Well you see…

Posted by by Ed Nolbed on 11 May at 09:15 AM

1, 2, 3, 4, …

Infinity is One. I reckon at least. Generally one thinks that 1 million is a lot and 1 billion is even more et cetera, but in fact it all comes down to One. It’s not the universe that is made out some sort of infinite manies or something like that, it is all just One. Man, however, has discovered that One can be divided into many (i.e.: infinity).

Let’s put it this way. If you say "1 + 1 = 2", you divide "1" into 2 parts (in this case, "1" & "1"; this might however as well be "3" or "6.458.547"). Those 2 parts are part of "1". That’s what the Universe is: One divided endlessly into an infinite number of elements. The nature of "1" is that it is divisible into infinity. "1" is the greatest entity possible. Everything else is derivative, an endless number of variations on the theme called "1".

The whole Universe is based on division. The division of this all encompassing One, this One that manifests itself in everything and everyone. This One that connects everything through endless division.

Still, that doesn’t quite explain why a man stands up to his brother, now does it? Well, I think a man stands up to his brother because he attaches a certain value or meaning to this act. Why else would he do it? If you think something meaningless you’re not very eager to do it, right? Unless you get orders from someone who thinks that giving that order is meaningful and you think that executing that order is meaningful. So, is it then maybe right to assume that the key lies in (the act of) giving meaning.

Would there not be a certain change in the world if people could see that meaning is useless? People are so eager to give meaning to their lives that it makes them depressed if they can’t find any meaning. They think it’s abnormal. It’s not. It’s a sign of intelligence if you realize this. It’s a path to freedom.

There’s nothing really you must do or have to do, it is your own choice, isn’t it?

If your leg’s been cut off by an accident, it’s your choice to let your life be ruined by that, isn’t it? Off course it’s not your choice to have your leg cut off, that’s obvious, but how you handle that is completely within you power…

At least, that’s what my logic and my healthy sense of being brings me down to…

I just wanted to share this mental trail with you.



1 comment

# nico Aug 2, 2005 at 08.37 am

You can find some really nice (or call it clear, beautiful, good or transparent, or euh .. amazing) words on – among others – that subject in ‘De waarnemer’ from Wim Kayzer. Fantastic book. Really.


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