Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Why does purpose need to exist?

As humans with a creative and active consciousness, we are always seeking ways to "spend time" in existence.  Due to technological and social advances, we no longer spend the waking hours simply surviving, whether it's for food or shelter.  Children, no matter the living standards or period of history, have always spent their time in play whenever they could, but the adults, no longer satisfied with child's play, sought other experiences, but at a higher level, it is still play.  If you consider what play is at the core, it is the desire to experience (imagination, creation, exploration), which in turn generates emotion.

We seek to do things we enjoy.  Those things we do not enjoy, we look for ways to change or make it enjoyable.  But in all things, they are experiences, different and filled with emotions both good and bad.  Without experiences, humanity would not evolve nor would they seek existence (procreation would stop if the desire for experience stopped).  They would remain stagnant and lose the will to exist.  All sentient beings recognize the boredom and monotony of non-change.  That is why consciousness has always sought new experiences.  This is the definition of purpose.  As consciousness, to exist is not the purpose.  To seek experiences is, and that is why purpose exists in any existence, whether physical or non-physical. By "purpose", I am not speaking of an external reason for existence. External is a belief that something other than yourself exists or creates purpose for you. Purpose is a self-created reason for experience.

Because of the desire to seek experiences, we choose to act.  No one waits for an experience to just happen (though it can when another seeking experience causes an experience for others).  They put themselves in situations so that experience can arise.  In the same way, as consciousness, we sought to put ourselves into situations that produce experience and so we acted (creating the different realities including the physical one.  That is one way to express one's self, through form).  But just being in a situation would not necessarily create an experience, nor would it create the exact experience one desired.  So not only does one have to put themselves into a situation, they choose to make a probability into a reality by setting in motion the chain of events to create an experience.  This is easily demonstrated when people do things willingly that they label "good" or "bad".   Many tend to be dishonest with themselves and create scapegoats for good or bad acts.  For bad acts, they deny that they chose to do what was necessary to not only create the situation, but to trigger it, and instead lay blame to either "Satan" or ignorance.  For good acts, they take all the credit for initiating the event or they take no credit and instead push it to some outside benevolent force, whether a deity or chance.  In either case, everyone acts out of their desire for experience which in turn transforms a probability into a reality.  The majority of the time, the experience does not always equal their desired probability from a physical perspective.  Only that A probability is turned into reality.  But even this is desirable as the higher goal is not the end result, but experience itself.  That is why even "bad" acts that create a negative experience is good, because it leads to more experiences for consciousness to explore.

Proof of purpose in existence:
Experience through existence is proof alone. It makes no difference whether it's physical or non-physical.  In the physical, we used to simply seek survival when the species lived purely by animal instincts, but now we seek different experiences because of the expansion of consciousness.  In the non-physical, we seek to experience because that is the nature of consciousness.  To be active and continue to experience is purpose.  If purpose did not exist, change is unnecessary.  Existence (alive) means always active, always changing.  Non-existence (dead) means static and unchanging.  That is why we will always be alive because consciousness always seeks change through experience, unless you believe consciousness is a physical quality (i.e. the brain).  If consciousness is physical, how does something physical with a fixed form (the brain) act with spontaneity and creativity (neural connections do not change with thought, though they can change because of thought), not to mention where in the body is the source of free-will?

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