Is it possible that with advances in technology future generations can cheat death? Is that desirable? Are we hardwired to believe in our own immortality? Do our religious traditions offer any relevant answers?
Is the best yet to come or is this it? Will our mind and consciousness survive the death of our bodies?
Is the extinction of the personal identity the ultimate outcome of spiritual growth? Is there transmigration of the soul?
Are humans death defined animals? Are our brains wired to receive or produce god? Or is this the natural antidote for the fear of death?
Is immortality desirable? What is human? Is it to die? …. the immortal beauty of mortal things including human beings.
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It’s not about “being in the know” but being “in the mystery”. I like this. I came across the quote whilst watching the interesting film What the Bleep Do We Know? The plot follows the story of a deaf photographer; as she encounters emotional and existential obstacles in her life, she comes to consider the idea that individual and group consciousness can influence the material world. Her experiences are offered by the film makers to illustrate the movie’s thesis about quantum physics and consciousness. It made me think what is reality? If my brain deals with 400 billion processes per second and yet I am only aware of up to 2000 processes then there is a gigantic gap. My eyes are mere lenses in the environment. The only movie playing is what I can see. I have started this blog to articulate some of these insights.
It’s not about “being in the know” but being “in the mystery”. It can apply to almost anything. As soon as I am so sure about something the more unsure I can become. I dislike fundamentalism of any sort. I much prefer to try and have an open mind.
I have always been intrigued by sports psychology. How do individuals and teams become so concentrated that they lose track of themselves and of time to produce optimum performance? I will explore this in future posts. Other topics will be the role of ego in sustaining or hindering us, defining enlightenment, understanding concepts of God and the role of PMA (positive mental attitude) in outcome measures. I like what Mark Twain said. “I’ve been through some terrible things in my life and some of them actually happened”.