I’m about to spew a whole bunch of thoughts on things I don’t know about but think are true because in another universe–they are!
My partner and I were discussing matters of the universe last night. Entropy, some nihilism, and the idea that we are run, created and at the mercy of a computer, i.e. something that reads input and provides output. If you’ve never stopped to think about the computing powers of your basic device, then you might not realize that capacity that a super computer could have but I had a hard time wrapping my head around the idea that a giant computer controls the nature of our beautiful, organic, lively organismic life. LIFE! That’s why. I thought, at the end of the day, we are life and must have come from organic matter.
So this idea of a computer, to me, didn’t make sense. My partner showed me The Last Question by Isaac Asimov and throughout I recognized a simple pattern. The question of reversing entropy came up but instead of digging deeply, feeling, or discussing based on experience, the beings asked the AC, or analog computer. The beings asked a source that they didn’t quite understand in the first place. They sought advice and answers from a being they assume is omniscient and dare I say, near the end, omnipresent! Hmmm, this is starting to sound like something I’ve heard before.
When speaking about yoga, I truly believe the answers are within. I believe we are heading into an age where, yes, technology is on a exponential curve, but so is consciousness. We are reaching higher states of connection and conscientiousness by feeling, by meditating, by listening, by digging inside of ourselves and juts by being throughout time. WE are the omniscient and omnipresent.
What if these super computers existed AND we sought answers deep within our own psyche; within the dimensions we can feel but not see. What if we trusted the outcomes of our own computations and didn’t rely on being spoon fed things we trust to be smarter than ourselves. Hell, what if we just trusted ourselves? Would the answers still arrive? Like the consistent outcome of the AC in The Last Question, “INSUFFICIENT DATA FOR A MEANINGFUL ANSWER,” do we even have a human right to the things we cannot understand? OR, what is a meaningful answer? Can we be okay with a meaningful guess or hypothesis? Because at the end of the day, as we’ve learned about humans, it doesn’t actually matter what the fact is; it doesn’t matter what the answer is. We will believe what we want to believe and we will live our lives emotionally, in love, and for satisfaction.
Computers have their place for simplifying our lives but at the end of each day, seeking an answer from a source you don’t understand will not fulfill the answer you crave. It’s only when you realize that YOU are the source that real answers can be found. It’s all perspective.
LET THERE BE LIGHT! BodhiYoga
Kiera Lucich is a neural integration specialist based in Salt Lake City, Utah. She’s the owner of Smart Move Wellness, a brain-based wellness company dedicated to educating and training people to heal chronic and trauma-associated pain. For more information visit smartmovewellness.com.