Academic journal article Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy

Mapping the Whole in Everyone an Essay On: Non-Existence as the Engine and Axis of Existence

Academic journal article Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy

Mapping the Whole in Everyone an Essay On: Non-Existence as the Engine and Axis of Existence

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We recognize that energy and momentum are defined in relationship to their complementary distributions in space-time. Here, mathematics, physical fields and forces are valued as information-based by products of a nonlocal superfluid system. Nonexistence, as undifferentiated consciousness, is seen as the only constant in existence. As such, existence and nonexistence might function as an undivided whole, sustaining virtual particle production and annihilation--within a field of infinite possibilities and potentials, united by point-centered-processes. If existence is virtual, this would allow for a unity we can experience--as a species.

It is noted: How well we pay attention and what we pay attention to focuses the activation of charge polarities in our cell proteins, orchestrating our capacity for physical movement and psychological interpretation. Yet by overly "identifying" with the limits of individualized experience, we become falsely constrained, which isolates and even traumatizes us. The life process is seen as the evolution of our ability to insightfully observe together--as a species--to achieve and sustain a sense of balance, receptivity, and co-creative capacity with the rest of nature.

"For she is herself and not herself, having gained eternal life through the blessing of death."--Lactantius (from the myth of the Phoenix 300AD)

INTRODUCTION

At the heart of any scientific inquiry asking "how" is the philosophical enquiry "why." The scientific community has had a preference to ask how, for the simple reason that the corresponding answer is typically an observable physical mechanism or process. Nonetheless, why it occurs also deserves attention, as this paper does with clear intent. By asking why our perception of the universe is the way it seems to be, specific instances of physical phenomena are shown to be in support of this paper's implications.

In a near-death experience at the age of four, Sperry existed as formless awareness--informed by absolute stillness and silence. It has been essential for him to learn how to tune the human body, heart, and mind to this awareness; or, by degrees, feel fragmented by his own, and our unconsciousness--as follows.

Individual and collective attention can be exclusively organized by ideas and activities. Yet, whenever attention is allowed to become overly identified with these fragments of a greater whole, a mind-made personality tries to take control of these pieces of experience, to create a "peace" that is missing. Yet this trying is futile and goes on endlessly, as the mind promises to make life behave the way it imagines it should. When filled only with the knowledge of these thoughts and things, our minds cannot begin to know the actual integrity of awareness.

By being aware of awareness itself (e.g. conscious awareness), our best qualities can be amplified far beyond what most of us have ever experienced. As cells in the body of humanity, our creative freedom, love, and understanding rely on how we pay attention. We can notice that what we pay attention to determines who and what we experience ourselves to be, suffering attraction and avoidance as pleasure and pain when we do not perceive the indivisible nature of existence.

By utilizing our innate capacity to be consciously aware, our perceptions become more organized, allowing for greater understanding, motivation, and intelligence; to serve as the perceptual faculties of a universal body, heart, and mind; to feel "one with all," wherein mutual understanding is effortless. Experiencers say: it is thrilling to feel oneself and another--as co-creative--within the whole of life.

Conscious awareness can be known--as who and what we are: changeless and the cause of all change. We realize we have been seeking what may be our immortal nature in what is impermanent. Unconditional-love can be felt to flow within us--as one of the many forms of "pure conscious intelligence". …

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