Sunday, August 26, 2018

Bin Concluding

When I was a child my grandfather would often greet me with, "What do you know for sure?" After giving it some thought, I would then reply with, "I don't know." And he would always laugh.

Many years later and I still don't know and I may never know. I'm often reminded of this and perhaps the quicker I truly accept this, the better.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

It's OK to assume that this is the title

Have you ever been told or encouraged not to assume, that assuming makes an ass out of you and me (ass u me)? It's as if assuming should be a crime and punishable by death. If you're like me, you have and perhaps many times.

I believe I understand the intention or intentions behind such a statement but i feel as though the statement is inaccurate and misleading and therefore requires an even greater level of assumption. It seems as though, "you shouldn't jump to conclusions," or, "keep an open mind," would be better off said and that the problem may not be with assuming but concluding?

Assuming is a must. For example, if you and I were to have a conversation, one of many assumptions would be that you understand most or some of what I'm saying and vice versa. Imagine how indefinite a conversation would become if we did not assume. Assuming also keeps us alive. For example, if you or I were to encounter a lion, it would be extremely beneficial to our health if we were to assume the danger.

So perhaps telling or encouraging someone not to assume should be, in fact, the/a crime.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Life After Change

Do you believe in life after death?

I believe that what we have come to think of as death is really just change. That death and change are the same thing and that we are constantly changing/dying. And in order to be truly dead everything would have to cease and I mean everything. Life doesn't start and stop with us. Life is beyond us. Life started well before us and will most likely end well after us.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Self Importance

Picture yourself walking bare footed on a beach. It's such a beautiful day for a walk on the beach. It's not too hot and it's not too cold. It's just the way you like it. Now picture yourself as one of the many footprints left behind in the nice warm sand.


One might say the footprint is the result of a much larger more significant occurrence but who's to know with any form of certainty and does it even really matter? Chances are that everything, including something as unlikely as say the footprint, is, was and will always be necessary and therefore equally significant.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Self Awareness

I imagine the Universe to be a living being. Possibly the one and only true living being. But like us the Universe could have many counterparts and/or be a part of something even bigger than itself (the Universe's Universe). Each and every one of us being the equivalent to a single blood cell. The Universe could be all knowing or unknowing. The possibilities are possibly endless.

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Everything in Its Right Place

According to a recent internet search result our Universe is roughly 13.8 billion years old. Bang! You, me, everyone and everything else is, was and will potentially remain merely an outcome of an astronomical number of reactions. A culmination 13.8 billion years in the making?

What brought you here and what took you so long?

"Wait. Why did you align almost everything to the right?" Bill hesitantly but inevitably asked.

And that's when the Universe replied, "Everything in its right place."

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Hello World

"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing."
- Socrates

I think I may have a problem. I think I think too much. I can't help it. I simply love to think. Think, think, think, think... But having contemplated most, if not all, of my life, I must remind myself that nothing I know is certain.

And so,
here begins our journey.