Archive for the ‘Vision for a New World’ Category

266 – How can we still doubt? …

Thursday, April 15th, 2021

How can we still doubt – as so many of us do – that our Universe is alive?

When it is self-evident and thoroughly proven that it grows and evolves in a steady, self-determined progression toward higher levels of complexity and order.

When patterns – like the constancy of the speed of Light, the economy of its chemical elements, the preference of its galaxies to conform into elliptical or spiral shapes – ripple across its entire body, regulating itself, organizing itself, loving itself.

When its progress is so palpable that we can see it with our own eyes and feel it and touch it with our own bodies.

When we, one of its myriad living components, are creations of its constant self-creation.

How can we doubt?

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265 – The Unknown …

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

In my youth, forced to believe what I intuitively knew to be fallacies fabricated to control the human mind, I rebelled. Instead, I embarked on a search for the Unknown for whom I have no name but from whom I emerged with the invincible imagination that, although laced with ignorance, urges me to find the Truth.

The Unknown from whom we emerge is not omnipotent or all-powerful as many of us claim, but the sentient, self-evident, knowable, living organism we inhabit and inhabits us; an organism who, like us, struggles to adapt and survive amid the demands of challenging environments; an organism who, like us, inherits supple laws to construct a supple future; an organism who, like us, is driven by instincts and needs yet invested with choice and purpose.

We, the Unknown and us, are both destroyers and creators. We are both ugly and beautiful. We are both limited and free.

The knowledge gathered from our crude existence is the result of what we experience through our organic senses, yet it is also the knowledge that lays the ground for the exploration of an Unknown that, although remaining beyond our comprehension, allows us to muse about it because we are in it, and it is in us.

Since I am he, who I am seeking?

Why should I seek? I am the same as he. His essence speaks through me.

I have been looking for myself.” Rumi

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263 – SYMMETRY …

Monday, March 1st, 2021

1: balanced proportions 

also: beauty of form arising from balanced proportions

2: the property of being symmetrical

especially: correspondence in size, shape, and relative position of parts on opposite sides of a dividing line or median plane or about a center or axis [1]

 

The time it takes the moon to rotate around its axis is symmetrical with the time it takes to orbit the Earth.

The human body is the symmetrical proportion of two halves working as one.

The solar system is the symmetrical dance of planets around its star and moons around its planets.

The basic structure of Hydrogens atoms at one end of the Universe – a nucleus, a single electron, a relatively constant factor that defines spin, life span, and decay – is symmetrical with the Hydrogens atoms at the other end.

The Fibonacci sequence is Symmetry in mathematics and sunflowers.

The mass of a body is a measure of its energy content.”

 

There is order, beauty, and balance in Symmetry. And whether determined by primal forces or its own volition, Symmetry is a form of Self-reflection … there is no proportion, nor continuity, nor order without one side reflecting on the other.

Symmetry is self-evident in the obstinate persistence of our Universe to unfold toward complexity and order.

And so the mind is pressed to ponder about the force behind the obstinate persistence of Symmetry:  What is it that drives the self-reflective progression of our Universe not into disorder and chaos, but into order and consequence?

[1] Merriam Webster

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262 – We are a Universe …

Monday, February 15th, 2021

The beautiful thing about our current knowledge of our Universe is that science has opened windows to the human intellect that were closed for centuries under the dogmatism of organized religion. Those open windows let us now peer at the beauty and complexity of our Universe, and, most importantly, at the similarities it shares with us. For instance

how, like our Universe, we emerge into existence with the innate urge to self-organize and adapt;

how, like our Universe, we are determined by natural laws that regulate our development while endowing us with a degree of freedom to transform ourselves and our world;

how, like our Universe, we are made whole by the concerted intent of our every component to bond, to regenerate, to survive.

To be whole … to be One … like our Universe, we are a reflection of our every component, and every component is a reflection of what we are.

We are a Universe.

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261 – Imagination …

Monday, February 1st, 2021

To rely solely on our limited organic senses for the understanding of reality is to miss the immense and elusive reality that exists beyond them; the reality that can only be glimpsed at with the unlimited sense of our imagination.

If we focus solely on satisfying the immediate needs of our limiting senses, we will never be able to understand the power of our imagination. It is boundless.

We depend on our limited senses for survival, but it is the sense of our imagination that gives us the boundless freedom to explore, to discover, to transform ourselves and our world.

We are pure potential.

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260 – Universal Consciousness …

Friday, January 15th, 2021

How can our Universe sustain, amid constant change and across eons of time, the progression of a process self-evidently intent on unfolding into greater and greater levels of complexity and order – from clouds of gas and dust into solar systems, from congregations of cells into self-reflective organisms, from myriads of stars into self-organizing galaxies – if is not for the existence of a universal consciousness?

Our Universe is a system that we assumedly claim to have begun with an explosion out of nowhere; an explosion that has not dissipated as explosions naturally do but has instead turned into the harbinger of Life.

There is no way to account for this kind of development, but for the persistence of a universal consciousness not only intent on advancing into greater complexity and order but doing it with an unfathomable purpose.

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259 – MATRIX …

Friday, January 1st, 2021

Matrix | Definition by Merriam-Webster Dictionary: Something within or from which something else originates, develops, or takes form.

Every evolving component of our Universe, whether it is an atom, a cell, a solar system, a galaxy, you and I, is engendered as reiteration and reiterator of a universal Matrix.

The Matrix is a composite of a set of fundamental properties [1] that are essential to exist, survive, and propagate, and a blueprint [2] that charts growth and development with a degree of freedom in transformation. [3]

We, for instance, are engendered as reiterations of the Matrix and as reiterators as we propagate it with a degree of freedom on everything we engender– cells, skeleton, progeny – which subsequently are reiterations and reiterators of the Matrix as they propagate it with a degree of freedom on everything they engender, and so forth ad infinitum,

Reiteration with a degree of freedom is how we have evolved from our simian ancestry into the techno-wizards of today. It is how cells propagate the supple order of the double helix. It is how Life and everything it engenders is replicated and evolves.

We are all reiterations and reiterators in this universal Order; an Order that is as ancient as Time itself; an Order that connects us all with its unfathomable yet self-evident pursuit of Complexity.

But how, as members of this Order, can we sense the interconnectedness, the bond between us and our cells, between us and the Universe?  How can we?

The answer is in us.

 

[1] Interconnectedness, equilibrium, triality, dissipation, self-creation, progression, reiteration, propagation.

[2] Self-organization, bonding, self-generation, adaptation, self-regulation, self-perpetuation, transformation.

[3] The properties of the Universal Matrix have been derived from my non-scientific understanding of scientific theories; for example, Interconnectedness is, to me, the essence of Bell’s Theorem, Equilibrium is the essence of Relativity, Progression is the essence of Evolution. The characteristics of the Universal Blueprint have been derived from my understanding of the evolutionary processes of evolving systems in Nature; for instance, how cells, or galaxies, or animals, self-organize and bond into cohesive systems that adapt to changing environments with a degree of freedom to transform themselves and their world.

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258 – I cannot Stop Wondering Why …

Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

I cannot stop wondering why, with all the technological advances we have made, with all the scientific knowledge we have accumulated, with all the wisdom great minds have taught us, we still insist on perpetuating a paradigm in which we perceive Nature as something alien and separate from us. This is the reason why, because we cannot see the wind softly blowing around us nor understand it as a form of Life that gives us life, we poison it.

For the sake of a simple analogy, let me compare us to some stubborn little fish that, because he cannot perceive water as the medium that gives him life, thinks he has a separate existence from it. But fish him out of the water, and he is dead in minutes. We are not much different. Supporting destructive ideologies like ‘limitless consumerism’ and ‘unlimited growth’, we tenaciously cling to the belief that we can ravage the environment that gives us life because we think we can exist without Nature.

It is easy yet disturbing to see why this old paradigm has taken such a stronghold on us. Amid all the destruction they bring upon our world, we have not gotten over the fallacy of Descartes’ separation of mind and body, nor those religious beliefs that enslave us under fear and ignorance with empty and deceitful promises, nor those political and economic ideologies that brainwash us into promoting the devastation of the same environment that sustains us and gives us life.

The truth the promoters of these fallacies are afraid to acknowledge is that Nature – atoms, the Universe, us – is a unity. But in the urge to perpetuate their dominance over us, our institutions of learning and governance are unable to accept this unity and the fundamental part we play in it. It is thus that, to our detriment, they either ignore it or deny it.

I cannot say it enough: Our current beliefs are based on destructive fallacies. And under the dominance of institutions bent on promoting them for their selfish benefit, it is about impossible for us to comprehend the beauty and significance of being human in a deeply interconnected Universe. And yet, this is what we are.

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256 – We are Immersed in the Universe, and the Universe is Immersed in Us …

Sunday, November 15th, 2020

It is incontestable that we are immersed in an ingenious, adaptable, self-organizing, self-generating, self-regulating, self-perpetuating, self-transforming Universe.

But of all the sentient organisms we know of, we seem to be the only ones aware that, as the neurons in the developing brain of a human child build connections that will ultimately bring Awareness, we are building the connections that will ultimately make us aware that, by being ingenious, adaptable, self-organizing, self-generating, self-regulating, self-perpetuating, self-transforming like our Universe, we are interconnected.

As we are immersed in the Universe, the Universe is immersed in us.

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251 – And so do we …

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

 

 

 

Photograph inside a Hydrogen atom (click on the pictures to enlarge

 

 

 

 

Human cell with visible mitochondria.

 

 

 

 

 

Whirlpool galaxy M51 and its companion NGC5194

The internet pictures shown above depict a Hydrogen atom, a human cell, and a galaxy. These objects are all universal components and as such,

have a history with a common denominator,

a beginning that stems back to the same point in space and time

and a force within that mandates them to

self-generate,

self-organize,

self-regulate,

bond,

consume,

adapt,

self-perpetuate,

transform.

 

And so do we … you and I.

 

Like atoms, and cells, and galaxies,

we have a history that stems back to the same point in space and time

and we embody a force so encompassing and powerful that it mandates every one of our components to abide by its mandate

and yet

it endows us with a degree of freedom to bend it.

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