The beginning of a blog series: The Dot – You are More Amazing Than You Know.
Imagine for a moment that you are a one-dimensional being living in a one-dimensional world. This means you are just a point on a line. You can only move back and forth on a straight line, and you don’t perceive anything outside of your one-dimensional existence.
Now imagine you are a two-dimensional being living in a two-dimensional world. You are now a flat dot on a flat piece of paper. In this two-dimensional world, you are able to move back and forth, side to side, and around in circles on the flat piece of paper. You have more freedom than a one-dimensional being, which is more fun . . . but you still only can go back and forth, side to side, and around in circles on a flat piece of paper.
Suppose that one day one of the two-dimensional dots gets bored with just moving back and forth and side to side on this one piece of paper. He senses there is more to life, so he gathers up his courage and decides to take a risk. He pauses . . . wonders whether or not what he’s about to do is even possible . . . and suddenly leaps up above the flat piece of paper. Then he falls back down. Excitedly, he does it again. Then he does it once more.
Filled with joy, the dot rushes over to the other dots and shares his incredible news. “There’s more! We aren’t stuck to this one piece of paper. We’re not limited to back and forth and side to side,” he says. “I’ve seen more. We can go up and down! There’s another dimension!”
(to be continued…) Excerpt from “Infinite You” by Pam Oslie