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More than two decades ago, I was diagnosed of having a peculiar illness known as Bipolar Affective Disorder. My world as I knew it crumbled; I lost my business, then my job and later my sense of purpose. It was during this dark moments I rediscovered the joy of running and writing. Most of the articles here are about my rekindled pleasure of hitting the tarmac, my coming to terms with the illness and my discovery of the meaning of life.

I always on the lookout for inspirations to write in these three areas with the hope that they will shed new ray of hope to others who are in the same position as I am.

Do keep in touch if you feel connected through these essays.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

25/11/18 Sunday Excursion

Hi, as a writer I write every day. Some I publish, some I keep for private viewers. I hope you enjoy reading this one.

I love Micheal Shermer,  His book  How We Believe is among the first books I read when I was researching about God.  Micheal is a skeptic.  Ironically when I read the book, instead of disbelieving I became a more convicted believer.  I also read 2 more of his books but they are not as good as the first I read.

Above are his landmark lectures.  Micheal, being a skeptic requires rationalization.  I used to believe that availability of data is the basic requirement for rationalization.  Nowadays I realize that data is one of the many tools to validate a finding.  There are other things as well for example intuition and the State of Knowing that can provide answers to some of the more complex questions in life. 

Intuition is embedded in us through instinct.  So many processes were executed before we come to the point of action.  Intuition is a resource.  We should not disregard our intuition over raw data because intuition is the culmination of information distilled into wisdom.

The State of Knowing is the inspirations we get from the First Cause.  Most of the time it cannot be validated by science.  It is uncommon perspective that comes as a different view of things as we see it.  Inspirations from Stephen Hawking and Picasso for examples fit into this category.

Zen Masters and the Yogis understand this.  Sometimes the things that we know cannot be explained by science alone.  It is within the realm of the subconscious.

I however believe that scientists are coming to term with *[]is idea especially through the advancement in Quantum Mechanics and Astro Physics.  Although they still use calculations to prove their hypothesis, they still are subject to conformity bias.  They see what they want to see and thus use theorems to support their findings.  Thus in a way those scientists are pretty much liken to modern day wizards.

I too use models to prove my point.  Things like Al Araf 7:7, the Troca shell, the Turbine Spiral and the Adjoining Croissant are my ways of making you see what I see.  What is lacking is the mathematical aspect of it; the nuts and bolts.  However I do know what the end products look like.  Much like S.V.  Ramanujan *a[s] his mathematical theorems.

* These are external intervention in a form of ciphers. 

In most cases I studied the roots but instead of delving in them I show you the fruits.  That is because I am not a root expert, I am the fruit specialist.  I know the output because I trust my instinct and I am already in the State of Knowing.

As stated by Schrodinger:

Brb... going for my run...


I felt pretty good but I didn't feel like running.

So AlphaX64 told me to follow my instinct.  Do not worry about the training schedule until I get into the groove.

As I was walking I was thinking, I need 2 things to achieve my marathon goal; physical fitness and mental toughness,  I have to grind these 2 things daily.  Which means, exercising is a daily affair.  Either I run or walk I must commit to the tasks every day.

It is the body that rules the mind, I concluded.  Without the body there is no mind.  This is different than men sana in corpo sano.  This is acta non verba. There is a very fine disembarkation and it is intertwined in the Cybernetic Loop.

Note however that motion creates emotion.  Therefore through sweating we activate our neurotransmitters.  Our neurotransmitter then influence our mind.

Bottom line, I MUST DO!

This is the founding principle of Coach Tim Grover, the author of Relentless and the coach for the NBA stars like Micheal Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Dwayne Wade.

It's about doing.  This does not only apply to sports.  It applies to science, mathematics, management, martial art, education, engineering and even raising family.  The power is in the doing.  

Therefore to act we must do it immediately, excessively and without excuse.  Only then we create momentum.

Remember that it's ACTA NON VERBA, action not words: