Friday, December 18, 2015

The Origin of the Universe

There cannot be an infinite series of conditioned realities. A conditioned reality is a reality which is dependent on other things (component parts) for its existence. A hydrogen atom is a conditioned reality, because protons and electrons must exist for hydrogen atoms to exist. Since matter cannot be infinitely small, and since motion arises from the bottom of the component layers, there must be an ultimate bottom--an unconditioned reality. This ultimate reality generated the universe from itself. I have no reason to believe this ultimate reality is merciful, loving, angry, or conscious. However, I believe this unconditioned reality facilitates collective consciousness, and it may be possible for the patterns of our consciousness to be uploaded to this essence, this unconditioned reality, and transferred to other parts of the cosmos. Evidence for this lies in the fact that particles may "pop into and out of existence." It is not logically coherent to say that particles ACTUALLY cease to exist then come back into existence. Many aspects of the universe are counterintuitive, but since mathematics can be used to quantify the universe, and mathematics is never logically incoherent, then the universe is not logically incoherent.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Confusion

The only confusion worth caring for is the kind that leads you away from yourself into the mortar of contemplation where only the mind mixes.  I speak this disaster with ease, wanting to share only the secret of my bewilderment, leaving the details of life between us.  It must be different for everyone.  The mystery, in any case, is what we comprehend.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Independence

Independence falls on a continuum. I was more independent at the age of five than I was at the age of five months. And I am more independent now than I was at the age of five years. I'm not sure how independence relates to free will, but it is definitely something to think about and something I may be writing on in more detail later. Of course, in old age a person has a second childhood because of the effects of aging and dementia.