codgers

Is it that having a good amount of physical activity very day and having a strong desire or enthusiasm for some interest greater than one’s self give a person a longer life with more meaning?

Can assisting others to clean up our mother earth add to our sense of meaning? Should we codgers love the earth more to make up for the lost opportunities to express love to our actual mothers?

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the body

The human body may be and probably is the most capable thing in our Milky-Way neighborhood.

And, as we know, the body does almost everything except formal choices and figuring. Our bodies perform vast amounts of chemical operations every second and also sends whatever is needed to the areas in need in order to maintain a balanced system: not too much or too little of necessary things.

We claim the talent but the body has all the talents, all of the senses and the ability to learn and store information and recall it. We identities are the names, the formal choosers, the users of the body’s talents for transportation, experimenting, inventing, cooking, driving, etc. and, for the holding of beliefs. For some folks, beliefs can change, but for others, not so much.

Our job as our body’s representative is to get better and better at dealing with society and ourselves.

the two-sided spectrum

Is there one thing

incorporating the two?

Allowing the use of the whole

spectrum to make decisions,

with this guiding principle,

if something’s not hot, it’s cold,

it’s the two-sided spectrum

of black and white thinking.

It’s also the world of

the sketch artist and early TV and

Brando and foreign movies which is fine,

but what’s the matter

with some

color?

Is it that color should be highfalutin

and not black and

white?

Is what highfalutin 

does, what highfalutin is?

What has only one side?

An answer is below…

A mobius strip which is slightly rounded from side to side so each side blends with the other, giving no measurable width to the ultra sharp edges.

Here’s some questions I’ve asked myself, but I don’t have the math ability to find the answers:

What would π (3.14159) be in a 6-digit (0-5) numbering system?

Could there be a numbering system where π would be a whole number? If so, how many digits would it take? Two or a zillion?

my way & your way

In & out, then came

This way & that way, then

My way & your way

Did my way & your way usher in a new beginning? Was that where and when argument began?

Did consciousness begin on earth when something was able to respond to its environment? Doesn’t one have to be conscious to know one has been touched? And much later self consciousness arises. Is it here where human argument came in and later made civilizations possible?

This way & that way (repeated again and again) is our breath “the swinging door” sucking in & pushing out. Sucking air energy in & and pushing waste out. Putting food energy in & pushing fertilizer out.

My way & your way is also taking & giving, it’s acting & getting a response, etc. Is this two-way combination the ultimate product? Is the product (the exchanges) what makes living self-consciously the fun and sadness it is?

Every suction & push makes someone happy as they say in sports.

sweet spots

Is it more than likely great numbers
of stars have planets orbiting
in their sweet
spots?

way
more
than likely
as many have said

“The universe must be teeming with life.”

Is there no such thing as our universe
having meaning because
it’s the case
and
we
with
pain and joy
have to erect our own.

the genius has appeared

In Alan Watts’ 1966 book The Book On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are, he details the world-wide disruptive force of organized religions on humans and religion’s use of our fear of the unknown to trap gullible children and adults with with the promise of a joyous eternal life after death and by using the same beliefs be able to escape a life of eternal torture. And then almost all religions say, you must choose our beliefs to make it happen. In this way religion divides humanity.

After covering the above, he states:

“It might seem, then, that our need is for some genius to invent a new religion, a philosophy of life, and a view of the world that is plausible and generally acceptable for the late twentieth century, and through which every individual can feel that the world as a whole and his life in particular have meaning.”

“our need is for some genius” The genius has appeared!

His name is Sam Harris. He’s already known world-wide via his many books, essays and articles in which he uses reason to assist others and uses it too to work against folks who divide up humanity by spouting magical stories and promising “happiness ever after.”

Now comes his tour de force:

Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion

If interested, the above link will take you to the book on amazon.com so you can get a taste for yourself.

In a century or two the book could have billions and billions sold and may have the title The Message because that’s what it is.