From ontology to epistemology to cosmology

Twelve Steps To Know Our Universe

  1. You can know the universe. It is not too large and it is not so old as to be unfathomable. Plus, you are intimately connected. The current foundations of science with its infinitely hot beginning obscures a more rational approach to grasp a more simple start of this universe.
  2. Everything in the universe is in constant, unending touch with everything in the universe. Newton’s absolute space and time intellectually separates everything. It fosters an illusion that all things have their own independent entitive status.  The opposite has more potential for wholeness.
  3. You know more about the universe than you think you do. By studying its earliest beginnings, we will all get a logical and whole picture. As space and time are understood to be derivative, the place and importance of the finite-infinite relation becomes more apparent, yet our understanding of the infinite is limited and often clouded.
  4. The illusions of space and time are readily misunderstood and become confusing. It appears to most of us that we are a singular entity within an endless universe when in fact, we are an intimate and key part of this universe. Everything we say, do and think effects its quality and state. That is a huge responsibility; and when confronted, most people deny they have such a place within this universe.
  5. We can more deeply understand the very nature of light and begin to understand the numbers by which things are defined by light. Within those first 64 notations, as the number of possible recombinations are steadily reduced right down to the first notation, everything-everywhere-for-all-time shares relations, qualities, substances, structures and forms, all driven by the very nature of light.
  6. Old misconceptions can be understood and those who so forcefully promulgated these misconceptions can readily be forgiven. They were products of their time and they held onto what seemed like the most logical concepts within their time. We have become so accustomed to absolute space and time; it has become the foundation of our commonsense worldview about others, ourselves, and our universe. It has become an addiction and breaking free of its inherent narcissism, nihilism, and dystopia will not be easy.
  7. Always be analyzing the boundary conditions and the boundaries to learn something new about the outer limits because these always inform the substance and character of everything in between! We are all natural philosophers and theologians (or atheists) and teachers. We all can become increasingly expert and increasingly be part of learning enterprise.
  8. We are made of everything universal and particular and we are universal and particular. We hold in balance within us the perfect and the imperfect. We straddle the finite and infinite. We have total access to everything we have ever said and done. The weight of it all is too much for most of us to grasp.
  9. There is balance in motion and we can learn that balance while being in constant motion and renewal. There are 202 steps within this universe and within each step we interact and have our beingness. We can be constantly learning from within each notation. We are not static, but hypostatic, i.e. we can understand the foundations of the foundations.
  10. We all begin going in circles and we live our days going in circles. We need to learn that going in circles is a natural state of being-and-mind, so we must always be gentle with ourselves and each other. We can understand rotations, spins, and circles much more profoundly than we do today.
  11. The universe seems boundless, yet it is so small. Learning a bit of mathematics from the old masters might help us all feel more comfortable living within such an apparent oxymoronic statement.
  12. Nothing is perfect yet perfection breaks through and pulls us out of the finite and into the infinite. Within the finite, there are moments of perfection; these are so rich and empowering and transformative, the infinite dominates and we learn.

On knowing our universe, our families, and ourselves