Realistically, how wonderful is the universe? How exciting? How vivid and vibrant is the "real" universe?
The real universe that is real. The one that we are taught to measure and judge and calculate on. The real universe that says 2 + 2 IS 4, the earth revolves around the sun, and the moon is smaller than the earth.
How do we know how wonderful the universe is? There are plenty of experiences some feel much more wonderful than others. What is wonderful about waiting in a department store for a clerk to find something?
What is absolutely amazing about being in traffic? How grateful are we to be standing somewhere? To have a body? To use a body? To live as bodies?
What can we say to this? Our bodies certainly are as real as mathematics. Are they not due to ephemeral changes in form? The past changes a lot. Several years ago two friends and I attempted to discern which restaurant we'd go to. I had stipulations of wanting to eat healthy food and we did not know of an option that fulfilled that desire (I should also point out that today none of the restaurants I had considered to be healthy really fit the standard now... unless there's a restaurant that just serves fresh organic watermelon).
Anyhow that experience in some sense is disconnected from my present. I am not going to the restaurant tonight, there is no discussion to be had with my friends about it either, in fact one of the two is no longer in terms of communication with me, and I am not in the city and am 5 years older and the room we were in is no longer rented by any of us and we can not re-create that moment as it was. To say that moment no longer exists can be easily accepted logically.
And yet that moment must always exist if it existed in the first place because it is a step in a chain. Yet the chain is non-linear in one sense. Where does it lead? Where did that experience lead? Well I can say it led here to right here in a different place and age and so forth.
In the same sense I can say that going South led to going North because prior to going North going South was on the journey. So what does this say about the reality of the universe? That opposites precede opposites. That false statements that are contingent become true and truth becomes false and all the while a consistent intending being can call through the womb, the wound, the tomb, the loom, the room, the broom, and soon.
I choose magic and mysticism and love and happiness OVER criticism and crappiness and such
Choosing these things OVER criticism and crappiness does not mean denying reality but to be overflowing with the good and having clear directive through the "bad."
Today I threw some dog shit away - truth. It did not both me emotionally. Throwing it away was an enjoyable act. I need not look to specific acts for emotional responses - on a bigger spiritual level. This might be a choice though perhaps almost certainly is and can be evaluated and should be enjoyable to do so.
I ought to clarify that specific acts very much affect emotional responses in that emotions are so connected to the physical energetic system. I have never been very angry (to my recollection) after a strong work-out. Going to sleep, taking a shower, talking to someone, pranayama, all of these change the emotions. The emotions are always moving (perhaps "less" so or differently through my energetic explorations, but it is safe to compare for the most part the emotions to pathways embarked upon with different vehicles and different meanings to different destinations.
What is the reality of distances?
The measurement of distance appears to be a generally accepted characteristic for "reality" and comparison. 10 miles is farther than 5. Now I know that the reader knows that I'm going to say that 10 miles can be closer if it's downhill or if the 5 miles is through an undesirable or dangerous area or so forth and so on. These are very important to consider for our general feel for how things "work" in this reality that we live in.
If my hypothesis, that we have been sold a bill of goods, is true than we really must consider how much of an impact this thinking has to our pathways of understanding our possibility in this place.
The measurement and mathematic model (to the level that I'm familiar with which is BC Calculus) relies largely on incontrovertible facts. If 2x+7=10 then X=1.5 That's it. Nothing to create there.
What is 7+3 ? 10. You have nothing to create, you are simply translating. What is the derivative of 2x? 2. Again nothing to be done. If you know the pathway you know the pathway. If you don't you don't. The information is all already contained in the beginning.
You don't add any new information by solving math problems - for your entire grade school to high school graduation. Mathematics is an authoritative pillar of society. If you don't understand it you will be quite clearly lambasted or measured as ignorant. It is a fact that 2+2 = 4. Say 5 and you are pretty much "legally" wrong. Your perceptions of reality are wrong. Say it in front of a class of your peers. You have officially made a mistake in life.
For some reasons this may seem somewhat farcical or non-emotional or non-significant. Perhaps school experience was easy, perhaps there were no public mistakes made, or perhaps you have conveniently forgotten those painful memories. Rest assured that these experiences are nothing short than traumatic to beings with the capacity to speak in language more eloquent and beautiful than Shakespeare's finest sonnets. Understand that this is my understanding of God's Grace Glowing Through All of Creation.
So a being learns to keep the mouth shut that they can be wrong and that they are not good at math. Not being good at math can make a person think they are not capable of understanding bigger pictures. This is problematic when the information about the world is presented in number form.
What are 10 parts per billion of lead in the bay area water supply?
What are 150,000 deaths due to junk food?
What are $20 million grossed at the opening of the film of the week?
How do we understand this information? What do we do with it?
We have the capacity to live lives of intense constant significance. The intensity can be deep relaxation and rest. Intensity in tensity perhaps constant intensity is not such paradigm of life. Reminds me to breathe. I breathe and close eyes and the world is darkness empty formless nothing - though physical feelings pervade that empty everything.
Where am I now? Where am I with eyes closed? Where with eyes opened?
Location is scientific fact. Location is arbitrary to creative (e)motional beings. The difference between locations is created by differences in minds, probabilities, choices, voices, and so on. The distances are determined in the same way. Yes we can have expected limits, but should we think in those terms? And I don't say this to say, hey we can go faster, perhaps we'd do better to go slower!
I read my grandfather's love letter! He took three weeks to get a letter through - in a small country! Likely less than 150 miles separated him and my grandmother to be, and yet it took this long. Was it because he didn't have a car? Was it because of there not being internet? Or was it because he didn't realize he could take a horse and be there in four days, or because he chose not to, or because or because or because...
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The timer function and reminder functions are beautiful. Punch in the tasks you want to accomplish and determine how much time you wish to spend on them and then there you have it. Easy habit formation.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
That would be neat to plant a seed every single day. A real seed in real earth to sprout a real tree or other plant. Everyone could do this. What if people planted a tree every day of their life? This seems totally feasible and for people living in "da country" dat would be easy. Right? RAWWNNG. It is impossible to plant a seed every day because we are too busy and who can water any plants.
In actuality, this won't be too hard. I am going to do this.
In actuality, this won't be too hard. I am going to do this.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
One of the great benefits of having a proper diet is having a greater sense of your emotional well being. Why is this so? Because a proper diet ought to mean rare physical pain and discomfort due to improper foods or improperly prepared foods or foods eaten improperly. What happens when one of those three things happen? Pain and discomfort are experienced near the gut region, stuffiness, restlessness, confusion... the list goes on. If there is time to pay attention to your feelings, you might notice a lingering bad feeling in the gut region. This bad feeling may become the sort of caption if you will to your mental picture. So if you think about a person, while having a stomach ache, your ability to be filled with cheer is hampered. Perhaps that's not true. Perhaps that's just my current idea. It seems there are people that can live a mental life somewhat divorced from their physical. Perhaps older people or those that pay less attention or put less significance on physical pain. I am not sure. It seems there's a lot to do with purpose here. I have a lot of unstructured free time and as such pay more attention to my feelings and what I "feel" like doing. This has it's pluses and minuses. The pluses is having an identity of a relatively free person without complaint and the freedom to explore. The minuses might be going for instant gratification more often than would be ideal for some larger goals that require hurdles. It's funny. What will feel good what will be good for me aren't always what seem that way.
Monday, April 2, 2012
What if you never watched tv or movies or mass produced media? What would your exposure be to violence? Would you have seen representations of murders rapes and various heinous acts? As a child and in my teens and early twenties I was attacted to violent films such well who cares which ones the point is they attracted me excited me thrilled me. Now they repulese me and I do not really have anything I watch that has much violence. It is simply something that I prefer to live without. What benefit does watching violent films have? Are there lessons I need to learn? Most films are not worthy of time anyhow unless they're simply entertaining. Yes there are good movies, and even plenty, perhaps een more than I couod ever watch. That said, well what else is there to say? I think that violence is kind of silly. I can see how it is rivetting though once you're in the drama. Once you connect with the character and there's some threat on their life or some such perhaps we want to see it through to the completion to get closure. BUt why get involved in the first place. All these hero"s in the movies that are actually just people in bad situations. I remember cheering for mel gibson or bronson or whoever is the victim of the bad guys and wanting them to get hte bad guys but overall this is a sad situation. Same for all the war movies... essentially pitiable situations, not situations where we should be passively cheering.