Archive for July, 2012

59 – Conscious Self-determination …

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Somewhere in our evolutionary process, we became aware of two distinct yet complementary aspects of the phenomenon we call Mind:

  1. One is what we term “The Unconscious”: the inflexible, self-propelling, relatively pre-determined instinctive forces of Life (survival, adaptation, sustenance, bonding).
  2. The other is what we term “The Conscious”: the awareness of our capacity to self-reflect and have a degree of freedom in adaptation.

We move from one aspect to the other – from the Unconscious to the Conscious, and vice versa – responding mostly instinctively to internal and external influences (needs, urges, crises, demands). But like no other creature we know of, we are highly conscious of the power of self-determination.

Self-determination is one of the main instinctive drives in the evolution of Life. It incites survival and encourages movement toward Complexity through ingenuity in adaptation. But conscious self-determination, the highly evolved capacity to consciously reflect, analyze, resolve, demand, change, has taken us, as far as we know, to the forefront of conscious self-awareness on Earth.

But being conscious of how powerful this high level of self-determination is in us, terrifies those who control our Destiny, those who make decisions for us with their own interests in mind. It is thus the incredible reach of the Human mind is enslaved under the chains of unbounded consumerism and unbridgeable divisions. It is thus we are not allowed to know.

Yet we are, without doubt, clear proof of the power of Conscious Self-determination; this primordial, relentless, astonishing, urging Force that engulfs us with powerful, ancient, and animal drives we hardly imagine we had in us. The same Force that makes us conscious of our own Existence, conscious that we can create and seek Beauty, mandate Fairness, and mold with a degree of Freedom the primordial ground from which we sprout into Life, urging Life into greater levels of Self-awareness.

This is our Destiny: Like neurons in a child’s brain beginning to make connections to prepare the path for the upcoming wonder of the self-conscious mind, we are pioneers in Life’s most incredible adventure: The forging of the Self-conscious Universal Mind.

Re-written December 2018

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58 – Universal Blueprint (Part II) …

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

When asked about the most outstanding fact about the Universe he could share with us, Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson said It is the Knowledge that we are part of the Universe, that we are in this Universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is the Fact that the Universe is in us.

It is puzzling to realize how few of us actually incorporate this Fact, that the Universe is in us, in our conception of Reality – even if it is self-evident. It brings to memory our pre-Copernican era, when the human mind was not yet able to conceptualize the Fact that it was the earth that rotated around the Sun.

The Universe is in us is self-evident because every one of its components – from miniscule atomic particles to gigantic galaxies, from single cells to multi-celled organisms – develop by following a Blueprint:

  • – Atoms, galaxies, Human beings, self-organize and bond into complex, dynamic, adaptable systems.
  • – Atoms, galaxies, Human beings, are particle like in the distinctiveness of their components and wave-like in their participation as a common component in the evolution of a parent system.
  • – Atoms, galaxies, Human beings, re-generate and self-perpetuate through a self-reflective process in which intake and release of energy sources are sustained in relative states of equilibrium.

Without this Blueprint, no organism, no system in our Universe can exist nor evolve into complexity.

This all-encompassing Order guiding our bodies, their systems, and the systems in which we are immersed, is the Universe in us. It is the Order that keeps myriad components in my body working together, demanding nourishment, inciting renewal. It is the Order that throughout eons of Evolution has created a mind capable of self-reflection and self-determination, a mind able to envision Change and Transform itself. It is the Order that has kept our planet relatively stable for eons of time.

If we survive the devastating effects on our environment of the Paradigm currently dominating us through Division, exponential Growth, and destructive Consumerism; if we are able to free ourselves from the dogmatic beliefs that enslave us to restrictive worldviews, it is inevitable for Humankind to take a monumental step in our development as we incorporate the Knowledge that the Universe is in us, that we are a part of its Nature, as its Nature is part of us.

Revised November 2018

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