Sunday, October 9, 2011

A Subjective Look at the Possible Implications of Systemic Philosophy as Applied to Spirituality

The previous was an attempt to describe the objective reality that we all exist within. The conclusions were derived through a process of comparison of materials and concepts and could possibly be observable to anyone through physical perception (analysis of the five senses). It was an attempt to describe our general reality. A scientific offering. As was stated, this philosophy was reached through by looking at science and spirituality as two sides to the same coin.

So, the following is an attempt to offer a subjective perspective on the applications that this philosophy could have on spirituality. In order to begin, spirituality could be understood as the interrelation between the system of existence as a "whole," and its complete individual parts, the "selves."

To begin, a description of the dichotomy between "total" and "local." The total might be the sum or a multiple of all existent parts (selves). It is a function of the whole, and might be thought of as "The Existential Spirit."

The concept of "Spirit" might be conceived as the overall effect of a single system. Spirit could only be determined objectively at the end of ends.

Spirit and Value exist in a dichotomy. As Value is the total temporary movement currently in existence within any given system, and Spirit would be the over all effect of any given system determined at the end of the continuum of spacetime. Value can be determined subjectively and in a consensus, and Spirit might only be determined objectively.

Existence occurs in local "pockets" or localities in spacetime, due to the cause of a source of existence. Our local source is the Sun. The Sun's local source is the center of the Milky Way. This source is the basis for a complete, organic system. Complete meaning local resources and by-products are in balance. The purpose of a product would be to contribute it to the whole. A complete, organic system could be absolutely measured (quantitatively, and qualitatively) as one whole unit, or "holy." Mechanistic systems are excluded because they do not account for their by-products within themselves without the aid of another system, and are therefore "incomplete." The "self" could be thought of as one whole unit, or holy.

Existence can be thought to have "Desire." Existence does so because it wants to. The devolution of desire to the "selves," and their subjective use of desire might be the cause of organic and mechanistic entropy. If a self becomes too "desirous" it might begin to act against the way of the whole, and become a "cancer," causing "dis-ease" within the whole of a complete system.

The ultimate desire of existence might be the desire to strike an absolute balance.


  1. Note: This is not to say that the self has no choice. Every subjective individual can make a choice based on the circumstances, but eventually the effects of the choice will certainly come back into balance.

    Also, the choice of wording is intentional. The term "holy" comes from the same Sanskrit root as "whole," "holistic,"and "health."

  2. Addendum: A system is considered complete when the resources it uses, and the products and by-products created are in sustainable balance.

  3. Seamus. It's Steven from OWS yesterday. (I was kinda sorta helping with your sign in the beginning.) First, great work. I really appreciate it. It's actually the context in which mine fits and, if you're game, would love to explore more. You can reach me at P E A C E .