posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 11:35 PM
Very good thread!
One thing the old Greek philosophers and the old Chinese philosophers, the native Americans, Australians and Africans agree upon is that you have to
watch nature doing its work to understand.
You all know what nature is, so I won't go into a semantic in-depth-analysis of what nature was, is, will be or was meant to be. When I say nature,
think: the Universe. The One, the Everything. The Matrix. God. The Spirit. The Force that flows through all things. The Emanation of the Eagle, if you
follow Castaneda. Whatever you like to call it, whatever you believe in.
There are rules. You drop a rock, and you can be sure it's going to hit the floor.
Watch the moon. It wanes and shines again. The seasons come and go. The waves go up and down. Old becomes new. First rule: frequential patterns.
Watch the beasts and trees, watch the water and watch how languages evolve: things are in correlation with each other. You do something here,
something happens there. Second rule: sequential consequence.
Watch the stars. Behold them on a clear summer's night, and if you live in a big city, drive out to the countryside where no lights are on and: look
up. Third rule: whatever this thing called "life" is, it's huge. Incredibly huge.
Watch yourself. You're not perfect, but you're pretty good at it. Fourth rule: there is no perfection. Not a perfect circle, not a perfect human,
not even nature itself is "perfect" by the sense of the word: it is not "done" yet, it is striving.
Watch the dualities of life and death, joy and pain, light and darkness, high and low, Chaos and Cosmos, Yin and Yang, war and peace. Would you
understand the concept of "life" if you wouldn't know that "death" happens? You say that's a paradoxon? What about this one: that you know your
past, but can't change it; and have no clue about your future, yet hold power over it? What about this one: that you're right in the middle between
the infinite vastness of the universe and the tiniest parts that make it up? Fifth rule: contradiction in terms, seemingly.
There are other rules. Now you may ask where these rules come from. Who made them?
I just made them up.
But with these rules: frequential patterns, sequential consequence, hugeness, imperfection, and contradiction; things are bound to happen. One of
which is atoms to form molecules, and molecules to interact. One of which is life. One of which is YOUR life. And it makes perfect sense. Go out and
[edit on 1-2-2007 by Akareyon]