posted on Mar, 15 2010 @ 01:25 AM
Thanks to all for the warm welcome. Late on a Sunday night I hadn't anticipated so many hellos, or expected the necessity of a follow-up.
I certainly understand and encourage people's skepticism. Though I suppose as an aside I should say that I think most people misunderstand
skepticism. A true skeptic (as a true scientist) reserves judgment in the absence of sufficiently conclusive data. Most people who self identify as
skeptics are (as I was, and likely still am in ways I don't realize) just passing unfounded negative judgments based on beliefs (not facts). And
that's fine, it's a very functional way to be. It's far easier for the human brain to do that than for it to truly take no position. I am still
trying to learn the art of being judgment-less (again, only where there is insufficient data, to be so otherwise is to be a fool)...
I am sorry to disappoint some of you, you caught me off guard a bit with the directness of the ET and UFO comments. I suppose I should clarify, so
people don't get the wrong idea about me. I assure you if I had seen direct evidence of UFOs or ETs my awakening would have occurred in that very
instant, one can only deceive themselves so much.
My experiences and the stories I've been told are not individually incontrovertible proof of anything. How much simpler life would be if they were.
But each one is suggestive, and their totality constitutes (for me at least) proof. I remember once as a child my dad told me the story about a
number of blind men gathered around an elephant each trying to describe what they were feeling, while another blind man was trying to sculpt the
figure they were describing out of clay. In the end the sculpted figure bore absolutely no similarity to the actual elephant. I think that's the
problem we all face here in this realm. So many of us have pieces of the puzzle, but without any one of us having that larger view of the entire
puzzle, the alternative models of reality we put forward invariably have flaws big enough to be reasonably used to dismiss them (and us). And
they're not wrong to do so, I don't think I was wrong to do that. I wish I hadn't, but I was trying to live my life, raise a family, pay a
mortgage, build a career. When we get enough pieces (and perhaps we have enough now), we will hopefully be able to use our intelligence to guess at
the larger picture we can't see, and try to test and correct the flaws in our models. Perhaps then we'll finally make some great leap forward...
Perhaps only to begin the whole process over in pursuit of some new and even greater truth/knowledge... The lateness of the hour breeds an excess in
I do believe, and in many kindred things, but I hesitate to state too much too early, outside of the context of what led me down that path, for fear
of being too easily dismissed; it is hard to restore one's credibility once that has happened. In science it is a fool who makes a
“conventionally“ outrageous claim without simultaneously backing it up with their evidence.