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11/11/11 11:11 P.M.

November 11, 2011

A needed follow up to the earlier 11/11/11 11:11 A.M. Two times for this time in this way, hence your opportunity for a second wish on this Veterans Day.

The photo in my earlier article illustrates one of the many spirals that occur as a a fraction of natures great designs and creations and pertains to a sequence known as fibonacci. Shortly explained it is a series of numbers determined by adding the original number to the sum such as as in 1 + 1 = 2, 2 + 1 + 3, 3 + 2 = 5, 5 + 3 = 8, 8 + 5 = 13, 13 + 8 = 21 and so on. It is summarized as F_n = F_{n-1} + F_{n-2},\!\, with the seed values being F_0 = 0,\; F_1 = 1. Are you snoring yet? Food for thought, or rather numbers for thought.

How long can a series continue before it breaks down or ends? Is there an inherent reason for each of us finding ourselves in the same habits, working the same jobs, seeing the same people, and ridiculing, assuming or judging from the same perspective? Cycles can be broken but to once again call back to an old saying, “people don’t change over night.” Yet, here the human race rests more peaceful than ever engaged in exponentially increasing levels of communication.

A Sunflower

a sunflower

Going back to what I mentioned earlier the “shift in consciousness,” this is not a mystical, magical concept, though it can be if that is the frame in which you place the picture. Consciousness is thought, we use it every day when we make our choices. Yet, our choices change over time. A child’s desire to eat lots of candy and junk food will be tempered with age, an awareness to care for our decaying bodies. Conversely, an adults stagnate or rigid outlook can be refreshed as one harkens to youthful times of imagination and invincibility. That said, it is clear that we all change, grow up and often regress through sheer thought. It is within these bodies that our thoughts have continuing potential to evolve.

We are vessels of consciousness itself. Consider this element of “thought” as a tiny, miniscule measurable spec of light not unlike the bits of data that rest within our digital devices. After the body has run its course what happens to those sparks? Do they evaporate as if some magnifiscently creative candle had been doused or does this creative energy transform and exist in some unseen ether. Pondering thoughts such as these only add to the lights of our minds.

Speaking of light, earlier today I made my first hearty wish for “equality,” and the second must be for greater minds. In this age the art of communication is often short, brief exchanges that usually involve abbreviation, emoticons and exist far from earlier traditions of caligraphy. Yet, we are advanced! However, we still remain at war.

It is my opinion that war and controversy have existed for some time in order to spur growth of civilization. Competition encourages this and as we continue to compete for various resources on the face of the planet we excel within this timeless trend. However, a non-violent competitive balance has yet to be achieved for there are those of us who feel our morals, our minds or our gods remain superior to those of other cultures. Violence only begets violence and I dream of a time when humanity reaches an unsurpassed instance of clarity. In such an etherial thought, war will end.

There is no one with an absolute answer. And if there was such truth would be ineffable. Current populations place ongoing confidence or faith within a construct of ideals, machines, dogmas and institutions and such is not without merit. However, when each individual mind is inspired it only adds to our spreading, collective, global river of knowledge which no one mind can ever aspire to contain.

Good thing we are all one plus one plus one.

It is fortunate that we can, on this day, remember those who have given their service, sacrificed their lives and surrendered their minds and often hearts to an understood greater good. Such seeds that spread grow as a bright flower reaching for the sun,… and so shall we all in some future enlightenment.

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