Archive for April, 2022

288 – On Consciousness …

Friday, April 15th, 2022

What is Consciousness?

The presence I am born with, wired in my makeup. The presence with the power to give me life or destroy me. The presence that makes me soar in my successes or slither in my failures. The presence that opens the doors to the imagination or closes them with a sad, horrific sound.

The presence that makes me aware of my own awareness and helps me see myself in the world, of the world.

The presence that, although common to everyone, makes me unique as no other being in the world.

The presence that focuses on single attainments like a laser beam or flutters away in myriad things     like pollen in the wind.

The presence that senses the world inside and outside me, the world in which I exist and will dissipate, the world I manipulate and manipulates me, the world in which I navigate and must learn to adapt.

The presence that creates the reality that allows me to remember my past – the feelings, the emotions – to envision my future – the hopes, the dreams – and to give me intention, insight, and the will to exist.

The presence that in moments of pain and sorrow can engulf me in excruciating loneliness and in moments of love and happiness can release me into flights of ecstasy.

The presence that is tangible and intangible, near and distant, incomprehensible and knowable, mysterious and self-evident, ethereal and physical.

The presence that eons in the making comes into life out of the communion of every particle in my body to become the link to something beyond comprehension and to give me the power to forge it, to transcend it, to strive to understand it.

This presence – a semblance of all the above and so much more – measuring, sensing, instigating, examining, judging my thoughts, my life, my actions       is the wonder of my consciousness.

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287 – Order and Life …

Friday, April 1st, 2022

Order is at the core of Existence, at the core of Life:

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a molecule that encodes an organism’s genetic blueprint. In other words, DNA contains all the information required to build and maintain an organism … Nearly all the cells within a single organism include exactly the same DNA … DNA is a linear molecule composed of four types of smaller chemical molecules called nucleotide bases: adenine (A), cytosine (C), guanine (G), and thymine (T). The order of these bases is called the DNA sequence. Segments of DNA that carry genetic information are called genes, and they are inherited by offspring from their parents during reproduction.[1]  –  There is irrefutable order here; this level of organization cannot happen without a degree of order.

A spiral galaxy consists of a spinning, flattened disk with arms that rotates very fast. An elliptical galaxy is the most common type of galaxy, has a roundish shape, and demonstrates little or no star formation. An irregular galaxy is a galaxy with no defined shape that has very young stars.” [2]  –   Out of the estimated two hundred billion galaxies that make up our Universe, these three shapes … spirals, ellipticals, and irregulars … are the only known in which they are arranged.  –  There is irrefutable order here; this level of selectivity cannot happen without a degree of order.

E=mc2 – “The mass of a body is a measure of its energy content.[3]  –  For the mass content of a chosen body to be not only the measure of its energy content but that the contents continue to have the same equivalence as the body changes, there needs to be order; this level of continuity cannot happen without a degree of order.

Order is at the core of Existence, at the core of Life.

Life exists because there is Order,

Order exists because there is Life.

WHAT, WHO made this arrangement? The answer to this question seems to be beyond our comprehension, yet it is in us.

[1] https://www.nature.com/scitable/definition/dna

[2]  Study.com > Courses > Science Courses

[3] Einstein

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