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Is Reality a Computer Simulation?

Life is a strange experience, that too few of us ever really stop to examine. We all just take it in stride since there doesn’t seem to be any way to go about proving its meaning, or what happens after death- so we just go about our days, working for the means to afford a dwelling and food- and hopefully an early retirement.

Here we are on this spherical world, that’s orbiting around a spherical fire, which is orbiting around a collection of trillions of these spherical fires or stars- some bigger some smaller, and this massive collection of stars that orbit within this spiral of stars we call a galaxy- and our galaxy, the milky way, is but 1 of at least hundreds if not thousands of these galaxies. If that’s not enough to boggle the mind as it is, when we look into the microcosm we see that there’s another entirely layered universe on various smaller scales. From the cells which make up our biology and the vast amount of information that is in each one of our cells known as DNA. This DNA exists in the nuclei of all our cells and has enough information to fill up a filing cabinet. Then there’s our trillions of neurons which have hundreds of billions of connections to one another which communicate to each other using neurotransmitters- almost another universe in and of itself. Then there’s the atoms that make up all of matter in the universe- including our biological makeup. In addition to this the majority of light waves are in a frequency outside out visibility, and the same goes with sound. And if this wasn’t enough to overwhelm a person, physicists used a powerful microscope to see what the inside of an atom was made of and what it showed them is that the atom is completely empty inside, and its nucleus can be in more then 1 place at once. Then there’s this macroscopic anomaly: in one of the furthest pictures of galaxies taken by the Hubble telescope we see a strange pixelated object that we can’t seem to get capture a clear image of.

Then when you consider if our planet were any closer or further to the sun, or if our moon was any further and closer to the earth, and if it didn’t have just the right amount of oxygen, and if it didn’t have just the right magnetic field and gravitational field that life would not exist on Earth. Everything is in such perfect precision and even a subtle difference in this setup and there’d be no existence. Then there’s the enigma of our intelligence and our place on the Earth or in the Universe as humans. I mean we’re the only species that has a self-aware consciousness, that knows that death is in the future, and that speaks language- and can use various symbols (alphabets) to represent this language on paper so as to record information and build on it. We’ve used our intelligence to unlock mathematical equations like the Fibonacci sequence and Mandelbrot fractal equation which prove that there is an underlying mathematical code behind the reality which surrounds us.. and all our religions tell us about this ubiquitous entity called God, that can see everyone and everything – and is beyond our limitations of time and space, and such an idea seems preposterous unless…

The physical world around us doesn’t really exist, well at least not as we perceive it to be. What I mean is, everything you perceive through your 5 senses is read by our brains as electric signals and our brains interpret these signals to create this experience of reality as we know it- but this is not truly the physical reality which surrounds us, but really this construct of reality we experience exists only in our brains. Kinda like when you’re dreaming and in that dream you’re able to have a conversation, taste foods, smell odors, see things, hear sounds, feel texture, have sex, get high on drugs somehow- all of these things can happen in a dream while you’re lying in bed with your eyes closed yet all these things feel very real because the brain shapes reality. Now how do we know that in waking life, if the experiences we experience are any more real then the dreaming experiences? If you goto sleep, and a bunch of doctors manage to slice open your skull and take your brain without you waking up or dying, and they connect this brain to a virtual simulation on a computer that is 100% identical to the life you were just living, theoretically you would continue living your life completely oblivious that you’re only a brain in a tub of water connected to a computer. That is if the simulation was good enough. Given this idea, suddenly reality comes into question.

Perhaps reality is actually an extremely advanced simulation, and the ubiquitous omnipotent God they said existed is really just a programmer behind this simulation. Suddenly an all knowing and ubiquitous God seems a little more plausible if this is the case, seeing as a computer simulation can easily make record of everything everyone is doing. Maybe people who levitate or people who can bend spoons with their minds are for real- I mean it’s just like the kid in The Matrix said, the truth is, there is no spoon. Maybe conjuring deities and demons, is just a way of communicating to the world outside this simulation? Or maybe the demons are also part of the simulation- kinda like game genie. Suddenly the limits to reality seem less constrained if this is the case, because knowing that its like a computer is the first step to knowing that there’s a source code behind this veil, and that becoming connected to this source code by practicing meditation for instance, suddenly reality can be unlocked and ones imagination can create the infinite.

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The Universe Within

I just watched a documentary that I found to be very insightful. It covers teachings of various religions traditions, scientific discoveries, shows how the natural world exists, the natural gemoetric forms of the world(Mandelbrot’s fractals and the Fibonacci spiral), also describes other shapes of sacred geometry (tetrahedron, the branch, the flower of life), it shows how vibration creates form out of sand and water with some trippy cymatic footage, it explains the cosmos, the energy spiral that is a signature within all the universe (the spiral galaxy, tornadoes, hurricanes, kundalini energy, our double helix DNA etc), and this has definitely compelled me to start regularly meditating, an idea I had entertained in the past but was unable to do because every time I attempted to meditate I was trying to hard to meditate which was creating a resistance (long story short watch the documentary for yourself). To say the least this documentary has opened me up to new ideas I had never entertained like the possibility that my over-indulgence of information and always learning new things on the internet may be a bad thing or at the very least lead to an unhealthy state of being if not balanced by seeking the answer to life from within as well. I had never considered learning too much info a bad thing before, and these past few weeks I’ve come to notice my twitter feed has been pissing me off more and more lately and this could explain why. Truth be told we cannot change the world without changing ourselves first, and in order to do this we must change ourselves from within as opposed to pursuing it from the external world whether it be through materialistic means or from seeking more and more information thinking that eventually we can buy something or research information and through either of these acts our reality in this universe- but this fails to realize that we are the embodiments of the entire universe and a part of it.

All in all it’s a 4-part documentary first parts embedded below and links to parts 2-4 are posted under it…

Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds – Part 2 – The Spiral

Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds – Part 3 – The Serpent and the Lotus

Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds – Part 4 – Beyond Thinking

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Conditioning Division

December 24, 2012 Leave a comment

Whether or not you want to accept it, we’ve all been conditioned. Through school, the media, music, our family, friends, politicians, advertisers, and through all of our life experiences. Or maybe I’ve been conditioned to think that we’ve all been conditioned- just kidding… So through all these different things most people or rather sheeple join one side or the other of the opposing dichotomies that are constructed for us (liberal/conservative, coke/pepsi, CNN/FOX, Bloods/Crips, Judeo-Christians/Muslims, Blacks/Whites, Democracy/Communist) while the minority of people who choose to not pick sides as they’d rather be individuals get ridiculed or labeled as crazy or ignored at the very least and seldom get taken seriously. This is probably why the majority rather be sheeple, to avoid being ostracized for being different. That or they’ve been programmed and conditioned to the extent that none of their views are truly their own. But is there any truly unique views on anything? Or have we all become parrots repeating some of the shit we’ve heard without even realizing it? Just saying that in this age of digital communications where memes come out of the digital feed on a daily basis, it’s hard to be an individual or creative.

I decided to write this blog because one of the people I follow on twitter claims to be a conservative and says all this shit about liberals. This person has a lot of views I agree with, although I think I’m a little more cynical when it comes to any efforts actually making any real difference- regardless of whether you’re an activist who takes to the streets or a digital aged slacktivist writing tweets I rarely see any real changes in the name of righteousness being made. Furthermore I find identifying with one group while attacking it’s opposite is falling right into the game designed by the powers that be. The ole’ divide and conquer strategy that has been used for hundreds if not thousands of years to keep the working-class AKA the serfs incessantly bickering with each other while the people on the top continue to take it all. Also by the people on top I’m not referring to the politicians. The politicians do what the powers that be tell them to do, and act as temporary scapegoats so the people have some one to blame when they’re having difficulties making ends meet in the economic rat-race they call freedom. You have a hard day at work and you’re stressed out trying to make ends meet, you turn on the TV and you’re nations “leader” is making a speech, you call him an asshole and feel better about yourself.

So in short be an individual and think for yourself- turn off the television and don’t rely on any source of information to be absolute truth, whether it’s the MSM, politicians, teachers, religious leaders, Alex Jones, WikiLeaks, Anonymous, Michael Moore, or any other source of news you use- because to quote the late George Carlin “Bullshit is rampant”, and here’s the paradox, if you read this blog and it opens you up to these ideas- isn’t it just another form of conditioning? It’s times like these that I envy the animals, life must be much more simple without having to deal with any subjective dimension in reality.

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