posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 09:16 AM
Once a mind is filled only with the infinite nothingness that is pure potential, the ability to discover scientific advancements becomes truly
limitless. Some sects of the Buddhist philosophy might call this state Zen. A poetic reference to science might be a comparison with the concept of
zero-point energy. Regardless of what you might call this state, it should be understood that it is the prerequisite point of assembling any further
development in the understanding of one's self, and it's workings within the inconceivably vast mechanism that is reality. Once the old adage,
“gnothi seauton” is realized in its entirety, an instinctual acceptance of an even older philosophical precept, “as above, so below” is likely
to occur. An understanding of these maxims on a level beyond that of modern man's emotional or logical mind, cleanses the doors of perception and
allows us to explore our potential, not only as perceivers, but as creative perceivers. As such, we might ameliorate the state of helplessness to the
preordained future foretold by militantly religious apocalyptic doom shouters that mold international policy to create self-fulfilling prophesies, as
well as the depressingly linear science of Newtonian action and reaction, powering the seemingly unalterable current of thermodynamic entropy that our
everyday awareness resides within.
To achieve the total freedom that is wordless understanding within a silent mind, is not a task that many will accomplish. Much like how there are
many lifeless planets in this universe that fail in their potential to become a biosphere and produce the first step in the evolution of beings able
to perceive, so too will the microcosmic reflections of sentient beings emulate the macrocosm by miscarrying their potential creation of the next
stage of evolution. While one may apply a negative emotion to this admittedly unfortunate eventuality, we must accept that this is merely the nature
of the universe: To cycle through an infinite array of possibilities, until even the most absurdly improbable becomes a certainty.
As sentient beings with the capability of communication, we have the ability to alter the improbabilities (albeit minutely) of others overcoming the
insurmountable odds against their natural selection, so to speak. Lamentably, as most who read this will find, the battle of communicating such
abstract principals, is all but a hopeless stand against the much greater army that is the lack of imagination fueled by the fear of changing one's
most sacred scientific beliefs and religious theories. However, as creative perceivers, we have a much greater ability to alter these fractalizations
of potential outcomes to unfold as we see fit.
As more of us become aware of the role that our perception plays in the very creation of reality, so too will our ability as a species to communicate
on a non-verbal level increase, as it is impossible to become one with nothingness without realizing you are connected to all things. Through natural
selection, this trait will likely become more prevalent with the arrival of each new generation. This is apparent, as individuals who possess this
depth of empathy already, make far better lovers, mothers and fathers, with a much greater ability to engender such character traits into their
biological heirs that make them far more attractive emotionally and instinctively. This next step on the evolutionary ladder may take thousands of
generations to be the norm, or it may happen in the proverbial blink of an eye, depending on how certain fractal events, of an as yet undetermined
On a primal level, many people everywhere are beginning to realize that there is a massive change of some unknown sort, waiting somewhere just beyond
the horizon. At the time of writing this, there are many who are speculating that this feeling stems from an eventual apocalypse of some form or other
ending life as we know it. Others see this as a reaction to the socioeconomic upheavals and their often violent ramifications that are occurring
internationally right now, and seem to be coming to head on a global level. Others still, have interpreted the various prophecies and predictions as
meaning that we are on the cusp of an evolutionary leap to the next level of maturation as one age ends and another begins. Looking back on the
telescoping time-line of biological and scientific progression, the last statement seems to gain some credibility, as we are at the point now where
technology doubles in complexity almost faster than we can utilize what we have already invented and subsequently made obsolete. Paying attention to
the patterns of history repeating itself as if to an eerily rhythmic tune of war-drums heralding the fall of yet another empire, makes the first two
suppositions highly likely. Any way you look at it, (besides through the cataract of willful ignorance) there is a monumental paradigm shift about to
occur, and with it the chance for us to mold our future into something inconceivably greater than our past.
If this change comes about by a flux in the “collective consciousness,” so much the better, we can certainly add our will to this egregore that
could very well be the “god” of the next zeitgeist. If this comes about by the utter annihilation of all people and societies unwilling or unable
to overcome their destructive instincts, then so be it, they will have proven their genes to be inferior and nature will cull them from the herd.
There are a select few of us however, who will survive no matter what, and these people will utilize their more fully matured minds and hearts to
raise the cosmic experiment that is man from the ashes of an otherwise final extinction level event. A person possessing even a modicum of the
awareness that has been written about here, would hope for the former, and prepare for the latter. A person in control of their creative perception
would will the preferable instance to take place. This doesn't mean that such a person wouldn't prepare for the possibility of the failure of change
arising from the positive. A truly wise person would create around them an environment that is independent of the societies that are teetering on the
precipice of an infinite abyss so they might not fall with them if they should falter in their balancing act. Such an environment could be easily
built and maintained, supplying all of the comforts we are accustomed to in a way that could be self-sustaining until the sun dies or the earth is
shattered by a rogue planet. True wisdom just might lead a person to strive for this independence, simply to enjoy the struggle for true freedom, even
if they don't believe social collapse, and/or world war to be very probable. If a person didn't possess enough wisdom to find emancipation appealing
for these reasons, but accomplished the goal through other motivations, then they just might eventually find wisdom in the quietude and peacefulness
of an environment not plagued by the cacophonous symphony of destruction emanating from the writhing swarm of ignorant insects that think they are
gods, but in truth, are lower than viruses when it comes to fulfilling their purpose.
In conclusion to this long winded exercise in run-on-sentences, a summation of the ideas included within might be pertinent:
1. Before “time” “began” there was nobody in the proverbial forest to hear the tree fall, therefore, it didn't make a sound. The prerequisite
to achieving a heightened state of awareness is emulation of this silence that preceded the “beginning”.
2. Concepts like “time”, “space”, “solid”, “real” and so on, only truly exist because they are perceived as such. Before the first
sentient creature questioned its existence and the nature of reality, there was no true existence and there was no solid nature of reality, as they
had not been removed from their state of indeterminism by perception.
3. Once a glimpse of the understanding of the relationship between perception, creation, and alteration of reality is achieved, one will become more
“in tune” with the various vibrations of the universe at large, leading to greater harmony within, and control of, one's surroundings.
4. This state of mind that some would call “enlightenment” is a natural part of the evolutionary process that all life must eventually achieve if
it is to continue to become more complex, according to the predisposition of the universe itself.
5. There are however, many possible catalysts that may increase the rapidity of this process with humanity in the not-too-distant future, many of
which are potentially the most dangerous events this world has ever been subjected to, some are based upon (most likely false) prophecies and
(pseudo-scientific) predictions, and others still are formed from a scientific observation of the exponential progress of biological and scientific
advancement that inevitably leads to the conclusion that if we don't destroy ourselves first, we will eventually evolve to a state beyond anything we
can conceive at this time.
6. The most logical thing to do is to build completely self-sufficient communities of people who share the goals of personal betterment and the
enlightenment of society as a whole. This serves two purposes: Sustainable production of life's necessities and desires will help to guarantee the
survival of humanity beyond the depletion of our natural resources, and/or the seemingly unavoidable dangers of world war, pandemic disease,
irradiation from nuclear power plant melt-downs, solar CME's or nuclear EMP's destroying the electrical infrastructure and the ensuing panic, chaos
and death that would result within the cities, just to name a few.
7. You are a mirror image of the cosmic creative force. Whether you view this force as a conscious being or a mathematical certainty that things
simply become more complex within an infinite array of possibilities, is immaterial. The universe that you hold together with nothing but your
observation, found its beginning as we know it by a similar act of perception. The very act of questioning the universe essentially created it.
Therefore, the answer to “life, the universe, and everything” is the question itself, as we are creators of this universe, and we may choose our
own answer as to why we created it.