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A stillness in the eye of eternity

A stillness in the eye of eternity

This buzz represents an eclectic mosaic of several of my previous articles. I have been inspired to reproduce this piece as a result of the insightful and thought-provoking articles and comments by the likes of @Ali Anani  @CityVP Manjit @Sara Jacobovici @Harvey Lloyd and others.

The stream of human knowledge is heading toward a non-physical reality. The universe begins to look more like a great thought than a great machine.  - Sir James Jeans

The inescapable truth is that we and all other physical entities, span the physical-energy divide. In this way we are all connected and have been, since the beginning of time. And as we evolve and develop ourselves, we are contributing to the evolving, connected, energy collective and at the same time are influenced by its eternal flux. We are, each one of us, unique co-creators and at the same time, holograms of all that is. We and our entire collective environment are manifestations of the zeitgeist of the moment!

In absolute terms therefore, we individually control very little of our environments and indeed, our lives. Most of our choices are determined by our unique individual history, our nature-nurture heritage. This incorporates the people, the places and the social dynamics of our formative beginnings. Thereafter we engage with people, places and circumstances, perceived through our subjective world view and exercise our choices, again determined by our subjectivity. From the experiences derived from these engagements we fine-tune our subjective world view. However the powerful influences of heritage still prevail, albeit minimally dampened. The whole process therefore conforms very much to Lorenz Chaos Theory: The life narrative is determined very much by its historical starting point but the final outcome is modified by the multiple influences that occur along the life path.

We also live in a psycho-social collective in which there are multiple inputs from many other subjective beings. Everyone gives voice and action to their subjective needs which reflect their individual origins in time and space. And so we encounter a pivotal mediator and dampener of our subjective needs prerogative – we all need to co-operate and conform to ensure that the viability of the system prevails in terms of appeasing the needs of the collective. If we were to apply the best of Complexity Theory to this dynamic, we would ring-fence central ‘sacred’ rules such as respect for life and property and allow the system to self-regulate. But that applies to an ideal world. We don’t live in that space.

Our collective is subject to the interference by others. In summary these influencers include regulating governments, individuals and organizations with material resources and the popular media which invariably become the mouthpiece of the resource-based organizations. In this way, the freedom of the collective to self-regulate is significantly compromised. But more importantly, the subjective world view of the individual members is influenced by the media who often disseminate partial truths or untruths and thereby manipulate an entire belief system.

The challenge for each one of us is to be able to transcend this common, collective homogenate of functioning mediocrity as well as our personal heritage constraints (limiting beliefs) and contribute our unique co-creativeness.

Our right hemisphere-based sensitivity, emotional integration and creativity are essentially cues which prompt and guide us through the convoluted path of life. Much of our emotions reflect the hunger for reward and gratification and the fear of losing it. If on the other hand we respond to the emotional prompts with reflection and reasoning, we achieve clarity. This evolving clarity and associated awareness of ourselves and the environment at large incorporates a comprehensive integration of people, life situations and all the other elements which comprise the extended environment. It also necessarily incorporates an appreciation of the life cycle of all things together with logical philosophies relevant to the dynamic. The hunger for reward and gratification as well as the fear of loss is subsequently diminished as we embrace a greater context.

The appropriate language required for this endeavour is dialogue. Dialogue was defined comprehensively by theoretical physicist David Bohm, as a non-judgemental communication incorporating sensitivity to the point of ‘being the other’. Only then do we formulate an opinion and make our judgement which now more authentically portrays the landscape. This is the opposite of counter-productive judgementalism which is censorius, condemnatory and disparaging.

Once clarity is achieved we inherit calmness. Calmness evolves from a respectful engagement with the environment which has incorporated sensitivity to other individuals, together with a value contribution (making something better than it was before you engaged with it) to other’s as well as to the extended environment. It also feeds on evolving clarity and ongoing awareness.

Well, there’s enough reason to pause regularly, find a quiet spot, clear the toxic thoughts from your mind, enhance awareness, become more sensitive, gain clarity and calmness and I would, in addition, throw in a generous helping of gratitude. Then rise with courage and contribute the value of your unique co-creativity.  And if indeed your subjective perception of yourself and the greater environment is synchronous with the zeitgeist, your contribution will be supported and gain increasing traction in accordance with Victor Hugo’s dictum: “Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.”


                                                           Copyright reserved - Ian Weinberg 2017
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Ian Weinberg

Ian Weinberg

4 years ago #19

#23
Thanks for sharing your personal narrative Deb\ud83d\udc1d Lange You represent a very small minority that have achieved insight and awareness of our tarnished human condition from challenging life experiences. But derived from your insight, awareness and courage you have transcended the limiting and destructive emotions to become a great value contributor to many others. Best of wishes.

Ian Weinberg

Ian Weinberg

4 years ago #18

#20
Interesting perspective CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit I would propose an expanding consciousness growing through the expansion of each individual consciousness. And so each unique one of us, connected in space-time as well as in the energy equivalence thereof, have a heritage which determines our comfort zone and from where we will co-create. The obvious consequence is that we can never define with certainty what it's all about because through Heisenberg's Uncertainty and continual collapsing of Shrodiger's Wave, we are continually changing reality! Unless of course this was all factored into the source files ....

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #17

#19
Ian, the interesting choice of picture accompanies a very elegant title. "A Stillness in the Eye of Eternity" raises what you write to the poetic level and I think it is very important for people who think at abstract levels to have a poetic rather than prosaic expression. After all the fundamental nature of mathematics is beauty and in mathematics we have the language that gets closer to comprehending to a humble degree, the actual cosmos. The picture of the cosmic eye shown in the buzz actually reminds me of our human limitation, which is an inbuilt one that provides us an anchor against uncertainty and accompanied us when we were born and that is the desire to create meaning and patterns, which in turn relieves us of the anxiety from the unknown. Yet the cosmos will always in its unlimited vastness absolutely remain a place of the unknown, so I pay attention to how we anthropomorphize the cosmos or the larger than life dimensions of our comparative existence. Your words do describe our fundamental reality that we came from cosmos and not a cosmos made by us. In this humility exists a massive liberation of our being for we are then not attached to mortality and discover cosmos is not mortal either - that the big bang may well be a never ending dance of dimensions and one day we will transmit as energy into that, which brings us to that which we can be certain, that we are made up of star dust, not just ashes to ashes, dust to dust.

Ian Weinberg

Ian Weinberg

4 years ago #16

#18
Thanks for that CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #15

A wonderful buzz, everything written here represents a kindred spirit. The interesting thing about this way of seeing is that once we see things this way, we never go back to the way we used to see these things. It requires patience and level-setting to recognize that this way of being and seeing is the lesser road traveled, but the chief road to a more practically wise future.

Ian Weinberg

Ian Weinberg

4 years ago #14

#4
Gert Scholtz Thanks for those kind words. You remain a great inspiration to many as is reflected in your articles and comments. People of your nature become a vital resource as we navigate through these challenging times. Baie trots op my mede Suid Afrikaner!

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #13

Reflection + Reasoning ( Emotional prompts) = Clarify + Awareness I'm going to keep this formula very safe and use it every single time I experience an emotion. We search for peace / calmness in materialistic things. Reward, success, money etc. The formula above not only creates calmness but to pause regularly and clear the toxic thoughts from our mind, enhance awareness, become more sensitive, gain clarity. I love the addition of gratitude which it very important fine-tune our subjective world view. Thank you Ian Weinberg

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #12

I just scrolled up and read the comments and "liked" each one and I must echo Gert Scholtz.

Ian Weinberg

Ian Weinberg

4 years ago #11

#12
Have faith Pamela \ud83d\udc1d Williams We'll achieve critical mass yet!

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #10

You have predictably created both the complexity of existence and the ability to execute free will in choosing our path. Being an entrepreneur you learn the control issues very quickly, you have none. You have influence only. Grit can carry you but so far. The challenge is to transcend into interdependence, where control is left behind. The area of our "narrative" is what fascinates me the most. Having rode across country several times on two wheels the most exciting part was meeting the different people and their "influence". There is one destination we all seek, but many paths. The question looms large as to whether the path is shared or not. On these journeys there always seemed to be a common thread. Those who chased money (Power, social standing, etc..) and those who chased joy. Oddly the ones who had joy had money and didn't care. The opposite was true for the money chasers, even if they had enough it wasn't. It was the path to joy i found so fascinating. I am still convinced that we require higher authority to break our own cycles of discontent. It is difficult to break from the circular arguments of our own limiting beliefs if we cant call upon a stable and understanding higher authority. Great read and thought provoking.

Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

4 years ago #9

Ian Weinberg - this is great, a lot, a lot of food for thought. I am going to re-read again later!

Ian Weinberg

Ian Weinberg

4 years ago #8

#6
I thank you most sincerely Ali Anani I am indeed humbled

Ian Weinberg

Ian Weinberg

4 years ago #7

#6
I thank you most sincerely @Anani I am indeed humbled 🙏

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Part/ 2 You wrote I n in the buzz "Well, there’s enough reason to pause regularly, find a quiet spot, clear the toxic thoughts from your mind, enhance awareness, become more sensitive, gain clarity and calmness and I would, in addition, throw in a generous helping of gratitude. Then rise with courage and contribute the value of your unique co-creativity". In the above paragraph you build a butterfly effect. pause regularly in a quiet spot> leads to clearing of toxic thoughts> enhance awareness> become more sensitive> gain clarity> express gratitude> to rise with courage. We fall on different points on the spacetime of this beautiful thinking fractal. Everyone of us may try to find out his position on this evolving fractal. Where do I stand? My response shall be in my next buzz in which I shall refer to this grand buzz.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Great thoughts Ian Weinberg. I am honored to have a mention in this grand buzz. While reading I copied and pasted the points that thrilled me. Here they are as they weave a story on its own. The quotes are in sequence: In absolute terms therefore, we individually control very little of our environments and indeed, our lives. Most of our choices are determined by our unique individual history, our nature-nurture heritage. The whole process therefore conforms very much to Lorenz Chaos Theory: The life narrative is determined very much by its historical starting point but the final outcome is modified by the multiple influences that occur along the life path. We also live in a psycho-social collective in which there are multiple inputs from many other subjective beings. Everyone gives voice and action to their subjective needs which reflect their individual origins in time and space. The challenge for each one of us is to be able to transcend this common, collective homogenate of functioning mediocrity as well as our personal heritage constraints (limiting beliefs) and contribute our unique co-creativeness. The hunger for reward and gratification as well as the fear of loss is subsequently diminished as we embrace a greater context. What could I add to such wonderful thoughts?

Gert Scholtz

Gert Scholtz

4 years ago #4

Ian Weinberg This is the most valuable piece I have read in a long time. A concise and eminent encapsulation of what is to be human and how to evolve in the collective and as an individual. “The challenge for each one of us is to be able to transcend this common, collective homogenate of functioning mediocrity as well as our personal heritage constraints (limiting beliefs) and contribute our unique co-creativeness” You not only physically operate on the brain, you develop the mind. Thank you Ian.

Ian Weinberg

Ian Weinberg

4 years ago #3

Pamela \ud83d\udc1d Williams

Ian Weinberg

Ian Weinberg

4 years ago #2

Ali Anani

Ian Weinberg

Ian Weinberg

4 years ago #1

CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit

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