Title: Instagram, Or Flat, Color Reliefs

Journal Entry #6

It’s raining. And my heart is raining, too, with tears of whirring. Im confused. Im afraid. Im anxious.

Im also alarmed with the I’ms, vulgarized, maybe disappointed. This makes it two concerns. Seemingly interconnected.


Im self-absorbed– I know, because who else will celebrate me? But Im neither selfcentered nor selfish. Yet, should I help myself stop being self-absorbed? Or should I only stop giving the means to the world to see this self-absorbed-tion? If only the latter, should I stop writing altogether? Because, in a way, writing about myself– writing a modern journal– is writing. Or should I write only of noteworthy things?

If I write only of noteworthy things, then it would be as if Im writing for someone else. Couldnt writing also be writing for oneself, and to hell with who reads it? Serendipity, after all, is magic.


And of the whirring– and of the confusion, and fear, and anxiety– I feel neither here nor there. I feel alright. But neither here nor there. My heart is neither here nor there. I want the subject of its focus. But I dont think I’ll ever be able to afford her. Nor sustain any amount of charity given my way.

I pray to God to sort me out. I always pray to God to sort me out for us. Ofcourse, Ive already thought about how this route may fail, too– like most things in my life. But I trust God. I have to. I trust God with my life.

In the end, I kind of know that things will sort itself out. But how much of it will be based from our actions (and inactions, and how much of the inactions stem from laziness, and how much of the laziness is biochemical and neurological)?


I have many concerns like others have, too, Im sure. But would they already know when the concerns of the heart end and where the concerns of self start? Is it usually easily differentiable?

I know the reason for my self-absorbed-tion is largely intellectual. When one chooses to deal with Wisdom and Virtues, knowing about oneself is necessary. But up to what point? By how much? And would not being able to share Wisdom– or Opinions really– defeat the purpose of that journey then? Is curiosity not enough reason to such a life-long Truth Journey? And from here, how does concerns of the heart factor in? Do they even relate? In a life-long Truth Journey, how much of it must be living for others (helping others, giving out to charity, being around society) so that keeping to onself most of the time is ok (And how much of keeping to oneself is introversion)? When would my life daily take Tolstoy’s wisdom?


When does Wisdom come?

On the Religion ie Science

We believe in Science as if Science that we know it today created civilizations.  We believe in Science as if Science has been around for so long.  We believe that Mathematics have always started out w Science.  And we believe in the technology of that Science as if Philosophy, Science Fiction, chance, and exponential growth did not precursor it.  And, in unscientific fashion, since we believe that Physics today had always been and will always be the Science that it is today, we disprove everything else.  We let our definition of known Science conveniently define our realities.  In the attempt to not use any perspectives of organized Religions, we let Science become our only religion.

Engineers of the future will v likely regard physicists as how doctors today see Philosophy.

#Musing

One Random Musing (Noted Down)

On Time and Time Travels
If Time is quantifiable, it’s logical to assume that there must be an environment where it doesnt exist. Is there an end to the possible number of relativities so that some kind of super environment exist? And could consciousness in them exist? And what kinds of consciousness could they be? And in the system where Time is quantifiable, could there be another state or system that could modify or interfere with it? Or could the super environment be merely a vacuum or a vacuum-state that could never be comprehensible to human consciousness? Why could it never be comprehensible to human consciousness when, relative to knowledge, we are able to comprehend. Where then is the restriction coming from and who had it there? If Time is comprehensible and quantifiable, what determines Chance?

If Time is altered by another state or system, does it bend? How does it react?

On SelfAwareness, Consciousness, Etc
What is Consciousness made of? Electrical signals?

I remember my first consciousness, my first awareness of Self. I remember thinking– thinking then appears to be an activity that is independent of consciousness– as a five-year-old kid of wanting to go home from kindergarten. No one came to pick me up that day. (This happened again when I was six, when everyone got picked up on time and I was left by myself in my next kindergaten school that was a tricycle ride away.) So, probably, as by habit, I ventured to take the route Ive always taken with my mother, to get home. I have to cross a street corner to get to my block, walk to the other corner, take a right turn, walk to almost the end of the other corner where our house is. While I was in that right-turn corner, I seemed to have gotten scared and panicked. It was then that I remembered being something flying fast like a bullet up in the clouds and then suddenly I was a mind conscious of myself: a being seperate from my mother and everyone else. And then suddenly, I knew that everything will be alright because even if I cant see my house from where I was, I also knew that it will be there once I get there. Im just realizing now that knowing the house to be there even if I cant see it yet may not really be the knowledge kind of knowing but my first belief.

Consciousness it seems is not dependent on human bodies. What could be the relationship of consciousness and selfawareness? Selfawareness based on my experience doesnt seem to be present at birth. Or if it was, then it took five years to get back to me. If selfawareness is a knowledge that we acquire, where we born with a kind of consciousness that allows us to atleast think and feel emotions and pleasure? Is thinking a part of consciousness? Or is thinking a motor skill? Or is there many phases of thinking?

What is information? What is knowledge? What good is information when it cannot be comprehended? How many ways does information physically affect us: neural, psychological, biological? HOw does information affect cells? Or does all cells in our body rely on what the brain advises them on? In that way, beliefs influence bodily functions then than Science as a whole. But how could that be possible? How powerful are beliefs that it can impose itself on Science?

Where does humanity place in the subject of Consciousness? Where does it end and where does it begin?

On moral consciousness, how did it start? where does it start? What is moral consciousness vs Consciousness? Did moral consciousness stem from beliefs? Does beliefs happen before selfawareness or are beliefs a result of self awareness?

What does comprehension really do? How does it matter? And to what end is it for? Why is there differences in comprehension. What is comprehension? A biological state or a belief system? Is it initiated by a biophysical state or by belief system?

Does changes in definition of certain ideas between generations a sign of the ability or state of comprehension to spatially expand? Or does it mean that comprehension is indeed a belief system for traditional definitions not to carry over to the next generations?

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On Ideas

I think that if you treat ideas respectfully as they are– not based on popularity or breadth– they will not discriminate against you, the big ones and the small ones. Importance is nothing but our regard and not theirs. So that when the great undiscovered ones or the secretive humorous ones come knocking on your door or even just randomly pass by your window, Im sure theyll come make themselves known and be worth your while: properly, like how it is between mediums and existence; no power play, like between friends.

#Musing +M20192020+

First, The Forehead

First, the forehead,
Then the left eye,
Then the right,
Then the lips,

A peck,

A light smack:
      My lips releasing
            what my soul is thinking
                  at the moment of contact–
      Each containing
            what my mind understands
                  as geriatrics
            what the heart regards
                  as romance;

Concentrations of inferences,
Light, beautiful,
audible,
and compact.

+02242021+

On Sizing Things

There are things in life where size does not matter.  What matters is if there is or none, of love, of Faith, of care and kindness, of trust.  It matters that there is some.  Let God make heads and tails of sizes.  Let it not matter to us.

#Musing

On Simultaneity

Somewhere outside of Time, we have existed all at once: no progression of time, no progression of our beliefs.  In living it seems that Time allows us to experience and comprehend things at the same time.  If there is consciousness after Death– where there’s still an ‘I’ perspective or the ‘I’ compounded to something else– then life results to a Consciousness that can answer certain questions.  Or, perhaps, what if living itself is the answer to a previously set of questions; where the answer then is the narrative of our life?

It would seem then that in the Venn Diagram of things, the null set of the universal set, ie cumulative unknown of all our unknowns, is as important as the necessity for living to fill one set as our own amongst other sets and subsets. 

It would also seem then that there is something before our living and something after our living.  Otherwise, if there is none after our living, there is none before and then there is nothing outside of Time.  But relativity requires something outside of time to exist for Time to exist.  Otherwise, comprehension of time would never have been possible to comprehend.

#Musing

Lunacy

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lying in her upper bunk, my nursing sister asked “How does the moon affect the oceans?”

“Tides,” i answered. “the gravitational pull of the moon create the waves.”


“hmm..”, she mused.


“and that’s why, many people moonbathe,” i continued. “because we, too, like the oceans, are made up of water. moonbathing gives you this kind of relaxing high, you know–” having at some point in my life reckoned how it must be similarly close to what Holly Golightly felt with Tiffany’s.

with a convinced look, she turned to me and said “ah, so that must explain it, then.. why youre crazy.”

“.. wait, what?”

Father Vs Daughter, On Expectations

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over supper, just a few minutes ago, while having my fill of ripe mangoes, i thought to myself: these mangoes never change… reminds you of the good old days.

just then, my father grabbed one for himself. and seemed to be enjoying his when my sister suddenly commented about her fill, almost shouting, surprised: “ANG ASIM!” (or “TOO SOUR!”)

“well, that’s how mangoes are”, my father said matter-of-factly. “when i eat mangoes, I must expect them to be a bit sourly somehow.”

“well, i don’t,” i disagreed. “since yellow mangoes and green mangoes have the same sugar content anyways, i expect them to be sweet when ripe!” otherwise, what’s the point of the riping process, right? although at this point, i seem to be in another plane of existence since I was enjoying mine.

thankfully, my mother joined in on the picture, explaining that mine was sweeter because it was P40 more than my sister’s; that she bought mine different days from theirs.


just then, my sister shared an ampalaya story that happened the day before whose out-of-the-blue-ness seemingly ended the argument about mangoes. it went:

her schoolmate, while they were on hospital duty lunchbreak, shared her ampalaya baon.


“this taste different. and yeah, very nice”, Jen, my sister, thanked her schoolmate.

nice meant it didnt tasted bitter like how all bittergourds should naturally be, therefore implying that her friend must really be a fine cook. but…


“oh, that’s because, i added sugar to it”, came the ironic reply.

so everyone in our table laughed. it was really hilarious.


for different reasons, apparently, because just then, my father– the pedant that he is– said: “well, what’s the purpose of eating ampalayas then? ampalayas are suppose to be bitter.” and he added matter of factly again: “everyone expects that.”

although i completely disagreed with my father, he did have a point. about these expectations. so i just kept shut. and minded my sweet mangoes. until when, from out of nowhere, came:
“well, coffees are naturally bitter, too. so why do you put sugar in it?”

while on LMAO, i realized that the sound came from my sister.

apparently, she check-mated Pa with the ampalaya story, and won the game in two moves.

as expected from the daughter of my pedantic father, hahaha.

EXPECTATIONS. bow.