Originally posted by Ralphy
I know that there is a big group of people who think we are god and I'm not saying we can't be, but how do you explain the lack of power we all
have? No one can look at matter and change the structure of it or turn a rock into food? If we are god then why are we all so ignorant?
Why would god rape and murder himself? why would he steal from himself?
The truth is that we aren't gods, and we aren't all bits of the being that people call God. Logically, that simply doesn't make any sense. In the
world of Big Ideas, there are people who are in the business of Big Idea sales, and those people have publishers and agents and PR staffs and they
also have plenty of other people who absolutely believe that their Big Ideas are the latest and the greatest ideas to ever be big enough to change the
world we live in.
It used to be that it was the religious and the spiritual sectors of the Big Ideas industry that had all the exciting news for those folks addicted to
exciting news, but recently it's been the Quantum Theorists who've jumped in with both feet and made their money off those same people who are
addicted to the next exciting news about Big Ideas.
At $24,95 per fix, being a Big Ideas breaking news junkie isn't as life damaging as being a gambling addict or a dope junkie, but the need for the
fix is just as powerful, and with that $24.95 that is spend on a book or a DVD download, the providers of these new versions of the perennial Big
Ideas pay the rent and maybe even earn enough to quit the day job at the University where they grind through classes on Applied Physics to texting
meatheads who couldn't care less about physics or anything else besides getting above a 2.6 GPA when the course is in the rear view mirror. Hell,
they may even stretch the true implication of a nebulous testing result a little if it'll get the book published. But then, no one ever lost their
back-up career over suggesting a possibility. Not in 21st Century America anyway.
The sad reality is that we people are who we are, and that's all we are and will ever be. The great news is that we - as human beings - are the most
fortunate existential beings to ever exist as naturally occurring intelligent manifestations of completely unfettered conscious expression. You don't
need to be a god. You're completely free to experience what it means to be intelligent and invulnerable - well, once you finally graduate from this
corporeal phase of physical development, that is - and damn, that's pretty freakin' wonderful right there. And all you have to do is die to win all
that freedom and invulnerability.
But don't rush it. Stay "alive" as long as you can and perfect the final being that you're creating yourself to be as soon as you kick the bucket.
You'll be grateful to your corporeal self - the you that you are right now - for putting in the extra effort if you take this phase seriously and
really work to become as knowledgeable and psychologically grounded and powerful as you can become. There's no way to overemphasize this one true
aspect of what it means to be "alive" (meaning that your heart is still beating and your brain is still working).
You'll read a lot of crazy stuff here. Look at your hands, your fingers, the world that sits right in front of you; reality must make sense with that
world for it to be real. It can be hidden, and a lot is hidden, but it can't disagree completely with what you already know to be undeniable. Never
forget that people make a living off the newest and most exciting Big Ideas. They gather money for presenting them, and there's nothing wrong with
that. Hell, I offer my own Big Ideas and ask for $19.95 for a book full of them, so I'm not suggesting that Big Ideas should be given away free, and
that if they aren't free then they're lies. That's just not true. Big Ideas - especially true Big Ideas - are valuable. You should have to pay the
person who worked to come up with them if you want them for yourself. What I am saying is that any and all new exciting Big Ideas must make sense
with the old Big Ideas that have proven themselves to be true and dependable. If they don't, then those new Big Ideas are simply entertainment, and
nothing else. Still, entertainment has its value as well. Worth $24.95 on a slow news day? Sure, why not?
Good luck getting through the gauntlet. Mistrust everything, but if you're really trying to learn something, never dismiss anyone's Big Idea before
allowing it to present itself to you. You never know what that idea will inspire within you. Maybe you'll be the one with the next true Big Idea, and
it'll be because of someone else's untrue Big Idea. That sort of thing has definitely happened before.