The Lace In My Head Mirrors the Cosmic Mind

“I Am” – What Makes The I-ness? Individual And Collective Mind – I –

Can You Trust Mainstream Definition of The Self?

If you are one of those who still thinks that there is nothing wrong with our world, don’t read this. But if you, too, think that our world is going through chaos, maybe you would want to read on.

My musings here have been originated by the mainstream worldview usually expressed in terms similar to this:

“…  if you really want to change how you view humanity, I guess you start viewing humanity as nothing but another species that developed on a planet with optimal circumstances for the evolution of that species.

This can be hard to do if you are religious or exceptionally spiritual [*my highlighting].  

You could just think “I am just one in 7 billion living homo sapiens. My existence is no more meaningful than that of anybody or anything else. I am not here for any reason worth thinking about. I just am. Like other (advanced) species I desire shelter and food and my ultimate evolutionary goal is to procreate and ensure the continuation of my genes.” That’s it.

It’s not fun, but it’s not wrong, per say [sic].

I guess it helps if you look up pictures of space so you see how minuscule humanity is and that our existence (whether we become a utopian race or literally blow up the planet) is not in any way important or exceptional relative to the universe.”

     

Is that so?? Is it not important, really? If tomorrow our grandchildren will ask us “Why did you let that happen to the planet, to the animals and plants, and to the world?”, would it look like sound judgment to them if we told them: “See, you, and the world are not important in any way”? Or, perhaps, they would ask us: “Are you in your right mind?”

With all the chaos happening around us, I have recently had a good number of reasons to see that human life (and life in general) has become quite a negligible concept in a sea of more important things, like government, security, the military, the economy, the stock market, bonds, shares,  the investment market, so on, and so forth.

Actually in what regards the crucial issue of identity, there is more polarity than ever before in the whole of our mass consciousness.

At one extreme, religious dogma has been telling us for two thousand years that we are sinners and unworthy, guilty of some “original” sin. At the other, science is telling us that we are just accidentally here, and the technocrats consider that we humans (are themselves included?) have become less apt than the increasingly smart artificial intelligence – AI, even at such uncomplicated tasks as driving, for instance. That’s why there are serious propositions to replace human driving with self-driving cars.

What I find mostly disturbing in this general frame of mind is not that humans are being unfavorably compared to AI – we do have less computation power or less memory – it is the belief that the ultimate solution to our current problems would be the machines. It is expected that they should teach us empathy and ethics: “the machines teach empathy, prospection, and correct agency attribution”, according to a  Computer Science professor at the University of Vermont (here).

 

singularity love
“We are already cyborgs”

But I don’t think that I should entrust my children, my children’s children and the planet to the empathy of machines. Why don’t we “teach” them by showing empathy ourselves? Is it that hard?

Would it be easier to risk it all just because we are being too lazy to make an effort? Or too irresponsible? Too careless? Too “inhuman”?

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on ““I Am” – What Makes The I-ness? Individual And Collective Mind – I –”

  1. Totally agree – yes, this is an evidence to us and to many; but, as long as there are those “philosophers of the Mind”, like Daniel Dennett, Steven Pinker, etc, who give the tone to the chorus of mainstream opinion that Consciousness is only confined to the brain, the rest, the young, the intellectuals, or even simple people, are totally lost. These are people who don’t take Faith as self evident, but would rather follow trends, and, as such,can only be misguided – these are the people whom I’d like to address.

    Like

  2. Interconnectedness – somehow we are all part of this huge consciousness. Jung was talking about the collective unconscious and how we are all part of it. Looks like there is a lot more we are all part of and participating with. If we want to or not.
    From my limited experience, I agree: The human mind is not a bounded object, the brain is. The mind can expand beyond measure ….and it is fun to explore what all we can do!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Find Your Creative Muse

Learn how to write poetry, fiction, personal essays, and more.

StoreDay

Știri clare din surse sigure!

domainofshane

Let's slay the Minotaur, one idea at a time.

Essence of Buddhism

The Heart of the Buddha's Teachings. Top 30 Buddhist Blog.

Reena Saxena

Founder of ReInventions -- Coach, Trainer, Writer and Personal Branding Consultant

Cas Blomberg

Chronic storyteller

wordpressco55

Art of being.. Expression, instinct and passion.

Art Blogers

"If you believe in yourself and with a tiny pinch of magic , all your dreams can came true"

Alexis Chateau

Activist. Writer. Explorer.

The Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness Forum

An transdisciplinary lecture series hosted by the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA

Choose Life.

Just another WordPress.com site

Paul's Bench

Ruminations on philosophy, psychology, life

de paysage en paysage

Incursions en espaces de toute Nature et de toutes Cultures

Reportaje.live

“v-am lasat saraci si prosti …v-am gasit si mai saraci si mai prosti” ( Constantin Brancusi )

Psycho Hawks

Psychology made interesting, simple and relevant for everyone.

The Third Eve

What We Are Becoming

Writerly Goodness

Melanie Marttila, BA, MA, Dreamsinger, Ink Alchemist, and Learning Mutt.

Peaceful Journey

"Life's an endless journey of self-realization" Yvonne L

Omniverso Fractal

Dedicado a la expansión de la conciencia y evolución del Ser

GrooveExcavator...

Nobody messes with Adam We! Fare thee well, Batman.

INSPIRING MAX

Inspiration through my thoughts, experiences and travels

M.C. Tuggle, Writer

A site dedicated to meaningful fiction

ghemulariadnei

Site-ul care îți arată ieșirea din Labirint

ΛRCODΛBΛRΛ

The S⊕n Pillar

rishajoshi.com

Where you can learn how to become MASTERS of your lives

Extraterestrii Printre Noi

Dumnezeii de ieri, extraterestrii de azi?

%d bloggers like this: