In case you haven’t noticed this blog has set up the notion of superposition. It stems from trying to shoe-horn. When we have two notions, wave or particle, we speak of duality. If we have two wave functions we speak of an ersatz, a superposition. A bit of what you fancy does you good. If neither works let’s cobble together a fence-sitting explanation rather than letting go of the thought forms all together, when they fail, we blend. And so, we talk of decoherence which might mean that our ersatz starts to fail, or it only lasts so long. These thought forms are strong, and many minds have considered them, so we are not keen on letting them go and going back to the drawing board.
We seek to compare with all the thought forms that have gone before, that have chugged around in the minds. Without some kind of reference point, we are lost. The model works but with each inclusion of a higher order term, with each correction factor, we are clinging onto our frame of reference.
This comparison, this binary, this polarity, this duality, it fascinates. It entices mind into right and wrong categories. And if that doesn’t work we make a superposition.
What we fail to question is our approach, the approach of ages. We see a line and not a circle. Humanity is beset by the point separating into the line; the us and the them.
Why must we grasp for this comparison, this linear scaling?
Until we can let go of this live, real-time urge for comparison, we will not have depth of experience. Why? Because when we are comparing our engagement with experience is limiting. We are not present, we are in comparison mind.
I don’t know how to phrase this better, other than to say; “please drop all that comparison shit! Experience first, compare later. “
Maybe just because somethings have been thought, so many times, by so many people, we cannot but refer back, reference and otherwise compare with what has gone before. After all these “thinkers” have acquired some status, now they are dead.
This grasping for comparison, for some order social or otherwise keeps us busy. It keeps us from venturing into the unknown, which almost by definition means that comparison is fruitless.
But we like to know the status quo, to be sure of it and thereby sleep well.
Having cued this up:
Has my status-trip ever caused me loss?
Has my grasping for comparisons served me well?
If I leave compare world, what might I find?
If I stay in compare world, will I have enough comparisons to keep my mind busy and my being happy?