Now we sleep!

 

4 August 2016.

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‘All the wold’s a stage’.
Shakespeare.

 

Photography courtesy of Donna.

“Now to sleep” Photography courtesy of Donna.

 

The photography above is a peaceful portrayal of the time we choose to move from one conscious reality, to another not so conscious. We do need our sleep.

All forms of art in their presentation, attempt to convey to the observer a meaning beyond our conscious mind – to touch an area of implicit knowledge we are not aware of.

Ballet in its art form endeavours to send through dance the meaning of its chosen performance. In this case “The Sleeping Beauty” had a spell cast over her to sleep for a hundred years. The performance at its best can move a theatre audience to express their collective delight at witnessing such a presentation. They in fact, are awake to a temporary realm of consciousness. The performance points to the potential for humans to reach for higher forms of consciousness. Outside our conventional awareness something greater is experienced, implicit beauty, knowledge, sensitivity, all of a higher order, and we are as one with the art, awake and alive to its meaning. It evokes a state of experience above any normal consciousness level. Beyond that level we fall back into a state of waking sleep, and return to our place on life’s stage.

The Sleeping Beauty Ballet. Image Courtesy of Google "free to use images".

The Sleeping Beauty Ballet.
Image Courtesy of Google “free to use images”.

It does appear that in our evolution, the purpose of any human life is to go beyond its own existence. The stage, or state of life, imposes its own limitations on human consciousness, and to escape from those limitations require new experiences.
It is why we place so much value in the potential of all the best of art, whatever it may be. It can connect us to areas of our humanity that are mostly asleep.
When we experience moments of bliss, awe, joy, the artists have done their work.
Then we return to the connected part we play in life, that sees the senseless destruction of innocent men, women, and children.

Bridie.

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The starting points!

January 2016.
Revision.

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Always develop that
which is applicable.

 

The purpose of this entry is to provide some elementary information that may put a new light on both my domain sites.

In them I talk about dichotomies in language, and how we should approach them in the way we think.
First of all to define the term absolute and principle in their simplest form, as being “always true” provides us with a way to reason about them. Archimedes principle of leverage is not a property we can own, but universally it is a true principle that we now “use” in common, in so many diverse ways.
Such is the principle of language that dominate the people of this planet, and how our conscious minds use it. Implicit within most language systems we have embedded “opposites” for each primary term e,g ‘good – bad, and we invoke them accordingly. Dichotomies then become a limitation issue. The bane of Heraclitus life.

Heraclitus. "The Weeping Philosopher" Courtesy of Google "free to use" images.

Heraclitus.
“The Weeping Philosopher”
Courtesy of Google “free to use” images.

When we physically remove them we are left with principal terms, or absolutes, which in philosophical history are identified in an individual state, as constants, and belie human experience as becoming.
Paradoxically, in an individual state they are a fixed constant, but when conjoined with each other they are redefined to provide new meaning. Semantics and their implicit meaning then progresses exponentially – using copula’s, or conjunctions. With that the Absolute vs Relativity debate is irrelevant.
Below is a way out of the confusion that arises.

Life’s beginning. From that moment life is dependent for its growth cycle in its mothers womb, and the processes that must take place to ensure that life survives.
At birth that cycle changes, and external processes take over, and the child experiences a whole new world in which it is totally dependent. It requires air, food, water, space, relationships, and language. A whole gambit of functional necessities must be delivered.
At no stage can any life be removed from that initial dependency, we are always dependent. In maturing, we grow into processes of being interdependent, and can take some responsibility for our actions, but that does not translate into the myth of being independent. We never can be independent – like it or not.

Oxford Dictionary. One version of the present definition of independent: “not dependent on others for validity”
If that speaks to identification,or for what they say, it is of no matter, because we cannot escape from being dependent on everything that is.
All forms of life depend on contributing necessities whatever they may be.
It is a law, it is a principle, thus we establish what is absolute, like it, or not.
Our  best information is to recognise for ourselves, that the words we use can have powerful consequences.

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Implicit creativity.+

 

30 August 2016.+

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What we innately fear is
losing everything that is.
Everything that we depend on.

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Courtesy of Google
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Semantic mindfulness creates its own vocabulary. It is a universal vocabulary in any language, because all principles are interactive. It knows of no form of separation, divisiveness. It’s continual existence is infinite, and universal.. There can only be beneficial collective consciousness with no élite application. Any category within its ambit promotes its own extension, and forms its own collaboration. towards that form of agreement.
No form of consciousness has the ability to misuse its properties.
It’s integration is its own catalyst within its structural development.
The term that “there are no absolutes” is an absolute statement in contradiction to its own assertion. Thus the statement cancels itself out, and is irrelevant. We do not have the ability to produce ‘nothing’. In Space – Time – Energy – Matter  “everything is”, which is an evidently true statement of fact, not colored by any opinion, an absolute in its own right.

“The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:

The Walrus and The Carpenter, Courtesy of Google "free to use images".

The Walrus and The Carpenter,
Alice through the Looking – Glass. Lewis Carol. Courtesy of Google “free to use images’

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carpenter: ‘What are the many things we can talk about after eating all those oysters?

Walrus: Well!  While we rest, and digest, we can talk about ‘mindfulness’, there’s a lot to that.

Carpenter: Tell me please!

Walrus: It has a long history in most ancient religious, and philosophical cultures,with
various prescribed methods to achieve it.
It’s basic purpose paradoxically, is to empty the mind (momentarily) to allow a                         lifetime, of embedded thoughts, impressions, and experiences, to disappear.
That makes room for a new form of consciousness that throws new light on life
as we know it.

Carpenter: Oh dear! Should we have eaten those oysters?

Walrus: We see reality as it really is, not our interpretation of it. With successful practice
mindfulness and healing are co-existent, and their activity is not personal                               property that function within the Space – Time – Energy – Matter continuum.
We must look upon mindfulness as a social contribution whose beneficial effects
have their own manifestation.
Very much like “Alice through the Looking – Glass” whose benefits go on and on.

Carpenter: I’m so glad I’m famous! Thank you!

Walrus: We will talk of future times now, which you will have to imagine. In the future
there will be computers which are similar to our minds. In those computer minds
they can cram up with information called “cookies”, and they can cause their                          minds to scramble, and cause confusion. Fortunately they have an easy computer                  way to clear them all out and start afresh.
As we are not computers, we need mindfulness to clear our minds.
Before you ask me, computers can’t eat oysters.

Carpenter: Sorry! I nearly asked. I thought ‘cookies” were edible. What a future!

Walrus: In that future they have electricity to drive those computers, and they have                               miraculous instruments called satellites in outer space to harness and distribute                      that electricity globally – it  is a wonderous thing, but dangerous too.

Carpenter: Why is it dangerous?

Walrus: Complacency – taking things for granted! It is a wonderous system, but in our                          world we know that Mr Sun can sneeze periodically, and that sneeze can cause
solar storms. A big enough storm (sneeze) can wipe out all the power on the                        planet. Then everyone would be looking for oysters. Not a cookie in sight!

Bridie.

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Our shared consciousness.

 

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Everything in time, our past, our present, and our future, is one and all at the same time, in a perfectly certain and pure seamless way.

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“What now?”                                             Courtesy of Google “free to use Images”

Let’s find out!

 The theory and the process throughout is to introduce the possibility that we can think in a  new way, through the potential construction of a language, without dichotomies.

The idea of absolutes is not something new. (Heraclitus (fl.C.500 B.C.E.) categorized them as the “unity of opposites”. 

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‘A meeting of minds” Courtesy of Google “free to use ” images.

The object of this exercise is simply to point to a common peculiarity of language – namely that there exist dichotomies that we accept as being real.
 Whenever an absolute, constant or placeholder is established (that which is) then in conjunction with all other established absolutes and defined by each contemporary, there can be a distinct improvement in cognitive awareness of their meaning. This also establishes human experience as a relative condition, as it were in a spectrum, describing each moment in time.
That distinction permeates a side of us beyond our senses, and we may have the privilege of experiencing a new reality. The resulting process of binding absolutes to define ‘what is”.

When we view them as only being a spectrum construct of any principle, then we are left with something that I feel is best described by definition, as an absolute.
Somewhere in time the introduction and acceptance of dichotomies (opposites)  has had the effect of diluting, or contradicting  our reality and its conceptualization.We can never be disconnected from ancestral history. In finding quotations which I use extensively, it is vital that we use them not just for their popularity, but for the implicit wisdom, and the writers experiences that generated their appearance.
They are part of our overall consciousness, and there is an obligation to use them the best way we can. Disseminating that information can only have add-on beneficial consequences. To date I have received no objections to my use of archived material in the “free to use” non-commercial domain, and I always pay due respect and attribution for their valuable contribution.

The man whose book is filled with quotations, has been said to creep along the shore of authors, as if he were afraid to trust himself to the free compass of reasoning. I would rather defend such authors by a different allusion, and ask whether honey is the worse for being gathered from many flowers. Anonymous, quoted in: Tryon Edwards (1853) The World’s Laconics: Or, The Best Thoughts of the Best Authors. p. 232
Amen to that!

"We are dependent on their pollination". Courtesy of Google "free to use" images.

“We are dependent on their pollination”. Courtesy of Google “free to use” images.

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Mindfulness = Healing?

September 2016

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Patience is a virtue, coupled
with the flow of peaceful control.

The act of mindfulness is in effect something of a paradox. Without purpose of achievement, its activity offers some clarity of mind into our very nature, which is usually described as enlightenment. We should understand that the process is also one of overcoming some of the formidable barriers that life itself has embedded in us.
Apparently our brain is a slow-moving train and gathers its information through the myriad of impressions we all take in, and our interpretation of those impressions.
Primarily any form of enlightenment can only be experienced paradoxically by peeling away those lifetime impressions by some form of meditation to experience a new point of view.
The healing process operates in its own dimension, subject to the particular practice of meditation, or mindfulness. Its manifestation is of a new consciousness the meditator experiences.

The most visible form of meditation available  today is the open art of  Tai Chi, practised by many of its advocates. The synchronised slow physical movements of each participant provides the speed and assimilation our brain can digest.
The ancient Yin and Yang symbol of the ‘unity of opposites’ below. As separate entities in Chinese philosophy they are complementary, and in fusion they represent the whole. So as dichotomies they exist only as an illusion in our reality.
The whole is the elemental answer to any fusion of opposites, the reality that really exists, where there are no dichotomies.

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Yin and Yang
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Heraclitus’s historical “unity of opposites” is another form of mindfulness that requires the mind to visualize any pair of opposites together. The process is the result of the mind’s ability to carry out that unity.  This requires some exacting practice.

Contemporary use of semantics to improve conscious awareness and mindfulness is not only the unity of opposites, but the unity of principal terms that act in concert with each other.
The uniting of any pair of principal terms will draw meaning from the myriad of existing concepts in any language. As they all exist as absolutes or principles their ethical construction is indivisible and recognizable.Their utility is only toward the continuing construction of human consciousness, as is all mindfulness.
We owe a debt of gratitude to Heraclitus.

 

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The Female Thinker.
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‘A meeting of minds”
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Mindfulness = Learning.+

 

12 October 2016.+

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Willingness to control,
exercises its own
responsible connections.

 

 Zen Master. Courtesy of Google "free to use images".

Zen Master.
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Zen Master addresses a very young female disciple, and a very old Monk:
“I only half believe what they say about you two”. He then departs ………….
……….. now the healing and learning begins!

 

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Above and Beyond

 

29 October 2016

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Make the right connections
to organize information.

Cogito ergo sum.

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Rene Descartes
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Rene Descartes – “I think – therefore I am”.

In that statement there was also recorded the ethical qualification of doubt about the ability to think. This founded the reality that he could think.

If he had just progressed that  to say “I can think only because there exist other thought.”
For without that there is no possibility of recognition of who we are.
Our definitive life is co-dependent on the existence of others. Separate integrities cannot be. Life does dispose its energies in many diverse and complex ways. Individual uniqueness is the prescriptive application of human life on this planet. The mutual collaboration of such uniqueness is the end marker to who we are. There can be no separate consciousness entities. We are who we are because “we are”.                                 The sum is always equal to each and every part.
In depth recognition of that reality is the highway to understanding the relationships we must have to become whole.

 

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Being alive!

 

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Every experience provides knowledge.

 

 David Hume 26/4/1711- 25/8/1776 Courtesy of Google "free to use images"

David Hume
26/4/1711- 25/8/1776
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David Hume posited the concept that only through experience can we develop knowledge, reason, understanding, or in fact who we are.                                                                                   From conception our personality is naturally formed by life’s direct overlay, determined by time, place, culture, environment. In essence you have no choice over your race, color, or creed. In large part you have no choice in the apparent construction of who you are –
we become.
The one redeeming feature Homo sapiens have, is a shared consciousness. Herein lies the ability to question your own existence, and is your being alive worth the candle?
The truth is – it always is.
You cannot escape from experience! No one can.
Experience is the forerunner of all knowledge. Every experience adds to the total of all human existence.

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When we needed you most!

 

10 November 2016

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Enough is Plenty.

Mahatma Ghandi. Courtesy of Google "free to use images".

Mahatma Gandhi. Courtesy of Google “free to use images”.

Mahatma Gandhi epitomised what it means to come to terms with the way we live our lives.
In a country with just over a billion people he introduced a policy of nonviolent civil disobedience against the Government of the day. Imprisoned several times for his views that Britain should leave India, he persisted, and in 1947 India was granted independence. Now the largest democracy in the world.
The phenomena of his existence, the simple philosophy and values he lived by, were so staggeringly effective, to so many conscious minds.
It was a deliberately simple way of being that we would find difficult to emulate. More so today than ever before. we are constantly bombarded with every form of media to have things.
Things in general that have no relation to the very substance of who we are. Today’s economies, and production are commercially structured to use that message (unwittingly or deliberate) camouflaging our real needs.

Mahatma Gandhi"s weapon of mass destruction. The Charkha spinning wheel.

Mahatma Gandhi”s weapon of mass destruction. The Charkha spinning wheel. Courtesy of Google “free to use images”.

To Mahatma Gandhi.

No bombs
No violence
No mass radicalization
Only a beautiful mind
So strong
It galvanized a nation.

The Charkha became the adopted symbol of individual responsibility, commerce, production, and the unity of a nation.

‘That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history’.
Aldous Huxley (26 July 1894 -22 November 1963.)

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Experience – Knowledge – Understanding.+

 

A Triage


For the young and the old.
Digitally locate them as you wish.

23 November 2016.+

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Psychedelic.
Ancient Greek word,
meaning revelation.

 

“Going through the barrier”
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If experience is the forerunner to knowledge and understanding, it does appear that human consciousness is bereft of necessary experiences that evoke new knowledge.
The meaning content of existing knowledge by itself necessitates a new dimensional shift, an Archimedes lever up.
The word psychedelic got a bad name related to drug induced experiences. The pandemic use of dangerous illegal drugs today point to the need for human experience to provide a new and healthy natural platform.
The template for semantic mindfulness in our language systems has already been addressed in both domain pages. Heraclitus and his “unity of opposites” eventually led to the “unity of two primary terms” evoking a new definition of meaning in their conjunction.
That meaning is the pathway through the barrier.

Necessity is the mother of invention. Pure necessity is the mother of action – a new meaning.
Goodness is not necessarily a deliberate act.                                                                           China, the largest and most ancient culture in the world has collaborated with European countries to reduce carbon emissions, and reduce global warming. China’s internal pollution and the health risks to its population necessitated immediate action that we all applaud. The eventual benefits of this action will be shared globally. Pure necessity and its benefits may also flow from its political source.

Dawning ancestry consciousness.

Shanghai's air pollution' Courtesy of Google's "free to use images'.

Shanghai’s air pollution’
Courtesy of Google’s
“free to use images’.

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Interplanetary message from Zen master – light years away.
“We only half believe what the Universe says about Earthlings”

Which half ?                                                                                                                                               Perhaps they know                                                                                                                                   there are no  dichotomies.
Perhaps the amount of radicalization.

Pure necessity action has beneficial consequences beyond our awareness.

 Zen Master. Courtesy of Google "free to use images".

Zen Master.
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‘That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history’.
Aldous Huxley (26 July 1894 -22 November 1963.
Amen to that!

The Second World War 1939 – 1945.                                                                                           It is now 2016, hardly a blip in our evolutionary path. In the short space of 5-6 years over 90 million people died. The carnage included the first use of an atomic bomb as a weapon of war.
The extreme radicalization of a whole nation was directly due to the propaganda of Dr Paul Joseph Goebbels.
We are again witnessing the extreme radicalization of millions of people using the very same rhetoric of hatred and division throughout the planet. It’s contemporary use has been readily visible.

In absentia.

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Dr Paul Joseph Goebbels. Propagandist Courtesy of Google “free to use images”

Cambridge University definitions of Propaganda and Radicalization.

Propaganda:
information, ideas, opinions, or images, often only giving one partof an argument, that are broadcast, published, or in some other way spread with the intention of influencing people’s opinions:
Radicalization:
to make someone become more radical (= extreme) in their political or religious beliefs:

 

Not for the faint hearted, the link below courtesy of Wikipedia, outlines in detail the consequences of his actions.                                                                                                             Think how the humane policy of non violent civil disobedience by Mahatma Gandhi could have altered the course of events.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racial_policy_of_Nazi_Germany
Above link courtesy of Wikipedia.

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For all children who are still awake.

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“African tribal village”
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The chief of the village awoke one night to find the wall of his hut on fire.
To successfully douse the flames, he used his family’s store of precious water,  saving the whole fragile village from being destroyed.

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Aesop’s The Ape and the Fox is a morality tale about those who would govern must first learn to govern themselves. (Check it out. Excerpt from Wikipedia).

 

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