If, for the moment, we ignore Humanly directed willpower, there are two main classes of natural causality that we can directly experience and measure. One is the everyday mechanical sort of causality where one thing, or event, affects another in the same space in time. The other class occurs when two or more energies meet to produce a dialectic expression, as when a river flows to the sea to create an existential ripple at its meeting.
When improvising musicians meet, the expression of their energy as they manipulate tonal and rhythmic intervals, give rise to a harmonic ‘sound’ that even as it heard, will move on and be gone. Those sound punctured intervals become a rhythmic expression of patterns whose internal ratios and ratios render its form. The intervals are of equal importance in the expression as punctuating sounds and rhythms.
If the pattern of ratios of the relationships of punctuation remain constant, in the process of painting timeless patterns of tonal and rhythmic intervals ripples into time, it becomes in our tense ridden language what we call ‘Music’. Music then, like that ripple where river meets sea, can be regarded as a ‘Fluid-Dialect’ expression of timeless dynamic relationship of ratios of intervals.
Part of our problem when attempting to account for the conscious observing Self, is that we have forgotten that like that ripple, the melody that we refer to as ‘I’ or ‘Me’ is but one more existential ripple. In a world where thought/words, like music, are reciprocal binary expressions of interval/ratio I am a moving shoreline of a sea of expressive discourse.
We popularly say and believe that we “Come into the world”? Yet, the question is begged, “Do we not also logically energetically arise from relationships that are the connected world, to express through a sea of discourse the relationships that are world?”
It is logically and empirically the case that we arise as expressions of energy, like a theme in the symphony that is the world to express through discourse, the ratios of intervals that are the grammar or Logos that is the existential world.
Yet we retreat into a cave of sentimental ‘Belief’ to sustain a view that we are somehow important and separate ‘Things’ in the world, rather than being an expression of its relationships. From within that cave to start a statement about relationships in the world with the words “I believe!”, disconnects the believer from a natural world of logical relationships from whence the believer logically arises as its expression. Such a strategy may be reasonable in a ‘Cave’ of beliefs, but it is one irrationally-removed a step away from the logical relationships that are the natural ‘Logos’, or formative ‘Fluid-Grammar’ of the universe.
Until we can reboot our thinking systems and find a more fluid ‘Way’ that logically reconnects our thought, thus our Self to the world, we are stuck with egocentric ‘Belief’ rather than the ‘World’ itself as the arbiter of what we call knowledge.
‘Threshold-A Fluid Reality’ points the way to such different ‘Way’ of thinking. After a gentle introduction to how as farmers and fishermen we used to think, it explores the problem of understanding Self, Mind, and what our time-bound grammar defines as ‘Reality’, to arrive at both a logical and believable solution paradoxically beyond Belief that points to a fluid-dialectic way to account for ‘Mind’ and the existential expression of relationships that is the directing Self.
‘Threshold-A Fluid Reality’ by Peter Jezard is available in Amazon