posted on Jun, 28 2018 @ 11:17 AM
Underneath the mind, it's thoughts, desires, and reactions(all the things you consider as being "you") lies a space of pure awareness, in which you
can observe yourself doing, quite automatically, all the things you "choose" to do.
This offers a number of interesting observations, and subsequent conclusions. Chief among these is the realization that you are not as "in control"
of yourself as you imagine. Most people automatically shun this idea as absurd, simply because it's so frightening.
The most frightening implication being, that the margin between right and wrong, success and failure; is a lot thinner than previously thought, and
not solely determined by will, as is so dearly held by our society.
Thus, any time someone attributes success to anything more than ability, and the LUCK to be afforded the right opportunities, and REACTIONS to those
opportunities, is ignorant of the true reality of the situation.
And when someone condemns another, for not making the right decisions, in light of this observation, they become highly hypocritical.l, not realizing
that the only difference between them and that other person comes down to, simply, luck.
Not that I consider Will to be nonexistent or completely impotent; nor do I offer this writing as an excuse to remain in negativity. In fact, I fight
against myself every day from this place, trying my utmost to change my reactions. I've found that I had to consider one of two options: either my
best was never good enough, or my will alone was insufficient. Of these two, only the second allows for any progress. The first says you must be
incapable of trying hard enough, and where do you go from there?
It was this initial observation, of the separation between Will and Self, that led me to the realization that Luck not only determines the situations
that occur around us, but also our reactions to such.
But hold up, the rabbit hole goes much deeper than this. Quantum physics essentially corroborates this stance, when It states that EVERYTHING comes
down to chance. And it is easily verifiable by every person who is willing, all you really have to do is observe yourself in action.
You ready for the real rabbit whole here? When we don't know why something happens, we can say one of two things, and each is equally valid, there
being no way to determine the one over the other. We can say it's either Luck, or Divine Providence.
Many famous scientists have corroborated this observations as well, but rather than cite a list, I will focus on Albert Einstein. He said, in one of
his more famous qoutes, that "God doesn't play dice." If we don't search for hidden meaning and instead take that comment as face value, you'll
see that Einstein was saying that God takes direct action in all matters.
Ready to take another spin? There's one thing that God doesn't control, which is Decay. This is because Decay is not a thing, so much as a natural
order. For a creation to be temporal, that is, capable of change and therefore interaction and growth, it must also be subject to decay.
Not to imply that Decay is stronger than God, for he can choose to halt its advances any time He chooses, but if he were to do so, he'd Also
effectively be halting the creation for which he stopped decay.
I will here borrow a term from the Bible. Original Sin. I believe this term refers to the effect that Decay has on the Mind; resulting in negative
behaviours such as aggression, lies, greed, gluttony, etc; and more specifically, our relationship to such Decay.
As a religion, I am not fond of Christianity, over any other. However religion is to thank for preserving these concepts. In fact, any die hard
believer in religion will feel that I am directly opposed to them, because I seek to demistify what they believe in, deconstruct the myths and
metaphors which their sacred texts contain, and discard all the rest.
Thus, while I may refer to religious concepts, I do so in a scientific fashion, asking for no Article to be taken purely by faith. Observe: in
relation to Original Sin, or the Decay which the Mind displays, the Bible sets Jesus Christ in opposition and Dominion. If we See Jesus Christ as
embodying the force of Progress, the entire picture becomes clearer.
In fact, the only thing that saves you from decay is progress, and as I've established already, the difference between these two is more reliant upon
luck, aka divine providece, than your will.
However, as the Bible also clearly states, Jesus Christ(Henceforth to be reffered to as "Progress") can only save you from Sin(Decay) with your
cooperation. Meaning, you have to set yourself in opposition to iniquity in order to Find Progress.
You'll find that when we look at personal iniquity, in order to be opposed in this fashion, one HAS to consider themselves separate to their actions.
I believe this is what the Bible refers to as Humbling oneself.
In the business of demystifying religion, as I've shown you that Jesus Christ is Progress, and truly is our only "Saviour" from Sin aka the force
of decay, I feel I must demystify two other concepts: God and the Holy Spirit.
Remember that quote about how "God doesn't play dice" and how I explained that at face value it means God takes direct action in all matters? If we
see God as the face of Reality itself... It's very existence as opposed to nonexistence, we see this explained, and it also answers the matter of
quantum physics: Reality exists because it wants to.
It is a bit of a tangent but a worthwhile one: this means that Reality is essentially no different that Nonexistence, except that it is. That's a
kind of hard concept to wrap your mind around, and it took me a while. I won't get much further into it here, but for those of you who have kept up
with my work, this is what I mean when I say Zero is greater than Infinity.
As for the Holy Spirit, this one is the least mystical to begin with, as the definition found in the Bible is pretty accurate. It is The Truth, and
our relationship to it. It determined also our knowledge and ability to percieve Order. Decay affects this as well, but only in regards to our side of
the interaction. Meaning we often have a distorted view of things, which in a large part is what determines the negative qualities we embody, being
primarily reactive creatures. But Truth always stands alone and untouched, and we are fully capable of searching and finding it, even if the process
could be a bit more streamlined.
Though I mentioned the Bible, this is not a gateway into talking about the Bible, apart from the concepts I mentioned, in the specific context I