High Ground or a Long Fall
“If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.” —Epictetus
These words long ago formed the foundation that keeps me stable, allowing me to grow forward as the knowledge of the Mereon Matrix unfolded. Grace was found in his assertion that theory as a mental or even spiritual discipline is too often stagnant and empty, and that only by living the principles of a philosophy does one quickly affirm whether the tenets are true or not.
Wisdom is found in openness, when we grant ourselves permission to experience what it is to be ‘childlike’. Curiosity, the soul of growth, means we are willing to transform. Arrogance on the other hand is the hallmark of those stuck in ignorance, those who wilfully choose to ignore the facts, their acts devoid of conscience.
Science and all relationships require openness, even though too many defend their thesis or need to be right, long after the facts have proven it incorrect. Contemplation allows new ideas to emerge and in the presence of respect and trust a dialogue begins where multiple perspectives are cultivated. It is in such a milieu that new possibilities can be evaluated in terms of fit and potential.
The Mereon Matrix is a technology of mindfulness, a contemplative process that weaves logic and meaning. It helps erase confusion, fusing connections as they open and unfold in time. Opening doors in physics, chemistry and biology, echoes of Pythagorus, Hippocrates, Aristotle, Plato, Hypatia, and Ptolemy reverberate. Souls such as David Hume, Kierkegaard, Piaget, Tesla, Einstein, R. Buckminster Fuller, and David Bohm are heard whispering, and it is somehow clear that their intuition and knowledge is in harmony with the current state of understanding. Carl Jung continues to remind me of the importance of pushing inward, daring us to go deeper with his admonition, “Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” Thirty years after the recovery of the Mereon Matrix, we understand the suggestion made by St. Augustine, that “Patience is the companion of wisdom.”, and while decades of work have borne positive fruit, we now find humanity on the razor’s edge. Patience is no longer a virtue.
It is time to turn around and run for high ground, or strap on a parachute and jump.
There is a logic to love. Its law is simple, and the rules are yours to write.