I have many things in my head at the moment that I would like to get out. Assertions which I would like to share, and questions which I would like to ask. Really, I would like to (as I here reference Plato’s Republic) pour my mind into your ear. I should like to do this in hopes that the essence of my thought, that which I cannot so easily put into words, may reach your understanding.
I shall try anyway. Consciousness, existence, infinity.
Where does consciousness come from? What is the essence of existence? It seems to me that perspective is what is inexorably tied to the body. The perspective which we have is like the rod within a yo-yo, and with each passing day more and more sensory input and experience is wrapped around it. Moment after moment, day after day, year after year we are built to be the persons that we are. But what are we? Are we our experiences? Perhaps yes, but not wholly.
It seems that that bare essence of existence, that which sits in the seat of perspective is something fundamental to the Universe. This bare existence is what people reach when they can meditate and clear their minds of the thoughts which are associated with our bodies and each respective history.
True existence is like the electric charge which runs a device. When you power on a computer, a rush of electricity runs about its memory, peripheries and the like and from this circuit there arises a sense that the thing, through its electrified unity, seems to come alive.
This I believe to be the form of our consciousness. We are just individual waves in an ocean and smaller waves comprise bigger waves, but everything is in essence the same ocean, same water, same flowing.
I may not have fully explained this (of course I have not), but I do not care to at this juncture. Suffice to say, I believe that once we exit this world, and we leave our bodies and memories behind that the same driving force behind the consciousness will arise elsewhere in another form, perhaps many simultaneously (that may be happening right now and we don’t know it). Well, what does this mean? What can we draw from this sense that all of us and everything is essentially one – divided?
I believe we may answer many questions in politics (politics being the interplay of individuals). If we wish to all be united, then we must now work toward this so that we may wake closer to, if not in, a greater unity with those around us. Since the true nature of reality will always be behind a veil alongside infinity, there must be faith. But what am I here asking? To build the ground work for future beings like ourselves. In so doing, and here is my argument, we will be in effect helping ourselves.
I wish I could explore space like they do in Star Trek. Alas, I cannot. I am here unable because I have not been born into a time when we have the peace on Earth, the infrastructure, and the know how. In-line with what I have been before saying, we ought to use our lives today to prepare the way for such things as peace, prosperity, and space exploration. So that once we die, and every one of us will, that perhaps when we again ‘open our eyes’ as it were, perhaps we will be closer to achieving these things in the flesh.
Am I here endorsing reincarnation? I endorse incarnation, and why has it happened here and now for me? What is the ‘me’ beyond my memories? It is quite likely the same thing that comprises the soul of yourself, of our ancestors, and it will fundamentally be that which comprises the ‘souls’ of any and all life past, present or that which is to come.
Each life is a step. The greater whole is walking, and our actions in this life can constitute the stride, the footing, and ultimately the pace and direction of our greater journey. Life is a day, reality is quite greater.
Anyways, these have just been some half-clear thoughts. (Communicated in a half-clear way, anyhow). Oh, also the film and book Cloud Atlas talks about similar themes… identity… necessity and contingency with respect to that. Great film 9/10.