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No regrets

 

 

Some 3 1/2 years ago, I first published an essay describing an inspiration for an alternative monetary system. It is perhaps the only truly great idea — practically speaking — that I have ever had.

For the past 3 1/2 years I have “sat” on the idea. Mostly, I think, because I completely lack the technical (programming, cryptography) skills to make it happen. But also, perhaps, for fear of failure … or success.

A couple of weeks ago, I was struck by this thought:

“If ever I should become an old man, I will look back on my life, and if I have never even tried to put this idea ‘out there’ — my one great idea — I know that I will deeply regret it.”

So over the past couple of weeks, I have built a website specifically to present this idea. And today, I uploaded and set “live” the beta development version. You can see it here:  deror.org

Strangely, I feel quite at peace about it all. Whether anything should come of it, honestly, I feel no sense of care.

In coming days, weeks, and years, at leisure — that is to say, when I should feel so inspired, or when opportunity should knock — I expect to gently present the website address to those who may have the interest, skills, knowledge, and/or the public reputation, to take the idea further.

It is in the hands of Providence now.

Peace, a real sense of detachment from outcomes, these are such blissful things.

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I give you

“She was here on earth to grasp the meaning of its wild enchantment and to call each thing by its right name, or,
if this were not within her power, to give birth out of love for life to successors who would do it in her place.”

— Boris Pasternak, Dr Zhivago

 
Can you imagine how our world might change.

If we called each thing by its right name.

Imagine if we ceased to say,

“I love you”.

And called this thing by its right name.

Today.

Look your beloved in the eye.

Do not say,

“I love you”.

Say instead,

“I give you”.

“I yield you”.

Would those words be true for you?

When. What. Why.

Do you give?

Why. What. When.

Do you yield?

Would it be more honest of you to say,

“I take you”.

“I resist you”.

Be sure.

To call each thing by its right name.

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The physics of True Love

Everything moved is moved not in something moved, but in something at rest.

— Hermes Trismegistus, Corpus Hermeticum, 2.6

 

Love, or giving, is the principal ordering principle of the universe.

How so?

All physical matter — the atoms and molecules, the building blocks of the universe — is “constructed” of waves.

All known waves, are simple motion. Motion that is described as being in, of, or through, a medium.

The medium, when at rest — which is rest — represents potentiality.

Potentiality becomes actuality, only when the potential yields. Or gives. Of its-self. Of its essence.

It is evident then, that the Principal principle of the universe, is Perfect Love.

Perfect Giving.

Giving out.

Giving in.

Giving up.

Of one’s self.

The one who truly loves, gives.

The one who truly loves — in the moment, in the actualisation of True Love — neither needs, nor desires, to take.

For in being Oned with that Infinite Potentiality, (s)he senses, becomes aware, of a great truth.

That (s)he has no needs, and no desires.

For (s)he already possesses — in oneness, with Infinite Potential — every thing.

(S)he is content.

It is from real-eyes-ation of this True Contentment — an Infinite Content-ment — that the potential for Infinite Giving is made actual.

 

If you consider the matter carefully:
rest is oneness which enfolds motion,
and motion is rest ordered serially.
Hence, motion is the unfolding of rest.

— Nicholas of Cusa, De Docta Ignorantia, 1440

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