Monday, November 30, 2015

The physical and mental phenomena is unified in a coherent world view

As two of the most important physical quantities, space, and time are present in every equation about dynamical systems. In the early twentieth century, Einstein's General relativity combined these quantities into one hypothetical construct, spacetime, which is described by monstrous second-degree differential equations that could not be solved up to the present day. Although spacetime became a kind of fixture in physics, the unification remains problematic. Space shortens just only along one coordinate, but time slows evenly within affected regions. The micro-dimensions, where time resides, are multidimensional, adding up to a dozen dimensions. Therefore space and time form the universe's two orthogonally conjoined energy fields, where space happens to be three-dimensional, whereas the micro-dimensions are multi-dimensional.

Space and time allow us to consider a cosmic evolution, driven by the universe’s accelerating expansion. In string theory, elementary matter particles are just energy vibrations occurring within a microdimensional space. Their interaction with space changes the spatial curvature. Increasing field curvature imposes information content on the horizon while decreasing field curvature reduces information content. This information content is registered as the age of physical systems. The information content of our galactic neighborhood is shown as being over ten billion years old. Due to the complexity evolution requires, only matter with such enhanced age can produce life.

According to string theory, energy vibrations become visible matter, and the biological brain gives rise to the highly autonomous, self-regulating mind, analogous to material matter particles. Highly structured mental frequencies betray nonlinear complexity about the energy unit, which is the mind. This is why research that examines automatic psychological operation, independent from conscious awareness, has exploded in recent years. Free will has been called into question. The traditional idea of intellect is insufficient for explaining personal, professional, and economic success. Social and emotional intelligence is an increasingly recognized factor in achievement. In scientific literature, from psychology to neurology, the relationship between emotion and cognition is considered anew. 

Over millennia, philosophers and sages pointed out the unintuitive and multifarious nature of the mind. The mental world defies comprehension with the laws of quantum mechanics turning up repeatedly. Though simple rules lead to complex behavior (Wolfram, 2002), the mind has trouble comprehending complexity. A new mathematical idea might explain the coherence of the material and mental realms by using string theory. Like elementary particles, where the energy distribution is hidden until interaction, the vast majority of mental operation is hidden, not only from others but even from self-awareness. Considering the mind as an elementary particle can explain various, specific mental phenomena. 

Understanding consciousness permits us to map out a congruent life; goals and inspirations can be efficiently reached. It explains why negativity constricts time (appropriately called stress), slowing mental progress. Emotional stability, optimism is the indispensable quality of intellectual excellence. 

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Monday, November 23, 2015

The importance of practicing happiness

Happiness is expressed in an internationally understood language, elation, laughter or jumping for joy. Because it is implicated with well-being, health and even longevity (the famous Minnesota nun study and others), it has become an essential field of study, known as positive psychology. Happiness builds trust, and inversely only a comfortable, trusting mind can be happy. So belief underlies and supports happiness. Even laughing is the result of a tense or puzzling situation being resolved to be innocent, comprehensible, a relaxing feeling of confidence and trust. However, the quality or strength of belief or the degrees of satisfaction, courage, and joy, can significantly differ. The first, most basic level is money or power. These two are so closely connected; historically they were invariably one and the same. The second level is trust through knowledge, and the third is love. We will examine them in order.

The resulting differences are based on the level of emotional gravity, an emotional analog of gravity, which is analyzed in detail in earlier posts. Emotional (i.e., temporal) gravity corresponds to the strength of connection to things or people. Small emotional gravity leads to trust, which takes things granted and verification unnecessary. Emotional gravity is generally inversely related to confidence and education level. Insecurity makes it necessary to accumulate things and form a tight connection with family members, which can lead to abusing relationships. Children and young people are more trusting and adapt quickly to changes. Emotional gravity increases with age, and changes are stressful for the elderly. Trust increases with more access to 'things,' so trust is a cultural (trust also increases with democratization), as well as wealth issue. An extensive 2012 study examined happiness as a function of financial means in various countries. Not surprisingly, the study found a positive relationship between income growth and overall satisfaction. However, there is a dark side of wealth, because the satiation 'richness' point is continuously re-positioned. Striving for greater and greater wealth is a tilted viewpoint, which always denies full happiness. A sudden change of financial means, such as winning the lottery generally does not change the mind, therefore the attachment to possessions (the emotional gravity). People who suddenly find themselves awash in money not necessarily become trusting. In fact, it is often found that lottery winners are usually back to their prior financial state and the happiness of the recipients also returns close to its original level. The reversal of fortune of the prize recipients probably can be explained by the difficulty or mental change.

Completion of a problematic task involves hard, systematic work is very different from the sheer luck of lottery winners. Persistent work and study lead to positive mental transformation (Csikszentmihalyi) via trust, generosity (less attachment to possessions) and results in long-term satisfaction. This mental state, in turn, leads to decisions, which positively influence a person's social, professional status and health. Consequently, it is regularly found that people with higher education level are more trusting and they tend to make better financial and health decisions. In other words, learning leads to long-term happiness.

Love is the most important and most significant source of trust. Those who trust are trustworthy. Thus love is a two-way street. This is why we tend to find dedicated people in occupations, which requires love. Love exists in emotional animals, mammals, and birds (and even crocodiles). Love will allow a bird to risk her life to protect its progeny. It fortifies the hero's determination to win in a difficult undertaking. In children stories and literary classics, it is love that transforms and moves toward a moral upper ground. To love is to trust the beloved. Thus love can be directed toward God or abstract mathematics. Love and trust lead to generosity, honesty, and cooperation.

Who does not follow his heart, cripples his soul.

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Quantum entanglement is characteristic of the mind

In the material world, randomness is often tempered by an underlying determinism. The combination of predictability with the unexpected creates a fractal structure in nature. Surprisingly, a fractal structure's characteristics can also be recognized in the temporal rhythm of mental phenomena. Thus, cognitive processes obey the laws of quantum mechanics, and the mind forms resonance and interference analog to material systems. Social unrest was modeled as a coherent energy transmission of a social laser.

Entanglement is a phenomenon where making an observation on one part of the system instantaneously affects the state in another part of the system, even over large distances. This bizarre instantaneous mutual determination was confirmed recently as an instantaneous behavior of the common wave-function. The same phenomenon transpires in emotional animals over conceptual distance or over time. For example, in word association experiments, entanglement activates associative target words simultaneously, allowing concept combinations to be modeled by quantum theory.

Entanglement is more common than we realize. Entanglement is a perceived social power difference, which causes one partner to feel more relaxed than the other partner. Thus, entanglement lends excess power to the powerful and creates boundaries and limitations for people on the relationships' inferior side. Therefore, social entanglement has a role in the social structure. For example, sexual harassment and abuse are demeaning and degrading for the victim. However, new information, even years later, can reverse the dynamics of the relationship. Victims of sexual or social misconduct experience healing by revealing or constructively processing past misconduct. 

One person can even form entanglement between two temporal events! In the mind, nonlocality includes fiction time travel to the past that updates comprehension. The moment of recognition miraculously expands understanding in time, pushing it into the past and the future. In this way, childhood memories turn into adult understanding in the mind of the adult. Analogous to the quantum mechanics particle experiment, a cemented mental reality can be completely overturned by new information. When we discover a secret, our comprehension expands to the past, the time of the first experience. This timelessness means that understanding can be influenced by great temporal expanses. Ideas in the hidden corners of the mind can be manipulated by information years or even decades later.

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Monday, November 2, 2015

The role of family in the internet age

Bald eagles, which mate for life and raise their young together, are one of the very few animal species that have some form of family structure. However the complexity of human mental abilities conjures up behavior and social, as well as a family structure that has inter-generational consequence; it plays a vital role in preserving culture, behavioral patterns, and even social stability. In hierarchic societies, families were the bastions of safety and security, the means to hold onto power, position and wealth. It was the life insurance policy for the middle class and the poor. The family could be a tool to increase influence in society and spread political power (kleptocracy). In families not only money, but occupation and titles were handed down. The family could cushion to a great extent the individual from natural and social dangers, hooligans, bandits, and local rulers. Since in difficult times only the family provided security, inner conflicts, the family needed to be beyond criticism. Individual problems required to be well covered and hidden from the outside and nonconforming members became outcasts, who were shunned and disgraced. This permanent connection between the individual and the family significantly restricted personal freedom.

In democratic societies, the economic role and nepotistic importance of family have gradually decreased. The elderly do not have to rely on the family, because the societal safety net provides pension, health, and end of life care on a level unmatched by the family care. Instead of being handed down, occupations are becoming the expression of individual talents and creative mental potential. Young people do not expect nepotism and family connections to help them. They chart their own path and often leave their hometown behind.

As connections and inherited finances will play less and less important role in individual success, the institutional role of the family will undoubtedly continue to decline. When the family is not a source of financial security or societal position, covering up weaknesses and deficiencies are no longer necessary; the family can open up to become safe islands of nurture and love. The love and caring within the family that flows out into the community lifts up everyone. This is like raising the water level in the bathtub; everyone benefit. When we try to reserve money and influence for descendants, it is like creating walls in the ocean. The energy spent creating demarcations stifles the spirit of those, who inherit. Posh inheritance might extinguish creative energy, the spark of originality and lead to mediocre comfort. Trust in the social environment and democratic future allows some intellectual billionaires, such as Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and others, to give away their wealth. With the increasing trust in our social world, the social distance will decrease further and lead to a better society supported by fast-paced medical and technological advances. Progress, which lifts everyone, is only limited by our imagination.

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