My Soul in Transit

My soul takes flight from a rest,

To seek out the noise that draws me to existence,

To take the stage play,

I take pleasure in transit.

 

My soul lands on existence plain,

To study that noise of deception,

To witness the tantrums that it plays,

I take my number with a motive in transit.

 

My soul searches on existence plain, 

To take no joy from the fantasy, 

To gain nothing from its fallacy,

I am inadequate in unraveling the complexity of the play in transit. 

 

My soul rides the swing, seesaw, slide and merry-go-round in existence plain,

To enjoy a scriptless play,

To bow before the “hand behind it all”, 

I discard the motive, and all its secrets in transit.

 

My soul walks with existence plain,

To realise originality is to be embraced,

To love the subtle beauty that transpires from it,

I take nothing, but understanding and acceptance in transit.

 

My soul lifts from existence plain,

To leave as light as I come, 

To take only the noise acquainted by privilege,

I pass it on to souls who wait in transit.

 

My soul tires from the cycles of scripted plays,

To find the noise repeating, slowly reducing into silence,

To accept the invitation from the “hand behind it all”,

I return to my place of rest.

 

My soul closes its eyes, 

To see the colors of existence fade, 

To reveal only shades without the guises,

I take comfort in the “hand behind it all” with its radiating warmth caresses me back to sleep.

The “Cloak-and-Dagger” of Fallacy

Knowing my interest in life’s subjects on explaining the unexplainable, my daughter recently shared with me there are as many as 20 classifications of fallacy in her study of critical thinking. She referred Ad Hominem Fallacy, Strawman Argument, Appeal to Ignorance, Red Herring Fallacy, to name a few. The Ad Hominem Fallacy vilifies, Strawman Argument put words into the mouth of others, Appeal to Ignorance employs “can be because it’s maybe”, and Red Herring Fallacy is insidious. It’s a subject preferably conducted in a classroom condition, and best that I leave the details to the pursuit of academia. There are many tactics used in fallacy, but they share a common desire of deception with the purpose to gain admiration, and support. Some fallacies obfuscate the truth with the intention of alluding to a supposition.

I am not sure how the thought on this will unfold. So, I am winging it.

Fallacy is employed by almost all politicians to overshadow their opponents, and to draw out a crowd, garnering the support they needed to stay relevant. The arena of politics adopts competition by opposing to establish the superior view. Objecting supposedly says there is an alternative view. Naturally, this invites audiences that are waiting for a reason to give their approval. If the fallacy is convincing enough then the candidates will get to keep their jobs which pays them a living.

Humanity are sentient beings with the power of conscience to conjure anything to keep the perspective of life interesting. The mind is immensely influential in its art in rendering life as a fallacy. This “proclamation” is not entirely false. It has validation from the spiritual, and scientific standpoint. Zen speaks of our physical appearances, and experiences perceived by our 5 basic senses (ie. sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch) are merely illusions with the understanding that our conscience is orchestrating them. Science claims that the perception of life’s solidity, and continuity are only limited by the cognitive frequency indicating that there is more to our appearance than meets the eye.

Fallacy is typical of life. It’s in our nature to use fallacy on any circumstances to cover the many representations of life. Disguising love, hate, bravery, fear, forgiving, unforgiving, success and failure are circumstantial acts of deception. Dressing up, or down our image on how we wish to portray ourselves following the different roles we choose to epitomise, be they celebrities in entertainment, political leaders, military, religious leaders, a highly respected family member, and any successful working civilians are archetypal deceptions. We create a paradox of fallacy to hypothesize life to give it context, meaning and hope.

In that, God, religion, karma, and “feng Shui” are highly subjective topics. Some would say, winning a lottery is luck, but it’s a blessing too because God moves in mysterious ways. If God is such a mystery then coincidence, luck and miracles are all the same. Can anyone claim on having experienced the presence of God, or divinity be a fallacy? Sure, it’s their reality against yours, and their words against yours. Is spring possible without going through the cycle of winter first? Can we see the significance of 3 if 2 is skipped? Is virgin birth possible? Did Jesus walk on water? It’s difficult to process miracles, let alone circumstances that don’t follow the natural order that existence which is designed to do. If cheese was squeezed straight out of a cow, people would still doubt. If more trust is needed, and less doubt, perhaps we go back to basics, and deconstruct the thinking to the way once innocence play when anything, and everything are possible. Realistically, that may not be such a good thing from a grown up perspective.

Fallacy, lies, half lies, and half truth. Where is the truth? Is there an absolute truth? Can we handle the truth?

Fallacy creates a world of fantasy seized by pride that will never allow the truth to prevail. Truth lies in the firm hold of pride which confined beliefs, and fantasies to its lair. Having pride in God and religion, or money and power, or success and failure or being gay or vegan is about disguising fear. Truth diminishes when pride tightens its grip on principles, and beliefs. When the grip is loosen, truth releases. Ego has its way with pride to over turn love into lust. We need to constantly pull pride back to be close with the spirit of creation. Only then, God, religion, money, power, success, failure, being gay, or vegan will no longer carry the burden pride, and losing the love for their recognition will make our existence meaningfully real.

So, truth is a matter of pride. With fallacy plays its cards well, truth will have many faces. This is the reason for the growing presence in strife which sets humanity apart. It’s not because of our differences in ethnicity, culture or beliefs, but inflated pride. If pride is managed with humility, our existence will become unquestionably agreeable, and acceptable. Not by lots of noise and arguments, but with silence where fallacy submits.

Truth  ∝ 1/Pride

Truth is inversely proportional to pride. As pride increases in its intensity, truth diminishes. If this mathematical equation has anything to go by, to achieve absolute truth suggests pride equals zero. Is it possible for love to completely replace pride? This means humanity will be completely cured from ignorance. Historically, life doesn’t seem to suggest that because more often than not, it takes pride to love, and forgive. If this attitude persists, mankind cannot go the distance. Perhaps, we can only draw ourselves closer to the infinite, but never arriving at ground zero.

The equation also suggest with lesser pride in God, the greater meaning in God will become. I’ve just realised that I’ve correlated the domain of science, and spiritual with a mathematical equation where the 2 realities are famously known for their incompatibilities. The virtual will invariably remain a fallacy as any attempt to measure them within the purview of our physical laws are inadequate. Unless, we accept to believe, fallacy stands triumphant.

Ghandi once said, “Be the change you want to see in the world”. I understand that he didn’t coin the phrase, nonetheless he spoke it from a place of wisdom. It suggests a shift in perception to have existence be compatible with our expectations. But, we still seek satisfaction that must be full. This is a fallacy. We must see our existence is an invitation to serve by fitting in with the world that we are born into. This is acceptance with a full stop.

Much of what we do dwells in the process of self-assessment to determine whether our decisions, and actions justify the direction that we are taking in which serves us best. Most of us would rather choose the easy way out, and live beneath the guise of lies to escape persecution. Few would have the guts to live by the truth.  The reality is we are characters of pride with many faces of truth, and absolute truth remains a point too far to see, too close to find.

Battery of God

Man lives by the trail of his thoughts branching out decisions that chart the future of humanity with time. The facade of our tangible reality is a manifestation of thought. Thought is like a word which can be composed into a paragraph arrangement, and with a multitude of it would’ve a novel written. Life’s grand design would appear to be made in that order of logic. Thoughts transforms our existence, and ultimately defines it. Where does thought come from? The delivery of thought has a pattern which flows like a river just as the way I am now methodically writing down my thoughts in order for you to grasp my meaning. A string of thought is a trail with a point of origin, a source where intention is stored. Tracing on the trail of thought backwards may lead us to that source where thoughts are induced, and regurgitated. I reference the notion of the movement of thought to the design of a battery. When the battery’s two opposing terminals make contact with a conductor, energy is harnessed from its system, and electric current starts to flow distributing energy throughout the closed loop circuitry. Without bridging the terminals, the battery will remain in its chemistry as pure potential ever ready to be tapped, and converted. Our reality exhibits similar fashion as to how a battery works where thought is identified as the electric current, and prior to that is a mixture of chemicals, or electrolyte ready to express itself through intention.

So it would seem that our physical existence is engineered by thoughtful planning although some may argue that life began by chance. That may be, but it can be counter argued that life is engineered to give chance a go. Like the wonder of a battery which is engineered to give a light bulb energy to glow, and generate electromotive force (emf) to turn motors. Akin the battery to God-like will invite sceptics to debunk the proof to the existence of a greater intelligence. Even though a battery demonstrates that it has the capacity to precipitate elements of life, but as long as there is still the slightest of chance to claim that life is an evolution through a sequence of coincidences, God will never be absolute. Yet, we return to this point of decourse time, and time again because it’s intuitively hard to accept the intricate complexity of a perfectly functional life could’ve happened by chance. Imagine Earth as a gigantic battery. A fully functional space vessel engineered to support life. It has two opposing magnetic poles generating a magnetic field which envelopes the entire planet. The magnetic field is known to serve as a protective shield, and possibly the cause that put our planet on a perpetual spin on its axis to centrifuge gravity. Without gravity, the laws of physic as we know it cannot apply. Nothing works without the element of gravity. Someone knew something about gravity, and decided to add it into the ingredient of our existence. I am inclined to think that our lives started from the drawing board. Then, skillfully crafted, and shaped by a higher hand of greater intelligence.

Life’s manifestation is engineered by a concocted chemistry of conscience much like in a battery. How does this collective, or mixture of chemicals come about? Who made the battery? Battery is a god to the God that made it. Who made God? Is it GOD? So, GOD made God who made god who made the battery. God’s ancestral list can be a long one which goes to show when the subject of God is opened to debate it appends possibilities to all probabilities, and improbabilities of a greater intelligence. If this keeps up, extraterrestrial beings could well end up in that list. Here is the talking point which turn the corner. It’s meaningless to think of God. In many occasions apart from what is stated in holy books, God is conveniently mentioned in the attempt to bridge the gap in our inability to explain the unexplainable, and rightly so. If our focus is so intense on the idea of God, we could easily missed the picture of life. Standing too close to anything takes away the greater view from sight. Life is an expression of intention once stood united as a collective conscience. Sensibly, life’s credo should mirror the ecstacy of unity consciousness by inviting, and expressing peace in living along with existence without fear of the ending.

As mentioned, God is not absolute as long as the thinnest slice of possibility is given to chance. The slightest of doubt can deposed the idea of God. Ironically, God frequently return to the discussions making itself valid by riding on that doubt as a hidden notion which could bring balance to the equation of existence. However, the plot can easily flipped over to the side of the argument. Should the notion that life is remotely close to being engineered, then the ambiguity would turn to favour the existence of God in setting up humanity on a measured path with untold destiny. Doubt is standing on weak ground. Much like the conservation of energy that must be respected in the fundamental law of physic. God is the doubtful undetectable latent energy that has inexplicably disappeared, but we know it’s there. The Higgs boson story, also known as ‘The God particle’ travels on similar path. Doubtful in mind, but intuitively they knew it was there in order to complete the mathematical model to the foundation of existence that we stand by. The God that is spoken here is not outward bound. It lies between paragraphs. It lurks in the background between thoughts. It’s without form, but a whimsical spirit that ignites life.

Anything that is engineered as we know has a limited life span, and so is life. The energy that once gave life a start will gradually dissipate from it, and draws back to its source. A 100% redemption would be ideal to maintain the law of God in a healthy balance with sustainability. How efficient every man manages his inherent life is known by the degree of peace that he brings to his existence with himself. The energy in which he fails to convert fully to the love for God will be left behind to serve as remnants of entropy. As life has a given time, so as the battery of God that will one day dry up. Unless, it’s rechargeable. For God to recharge his ambition for humanity, man must return that love.