Yes indeed. Dan has helped me learn more about the difference between facts and propositions. I learned a lot of what I was standing on was pretty meaningless when I went back to first principles. That is hard for any human to do. Learning the difference between the Coherence and Correspondence theories of truth helped me a lot. Metaphysics is far from dead and very needed now more than ever as our abilities reach godlike levels.
What you sense around you can not be taken as fact and thus reality. What is happening in our heads is not some coping mechanism to deal with the anxiety of being plopped in a dual outer harsh world with a soft gushy inner center. Consciousness is not some emergent accident we feel and think. In the physical it emerged long ago, but it entered into this time/space continuum from a place with no time and space and are all a part of that. Instead, what is in our heads may create the reality around us through will and action. We create the world around us from inside our heads. This is the mental vs. physical debate basically. Funny that people spend their careers going around and around these ideas, when the point is to live connected, not know how our brains work. The mystics of many religions have taught this; as above, so below.
You think, in our current form, we are ready to live in a mental only existence? When people are leading us in Washington who want nothing more than to keep people distracted and suppressed for some love of fake money and their way of life with no love for their fellow person, it is clear we need another way. Our lowest common denominator is a pretty low bar. We can do better. We must do better. That's some of Cy's influence on me speaking
The materialists go further to their corner waiting for the heat death of the Universe and the fundamentalists go to theirs praying for it all to end and their myths to become reality. Us rational people are left in the middle asking why all the hate, where is the Love?
If someone trips into this long meandering thread, let me say now and ever, that Love is all that is real and behind our ramblings, which are not ramblings at all if you read closely. If you have an open mind, you will find something here. We did. So wrap your head around that, roll a big one and smoke it, often, I do and learn to go with the flow.
Our best possible world depends on it. Let the ones of us who have transcended the ego programming and selfish desires, help lead the rest out of their slumber. We are not perfect, I certainly am not. I am a muddled mess at times, but mostly clear and calm these days, with fear of nothing but my own laziness, which is not so bad. I lust and covet and lie and fear, but people like me have a way to step out of our monkey brains when needed most. There is a spark of something much greater than myself burning in me and brighter as I let it.
That's what I am here to do. I'm here to help wake all of you up and I am and will always be committed to that. I am a collection of opposites, imagine juggling all that inside of us. It's enough to drive a single person crazy. You must be connected to your source handle this stuff. This pursuit is the essence of my being. I can not deny my programming and I am finding that the more I let the DNA code run, the clearer things become and the less dependent on my senses I become. Yes, its much bigger than myself I found and know.
That's the point.
People will not open to more than themselves. What I have experienced and clarified with Dan is an inversion of control, IoC, that's a software development concept. We loosely couple system components so that they can scale horizontally at massive scale, instead of tightly coupling to only the inputs we know and like, instead, we are always on with no governor. That's what makes the cloud work, loose coupling. It's all connected. My career connecting things and people is an outward reflection of my inner programming to make connections. It is very comforting and amazing to feel yourself in the flow, even when it gets crazy, you know its all flowing and something is causing it. Amazing no? You can feel that. Move with it. It is intoxicating and blissful. It is not the point though, that feeling of bliss and connection. It is, but it isn't. You work that one out.
That's what we have to do as well to evolve, decouple, loosen our grasp, standardize our inputs and outputs. Open to all, accept connections from all. You are part of a system, but a member in particular, each with a mini Universe inside.
The materialists know senses are deceptive, but they use that to say that is why you can't trust your thinking, the world is hard and cold. Trust us. We know. Ha, they know shit. They are scared little monkey brains watching what they knew shift under their feet and their reductionist thinking and world view is hobbling them and they begrudgingly are opening up to this deeper level of nature. That's what I see. They are trapped by their own thinking.
I do like Sam Harris though, he is very thoughtful for an Atheist and I think he sees the value beyond religion in our spirituality and connectedness. He is a humanist view, not sure if he is transhumanist. Digging a lot more into his stuff now. I want to understand clearly Dennet and Harris. My thoughts and beliefs are fluid. That is my advantage because that's how the Universe works, always swirling with potential made real in the moment through focus and intent, we change reality from inside our minds.
Coherence theory "measures coherence and consistency among statements within a system." this is how our legal system works. This is what Dan is doing, using the prophetic tradition, he has weaved a rational story from the past into the dynamic swirl of the present and is hoping this will echo out into the future imposing some kind of pattern I guess.
I met Dan in the still point. I see it now and understand better. The prophetic tradition meets the dynamic future right now, here. Yes, just some Internet kooks here meditating a new way forward.
T.S. Eliot wrote:At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless;
Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is,
But neither arrest nor movement. And do not call it fixity,
Where past and future are gathered. Neither movement from nor towards,
Neither ascent nor decline. Except for the point, the still point,
There would be no dance, and there is only the dance.
How did I do Dan?
This is all very beautiful to me, this unfolding. This all feels like really deep and important shit and this is all very profound for me. The synchronicity I see and accept brings meaning and coherence to this ultimately. I would hate to forget all this and have to learn it again in another life. I will be where I choose to be I learned.
I choose Life.
I choose Love.
I choose to see the best in us.
I choose to see we all have a note to sing.
I choose to see no one is better or worse than another.
I choose to accept that I am connected to all things and live accordingly.
Dan! that has been my point. It is the spirit and dynamic non-linear movement that has brought this all into focus and coherent for me, in conjunction with your thinking. I know it's all probably game, but the scope is beyond imagining. From this limited monkey brain, I can only say I feel as an atom looking at the Sun.