more, an individual must work on expanding his or her perceptive capabilities. Meditation brings a quick nothingness to my mind, but not necessarily an expansion of awareness. Our perceptive limitations lead me to conclude, at least for the moment, that there is no discernible way to describe our relationship to, or the properties of, the infinite. In other words, I try not to let it bother me for more than a few minutes before I flip on the television and allow myself to be distracted. Diversion of thought is my answer to most pressing questions. This must be why I get along with dogs so well.