I get great inspiration from reading other peoples blogs, well not just “others”. I have my favs. One of them is Serendipidy Haven. I wish I could write as well as she does. However she brings up a topic and suddenly something I have been working on clicks into place. She spoke of flattery and this immediately tied in with having the right perspective in the vast scheme of things. Her blog and this below, occurred in a 12 hour period. Serendipity [the accident of finding something good or useful while not specifically searching for it]…….I guess.
Consider this found by my 19 year old daughter which I made a video of as free WordPress can’t embed flash:
Sort of puts things into perspective doesn’t it.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
However from recent research I have noticed patterns. These patterns seem to be indicating something universal. Here are two pictures:
1. The Internet as shown in a TED lecture on cyborgs
2. Neural Networks and a Galaxy from an RSAnimate lecture on networks
This is suggesting that there is a universal structure.
In my view the Internet is showing us that the idea that we are an isolated organism going about our solitary existence is wrong thinking. It comes from an inability to empathize (see RSAnimate on Empathy) and from our habit of being introspective to understand ourselves when being outrospective looking at the world outside again empathically sees us as a group animal. Flattery panders to the ego and implies you are more beautiful, clever etc etc than another. This is divisive. All comparisons are divisive. the message of the above site is not “Oh look how small I am compared to Galaxy X” nor is it “Oh look how big I am compared to an ant” but rather see how I am a structure just like any other structure and it is likely my pattern is the same as every pattern in the universe.
What I will suggest is that if you are in harmony, in tune, then things happen. I call this The Great Unified Field Theory Of Everything Not Previously Explained Before or TGUFTOENPEB for short.
Need attention dear human?
Your are a child of the universe no greater nor lesser than anything else. Do not let the false god ego rule your lives. The rule of thumb for me is if you see something good, emulate it. If you see something bad make sure it does not arise in yourself.
Compliments? Well quite honestly I find them a tad embarrassing. A simple “Well Done” followed by “So what you doing next?” will suffice.
Philip / Dude