06 May 2008

More About Life

Life is more than meat moving around in metal boxes upon rubber circles, pushing little buttons with symbols on them so that some people can have a bigger number of virtual units which allows them to have more clothing and a larger house. Most of time, all we think about are bits of paper and metal that we endow with worth, or we worry about the state of our (or other peoples') meat. We routinely ignore the Real.

Real life is amazement, love, magick, divinity, discovery, knowledge, passion, expansion. Real life is not physical; it's intangible. Real life is inspiring, not mundane. Real life is infinite and eternal.

Life For Life's Sake

Why do we insist up on life? Why do people imprint some sense of "good" onto life? Why is life -- all of the biological reactions -- so special?

I ask these questions because such attitudes have an extremely negative effect: they do not allow dignity at the end of life, nor do they promote logical medical decisions. Instead, we use all of our "amazing technology" to prolong the functions of life way past the point where they would have naturally ceased. We don't think of the person, only of the "tumor" or the "infection"; dignity never enters the equation. Efficiency never enters the picture, either; of course, that allows doctors to make more money, so they don't argue any of these points.

This is completely and utterly wrong. It is a serious strike against us, both as a society and as human beings.

"Life for life's sake" is an evil idea.

04 May 2008

Everthing, All, and Us

It is confusing, amazing, inspiring, and frustrating how the Universe works. We're all one, united by consciousness, matter, and energy. Yet, we are of diverse forms -- me, you, that dog over there, all the planets, and the bird in the sky. And, somehow, we have to reconcile these things and understand that within diversity is union, and within union is diversity.

It's confusing as hell, really. Be one with all, yet be unique. Be uniquely one with everything. "You!" be "All!"

Is that even possible? Is it desirable? Can a unique, diverse individual realize their unity with everything? Can I find God?

The answer is a resounding, amazingly loud, and soul-reverberating "YES!"