It’s a rather general and open-ended question I admit but one that I still find I ask myself frequently and I’m sure if the truth be told it’s one that you have asked yourself at least once before? In the interest of keeping this, my first blog post, relatively short, sweet and interesting it’s probably wise for me to narrow the context of this question down to “What is the point of this blog?”
I’m at the age where, if I’m lucky, there are the same number of good years ahead of me as there are behind me. (This does of course rely on two facts; that firstly time exists and secondly that time moves in a linear direction from the past to the future. Whilst I’ve been told my whole life that time exists and indeed my own personal perception of the universe leads me to at least superficially accept both of these facts as true, I am becoming increasingly aware through my understanding of the quantum universe and my own personal interaction with the concept of time through my conscious self, that time does in fact not exist. As this is a relatively large subject and not one that I intend to get into right now, in this present moment, I shall continue on the assumption that a future post will pick up and run with this topic. No definitive answers are guaranteed by the way.)
I have experienced relatively good physical health thus far in my life and this is something that I am thankful for and continue to be thankful for. That said, I have had a niggling feeling for a long time that something just isn’t quiet right. I’ve never been able to put my finger on it and I’ve never been sure if it was something that is wrong within me or something that is wrong with the external world. Increasingly over the last few years, since 2010, I have encountered more and more coincidences (or were they) that point me in the direction of others who are experiencing something similar to myself. Some have been almost identical, whilst others take a stretch of the imagination to link their meaning, but the general theme remains the same.
That’s where this blog comes in.
There is overwhelming evidence, that continues to amass, that somethings need to change and there are those who believe that change is both inevitable and is coming. I happen to be one of these people.
Some individuals that you may or may not have heard of that I have drawn knowledge and inspiration from over the years are; The English scientist, environmentalist and author James Lovelock who is the founder of the Gaia Theory; the French economist and author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century Thomas Piketty; the American political scientist, political economist and author Francis Fukuyama; English comedian, actor, author and activist Russell Brand; American author James Redfield; English meditation and mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe and last but by no means least Indian spiritual teacher, mystic and guru Chandra Mohan Jain aka Acharya Rajneesh aka OSHO.
I thought it was about time that I put my own flag in the sand and started to document what’s on my mind. Also, as a believer in synchronicity I’m curious to see who this blog may bring me into contact with and ultimately where this process and train of thought will lead me to.
Let me give you a few examples of what I’m talking about so you can quickly judge for yourself if we’re on the same page.
When I was much younger I remember watching Live Aid on television. 30 years later they did it all again. Why? Because inequality still exists in the world.
Ask yourself, is the primary purpose of the drug industry to heal you or to make money?
Why aren’t energy companies or governments investing in nuclear fusion? It would provide unlimited, clean energy for everyone. Theoretical and experimental physics has proved it works, so what are they waiting for?
Does capitalism really work?
Why does the United States of America try to enforce its social and economic values on the rest of the world, yet their own political system is not a democratic one?
Some interesting points I’m sure you’ll agree and plenty there to get started with.
I’ll also post links to resources and reference material that I find useful. The type of topics and content that I’m most interested in and will generally try to cover on this blog should hopefully fall into the following categories:
- The Universe
- The Environment
- Quantum Physics
Finally, my missions statement. I’ve always liked the phrase “If an infinite number of monkeys were given an infinite number of typewriters, one would eventually recreate the works of Shakespeare”. Well this blog may just be one more monkey with a typewriter, or it may be that One Thing Can Change Everything. Who knows, but you might as well shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars…