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Conclusion MY WORLDVIEW IN A NUTSHELL

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Meditation Time Conclusion my worldview in a nutshell, by way of conclusion, allow me to sharewith you in broad lines some of the siliant aspects of my perspective onthings expounded in my essay meditation time know yourself and the world aroundyou, which is decidedly secular. It may serve as a collection of signpost to guide you through your cogitations and help you devise yourown map of reality and life path feel free to challenge what you will,although I believe that we should all be wary of both our convictions andreservations without falling prey to chronic vacillation. The decisive point is to be diligent ingiving whatever inside due consideration before accepting orrejecting it, either in part or in full...

...one. There is no habit that is moreinstrumental in acquiring self knowledge than mindfulness as adisciplined attention to the unfolding of our lives in every dimension of ourexperience. Likewise, there is no skill thatcontributes more to this knowledge than adaptability or the ability to copewith difficulties. We then find our place in the worldwith some measure of composure and contentment enough to accept oursituation and see it for what it is instead of indulging in denial andwishful thinking. Two Self Knowledge is, in truth, a mind,blowing concept to the extent that it shatters the common illusion of a selfthat can be meaningfully abstracted from its natural and social context, onthe one hand, and from its creative and nurturing foundation on the other.

Indeed, the self is embedded in natureand society or exists dynamically and interactively with everything. It is an unstable locus ofinterconnection and intdependence with our surroundings, which ultimatelyextend to the entire universe. It is destined to change and eventuallyperish as a temporal human form that proceeds from a timeless foundationwhose creative and nurturing qualities can appropriately be portrayed asdivine versus trivial. Here, the concept of divinity is a meretoken of reverence toward the generative power of this foundation,without which absolute nothingness would prevail. Additionally, in the current framework,the distinction between temporal form and timeless foundation is purelyanalytical. Both referred to the two complimentary aspects of a singlereality. Furthermore, the representation of thisfoundation as one aspect of a twofold...

...but unified whole his a logicalconclusion drawn from a factual observation. The human form encompasses every force,element or structure of the universe, as we know it scientifically, and yetit behaves as a single unified entity. Notwithstanding its complexity, it is a point of universal convergencethat necessarily issues from a generative unity. In other words, nochaos of disjointed causes could beget the organically inclusive and cohesivereality of the human form as their natural effect. Lastly, this human form is a highlyevolved organism whose living status implies the power to live and eventhrive. Its divine foundation is equallycreative and nurturing in the sense that it gives life and supports it tothe degree that it can.

Similarly, a loving mother brings achild into the world and does her best to procure the means of living andthriving for this child. Three, our human form is most likely to liveand thrive if it fully embodies the creative and nurturing qualities of itsdivine foundation by acting responsibly and constructively in maximumaccordance with life for the purpose of a good life, we then adapt resourcefully andpropitiously to change day after day until death, which only concerns ourtemporal human form, not our timles divine foundation, as such death opens on to atranscendent eternity or inconceivable beyond the act of living in maximum accordancewith life. For the purpose of a good life is an act of self care as anexpression of self love. However, self awareness teaches us thatourself is an unstable locus of...

...interconnection and interdependencewith our natural and social environment, whose ambit stretches from ourimmediate surroundings to those that are remote or further still infinitely. Our active self care, as an expressionof self love, should therefore be universally inclusive, while keeping inmind that we cannot strive toward the common good in the broadest sensewithout being alive and relatively well. To begin with, this means that the universalinclusiveness of our act of self care, as an expression of self love, demandsa compromise that imposes limitations across the board. Four essentially, science methodicallyinvestigates the outward manifestations of the divine foundation in question. These manifestations constitute, as awhole, an evolutionary process that implies a perpetual transition frompotentiality to actuality and vice...

...versa. Things that are presently manifest werenot so at an earlier time and eventually will no longer be manifest.Likewise, things that are not manifest, but are potentially so may becomemanifest at a later time and so on and so forth, and definitely in its non manifest or potential form,in contrast to its manifest or actual form, the divine foundation of allthings and beings in the universe transcends experience as such, it exceeds the empiricalgrounds of knowledge and therefore lies beyond every image or concept that ispredicated on these grounds. A crucial point that I owe to the philosopher,Philip Goff, about science, is that the scientific method dates back in thefirst instance to Galileo, who elected to restrict the scope of science to theobjective and quantifiable aspect of...

...the world, which could be translatedrigorously in the language of mathematics, thereby leaving out thesubjective and qualitative aspect of the scientists or any other sensunenity. Consequently, science provesintrinsically enaut to deliver the goods on the subject of consciousnessproper, as opposed to brain states that correlate with consciousness and can beobserved by a functional MRIs. In the context of neurobiological studies, some philosophers of science likeDaniel Dennett, conveniently dismissed consciousness as an illusion, which isself defeating for the simple reason that consciousness is the seat ofexperience and thus of science itself. Indeed, if we assume that consciousnessis an illusion, although this assumption is contradictory, anillusion presupposes consciousness. Then experience in the science wederive from it follow suit and any...

...scientific truth claim about anythingis illusory. This is especially the case withconsciousness, which is outside the range of scientific confidency, atleast in the current incarnation of science framed in materialisticreductionism. The philosopher David Chammers,apposutely, refers to consciousness as the hard problem. How can the inward reality ofconsciousness were more generally centiens as the capacity for experience,no matter how elementary be explained on the basis of a purely physicaluniverse reduced to the outward appearance of things? Arguably, it doesn't make ontologicalsense, even if we bring to bear the evolutionary process that introducesthe concept of emergence in proportion to an increasing order of complexity. That is the kind of novelty emergingfrom this increase should, in the main,...

...be congruent with the nature of beingobserved at the lower thresholds of complexity. Similarly, the butterfly in the warmlike larva, from which it grows into a winged insect share a common similalorigin that operates within an internally consistent plane of reality. Therefore, the subjective quality ofsentiencs cannot logically be derived from an objective quantity of stuffreductively, characterized as strictly physical, without invoking a miraculoussingularity, no less outlandish than the story of God, infusing spirit intomatter that Abrahamic religions would have you believe. In the final analysis, it appears thatPansychism is the most atologically coherent theoretical option, although,ironically, it is largely untestable or unfalsifiable, and hence unscientific.Pansychism posits tentatively that the...

...universe is a twofold of unified whole,comprising an intangible inner dimension of centience, ranging fromthe most elementary to the most complex and a perceivable outer dimension ofphysicality. This twofold of unified whole seemsbest described by the concept of logos, as the divine language specific to thecreative and nurturing foundation of the universe of special interest is the parallelthat can be drawn between the Sentien's physicality complex in its signifiedsignifier Homilogue, inspired by the languist Ferdinand de Sosur, who heldthat the Union of form and content is the basic condition for a meaningfuldiscourse. Five, when touching on the issues of theevolutionary process and the generative power that undergords this process fromthe most elementary phenomena to the...

...most complex, we implicitly raised thequestion of Universal determinism. This brings me to a historical turningpoint in the exploration of this question. Piting Albert Einstein, whosetheory of general relativity was in keeping with that of determinism. Goddoesn't play dice with the universe against the copenhagan duo, Niilsborand Werner Hysenburg, who gave a probablistic interpretation of quantmechanics. According to this interpretation, aQuantu mechanical system occupies a closed field of open possibilitieswhich remain in a state of superposition presented as a wavefunction in Erwin shroadinger's equation until the intervention of ameasuring observer collapses. The way function wor reduces the system torandomly settle into one of these possibilities to connect intutively with this oddmarriage of randomness and necessity,...

...reminiscent of improvisational jazz.That loosely follows a melody striking metaphor from the astrophysicist HubertReeves picture yourself wanting to purchase a gala apple as you face adisplay of equally palatable Galla apples at a grocery store. You Hem an Hawl for a minute, failingto see any reason to prefer one of these gala apples over the others whensuddenly, a second customer intimates that they would also like to availthemselfes of this display press to choose at once. Youarbitrarily grab any of the equally palpable gal apples before your eyes. Your choice is thereupon both a productof definite intention and protracted indecision that is resolved underpressure. Interestingly, if you complete thisthought experiment by picturing, a group of customers like you, whosecount equals the number of gale apples...

...in the display you stumble on thisapipheny collectively these customers, wind up,purchasing all the gall apples in the display, as though their choices were amatter of unadulterated determination. Only when you increase the granilarityof observation to the individual level, does the odd marriage of randomness andnecessity become evident. I submit that, depending on the scale of observation,the world is either probablistic not merely due to a problem of measure, butas a fact of nature, wore seems deterministic. Six for the purpose of self adjustment.Human consciousness is a flexible attitudinal interface that mediates theemotional responses of the individual to his or her circumstances, whichoffer a unique combination of difficulties and opportunities. The key who effectiv coping isadjusting our attitude toward our...

...circumstances in such a constructiveand active fashion that we achieve, within their confines, an appreciablemeasure of serenity and contentment, to put it differently in the form ofassimile. The Art of coping is like the art of sailing in the face of a wind that feelscontrary at first blush. The secret lies in looking past this bad initialimpression and adjusting our sale appropriately in order to harness thekinetic energy of the wind and propel ourselves favourably. I shall end on that positive note, inspite of the temptation to further cover this inexhaustible topic, hopingthat I have reached an acceptable middle ground between the impossibilityof completeness and the desirability of Substance.

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