posted on Jul, 7 2009 @ 03:38 PM
You need to understand rationality, perception, and belief.
Rationality is basically the logical modalities of cause and effect, physical relationships of energy, matter, and ""other". Your rationality
depends on the understanding of physics, mathematics, and the relationships of these things. It's basically how well you understand what's really
happening. What would be incomprehensible to caveman is completely rational to Faraday. Newton couldn't "see" the possibility of a Higgs-Boson
subparticle interacting with a series of particles in 128 mathematical dimensions the way Garret Lisi can "see" it. In 1000 years Lisi's ideas
could be seen as the "flat earth" view of particle physics in light of new discoveries and modalities.
Perception is basically how you use and apply rationality to what you experience and basically it's translating what your senses receive into what
you rationalize as logical reality. Some people perceive god, some science, some nothing, but even that nothing is a target of your perception.
The BS filter is sometimes included in this software package.
Belief is basically the amount of rationality you apply to perception.
People whose belief is weak apply a minimum amount of rationality to their perception and thus their perception is recorded as an event, and if it's
somewhat irrational to you, but not important enough for you to worry about, you'll find it much easier to accept that it's coincidence, or that
it's optical illusion, or physical property or modality of which you are unaware.
As belief becomes stronger, the event is logged as having more importance and relevance to your perception, and with that an increased amount of
rationality is applied. If science is rational to you you'd apply quantum physics, if you were the "invisible man in the sky rules everything with
an iron fist" type of perciever, then the same common synchronicity events we all experience, like 11:11 and learning a new word then hearing it 3
more times that day, bob helps you fix a flat tire and later on you help a guy named bob do the same thing. The scientific rationality would try to
define terms and construct equations about how the collapse of the wave function echoes off the zero point field or something of that nature, where as
the ruler being god perception would think god is speaking to them through these things.
These are just two exaggerated examples, so don't even bother getting all religious and saying i insulted your god, it's just a parable, a metaphor,
and the same with you new agey pseudoquantum physicists, yeah, same thing.)
Now, putting it all together, you need to acknowledge that there's an underlying psychological formula at work that rely on the factors of
rationality, perception, and belief, and to also factor that in. That could be said to be a quantification of wisdom. The recognition that you
know there is something more at work greater than the sum of the parts you know about is where true wisdom begins. Knowing that the sum of the parts
you can exist in reference to is a miniscule portion of infinity is great wisdom. Knowing you actually know nothing and are stricltly a part of the
equation and not at all the medium of the equation is infinite wisdom. When you write, your words are not paper nor ink, nor anything in between.
They're a reverberation, an echo, like dropping a pebble into a calm puddle and watching the waves interfere with each other.
Once you truly grasp the realization that your mind is running an algorithm that is basically a complex simulation, you understand a lot more about
what's simulated and why.
Your split thoughts are like two simulators running, you can experience both, but you don't yet realize that or realize why. Basically you've got
two windows open on your psychological desktop and you keep losing place and reading bits of each at times, not getting a full picture. Once you
open both windows side by side and make comparisons of the results of both, you can expose the missteps in logic that mild thought zealotry would
oftentimes overlook. Somewhere in between the two biases there will oftentimes be a harmonic resonance, which is sorts close to absolute reality.
Drop a pebble from each palm in the same puddle and watch the ripple patterns interfere with each other. Some waves cancel each other, contradicting
and absorbing each other. Other waves will assist and amplify each other and rise above their independent levels. The patterns are like the output
of your simulations, some will support each other, some will nullify each other. Get it?
Still, there's a lesson here that no text can teach, be it from Mohammed or Maxwell, or anywhere in between, one you can only learn by paying
attention to all things within the scope of rationality and perception and also paying attention to the boundaries where they end, and realizing that
there's more to your "observable universe" and factoring in your knowledge of unknowns. Ask Einstein about the cosmological constant lambda in
his field theory, he was adding the unknown forces affecting what he observed, and he wasn't happy because it disrupted the eloquence of his
simplicity of how he perceived the universe to be. He struggled with this problem for the rest of his career and tried in vain to basically see
beyond his observable universe.
I've had an experience that was similar to what people describe as an alien abduction, beings that came for me in the night with paralyzing telepathy
and mindbending skills. I not-so-politely refused their offer to steal my mind and they retreated. I've related the experience to several people,
and the religious said it was demons or succubi, the scientific said it was brain chemicals, the ufo believers said i'm an abductee, (though i
wasn't taken), and Graham Hancock said it sounded like some shamanistic visions he's researched.
Each person had a different perception and applied their rationality to it to reach their opinion on what happened. Personally i don't think my
experience is any of the above, and i can't label it as any one specific occurrence, but only realize that it took place. One day i may understand,
or i may never understand, but if i pretend to understand it i'm only deceiving myself.
So, in conclusion, not everyone who stares at ripples in puddles with amazement and wonder is high on mushrooms, some are actually enlightened.