~ Heart Sutra of Mahayana Buddhism~
Maybe this is why King Benjamen said that there are diverse ways and means we can sin that he cannot number them but told us to watch ourselves, and our thoughts. (Mosiah 4:29-30)
Or as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he (Proverbs 23:7)
And why Jesus said in the Gospel of Thomas, "Whoever drinks from my mouth will become like me; I myself shall become that person, and the hidden things will be revealed to that person."
And why its the pure in heart that shall see God. (Matthew 4:8)
And why the Lord promised us that if our eye be single to His glory, our bodies shall be filled with light and He will unveil his face unto us. (D&C 88:67-68)
I like Jeeps a lot, and since buying a Jeep I always see them around everywhere I go. I somehow always end up finding an open parking spot next to them.
In quantum physics, the observer becomes a participant of the experiment by simply becoming aware of the variables. Conscienceness effects reality, and although this has been scientifically proven on the microscale, maybe we can prove it to ourselves on the macroscale by increasing our level of awareness, or in other words filling ourselves with light and truth, which is the glory of God or intelligence, which is to know things as they are, were, and will be- in other words, to become fully conscious. (See D&C93)
Maybe if we did this our perception of reality would change, and we would become aware of forces and beings that have been all around us, but that only an eye single to the glory of God could behold. We could obey what Jesus said in the Gospel of Thomas, "Know what is in front of your face, and what is hidden from you will be disclosed to you. For there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed"
Maybe if we took seriously what Joseph Smith suggested, and really "expanded our mind to the utmost heavens", we could actually pray, "thy kingdom come, thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven", because we would actually know what heaven is like from being there, and bring that heaven to earth because the kingdom of God would be in us. As a quantum being filled with a higher degree of conscienceness, or light and truth, we would become active participants in this experiment called life.
We often equate, in a large measure, repentance with whatever we are doing with our genitals, but perhaps it has much more do with what we are doing with our heart and mind. Maybe repentance is not is not about abstaining from certain activities but is about engaging in ones that enlighten the understanding, enlarges the soul, and expands the mind. (Alma 32)
Perhaps sin is to occupy our thoughts with superficial information, thus keeping ourselves unaware and darken without light and truth. And because quantum physics requires an awareness to affect the outcome of an experiment, by remaining in ignorance we limit our potential to cause an effect in our reality, and thus remain subjected to the natural environment, or in other words, the world and the flesh, and we, therefore, become carnal, sensual, and devilish. (Alma 42:9-10)
Maybe this is why Joseph Smith taught that knowledge is power and that we are saved no faster than we obtain knowledge. (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith pg217)
Maybe who we are and what our perception of reality is is just the sum total of every bit of information that has ever been filtered through our brain and entered into our heart. But if we learned to connect to a larger mind, rend the filters in our brain that control perception, and feed off of a greater consciousness, that higher intelligence would flow through and purify our hearts, transforming us while unveiling a greater reality.