Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The 2012 Dilemma


For a more up to date Post 2012 version of this blog see the following link...


The 2012 Dilemma

 2012 can best be summed up in the dilemma of the current square between Uranus (the planet of sudden changes) and Pluto... a planet which is associated with power struggles.  This dilemma was encapsulated in a recent quote from an article by Raymond Merriman in the June-July issue of Mountain Astrologer...

"Perhaps, as Dr. Lee Lehman suggests, we should consider that:  "Common keywords for squares are conflict and quarreling and the opposition is rather self-explanatory.   In other words, the planetary energy that is upcoming until 2020 (the next year of outer planet conjunctions) is exactly what we have just been experiencing:  conflict and tension without resolution".   Lehman's statement was made in the context that the only hard aspects of outer planets between 2010 and 2020 are the square and oppositions.   There are no conjunctions ("new beginnings") until Saturn and Pluto meet up in January 2020."

  Thus the predictable headlines. 

 So it would appear that we are faced with a 'season of 2012' that will be with us for at least the next 7 years.   One route to threading our selves through this 'season of dilemma' is to come to a greater 'understanding' of the source of dilemma itself... one that, perhaps, leads us to a new view of the meaning of the word 'understanding'... as clearly our current view of this 'most misunderstood' word is not up to the job.

 If such a thread were to exist it might just have qualities that foster greater creativity... creativity that resolves seemingly paradoxical dilemmas which manifest as the persistent 'play of opposites' we see all around us.   Therefore this blog...


"I saw that the ocean of pure awareness, on the surface of the universal consciousness, the numberless waves of the phenomenal world arise and subside beginninglessly and endlessly.  As consciousness, they are all me.   As events, they are all mine.  There is a mysterious power that looks after them.   That power is awareness..."

 Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj    from "I Am That"


NOTE: The mind is composed of "waves".   Find the inner direction of one... and you've found the inner direction of the other.


 It is little appreciated (at least in the west) that the energy of thought can either be amplified or transmuted with our inner attention depending on which direction we 'direct' our inner attention.   The default state is to allow our inner attention to merely 'fall' on thoughts in the 'back of our minds' which reinforces attachment to them... thus unconsciously allowing them to amplify.   But inner attention can also be directed 'inward' and this inner directed attention 'draws' the energy of thought 'in' with it... thus transmuting it through the natural process of implosion.   And this transmutation 'transmutes' this energy of thought into the energy of awareness... otherwise known as 'original mind'.   The point is not to do away with thought - we need to think in otder to reason.  The point is to learn to live with awareness and thought simultaneously.  What follows is a description of how to practice this 'inner attention' of transmutation... and just what that means to the individual who chooses to practice it.

 This blog was first penned in the Fall of 2011.   It begins with an article about... and a description of... this 'transpersonal reality' or original mind.   I refer to it as 'The Mandelbrot Mind' as according to this model, the videos of the Mandelbrot Set Zoom regressions are seen as an analog of the human mind as well as inspiration for experiencing the 'inner' reality of that directly... for ones self.    Together, the article and blog give the reader a taste of this and then go on to show the individual how to 'understand' it in a way that is consistent throughout and devoid of confusing and contradictory language which can foster mental dilemmas in ones mind when investigating such areas.   In fact it should help resolve such dilemmas as true understanding always leads to clarity... and clarity is always a good sign that you are on to something.

 After all... transmutation is as old as energy itself...

NOTE: Turning the mind 'within' is not about turning outer attention 'in'.   It's about recognizing that attention is always divided between inner and outer and learning to work with both... simultaneously.

NOTE: Original mind, in this context, is the mind of awareness... distinct from thoughts in the 'back of our minds'.


NOTE: To get the most from this blog it is best to read the article linked below in its entirety and then proceed with the blog from top to bottom like a story as this is not a 'news of the day' format but a logical non-linear view that systematically builds 'back' and upon itself the further it's read.   And if it is read in its entirety in one sitting a certain 'direction of attention' will build and the view will be easier to 'see'.   And the more it is read... the more it will be undeerstood.
Also:  The best way to actualize what this blog has to say is to print it out (double sided) along with the sub-pages and read it at your leisure.   The message of the blog has to contemplated and that requires a focus of attention that simply isn't available while on a multi-tasking desktop designed for distraction.


 The quote below comes from an article I wrote called "Who Needs the Higgs" which was originally published on Daniel Pinchbeck's website 'Reality Sandwich' in October of 2010.    Subsequently it was linked by Sepp Hasslberger on several of his sites so I am linking to his site as well (which has the first few paragraphs and then a link to the full article) as he was instrumental in keeping this article alive with all his links.

"Writing about scalars is like writing about zen.  You could spend infinities at it and still be scratching your head in a different place.  The language is all square and the 'whole' is a confoundin' dodecahedron.  It's a pathetic operation -- has an endlessly futile feel to it like throwing water balloons at the sun.   When you sift through the literature you are confronted with a Berlin wall of  'talkin' in tongues' terminology and Rune like formulas, all of which does nothing to clarify the true nature of the phenomena.   In fact the opposite happens.   A window of opacity opens up before the reader, somehow revealing yet simultaneously obscuring the view.  Such is physics."


NOTE:  When a wave is broadcast omni-directionally it propagates as a sphere.   But when a portion of that sphere is induced into an antenna wire it travels as a separate spiraling wave.   This is an example of a holographic 'separation' of a 'wave'... as they both contains the same exact information.  So if you picture a wave as shaped like a spiral - instead of a wavelike straight line - you're closer to a 'picture' of where 'in' is... and what follows will make more of an impression.


On the merits of 'simple'...

"When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers of the onion off, you can often times arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions. Most people just don’t put in the time or energy to get there."      Steve Jobs

  In a world based on fractals the mind waves are moving in opposite directions simultaneously (imploding and expanding) so the search for truth is always in two opposite directions simultaneously - one to understand the problem and one to discover the truth.   Complex problems beget complex answers and take you further from the truth - in one direction only.   When you simplify the problem it brings you back to center.  When you simplify the problem the answer simplifies itself.   Simple solutions are always obvious when you simplify the problem.   So 90% of the solution is simplifying the problem.

 NOTE:   To move in two directions simultaneously... is a paradox.  

Just to contemplate that the mind is always flowing inward as well as outward simultaneously is enough to alter your perception and bring you back to center - for more on that keep reading...


NOTE: The difference between truth and information is that information leads the 'person' to the truth about being.


In order to understand this blog it helps to be willing to think 'outside of the box'.   But...

Thinking 'outside the box' is not what we think...

NOTE:  Thinking outside the box is not 'out of the box thinking'... it's 'out of the box assumptions'...  combined with common sense thinking. 

 (Common sense is just 'that' which is obvious... in light of awareness)

The 'box'... is just an unquestioned assumption.

 When you change your assumptions... change 'just happens'... and then thinking follows them... in new directions. 

   We are guided by assumptions so changing assumptions is by definition, changing directions.   One follows the other.  

 Assumptions are the box... so if you want to get out of the 'box' you need an assumption that's 'bigger' than the box.

  It's 'simple'.

 For instance... most of us assume that waves only travel directionally through time... but what if that was only half the story?


NOTE: Thoughts follow attention like the air follows the wind.

NOTE: Implosion transmutes that which was manifested.. into that which it came from.



as an aside...

NOTE:  As it turns out there is one similarity between what "Who Needs the Higgs" is saying and the conventional view of the "Higgs Field" and its interaction with particles.  According to the conventional view, the Higgs gets its mass when it 'interacts' with a field surrounding it called a 'Higgs Field'.   The ancients would call this a... 'chi field' or prana.


"In the wave lies the secret of Creation"    Walter Russell

Thinking outside the boson...  A 'simple' Fractal view of the infinitely imploding energetic Mandelbrot of reality...

 After writing the 'Who Needs the Higgs' article it occurred to me that this infinitely enfolding 'energetic Mandelbrot' was a potential model for the actual working mechanism of the fractal nature of reality (IE waves within waves,within waves...).   After all, if fractals do explain reality then they would have to have an energetic nature.   So called 'particles' are supposedly only solid 3 dimensional objects which would not fit the model of an infinitely regressing fractal reality.   So up till now there had been no model for connecting particles to fractals.   In this model however, particles are waves of 'coiled energy' (like a spherical whirlpool)...  and they 'feed off of' and "unwind" into spatially extended waves of energy which act as continuous spiraling tether like connections between them.... and... most importantly... these waves arise from and subside back into smaller and smaller recursive waves of energy... rising up from and subsiding back into infinity.    Only a simultaneously imploding-expanding, 'self similar' model of energy can fit in a fractal model - potentially - so if nothing else, it would appear that there is more to a so called 'wave' then we know...

 So it would appear that infinitely regressing fractals like the Mandelbrot Set, can be seen as 'visual maps' of the true infinite (and self similar) source of waves (energy)... or infinite source of energetic mind.   If energy is mind... then mind would be infinitely 'arising' (Shakti) and infinitely 'subsiding' (Shiva)... while only appearing to maintain itself  as that which we are conscious 'of' (Vishnu).

 So if you want to connect the dots between so called "particles" and an infinite fractal reality, you have to see them as energetic in nature.   Energy is the connection between the dots (particles!)... and it is the dots at the same time - they are a 'coiled continuum'... in an 'un-coiled continuum'.

 Thus so called 'particles' are both individual and continuous at the same time... they are a paradox... that is, in our model.

NOTE:  It stands to reason that if something 'interacts' with a field... it is 'of' the field.

NOTE: Contemplation is just 'considering the implications of a new assumption'... in the back of the mind.


"The ancients taught that gazing at the world correctly was a spiritual practice"

from "Where is Time?"


On contemplating the implications for our view of the mind...

 Simply put... if you want to balance the mind you have to be able to 'see' that it's traveling in opposite directions simultaneously - then there is a possibility of balancing it as there is now a balance point - between the opposite directions.   Then you see that to focus the mind in only one direction is by definition 'unbalanced'.   So to take into account the infinite inward direction of mind is to begin to balance it.   IE: to 'center' it.

 It's a balanced 'whole mind view'.

 But we first have to see that there is an inner direction in the mind that we can 'see' and follow... and experience  Then it's only natural to do so as our attention will begin to gravitate to it... naturally.

 Contemplating the actual reality of the infinitely regressing (imploding) side of ones mind is turning the mind within.  Just taking the time to do that, is a consciousness expanding experience in itself.   Then we see that it's really just a matter of our willingness.   But in order to be willing it helps to first see it..   Then it's just a matter of practice.

  Once you do so it becomes clear that this contemplation has a grounding effect which is interesting to contemplate in itself.   How does one feel 'grounded' in an infinitely regressing mind?   It's a paradox... and that right there is a hint.   Infinite mind is the only solid ground as it is the 'ground' of ones mind.  It is the reality of ones mind and reality is always grounding.   It's only 'un-reality' that's un-grounding.  So it's solid ground and solid ground always feels better.   It's the infinite inability to land (in the back of ones mind) that keeps one from defining (in the back of ones mind) and it's this lack of defining of our experience (in the back of ones mind) that leaves ones mind open to correctly discern and to correctly respond and experience.  

 You see when you contemplate this infinite inner regression you contemplate it in the 'back of your mind'... not the foreground.   So the outward moving attention, necessary to operate in the world, is balanced by the inward moving inner attention.   And 'you' are in the 'center'.   Up till now our inner attention has most likely been preoccupied with 'outer' images... which by definition, is unbalanced.  

So a balanced whole mind view is to have simultaneous inner attention on the inner infinite mind... and outer attention on the outer world mind.   And 'you' are in the 'center'.   

 So when we practice this it becomes clear that the conscious mind has been distracted by this background aspect of mind - I call it the 'underconscious' as it is not the subconscious but it is an 'under noticed' and under appreciated aspect of conscious mind which has the power to distract our inner attention and create misleading definitions in our minds.   It's like a 'slight of hand' - it's magic - it is magic.  That's how we are fooled so convincingly - all the time.   This is what magic is trying to tell us.   It's showing us the hidden distracting mechanism of our minds... hidden in plain sight... in the 'back of our minds'.

 So when we correctly 'see' the mind for what it is it expands our consciousness.   And 'seeing' the world correctly is 'seeing' our minds correctly.   The two go hand in hand... correct view of the world is the correct view of mind as the world is mind.  It's consistent... one validates the other.  And this correct view of the world and mind is expanding and grounding at the same time - they compliment each other and this alone tells us that we are closer to reality... it's a 'self validating' experience.   So we don't need anyone to validate it for us as our experience is convincing by the fact that there are no questions in ones mind as to whats going on.   We just know.   Contemplating reality should expand ones consciousness... that's the tip that it's reality.   It's rewarding... but not in an inflated attachment to concepts.   It breaks attachments.  We've all seen the results in the world from the (outer only) one sided attachment to one sided (outer only) views of the world.   One manifests the other.... in a 'mind world'.   How could it be any other way?    So it follows that a balanced and correct inner-outer view of the mind-world would have effects as well.

 So outer attention on outer things... inner attention on inner things... in the back of ones mind... and 'you' are in the 'center'.  It makes sense.  It's balanced... it's simple.

 So who needs the Higgs to tells us what reality is when we can 'see' and experience reality for ourselves. 


NOTE: 'Being' in the 'center'... is a 'middle way'.


NOTE: When attention is balanced... the mind balances itself.


NOTE:  Change your view of reality... and your experience of the mind will follow.


 NOTE:   Plato's cave... is in the 'back of the mind'.

The 'back of the mind' is the wall in Plato's cave.



 NOTE:   Transpersonal means to... 'transcend the personal'.

 NOTE:  Belief is an answer to a question...  knowing is having no more questions in ones mind.

All (existential) questions, beliefs and doubts are in the 'back of the mind'...  when you dissolve (implode) these beliefs, questions and doubts you're left with knowing.    Which leaves you free to learn from your experience.    This is the antithesis of 'habit'.

NOTE: Implosion (inward movement) is the natural non-linear simultaneous "opposite" of explosion (outward movement)... you can't have one without the other.   In a balanced system... every yang has its yin.

 Knowing is not about knowing everything... it's whats left when we dissolve or implode existential questions and doubts in the back of our minds.   We know that we are... that we exist.

Exist-ential questions and doubts are caused by not knowing that 'we' 'exist'... that's because we don't exist as we believe we do.   Existential questions only arise because we believe we are something that doesn't exist.

Belief and doubt go hand in hand - you can't have one without the other.  So because we believe ourselves to be 'persons' we naturally doubt that the person exists - so we have existential questions... because the 'person' is only a belief... not a fact of existence.    The belief in a person is an assumption... not a fact.   It's the answer to a question that we give to our selves.

 Being...  is to 'be actively aware... while being'.  So it's actually neither a noun nor a verb... but it is... and it's an active 'is'... so you are aware and you are...  it's a paradox.

 'Persons' are separate... like particles...  'being' is both individual and continuous... like "particles"...  and it's experienced as either one or both - simultaneously - so it's paradoxical in nature... like "particles".   It's flexible.   Persons are more rigid, by nature as they are perceived as separate.

  The irony is... that dissolving the attachment to existential beliefs - which includes the false belief in a 'person' - makes one a better 'person' because we don't take things so 'personally'... we lighten up... it's a paradox... which is another hint that you're closer to the truth.   But this belief does not go away... we all have personal lives... but it can be put in its proper perspective... which then makes room in our experience for knowing that we exist... that we are beings... that we are. 

 Being is not a 'person'... it's just being what you are.   You just are... you just are not a person... but we have and need a personal life... its a paradox.    We need both... but we are currently blind to one side of our lives.   One side of the paradox.  One half of our experience.

 Living with the belief in a person is not a problem when we know that we are.   It's only a problem when the fixation on this belief crowds out the knowledge that we are.   There's room for both... except now being will overshadow the personal... being will inform it.   You can have both... but they are not equal as being has a much broader view.   So the attachment to the personal is subordinated to being... but this is not a struggle... it's obvious... so it happens naturally as the individual instinctively values being more highly than the personal... so its not a struggle.   It's a happy arrangement.

 So when you shift your attention in the back of your mind to the imploding inner direction of mind you transmute attachments to all existential questions, doubts and beliefs... and this makes it easier to 'see' what you are... and to see the world... just as it is.

 Being is an undefined state of existence... free of existential beliefs and doubts... an aware, undefined existence... a living and aware undefined state of existence... free to operate in the world.   Free to operate in a 'personal' world...

  This belief in a person is coupled to the ego which can inflame it.   So the personalized ego is a dilemma and a potential problem.  The ego itself is embedded in the human mind and is not going away irregardless of our belief in a person.  But when we decouple the belief in the person from the ego we have an impersonal ego which is not a problem as an ego is required to operate in this world.   Impersonal egos are not as easily inflamed as they have fewer and lighter personal attachments to them.  So the ego now has fewer and lighter 'hooks and handles' on it that can pull on it and irritate it.   So it then becomes a useful tool of the impersonal being and an asset instead of an adversary.

NOTE: The ego is not 'transcended'...  it's disarmed of personal attachments...  and re-animated by being.   In other words... it's the 'personal' that's transcended by being.   (the ego has been confused with the 'person')

 So 'ego-battles' are not necessary at this point... ego battles are seen as a distraction.   It's the coupling of the belief in a person to the ego that creates a 'battle'... but that is a workable situation once it's recognized for what it is.

 We define the person in the back of our minds... magicly... but being is undefined - so the mechanism that creates the false belief in a separate person is dissolved and un-defined being is revealed... naturally... without an ego battle.   The actual battle is with the attachment to the personal.   And the ego just is.

 So when we implode the background attention on the under-conscious attachments that fuel the belief in a separate person we 'expose' being... it is revealed... naturally, because we are no longer distracted by existential doubts and questions... so it gets our attention.   And the more we place our attention on being, the more comfortable we are in an undefined state.   So we are more free to operate in the world with fewer attachments to limiting existential doubts and beliefs.    We then just do whatever it is we do... whatever it is we came here to do.

NOTE: When you know that you're 'doing what you came here to do' that's called... having a purpose.


NOTE: Mind projected amplifies... mind imploded transmutes...


NOTE: Individuals are beings who function as persons but whose being shows them otherwise.

NOTE:   It stands to reason that if being 'interacts' with the continuous...  it is 'of' the continuous.

 That which is separate... competes.   That which is continuous... cooperates.

 That which is fooled by magic... can always be fooled.   That which knows... knows better.

 Particles collide.    The continuous 'interacts'.

 Particles are by definition 'apart'.    The continuous by definition... is a continuation of itself.

 Being defined is 'knowing' your limitations.   Being undefined is freedom to act with knowledge.

 Limitations limit our ability to act effectively.   Being is to 'be' in action.

NOTE:  Fewer limitations doesn't mean we can have every 'thing' we want... it means we are less likely to hold our selves back from doing what we need to do.

 Attention is ours... nothing can change that.   But... it can be divided... and it can be distracted.   

 Dividing and distracting is the only way that being can be fooled.

 Dividing and distracting attention is the mechanism of magic.

 It literally takes magic to fool an individual being into believing it's a separate person.

 (it really is a magical world)

 There is a word for the effect of magic and it's called... an 'illusion'.

 The primary illusion we need concern ourselves with is the illusion of being a separate person.

 Knowing the mechanism of all other illusions is helpful... but only if it helps to explain the illusion of being a separate person.  

 Just because something is an illusion does not mean that it has no effect on our experience of being... or that we don't have to deal with it.  

 Detachment is a form of dealing with illusions... but it's not a quick ticket out of illusions... only from the burden of it.

When we recognize the illusion of a separate person the realization dawns that trying to solve the outer illusion of separation is futile until we come to grips with our own inner illusion.

 Being is perfectly compatible with our humanity.   Being 'only' a separate 'person' burdens our humanity.

 Being a part of humanity is our destiny.  Being 'only' a separate 'person' is optional. 

 All detachment is detachment from 'personal attachments'.   There are no 'impersonal' attachments.

 Impersonal does not mean un-emotional.   It means that emotions are not supercharged by coupling the personal to the ego.  

 Impersonal emotions can be savored... as opposed to being personally overwhelming.

 To be content is to be content to just be.   All the rest is adventure.

 There's nothing wrong with a little adventure... when you know that you are.

 Adventure can even be exciting... when you know that you are.

 Personal histories just are... when you know that you are.

 You could say that we're 'spiritual beings' having a human experience and that would be true.   Another way to express it is that we're impersonal being... having a personal experience.

 In the end... it's an impersonal world custom made for personal expressions and impersonal adventures... but being doesn't end... because it's continuous.


 NOTE:  The more we contemplate that we're actually being distracted by the use of  magic the less we're going to appreciate it.  No one likes being fooled..


On Understanding

 Understanding can only come from viewing both sides of reality at once.   Understanding is understanding the personal dilemma... from the simultaneous standpoint of impersonal being.  

 And you can't understand without a personal life...

 Paradox is not a contradiction... at the level of understanding.  

 At the level of understanding... paradox is the answer.

 Paradox only makes sense from the level of understanding.   So the one who 'misunderstands' paradox... misunderstands for a reason. 

Misunderstandings are the 'norm' in a world set up for misunderstandings.


NOTE:  The spiral is to the spherical as the individual is to the whole.


On Balance and Society

NOTE:  The irony is that it takes a relatively balanced person to even be willing to let go of personal attachments.   As long as there is a personal expression it means keeping an eye on it and making adjustments when necessary.  IE being flexible through awareness.   

 The personality is the expression of the person... as long as there is a personality there will be a 'personal' life.    Flexible means being willing to change ones personal expression for the better when needed.

 The more the individual is in touch with being the more that practical 'flexibility' comes naturally.

 Flexibility in this case is reasonable and practical adaptability. 

 In a world of dichotomies, flexibility is the key to adapting to change.

 Adapting to change... is change.

 Flexible individuals create a flexible society... and flexible societies enact change when change is called for... because flexible societies collectively recognize that change is necessary... and they're 'collectively willing' to act on it.  

 A society of individuals in touch with a common being (a true collective) are more likely to come up with a common solution... because they are more likely to agree on the 'common good'.  

 So from their collective standpoint... the 'common good' is just 'common sense'.

NOTE:  The next evolutionary step of humanity will be the evolution of 'common sense'... because 'common sense' is just 'that which is obvious' in light of awareness.

NOTE: When something is obvious in light of awareness that's called 'intuition'.


NOTE:  The more we contemplate that we're actually being distracted by the use of  magic the
less attached we are to personal limitations.  No one wants to be distracted... once they know they've been distracted without their knowledge.


NOTE:  Knowledge of distraction... raises awareness of distraction..


Paradox is of Time and timelessness

 When a spiraling wave travels down a wire through 'space as we know it' we interpret this as time.   When a wave implodes it does not implode 'through space as we know it'... it implodes 'into space as we know it'... in towards its center.

 This is the mechanism of paradox.

 One is in time... and one is outside of time... at 'right angles' to time (so to speak).   One is linear... one is non-linear as we know it.  One is spatial... one is non-spatial as we know it.  Both occur at the same time thus each wave has a spatial and a non-spatial component to it.  So each wave is 'in time' and 'outside of time'... simultaneously.

 Since all wavelike phenomena (particles!) appear to us continuously all inward movement must be occurring simultaneously - outside of time as we know it.   Therefore all phenomena by default... occurs 'in time' and outside time simultaneously.

 So when we legitimately contemplate the infinite inward movement in the back of our minds it has a modifying effect on our experience of time as our attention has shifted somewhat to a timeless domain.

  No one has to tell us this... it's obvious in our experience.   It's simple.

The 3 Levels of Paradox


NOTE:  So not only is the mind arising and subsiding simultaneously but all wavelike phenomena - everything we 'see' - would be arising and subsiding simultaneously... as well as 'appearing' to us.  Once you 'see' that then it gives the mind permission to contemplate that.  When you do you'll be able to 'see' the phenomenal world with the eyes... and see 'through' it in the back of the mind... at the same time.


Will... and the play of opposites

 NOTE:  As long as we only believe we have free will... we'll doubt it.

 Will is a faculty useful to being.    But will-fullness is a product of the person.   One is fueled by belief... one is a tool for being.   One is free to use... one comes at a cost.

 Until we distinguish the two... there will be doubts about free will.

 If you've read this far... that's an act of will.

 Informing ones self is an act of will. 

 The more we inform our selves, the less we're interested in distracting our selves.

 One reason to develop will is to develop the ability to focus more inner attention on being and less on the personal.

 A belief by definition... is a definition.

 A paradox by definition... is undefined.   But it can be understood.

 Defining is a way to 'create' certainty in a world uneasy with paradox..

 Because we believe in that which is uncertain we crave certainty... as long as we only 'believe' in certainty we will doubt it.

 Being is certain of itself... because paradox covers all the bases.

 If being is a paradox then paradox is natural for beings.   Ignoring paradox is ignoring being.

 The 'play of opposites' is in time.   Paradox is in and out of time... at the same 'time'.

 The 'play of opposites' is a linear simulacrum of paradox.  Paradox is no 'play'.

 The 'play of opposites' is perpetuated by willfulness.   Contemplating paradox is an act of will.

 Spiritual practice is an act of will.

 Contradictions only occur in time.   The timeless never contradicts... because it just goes on and on...

NOTE: Just as 2 is resolved by 3, the play of 'opposites' is resolved by trinities.  

NOTE: Trinities are individuals who are conscious of the body and conscious of the mind but who view the world through the Bay window of being.

The resolution of the 'play of opposites' - understanding - will be the fruit of practical 'trinities'... and it will be perpetuated by individual and collective will.

 NOTE: Trinities are conscious of opposites... but informed by Being.

 Opposites are fixated by the 'other'... trinities see 'through' the 'other'.

 Opposites are the product of being that is fooled by magic... trinities are no body's fool.

 Opposites have binocular vision... trinities have a 'third eye'.

 Opposites take 'sides'... trinities understand all sides... but are not indecisive.

 Opposite sides form buildings which shake with the changes.   Trinities are pyramids... that rise up out of opposite sides... and weather the changes.

 Opposites create tension that devolves into chaos.   Trinities transmute chaos in an orderly fashion. 

 Revolutions are what happens when evolutions fail.

 Transmutation takes the 'sting' out of the inevitable Revolutions.

 Evolutions fail when common sense is an uncommon characteristic.

 Every 'evolution' has it's devolution.   

 Transmutation is the resolution of the opposites of evolution.

NOTE: Transmutation is Transformation


Being only a separate person is a 'monopoly' of perception.   Trinities are a 'balance of power'.

NOTE:  Trinities are the human expression of the Law of 3.


NOTE: Intuition is 'being' being informed... by 'real time' information.

Discernment is the practical application of 'real time' information.

Newton was an Alchemist... before he saw the gravity of the situation.

A world ruled by opposites will be bound by the gravity of it all.

The future can only be trusted to that which has no future.

Progress is perfect until it's a problem.

What if opposites were made in heaven...

The future is assured when the present is in the way.


The Dilemma of Separation

You can't solve the dilemma of separation until you solve the dilemma of opposites.

Solve the dilemma of opposites... and the dilemma of separation is a workable situation.


NOTE:  The difference between 'being' being informed by 'real time' information and information that leads the 'person' to the truth about being is that being is informed in 'real time'... and the 'person' is informed over time.   Because... waves arise and subside in 'real time'... and travel 'over time'.


Reminders to practice...

 So to develop the practice it helps to first notice when the inner attention is fixated on outer mind things and then this can trigger a reminder that 'this is only the outer half of mind'...only half of reality... that the legitimate inner half of reality has been neglected... half of the mind - half the picture - and then the inner attention relaxes until it contemplates the infinitely regressing inner mind in the 'back of the mind'.    It free falls.    It's a practice.    But one that gets easier with practice.

 This happens naturally when we realize we are neglecting something.   Our attention naturally gravitates to it.  But at first we have to remind our selves to remember that there is something we are neglecting... that we are back in the box.   Then our view expands and we get accustomed to the 'bigger' view as it begins to work for us in real life.   We see things we ordinarily might miss with our pre-occupied inner attention because our outer attention is now free'd up somehow.   It's a paradox.   Reality is a paradox... it travels in opposite directions simultaneously - that's a paradox.  So we're becoming accustomed to 'paradoxical' reality... we're more flexible... we're adapting... and that takes practice.

 We're used to viewing in linear ways - in one direction only... the box.  This precludes paradox... isolates us from reality.   Reality requires flexibility... and flexible minds adapt faster to changing outer realities.   So in times of an exponentially faster rate of changing outer realities, flexibility is an asset.  It enhances adaptability.  We've discovered a hidden asset of the mind... it's ability to be comfortable with paradoxical reality.

 And this is rewarding... it's self fulfilling... and self validating... we become our own source for determining what reality is... we are becoming independent... and that takes practice.    Independence takes practice.   It takes getting used to.  

 If we're exclusively fixated on the outer side of reality we can get used to thinking that reality is harsh... that it's painful.  But that is only one aspect of a single side of reality - from inside the box.   That's not all of reality.    That's not even all of half of reality.    Outer life is harsh at times.   It is painful.  But that's not all there is to reality.   In truth... a paradoxical view takes the edge off harshness... puts it in a proper perspective... so we're less attached to harshness and that makes us broader... gives us a 'longer, wider view', because of our bottomless inner view.   And this inner view does not struggle... it just free falls.   So there is no struggle there... it uses less energy.   So we have more energy for outer activities.   We're more efficient.   It's a paradox.


NOTE: Turning the mind within is turning the inner attention within... onto that which is always turning 'in'.


The Future and Will

NOTE:   Legitimate Paradoxical "thinking" is not a new way of thinking... it's an old way of being that makes room for common sense thinking.   It is contemplation that doesn't interfere with common sense thinking.   It is outside the box of the dichotomy of opposites... it's an antidote to the dichotomy of opposites.   Dichotomy 'separates' the world... 'tears' apart the world.   Paradoxical thinking 'resolves' the dichotomies of the world.   Paradoxical thinking heals the world.

 Paradoxical thinking is a legitimate way of viewing the world... it is a 'whole mind'... 'whole world' view that is a natural ability of the mind... because being is 'of' time... and 'of' timelessness...  all the 'time'... at 'all times'.

 Attention is the 'focused awareness' aspect of being.   Since being is 'of reality' being has the ability to focus on any aspect of reality.   No aspect of reality is outside the range of the attention of being.

 NOTE: Dichotomies are the funnel through which the inevitable is delivered.

 Free will frees up the future.


The Practice

 NOTE:  To contemplate an infinitely regressing fractal in this case it helps to just allow the inner attention to free fall infinitely without any particular detailed image in ones mind.   One can imagine a vague image of a Mandelbrot Set regression in the back of the mind... especially as an initial inspiration... but too much detail is a distraction - the main thing is to allow inward movement - a free fall - and know that it is infinite.   This vague inward infinite free fall movement is all that is needed to successfully 'contemplate' in this manner.   Once confidence is gained that it is indeed working and effective and repeatable then the practice will expand naturally as the rewards will be obvious.  

Spirals and Breaking the Momentum of Moods

 I have noticed that the 'visualization of a spiral of light in the back of the mind' that I wrote about in the comments section of the 'Who Needs the Higgs' article has enabled this author to 'break the momentum of moods'.   Moods are based on the momentum of attention... so when I use the spiral visualization I noticed immediately that I can literally dissolve this momentum... and literally break the mood.   This is important for several reasons.   First of all it empowers the individual without inflating personal attachments.  And next because moods are a major cause of prolonged distraction it reinvigorates the overall practice.   Prolonged moods are the major reason for the loss of spiritual momentum.   So this practice is particularly important and a very quick way to get a direct experience of the effect of imploding the energy of mind... thus enforcing ones valuing of the overall practice.

When you break a mood in a matter of moments it really is 'the end of the world as you know it'... as it opens up a whole new world of possibilities for the individual through true empowerment... the empowerment of will over willfullness and thus the empowerment of spiritual practice.
  So the visualization exercises in the comments at the end of the "Who Needs the Higgs" article utilize a regressing image of a spiral of light which is useful for dissolving compulsive thought streams (And Moods) that distract us.  It was developed soon after the writing of the article before this author had much experience in looking into this practice so they were a first attempt to codify this.  

 The 'contemplating' exercise described above is a more subtle, later version which 'developed' naturally the more I worked with this.  

 However if the practitioner is having trouble recognizing the 'background' attention then the spiral practice described in the comments section of the "Who Needs the Higgs" article may be helpful as a first step in the practice.  Once the background attention becomes more easily recognizable then the 'contemplating' practice will be a natural progression.

 After some practice it should be virtually 'transparent' to your outer experience... subtly... in the back of your mind.   At that point it's completely natural and compatible with your existence.


NOTE: False assumptions are imaginings... Reality free's up creative imagination from imaginings... so it can be used 'creatively'.

Creativity solves problems that imaginings create.  If ever there was a time to solve problems creatively... it's 'now'.


Remembering the problem

NOTE:  To remember to practice all we need realize is that we 'are' (only) a person again... we're back in the box... being is absent.   And then remembering to practice comes naturally.

 Because being can be alien to our experience at first it helps to first recognize the problem - the lack of being - until lack of being is alien to our experience and being is more familiar to our experience.

 The problem is... we don't know when the problem is.

 So reminding our selves there's a problem is the first step in resolving it... it's just common sense.


On Awareness
 Being is... and being is aware.

 Awareness is... and awareness is aware.

 Consciousness is being aware of some thing.

 Awareness is being... being aware.   It's an aspect of being... it's how it's able to recognize itself.

 Being aware of awareness is one way of being aware of being.

 Consciousness is an effect of awareness - it's a product of awareness.

 'Consciousness expanding' means we become conscious of more levels, more dimensions, more frequencies, more senses... more things.

 Awareness does not 'expand'... but it can extend... spatially... giving us a broader 'view'...

 Awareness can be distracted through it's ability to pay attention.  Attention is a faculty of awareness..   Consciousness is the effect when something 'comes to our attention'.

Awareness exists in sensory deprivation... it's one reason why people have practiced sensory deprivation...  to learn to separate out awareness from consciousness.

You can't be conscious of being... only aware of it... because being is not a thing.

 So to be aware of being... you first have to be aware of awareness.

 'Presence' is being aware that we are present... as being.

So one way to become aware of being is to be just aware of being aware.

 So we are aware... and we're conscious... at the same time... in every waking moment.

 Awareness of awareness is possible because being can focus attention on itself.

 Only awareness can be aware of awareness.   Only being can be aware of being.   But it requires attention.   And that attention is directed by will.

 So to be aware of being all you need do is be aware of being aware.

 Being aware leads to being aware that you are.

 Whenever you become aware that you are aware...   you're present.   

 It's obvious.

 And when being becomes practiced at being aware of being aware it will sooner or later recognize itsself....  it's Self will be obvious... and that's called 'Self Realization'.

 When the Self is obvious all the time... that's called 'being home'.

 When there's 'no place like home' that's called 'the search'.

 When there is no place that is not home... that's called 'enlightenment'.


NOTE: When the mind 'rises up' that's called manifestation.   When the mind 'subsides' that's called 'returing to the source'.


The Effect on World Mind

 In this model all minds are connected to a large degree through the semi-conscious 'underconscious'.   So it follows that when we implode our underconscious existential questions, doubts and beliefs this will have an effect on the World Mind.   So instead of transmitting aggravating energy back into the grid we are 'shunting' aggravating energy 'to ground'... the ground of the infinitely grounded inwardly imploding inner mind.  

 But in a connected model, we are not only shunting to ground our own aggravated energy... we simultaneously act, to some degree, as a 'World Mind Ground'... a 'World Mind Shunt' to the ground of reality... because at least some of the energy we implode is aggravated existential energy that 'comes our way' from the greater world mind.   (and some small portion of that we may have generated ourselves!... so we're also cleaning up 'after ourselves', so to speak, by shunting energy that may have 'gotten away from us' at some point in the past as well).

 Inwardly moving mind is the 'return path' of mind... it is the 'ground path' of the circulating energy of the world mind.   

 So in re-connecting to our own 'ground paths' we help to ground the world mind while helping to reconnect the greater 'ground path'... and so our individual 'paths' serve to ground the greater mind... and to re-connect the greater 'return path'.   So we're doing our part by just doing our part.

 This is called 'sanity'.    It's simple.


NOTE: Mind amplified is mind 'rising up'.   Imploding mind 'subsiding' is mind 'returing to the source'. 

Mind projected is mind rising up... and away.


Comfortable with being undefined

"that's what infinity is.   It's "liberation from definition"

from "A Yoga in Space"

 NOTE: Imploding background attention transmutes the energy of distractions into the energy of awareness.  

 Imploding background attention transmutes limiting definitions into undefined being.

 Imploding background attention is a 'win win'.

 A good time for imploding background attention is while waiting for an elevator

 When you practice notice how present you are as compared to letting your background attention wander.   Notice if this presence translates into greater outer attention and awareness and if that translates into a greater ability to act if needed... or to be still... or patient.

 If you recognize the undefined being once... it can be recalled... but not from memory.

 When presence is detected. check for body awareness and mind awareness.  

 When focused solely on the personal...  body awareness, mind awareness and presence are absent and the 'personal' dominates.   It's just an amorphous, personal 'you'.   

 When tired... see if awareness or presence is tired.   If 'you' are tired, you're probably solely focused on the personal.

 When presence is detected and anger arises... are 'you' angry... or is anger present?

 When you detect being or presence, are you comfortable being undefined?   Or is there a fear reaction when being undefined is realized?  

 Can you see the potential that being undefined holds?

 The more we practice the more comfortable we are with undefined states.  Undefined 'states' are just being undefined.

 When you are undefined you're no longer defining what the world is either.

 Being 'comfortable' is no longer having to tell the world what it is... because you know what you are.


NOTE:  Being undefined will 'hold' when you can 'see' being undefined as an 'advantage'.

When you can see the 'advantage' of being undefined... you're starting to see its 'potential'.


  It's possible to be conscious... when shopping for the Holidays.

Conscious shopping is a form of giving Holiday Cheer.

 Merry Existence!


Bodily Practices

NOTE:  Personal balance and body-mind flexibility are greatly enhanced through body-mind practices like Yoga, The Five Tibetans, Chi-gung and Jin Shin Jyutsu.   Bodily practices offer a major advantage and can save a great deal of time as they give leverage over the otherwise resistant mind, specifically by helping to open and balance the 3 main energy channels which has the effect of helping to balance the mind.   Bodily practices are a mediator's best friend.

 NOTE: Bodily practices help raise consciousness and awareness... which is conscious of the body, conscious of the mind... and aware of awareness... simultaneously.   Bodily practices support will.   Bodily practices support trinities.   Bodily practices support paradox.

 A flexible body supports a flexible mind.   Bodily practices support flexibility.

 Because the body is the home of the mind... there's just no getting around it.

 Bodily practices move the body consciously.  Anything that moves the body consciously raises consciousness of the body and of the conscious mind.

 Awareness stands out easier when you become conscious of something... consciously.

Being consciously conscious helps separate out awareness from the fog of consciousness.

 So bodily practices raise consciousness of the body-mind and awareness of awareness.


NOTE: A 'quiet' mind is not a silent mind.   A 'quiet' mind is one where awareness is 'louder' than thoughts.


The best time...

NOTE: Imploding background attention is an act of will.

NOTE: Even a few seconds of will a day... builds will.

NOTE:  Even a few seconds of imploding background attention can make a day different.

 The best time to practice is in the midst of a stressful situation... in the midst of suffering.   It builds will and there is more energy available to transmute... so the outcome is more powerfully felt... and it raises the possibility of a different outcome than the habitual one.   It's a very powerful example of breaking lock.   That raises confidence in the practice... and in the individual... by showing that even the powerful momentum of habit can be broken in the heat of habit.

 Personal confidence is a measure of belief... impersonal confidence is an aspect of knowing.


NOTE: A 'quiet' mind is not a silent mind.  A 'quiet' mind is when awareness is 'louder' than thought.



Only awareness can know it's self.

Consciousness is awareness of things.

Attention is a faculty of being.

We can identify with things we focus attention on...

Identification is identification with 'things' other than being.

Being is being aware.

Only awareness can focus attention on awareness.

Only awareness can be aware we are conscious.

Consciousness without awareness is when we are only conscious of things.

Consciousness without awareness is a setup for being fooled.

Consciousness without awareness is a setup... for magic.

Consciousness without awareness is a setup for identification with any thing but being.


NOTE: Being knows, but being only conscious of things can lead to belief.  

NOTE: Being only conscious of things can lead to belief we are some thing.

NOTE:  Identification is belief we are some... thing.

NOTE: Concepts are mental 'things'.

NOTE:  Defining our selves is defining our selves as some... thing.

NOTE:  Being un-defined is knowing our selves as no thing.

Relief is knowing you are not a thing.



"I am not a concept"

(from a poster at the local Toyota Dealership)


Individuals are far less than they thought they were... but far more than they ever imagined.

The continuous always has a "future".



Boredom is when the person has nothing to keep it busy... so it frets.

Being keeps busy... because there is always some thing to be aware of.



"this world wasn't just ‘designed‘ for distraction... it was engineered that way"

from "Where is Time?"

We identify with that which distracts us the most.

NOTE:  The more we contemplate that we're actually being continuously distracted by the use of  magic the less attached we are to personal limitations.  No one wants to be distracted... once they know they're being distracted without their knowledge.

It takes a continuous distraction... to distract the continuous.

 Knowledge of continuous distraction... raises continuous awareness of distraction..

NOTE: Continuous in this case does not mean forever... only being is forever.    But as long as there is an individual there will be some degree of 'continuous' distraction.

Distractions are virtually 'continuous'.

NOTE: Distractions are virtual reality.   But they do have their place.

NOTE: Putting distractions in their 'place' is what spiritual practice is about.

NOTE: No one does away with distractions entirely.

NOTE: The difference between suffering and adventure is putting distractions in their place.

NOTE: Virtually continuous distractions are a setup for identification with virtually continuous distractions.

NOTE: This blog is a 'virtual' continuous distraction... to raise awareness of virtually continuous distractions...   It's a paradox.

  Once you know you're being distracted continuously... it raises awareness of awareness out of the fog of consciousness... continuously.

Once you see it's a continuous distraction... the distraction will never look the same.


The enormity of the situation

Enormity here does not mean impossible or even difficult... it means for once we're aware of the continuous nature of the problem.

The enormous scope of the problem doesn't mean it's beyond our reach... it simply means we see the scope of attention required to deal with it... continuously.

Seeing the continuous nature of the problem raises awareness of the problem which motivates us to shift our resource of attention to it... and away from the back of our minds.

Realizing that we are being continuously distracted helps galvanize attention from the back of the mind and onto to the distraction... but with new 'eyes'.

New 'eyes' in this case are the 'eyes' of attention... which is a faculty of awareness.

Moving attention from the back of the mind frees up awareness so it can be focused on the distraction... to continuously 'see' it for what it is... not what we'd like it to be... in the back of our minds.

90% of the solution is simplifying the problem.  

Simplifying the problem in this case comes from seeing it's continuous nature.

90% of the problem is that we don't see the problem continuously... because we're distracted... continuously.

 90% of the solution is seeing the problem is continuous.

90% of the solution is seeing the distraction for what it is.

90% of the solution is seeing the distraction is 'continuous magic'.

Once you 'see' the distraction for what it is... the distraction will never look the same.

Once you see the distraction is 'continuous magic'... your chances of 'seeing' that continuously... goes up exponentially.


NOTE: Imploding background attention in the back of our minds helps to dissolve attachments to the back of our minds... and helps to free up attention so we can 'see' the distraction... continuously.


NOTE: Continuous awareness of the distraction raises awareness of the continuous... it's a paradox.


NOTE: When we realize we're distracted it always gets our attention.

The best way to get our attention is to realize we're distracted.

When you know you're distracted, it galvanizes your attention.

Knowledge of distraction always precedes getting our attention.

When audiences are distracted the speaker always calls for attention.

It's just common sense.


Distraction looks like an 'ordinary' day.

Distraction sounds like the 'back of our minds'.

NOTE: Since we're continuously distracted there's a good chance we're distracted.

If distraction is virtually 'continuous' and the one thing that's virtually 'continuous' other than truly continuous being is the thoughts in the 'back of our minds'... then... maybe they are a distraction.

Being distracted is a habit.

Until knowledge of distraction is more urgent than the 'back of the mind' we'll be distracted.

The best time to substitute a new reality for the assumed one is on waking up in the morning, before the 'show' starts.

So the best time to realize we're distracted is when we wake up in the morning.

NOTE: No one 'breaks' a habit.   We only substitute new habits for old habits.

In order to 'break lock' on the back of our minds we need something more urgent to galvanize our attention.

When you realize you're being continuously distracted by magic... that's urgent.

Until then... our attention will be galvanized by the 'back of our minds'.

It takes a virtually 'continuous' distraction to galvanize our attention.

'Continuous' magic... is galvanized inner attention on the 'back of our minds'.

When someone honks a horn, that's a momentary distraction.   When someone 'lays on' the horn... that galvanizes our attention.

When you realize someone is 'laying on' the horn to deliberately distract you... you re starting to deal with it.

When you realize someone is deliberately distracting you it re-prioritizes it.

Waking up is re-prioritizing our inner attention away from the magical inner distraction... and onto the urgent realization that we're being deliberately distracted.

When this 're-prioritization' takes place our attention shifts to life... to being... to awareness... to what's 'really' going on around you.

That's why waking up is experienced as more 'real'.

Waking up is waking up to a higher level of 'reality'... because the other 'reality' was virtually in our heads.

Nothing gets your attention like a new reality.


NOTE: When the profundity of the situation sinks in that we are actually being continually distracted without our knowledge, then 'seeing' the distraction for what it is will be a natural and automatic response.

Nothing dissolves loyalty like knowing we've been fooled without our knowledge.


Where is 'In'?

NOTE:  If you contemplate a wave as more like a wavelike spiral than a wavelike straight line... then you're closer to seeing where 'in' is heading.

'In'.... is a direction... not a destination.

 'In.. is 'into space'.

 Turning the mind 'within'... is contemplating infinite movement 'into space'.

 Turning the mind 'within'... is turning the inner attention 'into space'... but not settling on any point in space.

 'In' is in every moment... because any part of any wave that travels through time has it's roots 'within' space.

 'In' is a whole new direction.

 'In'... is not linear.

 'In' is not the past or future.

'In' is not stillness.   Stillness is helpful to begin to look for 'in'... but the best time is in the midst of 'suffering'...

 NOTE: Imploding suffering is one way to become convinced of 'in'.

 'In' is a freefall 'in'... in the back of your mind.

 'In' is movement 'into' space... but not through space.   So movement here doesn't carry the same penalty.

 'In' is the direct route to 'infinity'.  

 If you can contemplate infinity in the back of your mind... you're 'in'.

 'In' is taking the back of your mind 'offline'... without turning it 'off'.

 Offline is 'off the line'.

 Off-line is off the line-ar direction.

 Offline does not mean 'out of service'.

 'In' is in.. in certain circles.

 Contemplating 'in'... raises faith with 'in'.


NOTE: 'in' is a shortcut... but it's not cheating.

NOTE: Cheating is distractions without our knowledge.

NOTE: It's within the rules to use every direction available.

NOTE: 'In' is a shortcut to everywhere... without leaving anywhere.

NOTE: 'In' has to be imagined at first... but eventually it can be just 'felt'... within.

 'In' is seen as a risk at first... but it has no downside.

 When we see 'in' as a risk... that's a distraction.

Once you find 'in'... you're as good as in.

Once you're comfortable with 'in'... you're good to go.

'In' is gravity... to infinity.

Distractions defy gravity.

'In'... is gravity... to being undefined.

Balance is achieved by putting distractions in their place.


Paradox 'found'

NOTE:  Paradox is not a contradiction... at the level of understanding.  

At the level of understanding... paradox is the answer.

Paradox only makes sense from the level of understanding.   So the one who 'mis-understands' paradox... mis-understands for a reason. 

Misunderstandings are the 'norm' in a world set up for misunderstandings.

If you can't 'see'... how are you supposed to understand.

Paradox is only a contradiction to the mind whose awareness is still lost in the fog of consciousness.

'Seeing' with the eye of awareness... is the 3rd eye of understanding.

'Seeing' with understanding... is seeing 'through' the waves with the periscope of awareness.

 Everything makes sense at the level of understanding.

 Paradox... is a level issue... IE - awareness has been 'leveled' by consciousness... so to speak.  IE awareness is lost in the level of consciousness.

 The only answer to a level issue... is to level the playing field.

 The only way to 'level' this playing field... is to 'add' a level.

 The only way to 'level the field' with awareness is to separate it out from the fog of consciousness... it's a paradox.

 'Separating' awareness from consciousness appears as a paradox... until the individual actually does it... then there is understanding.   Then it makes sense...

 Separating out awareness from consciousness opens the eventual door to 'unity'. 

 Separating out awareness from consciousness is necessary in order to see through 'separation'.  

 Taking a 'step backwards' is a paradox on the path of awareness.   So it's easy to 'walk' right past it.

NOTE: An impersonal ego is more likely to be willing to take a step backwards... because it has no 'face' to lose.

 If you've read this far there's a good chance you understand.

 Shangrila... is paradox found.


"If scalars were something of an alchemist's dream then perhaps I was headed for a bottomless pit of pi in the sky"

 from "Who Needs the Higgs"


The logic of paradox

Paradox is an issue of awareness... not a 'problem' with logic.

Limits of logic... are not a 'problem' with logic.

Logic is fine... at the level of logic.   Logic is useful... at the level of logic.

'Irrational' numbers are not irrational.

'Irrational' numbers... are infinitely regressing numbers.

'Irrational' numbers are pointing directly at infinite regression.

Mis-labeling numbers as irrational... blinds us to the phenomena of infinite regression.

In a 'common sense' world... numbers are finite... and infinite... because the world is 'finite'... and infinite.

pi.. is a finger pointing to paradox.

pi... is a finger pointing to the level limit of logic.

pi... is a finger pointing to legitimate unlimited reality...

pi... is a finger pointing to legitimate infinite regression.

pi... is a finger pointing to the ultimate 'logical' answer.

pi.. is a 'life saver' tossed back by the infinite... to a world struggling at a limited level.

pi... is the unbreakable 'silver chord' 'back' to the infinite...


NOTE: Contemplating the infinite regression of pi in the back of the mind is a spiritual practice.


pi... is the bridge between 'logic' and infinity... it makes sense.


NOTE: The reason the circle is used to represent the endless... is because its characteristics can only be expressed by using... pi.

No one 'squares the circle'...

We can only 'see' squares and circles... with all 'eyes'... simultaneously.

When we can 'see' squares as squares and circles as circles... we'll have no more need to 'square circles'.

'Squaring' circles is irrational.  It makes no sense.

Attempting to 'square' circles is only useful to wear out the logical.

'Squaring' circles.. is a koan.

Koans are meant to 'break lock' on the logical... so we can 'focus' on the infinite.

When we 'break lock' on the logical... we 'break lock' on identification.

When we 'break lock' on the logical... we 'release' awareness from the fog of consciousness.

'Breaking lock' on the logical... leaves the logical intact.   It's a paradox.

'Breaking lock on the logical... is no threat to logic.

'Breaking lock' on the logical... expands logic... by putting it in its place.

pi just makes sense... in a 'common sense' world.


Balanced world

In a balanced world... pi is logical.   It makes 'perfect' sense.

In a balanced world... pi is a rational number.

In a balanced world... all numbers are rational... because they all point to some aspect of reality.

In a balanced world... pi is the most important number in the universe... because it points to that from which the universe came.

NOTE: In a balanced world... keeping an 'eye' on pi... is a spiritual practice.

NOTE: Keeping an 'eye' on pi... balances the world by keeping one 'eye' on the center.

NOTE: Keeping an 'eye' on pi... balances the world... by expanding the logical to include the infinite.

In a balanced world... progress is never a problem.for long... because progress is based on common sense.

In a balanced world... common sense can be trusted... because the infinite and the finite have their 'eyes' on each other.


Unknown vs unknowable

pi is important because it points to the unknowable.

'Knowledge' of the unknowable... prevents inflation of the 'known'... by putting the 'known' in its place.

'Unknowable' does not imply that the unknowable is 'unknown'.

The 'unknowable'... is a level issue.   If it 'is'... it is known.

'Knowledge' of the unknowable... leaves us open to be informed... by that which knows the 'unknowable'.

Wanting to know is essential to progress... but dabbling with the unknowable leads to problems with 'progress'..

Knowing the unknowable is not necessary for progress.

Refusal to acknowledge the unknowable... is a setup for problems with 'progress'.

When you know that you are... you don't need to know the unknowable.

Relief is knowing there is an unknowable.

Relief is not having to know the unknowable... because we're informed by it.

Relief is being content with learning the 'knowable'... while being guided by the unknowable.

Knowing that you are... is the first step in knowing the unknowable will not be unknowable forever.

Knowing that the unknowable is inevitably going to be known... takes the pressure off of having to know the unknowable.

When you know that you are... the knowable is your oyster... because the unknowable is merely out of season.


NOTE: The reason the unknowable is 'unknowable' is because the best we can do is be aware of it... till we 'are' it.


Good to go

NOTE: Keeping an 'eye' on pi is keeping an 'eye' on 'mind returning to the source'.

 If you can keep an 'eye' on pi... you're 'in'.

If you can keep an 'eye' on mind returning to the source... you're 'in'.

Once you're 'in'... you understand.

Once you're 'in'... you're good to go.

When you're good to go... you're an independent, stand alone spiritual practitioner... you're 'in'.   You understand... you're a rational being... you're sane... you're an individual... you're a 'trinity'... you're 'breaking lock'... you're no 'body's' fool... you 'see' the dilemma of opposites... you're aware and you're aware you're aware... you're detached and engaged... you're doing your part... you have will... you're balanced... and perhaps a little relieved.

Being 'in'... is a necessary first step...   You've solved 91% of the problem because you can no longer be continuously distracted... if that's your will.   You've broken lock.    The rest is a matter of practice.   The 'rest'... is 'none of your business'... so to speak.

Your business is to just go about your business... but with a 'new eye'.

Your 'business' is to go about your business with all 'eyes' open.


NOTE:  Being detached and engaged... is a paradox.

When you're 'in'... you're a walking paradox.


91% of the problem

 The 'answer' is in solving 91% of the problem... because the rest is 'solved' by that which knows the 'unknowable'.

 Relief is knowing we only need to solve 91% of the problem...

 Desire to solve 100% of the problem... leads to problems with 'progress'.

 Desire to solve 100% of the problem... leaves it in the 'persons' hands.

 Desire to solve 100% of the problem... leaves it to the 'person'.

 When you're 'in'... you're aware that you're doing your part.

 When you're 'in'... you know that the rest will eventually be dealt with in good time.

 Knowing the 'rest' will be taken care of takes the pressure off of thinking we need to solve 100% of the problem.

 Desire to solve 100% of the problem... is the biggest obstacle to solving 91% of the problem.

 Desire to solve 100% of the problem... leads to problems with 'progress'.

 Problems with 'progress'... is the biggest problem.   The rest is a workable situation... once you understand..

 Desire to solve 100% of the problem is based on a belief.   Knowing we only need to solve 91% of the problem... is a relief.

 Being 'in'... requires effort... it takes practice.   There is still a 'person' to keep an 'eye' on.  So knowing the way 'in' is not an excuse to stop practicing.   It just means that your 'business' is more clearly defined.   'Business' implies effort.    But now the effort required is clear... it's workable.

 Clearly defined effort is not really an effort... that's a paradox.

 Clearly defined 'effort'... is a pleasure.

 We're happy to do our part.

 When you're happy doing your part... you're 'in'.


A successful society

 NOTE:  It's possible to make sense of 91% of the problem.   The rest is beyond the senses.

 Desire to solve 100% of the problem... leads to problems with 'levels'.

 Desire to solve 100% of the problem leads to inflation of the 'known'.

 91% of the answer is learning how to focus inner attention in the direction of the answer.

 The struggle to understand 91% of the problem makes for a better 'person'.   Go figure.

 A better personal expression leads to fewer problems with 'progress'.

 A society of 'successful strugglers'... makes for a successful society.

 A successful society is a society that makes sense.

 A successful society is one where common sense is a common characteristic.

NOTE: You don't need to know what a wave is... in order to appreciate where it's coming from.


Speaking of Progress

Progressions on the Path

Leading Indicators of Progress


On Quality

 Quality is the result of the conscious effort to manifest perfection.

 'Clearly defined effort' is required in order to manifest 'Quality'.

 'Total Quality'... is never achieved... because it's not a destination... it's a direction.

 'Total Quality' is 'achieved' when everyone involved is focused in the 'back of their minds' in the direction of perfection... as they go about their business.

 The 'rest'... is none of their business.


NOTE:  Quality is often associated with the Golden Ratio.

The Golden Ratio is a representation of an infinite regression.

NOTE: Gazing at representations of an infinite regression reminds us of infinity.

Gazing at a form that represents the Golden ratio reminds us of our 'direction' in life.

So 'quality' in form is a constant reminder of our inner direction in life.


NOTE: Quality in the form of the Golden ratio reminds us of our infinite nature because our inner attention 'free falls' when we gaze at it.   Thus the 'reminder'.


 Quality... society and Art

Societies that consciously manifest 'Quality in form' in public places are successful societies.

'Quality in form' in public places... is often called 'Art'.

'Art' that incorporates the Golden ratio is a public service... that registers in the 'back of our minds'.

'Art' that incorporates the golden ratio... registers in the back of our minds... but reappears as 'Quality' of life...

'Quality of life' is enhanced by quality surroundings.

'Quality' surroundings remind us of our inner 'direction' in life.

'Objects' of Quality remind us of our inner direction in life.

A society that builds 'quality products' is a society that will eventually surround itself with reminders of our inner direction in life.

Surrounding our selves with reminders of our inner direction in life is one way of continuously breaking lock... in the back of our minds... on distractions from our inner direction in life.

A society that consciously reminds itself of its inner direction in life.. is one that's more likely to manifest 'Quality' in form.

A society that manifests 'Quality'... understands.

A society that manifests 'Quality'... makes sense to itself.

A society that makes sense to itself... is 'in' a 'State of Quality'.


The individual and Quality

An individual that lives in a 'State of Quality'... is more likely to be 'in'.

A society of individuals who are 'in' is more likely to manifest 'Quality'... as they go about their business.

Just because a society is in a 'State of Quality' does not mean that 'Total Quality' has been 'achieved'.    It means that quality is inevitable... given their 'state of mind'.


Attachment to attention

NOTE: Thoughts follow attention like the air follows the wind.

NOTE: The reason we call them 'attachments' is because our inner attention gets 'hung up' on them when we attempt to shift it in the right direction.

Attachments are inner distractions of attention... in the back of the mind.

Attachments are only 'attached' with Velcro... because attention is movable.

If attention wasn't movable... we'd be nailed to this place.

Attention is a spotlight... that is attracted to noise.

Infinite regressions are silent... so it takes will to 'see' them.

If the world was silent... all 'persons' would be bored... till we became aware of attention.

When you become aware of attention... everything is worth 'seeing'.


NOTE: Becoming aware of attention... is being aware of being aware... because attention is a faculty of awareness.

Attention is easy to overlook... on the way to distraction.

Attention is what we 'see' distractions with.

When you 'see' a distraction... you 'see' it with attention.

You can only focus on a distraction... by ignoring attention.

If you can 'see' something... attention 'delivered' it.

If you can 'see' something... remember attention.

We don't really 'remember' attention... but we can remember to 'look' at it.

Without attention... there would be no distraction... and no awareness either.

Focused attention... makes the 'particle' from the continuous.

Focused attention is what makes an 'individual' being from 'continuous' being.

Universal attention is the realm of universal awareness.



NOTE: When the 'individual' attention is divided again... you've got 'separation'.

Divided 'individual' attention... sets the stage for the illusion of 'separation'.

Divided individual attention... is a setup for magic.



NOTE: In order to get a handle on 'separation' you have to be able to 'see' when 'separation' occurs.


Will and attention

Attention can only be consciously shifted by an act of will.

Shifting attention to an infinite inner regression is an act of will.

Without will... distractions are the only thing 'on'.

Without will... we'd be nailed to this place.

Without will... we'd never be able to 'see' attention.

'Seeing' attention... is an act of will.

If you can 'see' attention... that's will.

Becoming aware of attention... 'will' be rewarding.

If it takes will to 'see' attention... whose side is will on.

Will is 'on our side' because will and attention go 'hand in hand'.

Will is 'on our side' because will is 'of' us.

Will is 'on our side' because will is 'being in action'.

Will is 'on our side' because will only serves our highest good.

Will will be rewarding... distractions will be... distracting.


Attention distraction deficit...

NOTE: Paying attention to attention... is paying attention to attention.

Paying attention to attention... leaves distractions intact.

Paying attention to attention... is no threat to distractions.

Paying attention to attention... puts distractions in their place.


Attention is not a distraction from distractions... otherwise it would be a distraction.

Attention doesn't worry about the future.

You'll know things are changing when attention is headline news... instead of distractions.

No attention... no distractions.

Attention is the 'leading indicator'... of awareness.

Attention...   I'll get back to you on that.


Attention and society

In a successful society... attention is the prime imperative..

When a society is paying attention... governments don't need to.

Distractions are the 'leading indicator' of 'problems with progress'.

If TV was paying attention... it would be focused on itself... and then we could all get back to reality.


Attention is radical... and 'everyone' knows that that won't work.

Advertising works because distractions work like magic.

If being was a distraction... we'd all be enlightened.



Make being a 'distraction'... and see what happens.


Worth repeating

NOTE: The Golden ratio... is an unending ratio... it's an expression of an infinite regression.

NOTE: Gazing at representations of an infinite regression reminds us of infinity.

Gazing at a form that represents the Golden ratio reminds us of our 'direction' in life.

So 'quality' in form... is a constant reminder in form of our inner 'direction' in life.

NOTE: Quality in the form of the Golden ratio reminds us of our infinite nature because our inner attention 'free falls' when we gaze at it.   Thus the 'reminder'.   The 'reminder' is what we 'see' with our inner attention when we gaze at an infinite ratio... infinity.

Everyone recognizes infinity when they 'see' it.


Nature of Free fall

When the mind sees a square... it resolves it to a finite ratio... and it stops there.

When the mind 'sees' a form that represents the infinite Golden Ratio... it 'resolves' it to infinity... thus the 'reminder'.

All we need do is gaze at a form that represents an infinitely regressing ratio and we're 'gazing' at infinity... in the 'back of out minds.

Thus the connection between Quality... and the sacred.

The 'reminder'... is in the experience... because everyone recognizes the experience.

It's a common experience... thus the ultimate 'common sense'.


Sacred Geometry is...

The reason Sacred geometry is 'sacred'... is because gazing at it 'reminds' us of infinity... in the 'back of our minds'.

Sacred geometry 'reminds' us of our direction in life.


Sacred ratio-nality

Sacred geometry 'reminds' us of our infinitely ratio-nal roots.

Gazing at Golden Ratios is the ultimate rational act... because it is the ultimate 'rational' ratio.

If you resolve a ratio infinitely... it's rational.

The Golden ratio is the ultimate rational ratio because it returns us to rationality when we gaze at it.


An eye on phi...

The Golden ratio is known as 'phi'.

Quality is associated with phi ratios.

Gazing at quality is keeping an 'eye' on phi...

Keeping an eye on phi... brings Quality to our experience.

Keeping an 'eye' on phi brings rationality to our experience.

Keeping an 'eye' on phi brings understanding to our experience.

When you're keeping an 'eye' on phi... you're 'in'.


Quality is 'in'

Gazing at Sacred Geometry... is gazing 'in'.

Gazing at phi ratios... is gazing 'in'.

Gazing at Quality... is gazing 'in'.

Surrounding our selves with Quality... brings us 'in'.

Quality... is 'in'.


NOTE: The Vesica Pisces... is a sacred geometric representation... that can be interpreted as a representation of the dual opposing vortices... of creation.


Total Quality...

The Unknowable is Total Quality... but it is known.

Total Quality is unknowable... until we are Total Quality.

Total Quality is none of our business... until we're totally qualified.


Until then... all we can do is qualify for total quality... by practicing.

Practicing is about exercising will... and the rest will be workable.

Practice leads to progress... with progress.


The desire for Total Quality is understandable... but problematic.

The desire for Total Quality is the desire to know 100% of the answer.

The desire for Total Quality is the desire to know the unknowable.

The desire for Total Quality leads to issues with levels.

Level issues will only begin to be resolved when we 'see through' all levels.

Level issues will only begin to be resolved when we 'see' with all 'eyes' open.


Total Quality will be out of our sight... until there is nowhere else to look..

Total Quality will be out of our sight... until everywhere we look... is home.

Total Quality will be out of our sight... until there's no place that isn't home.


Even when Total Quality is within sight... we still won't 'see' all of it.

Even when Total Quality is within sight... we still won't know all of it.

Relief is knowing we don't have to see everything... to 'see through' everything.


Serious business...

It's possible to 'see' Total Quality from 'here'... and still not be totally qualified.

Just because level issues are an illusion doesn't mean we don't have to deal with them.

When we're dealing with magic... we have to take magic seriously... because magic is serious business.

Anything that can fool being into believing it's a 'person'... is a serious business.


Failure to take magic seriously... leads to problems with progress.

When everyone takes magic seriously... we'll all be making serious progress.


Serious in this case is not necessarily somber... it just means that the answer is going to take some serious attention.

Laughter is possible while paying serious attention.

Laughter... breaks lock on the 'personal'... so laughter is a 'serious' ally in dealing with magic.

Laughter is a relief... from the personal.



"It is sacred because it's eternal... that's what sacred means."

(John Michell... from the movie "Crop Circles... Quest for Truth")


When something is pointing to circles... it's best to pay attention.

When something is pointing to circles... it's serious business.

When something is built in a circle... it's for a serious reason.

When something is built in a circle... it's pointing to the impersonal.

When something is pointing to the impersonal it has the power to 'remind' us of the impersonal.

Reminders of the impersonal... are always a relief.

Anything built in a circle... is a place for relief...


Understanding... a Movie


Sacred relief...

Gazing at Quality... is a relief.

Gazing at 'sacred ratios' in Art... is a relief.

Pi... is a 'sacred number'... because it gives us relief... when we keep an 'eye' on it.

Phi... is a 'sacred ratio'... because it gives us relief... when we keep an 'eye' on it.

Contemplating infinite regressions in the 'back of our minds'... is a relief...

Anything that takes our minds off the personal... is always a relief.

If it wasn't for the impersonal... we'd be nailed to this place.

If it wasn't for the Sacred... we'd be nailed to the personal.


NOTE: If relief from the personal is a relief... what does that say about the personal.


NOTE: Bodily practices are a powerful relief... when we practice them...

Spiritual practices give us an experience of Quality.

Spiritual practices give us Quality of life.


Sacred rationality

Spiritual practices are the ultimate rational act... because they return us to rationality.

The eternal... is rational.    Every-thing else... is problematic.

Rationality... takes practice... because the personal is problematic.

Rationality is what we experience... when we're 'pointing' in the right direction.

The practice of Rationality... is an 'Art'.


Mystery vs Awe...

If the sacred were a mystery... it could be 'solved'.

Since the sacred is eternal... the only mystery is which way to 'look'.

Once you 'solve' the mystery... the rest is a matter of practice.

Knowing the unknowable will be known... takes all the mystery out of it... and replaces it with awe.

Mysteries create doubt... awe puts the doubter in its proper place.



If practice were perfect... we wouldn't need to practice.

In order to practice... it takes collaboration with the person.

Struggling to work out the personal... is the path to practice.

Struggling to work out the personal... can be a path to will.

When practice is practical... the person is supported by the impersonal.

The impersonal is practical... because it informs the person of that which it can't 'see'.

Sometimes the practical... takes practice... until it makes sense.

The impersonal becomes practical... when it's 'born' from practice... that makes sense.


The Individual 'person'

The individual is one... but it's not alone.

The person is alone... so it's prone to loneliness.

The individual is never lonely... because it's always connected.

The individual is never lonely... because it's always 'online'.

Individuals understand... because they carry the same burdens.

Peel back any person... and you'll find an individual.


Society and practice

When society practices... we'll laugh for relief... while smiling at 'other' individuals.

When society practices... talking will be in its place... because communication will be understood.

When society practices... Art will be displayed... because all individuals will be understood to be 'artists'.

When society practices... talking will be in its place... because the meaningful will be front and center... for all to 'see'.

When society practices... we'll all have a life.


Having 'a life'...

Having a life is having two lives simultaneously.

When you have two lives simultaneously, anything that happens in 'this' life... isn't everything that's happening in your life.

Having two lives simultaneously puts 'this' life... in its proper place.

When you have two lives simultaneously... 'this' life is on the ground floor... and the 'rest' has a view.

Having 'a life' is honoring the personal while keeping one 'eye' on being.

Having 'a life' is living 'this' life... with one 'eye' on the view.

As long as there is will... there will be 'a life'.

Not everyone would 'trade lives' for 'a life'.

Sometimes you have to lose a bit of 'this' life in order to get 'a life'.

Having 'a life' is profound... it moves you without 'taking you'.

'A life'... is all of life.


Weathering it...

Any mind that can be influenced by the weather... bears keeping an eye on.



Meaning can be personal... but the personal is changeable.

Meaning doesn't have to be changeable... it can be more of a constant... in the background... built into experience.

When meaning is 'built into' experience... boredom is less of an issue.

When meaning is 'built into' life... attention is a given.

When you're seriously paying attention... it means that something has meaning for you.

Meaning and being go hand in hand... because attention on being reveals an impersonal meaning we didn't know was there.

Impersonal meaning is meaning that is not dependent on the personal... or the doing.

When you're paying attention to being... meaning is 'built into' experience.

When you're paying attention to being... meaning is a 'given'.

Meaning and doing are not necessarily synonymous.

When life takes a pause and you're still paying attention... that means something.

When attention stands out when you're not 'doing'... that should get your attention.

When attention stands out when you're not 'doing'... see if you're worried about meaning.


Being has its own meaning.

The more being is a constant... the more life has constant meaning.

The more life has constant meaning... the less we have to constantly look for meaning.


Manifest quality

Quality takes attention... it takes it to manifest it and it grabs your attention when you see it.

When you can appreciate Quality... that adds quality to life.

Adding quality to life... adds meaning to life.

Manifesting quality helps give meaning to 'other' lives.

Manifesting Quality... is a form of 'paying forward'.


The 'God' particle...

When energy goes out of its way to spin in circles... that's intention.

Intention implies intelligence.

Circles... point to the Sacred.

'God' may not be a 'person'... but if a creator exists... it's no fool.


The 'God' particle could be explained... but still not understood.

To explain it without understanding will not get the attention of most persons.

When the 'God' particle is not just explained... but understood... the realization will have implications for every 'person'... and that... will get every ones attention.


When 'particles' are squares... you can kiss the infinite goodbye.

But since 'particles' are circular... hope springs eternal.


Ego and Person

The ego has been confused with the person.

Without an ego... all saints would be silent.

Without a 'person'... all saints would still be saints.

Without the ego... communication would be impossible.

Without the 'person'... communication would be a given.


Without the ego... there would be no laughter.

Without the person... it would be all smiles.


The impersonal... is not devoid of personality.

The impersonal... puts the person in its proper place.


When the person is in its proper place... the person is not a problem... and the ego becomes a tool for the 'impersonal' individual or being.

An impersonal individual honors the personal... while being informed by awareness.

An impersonal individual has the personal in perspective... because it has a view of being.


Infinite timeless...

The infinite is timeless because the endless has all the time in the world.

The infinite is endless because there is no end to 'in'.

If you're looking for the timeless... the endless is a good place to start.



People may think the artist lazy... but an artist is always working.

For an artist, everything is seed for their mill.

Seed for their mill in this case does not mean grinding seed into powder.

Seed for their mill is transmuting the lead of the personal into the gold of the individual.

With an artist... the 'wheels' are always spinning.

For an artist... there can never be enough Quality.

Their 'path' is the path from personal obsession to impersonal understanding.

The artist takes this seriously... and works all 3 shifts.... takes no days off... and 'holidays' in silence.

The artist... is constantly working... because the problem is virtually continuous.

You can't tell the artist so much by what they do... as by what they don't do.

The artist transmutes the energy of obsession... into useful energy.

The artist... eventually focus's the searchlight... by turning it in the proper direction.

When a society practices... art will be ubiquitous... and Quality will be continuous.


When a society practices... 'paying forward' will be in perpetual motion.


Society's artists

When CEO's are artists... everything will have quality... and Bonus's will be 'off balance sheet'.

When scientists are artists... we truly won't have to worry about problems with 'progress'.

When Politicians are truly artists... talking will truly be in its place... and then we can all go home.


Artists do their part

When society practices... all will eventually be artists... and then we'll all be doing our part.


"In the wave'... points to... 'in' the wave.


'Stand alone connected'

When we implode background attention that's an act of will.

Momentum is beliefs that are solidifying in the back of our minds.

Compulsive attention to existential beliefs and doubts can be habit forming.

When we implode background attention we break the momentum of habit.

When we implode background attention we break the habit of habit.

Awareness... is the antithesis... of habit.


and Manipulation...

Manipulation... is taking advantage of the momentum of habit in the back of our minds.

Awareness makes us no body's fool.

When you're no body's fool you are 'stand alone connected'.

'Stand alone connected'... is a paradox.

'Stand alone connected'... is standing alone from manipulation while being connected to awareness.


When you're 'stand alone connected' you're 'good to go'.

When you're 'good to go'... you're an independent spiritual practitioner... but connected.

When you're 'good to go'... you can 'go' anywhere... and still be connected.

When you're 'stand alone connected' you're a walking paradox.

 A walking paradox is not likely to be manipulated... because they see 'through' it..


When society practices... manipulation will be unnecessary.

When society practices... manipulation will be unnecessary... because it will be understood.

When society practices... manipulation will be unnecessary... because communication will be understood.

When society practices... individuals will be too impressed with Quality to pay attention to manipulation.


When society practices... advertising will be understood.

When society practices... politics will be understood.

When society practices... everything will be 'different'.

When society practices... manipulation will no longer be necessary... because we'll all be informed.



When you're 'stand alone connected' you can go about your business.

When you're 'stand alone connected'... you're never alone.

When you're 'stand alone connected'... boredom is not an issue.

When you're 'stand alone connected'... you're 'paying forward'... by not paying for manipulation.

When you're 'stand alone connected'... you're a 'citizen'... in the highest sense.

When you're a 'citi... zen'... you can 'stand alone connected'... in the midst of any city.

A society of 'citizens'... is immune to manipulation.

Being a 'citizen'... is doing our part... of the whole.


When CEO's are occupied with Quality... citizens will have occupied the city.

When CEO's have 'a life'... smiles will be 'on the house'.



NOTE: When you're 'stand alone connected' you're free to conduct your business... because you know all will be known.

Patience is knowing all... is known.

When you know all is known... you have more patience with the unknown.

When you know that all is known... the 'unknown' can be an adventure.



When something is infinite it means it's unlimited.

When something is unlimited it means there's is no end to it.

When something is unlimited... it just goes on and on...

When something is unlimited... it's 'eternal'.


The view of meaning

When you're 'stand alone connected'... meaning comes with the view.

When you're 'stand alone connected'... you're not fooled by separation... because you're connected to the infinite.

When you're 'stand alone connected'... separation is the land of adventure... and being is the realm of reality.

When you're 'stand alone connected'... you have 'a life'.

When you're 'stand alone connected'... you're 'in'.

When you're 'stand alone connected'... 'in' makes sense of the 'outer'.

When you're 'stand alone connected' you've gone from a 'glider' working the updrafts... to 'powered flight'.


When you're 'stand alone connected'... the outer is seen through the eyes... and 'seen through' by the 'eye' of understanding.

When you're 'stand alone connected'... you're 'good to go' because illusions are gone.

When you're 'stand alone connected'... you're 'paying forward' by paying attention.


unlimited view... unlimited meaning...

When you're 'stand alone connected' you may work in a 'square' world... but you hang out in 'circles'.

When you're 'stand alone connected' you see through illusions... because illusions are not all you 'see'.

When you're 'stand alone connected'... meaning is no longer limited to illusions... because the 'view' of meaning is unlimited.

When a view of meaning is 'unlimited'... it means it doesn't stop in one place... so it's not 'limited'.


When the mind settles on 'squares'... meaning 'stops' right there.

When attention doesn't settle... meaning just  goes on and on... so it's 'unlimited'... it has no end.


Meaning... is limited by the 'view'.

Unlimited meaning... unlimited view.


When the view is unlimited... meaning takes on a whole new meaning... because meaning is connected to 'view'.

Meaning is in direct proportion to 'depth of field'.

'Depth of field' is the inner 'eye' of awareness continuously reaching out towards infinity... towards deeper and deeper 'depths' of the field of awareness.


NOTE: 'Depth of field' is 'in'... but it's 'in' experienced as radiating out.


NOTE: 'Depth of field' is seeing 'in'... as radiating 'out'... toward infinity.


NOTE: 'Depth of field'... is seeing 'in' everywhere you look... and beyond...


When the view is unlimited... meaning takes on a whole new meaning because there's no end to it.


unlimited value...

When you're 'stand alone connected'... you still value the limited... but the limitless has unlimited value... so you value it more.

Value is connected to 'view'.

Value... is in direct proportion to 'depth of field'.

When something is unlimited... it has unlimited value... so you naturally value it more.   It just makes sense.

When something has unlimited value... there's no end to it's value.

When you have something of unlimited value... you still value the limited... but it puts limited values in their proper perspective.

Perspective... is a function of 'depth of field'.

When you have an unlimited 'view'... it puts every thing in perspective.


If you've read this far... chances are you value that which has unlimited value.


unlimited effort...

When something is of unlimited value it inspires unlimited effort.

Exercising will is the beginning of unlimited effort.

When the unlimited 'view' is always in 'view'... unlimited effort is effort-less...


Every thing in this level... is a reflection of the view.

The difference is... the view has unlimited amounts... so there is no fighting over it.



To call a 'person' deep because they say something 'deep' is a mistake... in level perception.

The 'person' has limited 'depth'... only the view has 'depth of field'.

The 'view' from the person... can come and go.

When the 'person' takes credit for 'depth of field'... that's called impersonating the view.


The 'person' a limited  'impersonation' of being.

A concept... is a limited 'impersonation'... of an aspect of the unknowable.

We can live without impersonations... but we can't live without being.


NOTE: When an individual acknowledges the 'depth of view' of an 'other'... that's called validation of the 'others' view.

The individual... through the 'person'... reports the view.

When the individual 'is' the view... 'game over'.


letting go...

We can let go of impersonations... but we can't let go of being.

If you can let go of it... it's not 'you'.


Impersonations... are 'imaginings'.

Letting go of impersonations... releases creative imagination.   It's a paradox.

Letting go of impersonations... frees up attention.

When attention is freed up... it gravitates 'up'.

Freeing up attention in the back of our minds frees up inner attention... and then the 'view' naturally comes 'into view'.



When the view comes 'into view'... our 'depth of field' is infinite... but not everything is 'seen'... because the infinite is endless.

When the 'depth of field' is infinite... values shift... to that which has 'depth'.

When the 'depth of field' shifts... meaning takes on 'deeper meaning'.

Only the infinite... has infinite 'depth of field'.


In the end it's all about 'depth of field'... 'seeing' is about 'depth of field'.


'Seeing' puts every thing... in proper perspective.

When an individual has a 'view'... it feels like you have everything you need... but you still have 'needs'.

When a society has 'depth of field'... there will be no need for fighting... because everyone will have  everything they need... because 'paying forward' will be common sense.


When society has 'depth of field'... everything will be 'different'.


Depth of field

'Depth of field' is the depth of vision of the inner 'eye' of awareness.

When an individual view has 'depth of field'... the gaze is virtually infinite... but not all is 'seen'.

When a view has 'depth of field'... all that needs to be known is known when it's needed... but not all that can be known is known.

When a view is 'virtually infinite'... attention is 'reaching out' to infinity... but doesn't reach 'to' infinity.

Infinite means no end... it's endless... so it's endlessly rewarding.

The more infinite regression is practiced the greater the 'depth of field'.

The more the letting go... the greater the 'depth of field'.


'Depth of field' is an extension of awareness.

'Depth of field' is an extension of awareness from the individual toward the infinite.

'Depth of field' is an extension of the 'eye' of awareness... it's the opening of the individual focal point of awareness toward the infinite.

'Depth of field' is a natural 'extension' of awareness of awareness.

'Depth of field' allows us to 'see through' the illusion of 'separation'... by seeing beyond it.



'Depth of field'... is unified vision.   It's 'seeing' the outer as 'in'... and infinite.

The greater the 'depth of field'... the greater the 'view'.

The greater the 'depth of field'... the more we value that which has 'depth'.

The greater the 'depth of field'... the 'deeper' the meaning.

The greater the 'depth of field'... the more we go 'in'... by extending awareness 'out'.

When society can extend the 'depth of field'... we'll all be able to 'see' past our noses.


When you can extend your 'depth of field' far enough... even paradox itself is no longer a paradox...

When you can extend your 'depth of field' far enough... there is only 'One individual' and its will be done...


"May we all enjoy the view...
from our human but impersonal ‘you'.
Big Apple to Katmandu!... may the Hunab Ku renew."

from 'Who Needs the Higgs'

This Blog is a spiritual practice in writing.  The author makes no claims of any 'spiritual attainments'.

  To get the most from what this blog says it is best digested from 'top to bottom'.   If the reader attempts to skip around or over passages the first time through it will not have an impact as each section in itself is not going to impress the individual in isolation or when read out of sequence.  If the blog has any value it's in the 'view' it presents... and that 'view' extends... so to speak... as the blog proceeds from top to bottom.

NOTE: Even if posts are not added on a given day to the end of this blog there may still be tweaks to the language inside or new lines added to the existing text.  

When all else fails... make being a 'distraction'... and see what happens.

-------------------- not the end --------------------
PS - if you read my comments at the end of the "Who Needs the Higgs" article closely you'll see references to 2 simple visualization exercises (that were inspired by the writing of the article) that help with identifying background attention and using it to either implode unwanted thought streams (which transmutes them into awareness) or to have an internal perception of infinity while going about ones daily business - it Is possible.   Implosion is as natural with waves as amplification (think Mandelbrot Set) - so unwanted thought streams (waves!) can be imploded and the psychic and emotional strings attached to them broken with these exercises.   That's No Small thing.

 This is a different way of using the mind - but a natural one... just under appreciated till now as implosion has been under appreciated.   But if you want to understand implosion it helps to have had a direct experience of it in the mind.  Then there will be No doubt as to what it actually is - and this makes it real - and it changes your view of reality.   Again... no small thing.

 One caveat in the Higgs article comments - I mention 'spiraling in of ones being' which is a misnomer.   What is actually being spiraled in is the distracting background mind - and being is revealed.  

 For a visual view of this 'spiral of implosion' (and the whole Higgs article IMO) see Alex Grey's picture linked here...

 For an example of this infinite, internal state of mind see my article linked below called 'A Yoga in Space'.   The introductory section and the first paragraph in particular, about the trip up to the station, is a 'real time' example of this 'infinite mind state' using the visualization mentioned above.

(NOTE: for another view of so called... 'noise', see my article linked below "Where is Time?"   This article was written between the time when the 'Who Needs the Higgs' article appeared and the time more recently (11/11) when I had developed the more mature 'contemplating' practice described above.  So if I had one thing to change about this article now I would somehow alter the vague reference to 'diffused inner attention' that I mentioned in it to a practice in line with the more up to date 'contemplation of an infinite regression'.   Otherwise I stand by the rest of the piece.   It is interesting to note that when I practice the newly developed  'contemplation'  I do now notice that I operate in a 'continuous now' similar to what I was describing in that article... so that was an interesting validation.)


NOTE:  a thought experiment...  When a wave collapses 'into' space the distances between collapsed portions decreases with each collapse... so as a wavelike 'particle' separates and gets further 'apart'... their continuous un-separated collapsed portions get closer and closer... because they are collapsing 'towards' a common source... all of it happening outside of time... at 'right angles to time'... it would be a paradox.    So the further it collapses... the distance information needs to travel decreases... and all of it outside of time.

 So distance would be irrelevant.  Eventually they may get so close as to explain so called 'faster than light communication'... who knows.   But if this so called 'quantum tunnel' exists it may turn out that to understand it we need to understand the mechanism of paradox.

 If so it may turn out that those that say that the so called 'tunnel' is actually a continuous connection may be correct... and that there are no 'quanta'... in reality.

 Just a thought...

Other articles of mine on Reality Sandwich...

Where is Time?...   "We have never encountered poor engineering in nature" --Albrecht-Buehler

A Yoga in Space...  "There's 'space' for awareness in space"
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