Archive for December, 2014

116 – The Primal, Sensual, Creative Creature Throbbing within us …

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Without a rival we know of, the human mind … that mystery of all mysteries … wanders anywhere it pleases – imagining infinity, scrutinizing atoms, feeling feelings, remembering what’s been learned, mapping the future   –   a visionary without par.

But we let our minds be imprisoned under the chains of dogma, shying away from self-knowledge for the pleasure and comforts of those who care for us not, estranged from our own Beauty for the pleasure and comforts of those who deceive us to engorge their greed.

Obey our authority, they demand, even if it destroys you and divides you and makes you hate. Kill for our macabre beliefs, they demand, even if those we kill have done nothing to us;

Without a rival we know of, the human mind … that mystery of mysteries … when given a bit of a chance, and a bit of freedom, blooms like an Einstein, or a Beethoven, or a Rilke.

E=mc2 … the greatest insight into the nature of Reality: Self-reflection in Nature.

The Choral Symphony … a joyful cry out of a world without sound.

“Help me. You see, we slip back,

without knowing it, from our advance,

into something we didn’t intend; where

we can become caught up, as in a dream,

and where we could die without waking.”* … a cry from a beautiful mind begin us to see that, imprisoned under the chains of those who do not want us free to Know, we will never come to know the incredible beauty within us: That primal, sensual, creative creature throbbing within us … fiercely craving to know and to be known, to understand and to be understood, to love and to be loved.

* Rilke

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115 – We Have Lost our Way …

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Two sets of things we already possess will help us out of a Paradigm ruled by the unsustainable concept of “Unlimited Growth”, which not only incites greed, conflict, destruction and division, but also devastates our humanity and our world; and move instead into a Paradigm ruled by self-reflection, prosperity with moderation and harmony with Nature, which will bring us into a world of peace, happiness, understanding, love.

These two things are:

1 – A revival in Education of three of the fundamental principles … know thyself, moderation, and the eradication of dogma … which guided Greek civilization into a Golden Age of the Mind ruled by Critical Thinking and Self-reflection.

And 2 – The incorporation into all branches of Learning of the Fact that, being indivisible from Nature and as dependent on environments as molecules or galaxies, the essence of most physical scientific theories apply to us as they apply to everything in Nature.

The essence of Relativity is Equilibrium, which we innately know how to achieve from the moment we come into Life (breathe in=breathe out; motion=rest; eat and drink=discharge) until the moment we die.

The essence of Bell’s Theorem is the Fact that we are a congregation of myriad parts intimately interconnected to create the complex organization of what we experience as a dynamic, cohesive and self-directed self.

The essence of Complementarity is the Fact that we are syntheses of complementary properties … utterly unique in our individuality and common members of a species (not one property or the other, both at the same time) … each property complementing the other and unable to exist without one another.

The essence of Dissipative Structures is the Fact that as complex systems we grow, develop and move around through the intake and release of energy sources.

The essence of Evolution is the Fact that, although our development is relatively pre-determined by internal and external evolutionary processes, we do posses a relative degree of choice in adaptation.

The essence of the Mandelbrot Set is the Fact that we innately know how to organize the structure of our bodies by replicating a primitive yet pliable model.

The essence of Autopoiesis is the Fact that, self-contained within a sensory boundary, we self-generate and self-perpetuate a fundamental yet flexible configuration.

The essence of Quantum Field Theory is the Fact that in the midst of constant environmental change, we are catalysts for transformation with the capacity to evolve into higher orders of complexity.

Although the Golden Age of Greece was far from perfect … slavery and the complete disregard for women’s participation in matters of State and Science … the fundamental principles that guided it to reach a pinnacle in human civilization give us a simple and attainable pathway to achieve a better society; and Science, with its profound insights into the nature of reality, gives us not only the blueprint to better understand what we are, but also to understand the world from which we come into Life

The dominance of our current Paradigm is clearly unsustainable and devastating; it is thus that without a shift into a creative and sustainable Paradigm we are lost.

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