Quotation: Francis Bacon 1620.
‘The empire of man over things is founded on the sciences – for nature is only to be commanded by obeying her.’
Lost in confusion
Lost in despair
Imagination shrouds the Real
Is this the Centre?
The Language of Absolutes.
Lets start with the common concepts we call absolutes – something that is always there. We call them Space – Time – Energy – Matter.
Then along came language, with its complexities, so that we could put a name to them. It does appear that everything that is must be a composite of their existence. This can be no academic exercise on the complexities of language. This writer is not equipped to do that. The use of the title above is simply to draw attention to a particular aspect of common language – and a lighthearted way to complete my time.
Placeholders in language is a tool we can use as a sort of predictor to provide some guidance towards what can be. Iron ore has the potential to become a cruise liner – hurrah for the planet! The nature of placeholders of necessity is that they never stand alone. They are constantly intertwined and make up the fabric of the reality we live in . Find through their basic structure those that have your immediate interest , and use all their connections to formulate constructive information that is evidently real and recognizable.
The idea of absolutes is not something new. Heraclitus (CA 535- 475 BC) categorized them as the unity of opposites. It is the use of the contrasting scale in which they exist that appears to be the pervasive factor. It is neither dramatic, or thought-provoking to consider a language without the use of dichotomies. It is in effect taking everything that is into account, using the absolutes as placeholders in a Universe that is their domain. In our contemporary world it takes no great mental leap to consider a language without dichotomies, with the supposed dichotomy as an integral measurable part of the whole, offering no contradictions.
This is a layman’s condensed version of how reality may be seen using absolutes to record a potential view, a view that is implied in their construction.
The statement ‘everything is’ is not a opinionated offering, but a true statement of fact. It necessarily means that whatever is, must be. It then becomes an illogical exercise to attempt to refute its reasoning. Thus I consider we establish the root of absolutes and their potential revelation – whatever that may be. Paradoxically absolutes can appear to be relative, but always with the retention of any basic concept. So we can have temperatures that are hot or cold, but their basic classification is temperature – with no contradiction.
Then it would never be a question of whether there is a dichotomous reality – but only the measure of ‘what is’, be it health, humanity, civilization, life etc. Our planet provides us with all the necessities for life. Our understanding of that process is the measure of our relationship with the absolute necessities for our existence.
Each placeholder is composed from basic absolutes expressed as principles. The first two below contain Time and Experience, and their is formulated around them a view point constructed by implicit principles creating a new form of semantics.
Everything is, therefore everything that is in Time, is absolute. Can that be? Einstein please step forward!
All that we can ever truly experience is the moment conditioned by space, time, energy, matter. Of necessity we experience our measure of the principles that are the essential properties of space, time, energy, matter. That experience at every point in time has its own absolute value for all forms of life whether it is the past, the present, or the future. Check out To a Mouse by Robert Burns (1759- 1796). What an experience that mouse had!
In a world without dichotomies, attention can be focused on what is, where everything has an absolute truth value. Attention should also be focused on the ramifications of such activity, and what that could mean to us all. Look out quantum physics!
No form of life can be separate, or separated from its particular experience. Therein lies the uniqueness of individuality in the presence of other individuals. Whoops! That means you and me.
An elementary universal truth in any experience can become the established reality e.g., Archimedes principles. We develop principles when they are understood, and used. They then enter the commonality of life to ensure their proper establishment. The principle of communication was exemplified with the introduction of television by James Logie Baird (1888 – 1946) and it certainly is well established. We can only wonder why!
We are dependent. The more dependent we are, the more humane we become Responsibility for our own actions strengthens as Nature takes its course, and interdependence takes on new forms. We are now beginning to worry about this planet, and can we still depend on it to feed us all. Methinks we should be worried!
‘We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.’ George Bernard Shaw. Methinks he is right!
Understanding the value of real principles locates us in a reality that sustains.To understand reality we must understand the principles that form its nucleus. Our communication levels have increased exponentially. Good communication can have a contagious effect in our mind. ‘I always have a warm glow when the ice cream bell rings’!
Principles that are stable establish educational standards, and develop true associations with the reality we live in. With the amount of education now available throughout this planet, we have adopted stability.
Clear information is realized through focused attention. Best to slow down and pay attention.
Effective communication is 20% what you know, and 80% what you feel about what you know. Jim Rohn.
Human history is peppered with ‘fruit cakes’. We used to believe the earth was flat and then along came a ‘fruit cake’ (Pythagoras 6th century BC) to put things right.
“Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.” (Charles Schultz).”
The value of cooperation is the mutual benefit received. Where the benefit arrives it requires sharing. We all need help and support. You invite it by needlessly giving it.
Factual information provides standards that we can conform to and can establish. Address the information and standards that are established. Education – Science – Art – Philosophy – Law etc.
Acquiring knowledge based on principles has immediate benefit. All principles have creativity value. Use that creativity for everyone’s sake!
There is obvious strength in unity. Where there is agreement on the reality we live in, we make progress. It can be recognized as a continual upward curve.
The process of learning new concepts is the process of responding to the reality that is.
Beneficial connections sustain our actions, their quality, and our reason.
An orderly flow of cooperation between people increases their stability and safety.
Consider the amount of common agreement that must exist in the universal use of traffic lights!
Knowledge is essentially constructed from universal factors, always evidenced by the correct use we make of that knowledge.
Where true knowledge is concerned its purpose is to identify evidence that conforms to reality. Look to the effects of the principles we have adopted that now form our reality.
‘Beware of false knowledge. It is more dangerous than ignorance!’ George Bernard Shaw.
” Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance. “ Plato.
The application of reason constructs facts that offer true value.
An orderly flow of cooperation increases stability.
Success is established when we recognize its existence.
Our dependence on each other will create more freedom.
Our true perceptions of reality is primarily based on agreement with ‘what is’.
Freedom is our natural right in accordance with the law.
Stable relationships depend on value.
We cooperate through mutual agreement.
To measure correctly is to understand the value of principles.
Relationships depend on sustained stability.
I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.
Knowledge of a reality we can depend on creates our reason.
Experience is our measure of understanding that which is.
Educational disciplines secure factual information.
Certainty is based on principles that are universally recognized.
Intellectual sustenance is found in accurate observation.
The quality of law dictates our freedom.
Rights require knowledge of implicit responsibility.
No correct observation is based on opinion only. It must have a foundational principle to extend from.
Principles are ubiquitous, they service all life.
The rule of good law equates to a liberal functioning society.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.
Reality is the only true source of knowledge.
In the main common sensory perceptions function efficiently to provide social order.
Reality and its truths are more potent than any artificial stimulus.
Truth is always existent.
Correct choices depend on good information.
Awareness of pure action is readily available.
That which is true fundamentally, is always the stepping stone to advance reason.
The stability of established principles continually creates progress.
Civilizations exist through the commonality of human sensory receptors.
Our mutual interest in standards means interconnected support.
The structure of our individuality depends always on the nature of our commonality.
The path is never lonely. There is always
Memories and leaves that fall.
Unity of purpose and interest contributes to the welfare of any society.
Each moment in Time marks the pinnacle of human evolution.
Challenge the observations.
Support is available to the degree that we trust information.
There is a measure of predictability through associative reason.
Good action is its own reward.
Freedom exists within humane laws that offer security.
Principles that are dependable establish themselves as truth.
Information of true principles forms social reason.
Extension can only come from ‘what is’.
‘Mistakes are the portals of discovery’ (James Joyce).
This planet and everything on it becomes older in perfect synchronicity.
To say that ‘everything is’, is a statement of principle, because it cannot be otherwise.
Every form of life requires some form of sustenance to survive.
In time our co-operative action forms civilization.
The sense and experience of irretrievable loss, heightens the awareness of meaning.
Surviving is the price we pay to experience meaning.
We use true meaning to build and strengthen our present reality.
Operating responsibly allows an interdependent obligation.
All children deserve unconditional love as their foundation to being human.
Certainties exist in life to promote our existence.
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Everything in the Universe and in Nature grows older and in perfect synchronicity.
Each moment in Time is a new beginning.
Keep linking correct observations together.
Meaning is the result of connectivity and relationship.
Every stone thrown in still water causes a ripple effect.
The obvious deserves its share of attention.
The wheel has already been invented – move on!
We have common agreements in abundance – recognize them.
Orientation toward evolution can provide provisional answers in advance.
Dichotomies stifle truth and communication.
‘The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak’ Hans Hoffman. Better said than I!
True theory when practiced correctly becomes the natural order.
Observing reasonable laws in action creates order.
That which is true never stands alone, it has interdependent connections with everything else that is true.
All experience, of necessity, always makes the whole greater than the sum of its parts.
Security and peace of mind is located in our interdependent actions. No one acts or stands alone.
That which is true stands the test of time, all else is dross, and fuel for recycling.
The combined structure of absolutes in language forms the standards essential for the provision of answers.
The existence of absolutes form the basis of our reality. Within that structure we create our profound commonality.
Always that which is elementary, is also profound.
All life lives within an absolute spectrum. That spectrum knows no dichotomies.
Whatever becomes the established norm is based on common agreement.
Responsibility is an appropriate attribute of care.
Basics must always exist.
All life, all knowledge, depends on external sources.
Pure knowledge is an experience of principles (Archimedes et al).
All natural law provides evidence of certainty.
We depend on Nature for our sustenance.
Disciplined action provides healthy outcomes.
Awareness of true principles connects us with reality.
Identity is understood in relationships.
The value of constant dependence establishes stability.
There is no alternative but to move forward.
All balance in Nature defines our existence.
All matter occupies its own exact share of space. No more – no less.
There is always a principle that precedes the observation. Each in turn is dependent on the other to form a nucleus of information.
All life is dependent on the existence of basic absolutes.
Include dependence in any relationship of value.
Connection to reality is measured by observation of absolutes or principles.
Improvement is always an evolving factor.
The success of principles lies in fundamental correctness.
That which is natural and constant provides clear information to extend from.
Constant progress is the immediate reality.
Discover connections in the advances we make.
Fundamental knowledge is formed from basic observation.
Attend to Occam’s razor. Every true basic has innate extensions.
A spider’s web deserves to be admired.
Language interaction without dichotomies defines itself.
Every basic truth has innate and infinite extensions.
Our knowledge source lies in Nature.
Every truth creates new obligations.
Peace is associated with secure agreements.
The quality of accuracy ensures a stable result.
The laws of nature provide principles.
Security is the process of finding observable facts.
Normality is the cornerstone of reason and the expression of that which is absolute.
Communication is a shared and constant activity. Using absolute definitions establishes their reality.
Time establishes absolutes, their normality emerges from profound experience.
We recognize the constant value in principles and rules that support human co-operation and establish law.
Educational disciplines yield constructive action through clear and consistent information, and practice.
Each moment in present reality always provides its own fundamental meaning to be experienced and can be found in the combination of absolutes.
Common co-operation is the strength of any social structure, established principles provide its ongoing development.
That which is true never stands alone, it has interdependent links with everything else that is true. Security and peace of mind is located in interdependent actions – no one acts or stands alone.
Responsibility is an appropriate attribute of care, and is its own reward.
Through correct action we discover the basis for mutual co-operation and its value in establishing stability.
Reasonable law increases the orderly flow of discipline we can depend on.
Creative knowledge of basic reality must always contain an awareness of immediate experience.
Our collective observation is part of the process of evolution.
All action, all thought, all experience, is new at every moment in time.
Any community can only be served by its own collective energy, and collective identity.
Evolution is never a loss of identity, but an inevitable progression towards who we really are.
We are totally dependent on four essentials. Space – Time - Energy – Matter. All else flows from there.
The energy required to be ourselves is paradoxically immersed in our commonality. The expression of that individuality can only be found in the ‘common good’. Evolutionary industrialization in its inevitable progression offers the panacea of greater freedom for the individual. The paradox remains that ’ individual ‘ freedom can only be achieved within the structure of a functioning society. That freedom is incumbent on our adherence to the laws that equate to the ‘common good’.
History tells us that morality and ethics are bound up with our mutual dependency on each other. The substantive interactive learning processes in any society create the law, justice and social interaction we determine to live by. Those processes continually evolve and improve. Knowledge of our individual freedom to participate and contribute within that culture is an essential part of its inevitable growth. Our dependency must grow from a primitive state to a healthy social structure that encompasses respect, and a positive loyalty toward the legitimate rights and needs of others and oneself, at all levels. Thus the cultivation of real freedom has the premises in which social health can be realized.
Primitive and instinctive forms of dependency go through a transformative evolutionary process where knowledge of the principle develops accordingly. The symbiosis formed between the individual and the society creates a natural bond that allows mutual freedom to be expressed without any loss to individual characteristics, or their integrity. The activities mutually shared carry with them an equally mutual respect. To grow with the knowledge of the nature of natural dependency paradoxically allows us the freedom to discard misguided concepts of independence. We therefore can live realistically within the ambit of everything we are dependent on and pay attention to all the benefits we share. With individual and collective action we evidently use those benefits to progressively improve their utility. That form of reality needs no justification.
There is a fundamental need to grasp simple common-sense essentials.
The human phenomena ‘who we are’ is only understood in our union with each other, and ‘what is’. The paradox is that there never is any separation. Separation is a mythical non-existent.
The principles that are our necessities have continuous expansion properties that as humans we are privileged to assist their propagation.
The human constellation in its evolutionary march use these fundamental principles to ensure continuity.
To maintain coherence and consistency our source is centered in the principles and factors that we have interpreted from our association with Nature, and Reality.
‘twas a moment’s pause,-
All that took place within me came and went
As in a moment; yet with Time it dwells,
And grateful memory, as a thing divine.
Wordsworth Prelude, Book V111
The power of love drives our life force. That underlying devotion has no greater magnification than when the object of devotion is removed forever. Try not to wait for the necessity of it becoming.
Any scientific research can only proceed by establishing the correct elemental structure that must always exist.
Centrism can imply a fixation, which also implies vulnerability, which can be perfectly true if it does not lead to extension.
That which is, is that which exists in our everyday experience, and its reality is available to us all.
There is intrinsic goodness in the commonality and acceptance of real principles that provide essential value.
As we are naturally formed of the properties of reality, we are intrinsically
engaged with all of its activities.
Look at a fork, look at a knife, look at a chair. Stretch your mind back to when they were not there.
The establishing of factors that re-align reality is a necessary functional construct.
The concept of ‘completeness’ is factually impressed on us at every turn. To
recognize, and experience that is a necessary part of the evolutionary process.
Factual representations have not only a truth-value, but they offer us
fundamental meaning to explore, and the realization that ‘completeness’ is a
Reality that we can experience.
Taking too much for granted carries with it its own penalties
At every moment in Time we move into a new life.
‘Disarming honesty’. There is no negative ammunition available to deny it, nor any need for it. Listen to children.
The uniqueness of individuality can only exist because of the uniqueness of at least one other individual.
Evolutionary industrialization in its inevitable progression offers the panacea of greater freedom for the individual. The paradox remains that individual freedom can only be achieved within the structure of a functioning society.
Freedom is incumbent on our adherence to the laws that equate to the ‘common good’. Therein lies the potential for individual creative energy to flourish and make that contribution, which is the essence of well-being.
Our individual freedom is nurtured by our compatibility and responsibility toward others.
The true observation of human co-operation is measured by direct participation.
Recognition of our dependent relationship makes it easier to apply laws that have a beneficial outcome.
Mutual understanding contributes to progress.
Positive controls create co-operative responsibility.
Quantum physics must take account of human commonality leveling out humanities experience of reality. It explains the evolution of reason where results must be apparent – not theoretical.
Stable relationships are created by our natural interdependence.
Reason will construct accurate values that find agreement.
Dependable knowledge sustains freedom.
Willingness to share knowledge will support relationships.
Mutual agreements constantly operate.
Basic knowledge secures the values we use.
Increased co-operation creates peaceful agreements.
We agree to standards that measure the success of
We recognize the qualities that constantly succeed and use them.
Accurate information provides a flow of diversification
that is beneficial.
Healthy agreements arise out of creative action.
Everything in life has a meaning.
What we take for granted also needs attention.
Quantum physics – quantum mechanics have already provided significant development in the way we live. It is elementary that whatever success there has been can only be from a correct source. That source lies in the reality in which we function.
Where the basic data is wrong, one has to change course to get back on the right track.
Our comfort zone lies in a reality we understand. Consider the plight of refugees from another land, culture, and with a different language.
The present is the only point of contact we can ever have with Reality. All matter, all energy, all space, all time, all knowledge, all meaning is in the eternal domain of Reality.
Sorting out priorities has long-term benefits.
Necessary factors are what they are, not because we ‘think’ they are. Their reality becomes apparent when they are experienced as principles. That experience translates them into a truth which becomes common knowledge and is beneficially ‘used’, e.g. Archimedes et al.
Conscious thought can only deal with principles that are translated into a form that is identifiable universally. They then become a truth value in Time, a value we do not have the ability to deny, whatever superficial science theory exists in attempting to disprove their reality. A chair, is a chair, is always a chair.
The underlying structure to all physical phenomena is composed of intrinsic principles whose source lies in space –time – energy – matter, and they evolve in a manner as Nature decrees. We live, breathe, and have our being, not in some metaphysical stratosphere, but within the incredible phenomena that is life itself made manifest.
It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows. (Epictetus AD 55-135).
Everything that is, is related, however miniscule the components are. Their composition makes the whole. We do not have the ability to deny any part of their existence, or attempt to reduce them to nothingness.
We are the derivative evolutionary products of an extraordinary phenomenal universe, and Man is a microcosm of that universe.
Necessary factors are absolutes in Time with all their intrinsic values. True principles and their necessary factors can only be experienced in the whole. It is then they are honestly expressed in action to signify their reality, and continuing presence. Everything that is, that conforms to an established principle, is evidence of absolute value. All principles when they are experienced in whatever form are the embodiment of all other principles, and so absolute. To seek knowledge by reducing matter to a potential ‘nothingness’ is simply a wrong-headed approach and counterproductive. All knowledge is essentially constructed from universal facts made transparent.
Pure basic principles have no dichotomous divisions, they are what they are. All human correct disciplines are necessarily based on same principles.
Experience is the forerunner to knowledge, then understanding should follow.
Every atom is dependent on every other atom and vice versa. The nucleus of any society.
Everything is – all matter, all energy, all space, all time. The pebbles you gather on the shore will exist forever in that moment of time.
‘We are’ is self-evident Truth.
The value of principles lies in their constant stability. We continually use and conform to their standards, and increasing awareness of their functionality serves to sustain continuous improvement – the hallmark of any evolutionary theory.
From every established absolute we can measure its relative extension. Within that spectrum can be found secure values.
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” Oscar Wilde.
The present denotes the sum total of human endeavor.
Our direct association with Nature imposes obligatory action to preserve its basic structure.
Any correct information can only be provisional until it has real meaning.
The quality of reason is always associated with the facts available.
Natural absolutes are the source of all the knowledge we share in common. Every experience is a measure of reality.
What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet:
William Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet 1564 – 1616)
Tacit knowledge can have a supplementary passage through principles. Then it can be shared.
We are all citizens of this planet and consequently of this Universe. That imposes natural rights, responsibilities, and obligations to each of us.
We cannot interfere with evolution – only record its progress.
We all connect through the reality of space – time – energy – matter.
‘No man steps in the same river twice’
Heraclitus (69th Olympiad 504-501 BCE)
Time may change structure but at each moment in time, it is what it is – eternal!
The hallmark of any true cognitive experience is that nothing changes externally. The observer experiences reality for what it is.
As a species we use our collective consciousness to promote the evolutionary benefits of all life on this planet. No individual or group has the right to monopolize or control that knowledge. The constant purifying energy of correct knowledge always emerges to ensure eventually that its natural benefits are beneficial to all forms of life. Therein true possession takes on a new perspective.
The pen is mightier than the sword (Edward Bulmer Lytton 1839).
Purifying space – purifying time – purifying energy – purifying matter.
Everything that is stable in Time offers a future.
Reasonable progression depends on our co-operative strength.
Within the spectrum of life everything that is, has affirmation and meaning.
An instant realization sees endless time.
Endless time is as one moment.
When one comprehends the endless moment
He, or she, realizes the person who is seeing it.
Zen koan recorded 1228:
Simultaneous occurrence is complete complementation.
In any experience of reality, our natural objective is to realize the content of the experience, which can only be made transparent by the correlative ‘necessary factors’ that are the equivalent properties of the observer, and immediate reality. Thus, historic experiences can be translated into external realities (Archimedes et al), embedded, defined, and used universally.
In the blink of an eye everything is new in Time.
Education must establish the reality of life’s interactive dependence.
An intelligent temperament equates to wisdom and humility.
Established principles of necessity conform to Space – Time – Energy – Matter.
Every absolute has its own spectrum or relativity. Hence everything is, no paradox – no dichotomy.
Life has its own natural process of improvement. As a conscious species, we of necessity have an innate obligation to support that process.
Uncertainty is an attempted theoretical inversion of a constant reality.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. (Plato).
All that we ever have is the certain reality of the ‘here and now”. Only from that sound basis can we establish ‘stable principles’ which are the construct of all existence. Principles are the constants that provide certainty and a measure of predictability!
Where there is clear evidence of an interdependent measure that has reciprocal value, then it becomes unifying constructive knowledge e.g. 1+1=2.
Everyone experiences, and subject to the quality of any experience, we acquire specific knowledge. Each moment of human experience necessarily includes its immediate reality with the consistent knowledge available to be realized, and made transparent.
Everything that is, is certain. All principles have as their base a reasonable possible construction from which considerable extensions can be made. All experience and knowledge have a foundation of certainty, which continually sustains us. Whatever it may be, it is a complete constant reality. Everything that is stable in time, offers a future.
Principles are the constants that provide certainty and a measure of predictability!
Truth proliferates because it is a common property available to us all to be realized and used.
There is only one race of people on this planet – the human race. There are many differences in our cultures – but the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Reason is a sense of what is common to us all.
We have to understand the whole to understand the sum of its parts. For every absolute, life exists within that spectrum.
When recognized, human experience is properly seen as a relative condition within a spectrum of absolutes with no division or contradiction. Thus a child is born with health, a natural construct, and can live a life with varying degrees of health.
‘Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.’ (John Donne 1572 – 1631).
Our common mutual direction is forward in Time. Within that spectrum there is always continuous improvement. We constantly discover new principles that develop our knowledge.
Unity of purpose that offers true equality has its own secure value.
Recognizing our dependency on everything there is, promotes an obligation to preserve what it is that we depend on.
Sustained action toward easy educational discipline rewards every society.
All experience is relative, but it is always experience.
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. We call it Life.
True awareness has nothing to do with thought.
True awareness is gained through recognizing the substantive principles of our reality. Everything that is holds that potential.
We can never delete the past. We can always consider what we do now.
Boundless Space – Boundless Time – Boundless Energy – Boundless Matter. We are privileged to share that bounty.
Do keep on searching. In the final analysis it is your interdependent self you are looking for.
The miraculous does not necessarily have to appear miraculous. Consider your own being.
Always help within your capacity. Beyond that you may become a hindrance.
Keep finding the true extent of our interdependent and interconnected relationship. Anything contrary to reality principles is irrelevant.
Your distance is halved by knowing the road you travel.
The imperative that 1+1 = 2 is the road we all travel.
When there is an agreement in time, on a particular placeholder – then it will become a reality.
Pay attention to all your senses. You may find another one appears.
Meditate – but know that it is not an academic exercise. Perhaps more than that.
However extreme any unique individual is, thank them for your uniqueness. It is only because of your dependence on them, that you are who you are.