Wise Lime Words

26 03 2012

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Democracy is the only system capable of reflecting the humanist premise of equilibrium or balance. The key to its secret is the involvement of the citizen – John Ralston Saul

Only when God was said to have died did various leaders, professions and sectors risk pushing themselves forward as successors – John Ralston Saul

When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to look like a nail

Someone who thinks logically provides a nice contrast to the real world

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity

Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity

It is easier to get forgiveness than permission

No husband has ever been shot while doing the dishes

Middle age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist change places

There is always one more imbecile than you counted on

Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused

Life is not about how fast you run, or how high you climb, but how well you bounce

Words that soak into your heart are whispered, not yelled

Meanness doesn’t happen overnight

Forgive your enemies. It messes with their heads

Either God is alive, in which case he’ll deal with us as he sees fit. Or he is dead, in which case he was never alive, it being unlikely that he died of old age – John Ralston Saul

Marx was fortunate to have been born eighty years before Walt Disney. Disney also promised a child’s paradise and unlike Marx, delivered on his promise – John Ralston Saul

If allowed to run free of the social system, capitalism will attempt to corrupt and undermine democracy, which is after all not a natural state – John Ralston Saul

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Mysteries of the Quantum

4 12 2011

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God this is Your Cue

To find a charge that will arc across from the tower of bald headed stubborn materialism and connect with the deeply mysterious Orb of spirituality, thus integrating our understanding of both has been getting easier and easier. God this is your cue. A lazy person needs only nod at the disturbing findings of Quantum Theorists and the parallels of  spiritual commentators down the ages. There it is! The big give-away clue to the existence of what spiritual teachers have been saying all along.

All things are connected. God this is your cue. While this does not prove the existence of God it positively shouts of a Meta-Physics. In addition the findings of Quantum theory – that all things are connected – opens the very real possibility that God may indeed exist. Never mind the Buddhists who insist that God is not necessary. To save yourself from suffering simply stop behaving badly. Fair point – if only you could see it.

Within the vast and unimaginable realms of what Bohm Calls The Implicate Order there is ample room for Gods and Goddesses to be breathing universes out of the pores of their skin and back in again while sleeping, while dreaming, without missing a beat. God this is your cue, is indeed one view put forward in the ancient scriptures. It is time for people of adequate intellect to simply allow if they have not already done so, the validity of the other-worldly possibility and relinquish the sceptical refuge that their egos cling to, uncomfortable as it may at first seem. God this is your cue.

God could well exist. It is a very real possibility. Given all that we know, all that we have seen, heard and been shown, anyone who clings to the sceptical notion that metaphysical phenomenon must remain guilty till proven real must be categorised as, well, (there must be a more diplomatic way of putting this) as closed minded  . . . sorry. So please God speak to us now through Amit Goswami the great Quantum Physicist – God this is your cue.

Integration of Spirituality and Science

20 09 2011

Is the Integration of Spirituality and Science a Key to Future Human Evolution?

Some of the feedback coming from community groups these days is fascinating. Some people are getting upset about metaphysics and spirituality. More scientific rigor! they say. These are they who stick to the hardline of materialistic humanism touting this as the key to future human evolution. And there are many also who say au contraire! . . . it is the embrace of the spiritual which offers the keys to the kingdom of human evolution. It may well be that this creative tension of opposites generates plenty of heat and one might imagine some light. The problem is, that this leaves us short of an integration of spirituality and science. If we are to discover (stumble upon?) the key to future human evolution then perhaps we need to start thinking less in terms of either-or and more in terms of YES AND. In the broad sense this is what is referred to as (the science of) complexity.

Call me old fashioned if you like but I like a bit of complexity with my scientifically balanced muesli in the morning. And . . .like California we are, after all in muesli country here folks – full of nuts fruits and flakes. Not that there’s anything wrong with that! Viva la difference i say.

Einstein believed in God. What makes you so sure?

The really big deal right now at the cutting edge of progressive ideas appears to be the intriguing possibilities that Quantum Theory has opened up. It’s the real integration of spirituality and science. Gods and Goddesses have become a real possibility again. Yes it seems God is back. Where did She/He go? I hear you ask. The answer may be the key to future human evolution.

Once upon a time it was a relatively safe bet that if you wanted to run your flag up the mast of the ship of Atheism, you could do so with a certain claim to enlightened rationality. You could position yourself in the socio-political landscape as a kind of true believer  . . . albeit a believer in absolutely nothing. But that didn’t matter. There were plenty of other true believers in nothing you were going to rub shoulders with on a daily basis. These other eminently respectable non-believers would give you the comfort of seeing yourself reflected back as the cool guy or gal  . . .with the shades and without a skerrik of God stuff. The problem is, that this position is not looking nearly as cool, enlightened or rational as it used to.

Quantumwise, the new and improved God doesn’t demand fear. Maybe it’s time to Awaken The Dreamer. The way in which human evolution unfolds will no doubt surprise us all. Quantumwise . . .there is no necessity to belong to a religion as such and it is more than just a bit uncool to make claims as to what God looks like unless it is in the vaguest and most abstract possible terms. When you think about it this is probably a very good thing. Good that is, if you want some peace and quiet any time before the Earth falls into the Sun.

We can talk about the integration of spirituality and science . . .oh yes . . .and . . .as the true believers in absolutely nothing never fail to point out . . .religion is responsible for more suffering on the planet that anything you could think of etc, etc, etc. Perhaps paradoxically, these naysayers may be right. But that doesn’t mean they are RIGHT! . . .right? It just means they are right about something. As people who believe in absolutely nothing, they can’t claim to be absolutely sure about anything now can they? This would go against their avowed religion. You see . . . atheists have faith. Their faith is in the NO GOD proposition. A proposition just as absurd and unbelievable to the YES GOD Proposition peeps as is the reverse. How do we reconcile such a typically human conundrum? And should we even try? This we would suggest is a key to future human evolution.

Suggestion. Stay open minded to possibility. Observe. Maybe even try out a few technical approaches to the almighty (as it were) with the specific caveat that 1)* if you hold a hidden agenda that there REALLY IS NO GOD . . .then according to the laws of metaphysics – which you have probably banned yourself from considering by the way – according to the laws of metaphysics, if you really believe there is NO GOD and you try some technique or practice to see if GOD exists . . .well, then what that will reveal to you is the confirmation of your belief. Why? Because according to the laws of Metaphysics YOU CREATE YOUR OWN REALITY.

* there is only ONE

Do you see the problem here? Perhaps one thing we all need to do is start to respect each other, but REALLY RESPECT EACH OTHER. Think about it. There is no way of knowing or proving that you are RIGHT apart from subjectively knowing that you are right which is a case of BEING RIGHT! and such people are invariably a pain in the proverbial. But this in no way proves that you are correct as such. On the other hand if it turns out you were wrong all along then the consequences would be quite significant . . .for you. He he . . . although completely inconsequential in the great scheme of things. Which is deeply suggestive of the greater glory of . . . .something. Einstein was a believer in God you know? So what makes you so sure? Are you smarter than Einstein? Your puny ego would like to think so.

Perhaps a key to the integration of spirituality and science, is for those who disagree about the big questions, to start to agree to disagree. But REALLY AGREE. Not just pretend to agree and then go off and secretly feel that John or Mary or Francois is really a deluded so and so because they happen to believe X, Y or Z. In an odd and quirky kind of way this may yet prove to be the key to happiness. Or at least one of the keys. Agree to disagree. Refuse to believe either way. Respect the rights of others to self-determination and join the United Notions of Peace. Only a tyrant would insist on insisting and shut out all other possibilities. Only you can answer this question – for yourself. Quantumwise . . . Is the integration of spirituality and science a key to future human evolution?

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