Realisation and Distraction (2nd edition)

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Realisation and distraction,
the curse of one another.
The curse they know because they are,
but equal to each other.

Growth of each, extends the curse,
dilutes the truth they stem from.
But look at what’s diluting them,
the substance extending – its will to diverge.

What misconception this creates –
expansion despite resistance.
Expansion is resistance –
the substance is the curse.

But one is roots and one is fruit,
the fruit is tempting time.
It welcomes its neighbours, seeks to recruit.
While the roots are the ones to dine.

Each stem from common substance,
the roots create fruit in abundance;
must therefore be the same.
The fruit is the roots to gain.

Learning From Mistakes

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Relates to an objective and, the things that didn’t achieve it.

The objective is not clear but, it certainly is ahead.
Were mistakes, as now believed,
once part of the objective?
So then the certainty of this objective, is certainly part mistake.
Or have I mistaken the objective?
Is this what learning is?

What is learned from each mistake,
does not extinguish learning;
and each mistake and what is learned, exists within that learning.

And what regard we give to learning, composed of each mistake!
Not knowing where we’re going,
except only that we’re learning.

So learning is ahead of us,
made
clearer
by
mistakes.

 

The Force of Reason


It has no existence,
until it is the cause,
that causes recognition
of the change that it has caused.

Such observation may be slight.
Not much change caused, by recognition.
But observing change, caused by that recognition might,
cause greater change, again.

And so the thing with no existence,
is recognised by change.
And when observed, the cause – not change, it starts to lose resistance,
and there it is without a cause, no reason thus to wage.
Anticipation

Things and Time


They say that the things you buy represent the time you’ve spent earning the amount of money it takes to pay for them.
For me, yes the things I buy to live, do do that. But living is also an expenditure of the time you have to live.
Thinking is time spent observing infinity.
If buying things, by the money you have earned, by the time you have spent earning it, supports you living – then you have time to think.

The Dependencies of Collective Determinism 

I don’t think this all means nothing, and getting to this point is precisely the reason why I think this.
The will to survive has taken us on an extraordinary journey, in the physical sense and in the conscious sense.

Consciousness being an extension of the physical self, which is itself physically created, however we cannot comprehend it, because it is comprehension.

Just because we cannot recognise consciousness as a physical manifestation, doesn’t mean that it does not exist in the same way that a molecule of blood does. Ok consciousness is not an element of the universe but it is created by elements, in the same way that light is created from combustion, electromagnetism and other reactions. 

Thought is an energy by product of neurotransmitters and physical pathways in the brain. Thought can be determined by deducing the possible outcomes of the energy created in a brain under specific controls. Background information is required in order to understand the structure of that persons brain given the environment that they have developed in. But I’m sure presumptions can be made in order to predict quite an accurate outcome.

An analogy that might go some way to support this idea is that within our bodies similar processes are occurring all the time that we give no such regard to as we do thought. For example heat generation through the process of respiration. This is a biproduct of mitochondrial activity in our cells which escapes into the outside world. It is not of physical essence.

Back to my original thought…
An explanation of human consciousness often reverts back to religion, or a creator. Which works pretty well from a survival perspective because it creates, or provides purpose for morality and also fear. Diminishing the harsh animalistic natures that only consider the basic needs of the body. Thus encouraging an environment where the collective recognise their potential. The idea of a creator keeps the animalistic instincts at bay during this period of growth. But that is all it is doing, keeping them at bay, which quite frankly means that there is not a creator of the kind we imagine because otherwise why would this diminished attitude towards individual survival have come about?
The predicament we now find ourselves in is that the very thing that has softened our attitude to others…created our consciousness…is also the thing that continuously demonstrates itself to be the rational or ‘logic’ for a return to our animalistic instincts.
This observation quite clearly solidifies the belief that religion is a product of consciousness, consciousness is a product of survival; and when a product of consciousness fails to do what it was created to do, the consciousness attacks and adjusts its understanding of survival. 

The problem we have is that the development of conscious beliefs occur over varying lengths of time and are isolated to various collective groups which means that the attack or shift in belief systems do not occur simultaneously amongst all peoples.
Under this premise it is easy to comprehend how irreconcilable wars are triggered if one group of conscious thought is at a different stage to another’s 

So therefore I do not despair at the loss of a benevolent creator, because there was no such thing. In fact I live in hope that we are collectively moving towards a greater understanding of the purpose of survival. The will to survive is beauty itself and I don’t mind being part of that process, for whatever reason. It’s surely out of my control.

New Year Letter by W.H Auden

Art in intention is mimesis

But, realised, the resemblance ceases;

Art is not life and can not be

A midwife to society,

For Art is a fait accompli.
What they should do or how or when

Life-order comes to living men

It cannot say, for it presents

Already living experience

Through a convention that creates

Autonomous completed states.
Though their particulars are those

That each particular artist knows,

Unique events that once took place

Within a unique time and space,

In the new field they occupy,

The unique serves to typify,

Becomes, though still particular,

An algebraic formula,

An abstract model of events

Derived from past experiments,

And each life must itself decide

To what and how it be applied

(…)

Trapped in a medium’s artifice,

To charity, delight, increase.

Now large, magnificent and calm,

Your changeless presence disarm

The sullen generations, still

The fright and fidget of the will,

And to the growing and the weak

Your final transformation speak,

Saying to dreaming ‘I am deed,’

To striving ‘Courage. I succeed,’

To mourning ‘I remain. Forgive,’

And to becoming ‘I am. Live’