You pass the time in the mirror, staring at the reflection cast by Nietzsche, Aristotle, Galilee, Sir Isaac Newton and Freud. Science and the Humanities stare back, boring into your brain. Nietzsche speaks of how you should become an Uberman—never mind that Hitler felt the same way, in accord with many other Americans from the Early Nineteenth Century who believed that Anglo-Saxons were superior. Aristotle tells you to brush your teeth and live beyond mortal thoughts, grasping the infinite greatness of evolving beyond humanity. Galileo speaks of objects falling from your open palm and your life’s Leaning Tower of Pisa, but he reveals little of love which makes you fall faster than those elements trapped in gravity’s grasp (because some of the most important elements exist outside the confines of gravity, exist beyond the stars which were what Galileo loved most). Newton proclaims those who came before him are as Nephilum, and upon their shoulders he stands in the reflecting glass before you. Freud brings us into the terrible realm of wondrous subconscious forces, yet as a prophet he fails, having declared America a doomed experiment (yet one that has far reaching influence around the world today).
They tell you how to live, how to think and feel. Reality dissects beneath the gleam of their combined scalpels; your paradigm rocks five-degrees upon its axis until the world (YOUR world) conforms.
Not me, you tell yourself later, when you leave the mirror’s presence. I think freely; no one tells me what to believe.
Ha, you fool! For you walk upon this world “told-round”; you breathe in molecular universes and bypass parallel dimensions on the way to work; since gravity has been named, you act as if you understand, as if the act of naming things gives shamanic power over the force; and you believe that society today is greater than ANY civilization that has come before it, that we are Ubermans in our technologically advanced information- and communication-age.
God is dead and he no longer hands out religious tracts on Main Street in the ghettos; spirituality cannot be glimpsed in double-blind studies; and the poetic words of Proust and Pound display the negation of the infinite in this sea of nihilism.
Yet Werner Heisenberg teaches that those subatomic elements glimpsed through a microscope are dependent upon the observer. Because of this, others claim that these things indicate that YOU are responsible for your own realities, responsible for your own paradigms, individual paths and beliefs. Some proclaim that YOU are creating your own world by perception based on thought and thought alone.
Because of this, are you not your own worst enemy? Are you not the number-one observer of your life? Since the subatomic particles in your life are directly influenced by the perceptions of the observer, and since you examine your life every time you look into the metaphysical mirror (described above), what has been your outlook lately?
What’s been on your mind? Because whatever has been on your mind has been deep inside, festering. The fear bleeds out, along with thoughts of failure. Retraining reality has to do with retraining how we feel within, which will retrain how we think and view the world. None of us are superior over the other; only our thoughts are superior when they are imbued with positive direction.
Remember the first time you fell in love. The sky became more blue, the birds sang more beautiful than they’d ever sung before. This was only because of your perception, for you changed your world at the subatomic level, making it brighter and happier.
A few quotes
I teach you the Uberman. Man is something that shall be overcome. What have you done to overcome him? … The time has come for man to set himself a goal. The time has come to plant the seed to his highest hope.
-Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 – 1900)
To give style” to one’s character – a great and rare art! He exercises it who surveys all that his nature presents in strength and weakness and then moulds it to an artistic plan until everything appears as art and reason, and even the weaknesses delight the eye.
-Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 – 1900)
We must not listen to those who urge us to think human thoughts since we are human, and mortal thoughts since we are mortal; rather, we should as far as possible immortalize ourselves and do all we can to live by the finest element in us — for if it is small in bulk, it is far greater than anything else in power and worth.
I’ve loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.
The Bible shows the way to go to heaven, not the way the heavens go.
If I have seen further [than certain other men] it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
-Sir Isaac Newton
America is a mistake, a giant mistake.
America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success.
What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.
Natural science, does not simply describe and explain nature; it is part of the interplay between nature and ourselves.