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Dangerous Dichotomies

February 7, 2022

That could be the title of my autobiography.

“Dangerous Dichotomies”

“My Battle With Contradictions”

Because our collective consciousness
So desperately wants to believe that
This world has some solidity to it…when
Nothing could be further from the truth
It is all appearances, perceptions
Assumptions, beliefs and illusions

How does the joke go?

Q: Why can’t you trust atoms?

A: They make up everything.

(That is a side “splitter”
If you’ll excuse the tiny pun)

I have no idea if that is true, seems plausible enough. Would seem to explain a God “Force” that is every where and at all times invisible.

“An energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us, penetrates us, and binds the galaxy together.”

– Obi-Wan Kenobi

Probably because when I was young and my brain, still soft and absorbent like a sponge, some science teacher, along with a word and picture book, presented information saying it was so. Convincing, since they believed it too.

They had me at protons neutrons and electrons. Not that I could see an atom or touch one, save a plastic model of what one “looked” * like. It wasn’t until much later, I learned of quarks, neutrinos and subatomic particles. Still can’t see them though.

* social side note

(Maybeeee, that is how Jesus is allegedly misunderstood to be…Caucasian, because most of all the pictures and plastic models are made that way, though it is impossible to know, but rather convenient, for the powers that be.)

(How will anyone know if He returns? If everybody is looking for the wrong guy.)

(Besides, since He is a teacher, wouldn’t it be better if…..upon returning to the classroom it looked like everyone was busy applying the lessons?) (Sorry, fingers kept typing…..)

Like most things presented in a book with a corresponding polished lecture, the only reason to believe it……is because you have been…….instructed… “believe” it. Hmmm.

Keep that in mind, it will be useful later / always.

“I just think it is interesting to see how people act on their beliefs, you know what I mean. Because your beliefs are just that, they are just how you were taught and raised. That doesn’t make them REAL.”

– Bill Hicks

Back to the atom, which keeps eluding my attention. Probably because it doesn’t sit still.

So we are told / shown, which at first was presented that all that activity is a vibration.

How science came up with that is beyond me. Oh wait….theories came up, the most ridiculous and implausible ones were tossed out and that one was used, it is “vibrating”.

Here is the way it was explained to me in the final stages of by my brain being soft, open and fully absorbent.

Through sleep deprivation, alcohol consumption, a cocktail napkin and deep conversation with college physics students in a quiet atmosphere.

How the conversation turned toward atoms, do not recall, perhaps because they were just there.

Wish yourself luck on understanding this explanation, for it probably only made sense to me, at the “time” and in the circumstances at hand.

What is known to me as Beer Bottle Physics.

I was guided to observe the beer bottle I was holding, contemplate and grasp, that like everything else it is made up of atoms. Drawn to focus on the area where the cap comes off.

Isolate and consider just one of the atoms making up the whole beer bottle. Ok, got it.

That is really small and now, all by itself. Now picture the lines that are the paths of the electrons zipping around the nucleus. Usually depicted as six paths around the protons and neutrons.

Since there is now that expanded view of a very small atom, when it is visualized in that context is when you realize, those electrons are whizzing around the room. Along with all of the other atoms doing the same thing to everything which makes up all things.

Making every thing around us, including ourselves……get this…….an ILLUSION!!!!

“Just remember that it’s a **Grand illusion
And deep inside we’re all the same.

We’re all the same…”

– Styx

I learned more about life in those two hours, then I ever could have in any given month of Sundays.

But, what do I know. I are (in my perception, belief, in the illusion) just a dopey truck driver getting paid to sit on my butt and think, whilst staring out through the windshield.

Which, with an agreement with myself and the universe has accepted the reality that even though that glass, isn’t “really” “there”.

For now it is……..

“Just a dichotomous observation.
Maybe I need indifferent “safety” glasses.”

– Angelo Devlin


“The Grand Illusion”

“Welcome to the Grand illusion
Come on in and see what’s happening
Pay the price,
get your tickets for the show

The stage is set, the band starts playing
Suddenly your heart is pounding
Wishing secretly you were a star.

But don’t be fooled by the radio
The TV or the magazines
They show you photographs
Of how your life should be

But they’re just someone else’s fantasy
So if you think your life is
Complete confusion

Because you never win the game
Just remember that it’s a Grand illusion
And deep inside we’re all the same.

We’re all the same…

So if you think your life is complete confusion
Because your neighbors got it made
Just remember that it’s a Grand illusion
And deep inside we’re all the same.
We’re all the same…

America spells competition,
Join us in our blind ambition
Get yourself a brand new motor car

Someday soon we’ll stop to ponder what on Earth’s this spell we’re under

We made the grade and still we wonder
Who the hell we are. “

– Styx

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