My previous blog post on the Cosmic Game got some quick twitter comments. Thanks @rzeligzon and @siguy for not letting me be lazy. Fair warning: if you are content with the Newtonian physics and the hierarchical view of the world with a Creator on top - stop reading now. Just like discovery of the theory of relativity, some of this knowledge will have a ripple effect that will force you to re-examine your values. For the rest I'd like to start with a little creative destruction of your own sense of "I". The "I" as you know it is at best incomplete. Number one exercise that I tried was an observation of my mind. I have not yet successfully been able to control my thoughts for more than a few minutes at a time. As you become an observer of where your thoughts go you quickly realize that your mind is actually not you. This is contrary to the western notion of "I think" and "I reason." The control of one's mind is generally worse t
Yesterday I had a very engaging discussion with someone about the research that I've been doing. The topic of the research is very hard to boil down to just one sentence. If I had to do it it would be: "a worldview of awareness" Some of my sources have been works by Alan Watts, G. Gurdjieff, Buddha and other philosophers. Without going into any detail that is probably not going to do any subject justice I want to warn any like-minded "Seeker of the Truth" that the world is not what you think it is. Taking into consideration our sources of information you can say that the world is not what people tell you it is. In the midst of this discussion a question was posed to me: "So why is this useful." While I don't know the final answer to this I can tell you that for me knowing is better than not knowing. There are some good side effects to having a small glimpse of this new worldview, but it is hardly justified if you are not ready to wake up.