10 Things I Believe…

Here we are day 3 of the NaBloPoMo challenge. Yesterdays I wrote about my favourite character of all time. It can be read here: https://ariescottrell.wordpress.com/2013/11/02/my-favorite-character-of-all-time-a-vampire/ or from the side bar link. For today’s post I am using a writing prompt I found through a Google search on this site: http://www.kludgymom.com/idea-bank/

10 things I believe.

1. We live in an engineered world. Yes that’s right. I am a doubter of the evolution theory. The reason I doubt evolution? When I think of something as simple as vision I am unable to believe random chaotic evolution is responsible. Imagine the millions of optic nerves bundled together behind our eyeballs and leading to the brain. Each responsible for a tiny pixel of data we see. Now imagine the brain putting each fragment together inside the mind and translating it into an image. It is impossible for me to accept as a rational person that this complex system or any of the others inside the human body are a result of random evolution.

2. We can achieve our goals if we are willing to do the work and pay the price. This one’s a no brainer. We often believe due to circumstances we are somehow handicapped from realizing our goals built from dreams. That somehow we are fated, or destined not to succeed. My goal is to write enjoyable stories for others to read and make a living wage at it. In order for that to happen I spend every spare moment reading, writing and studying the craft. It is the only proven method writer’s use to realize their dreams. Doing the work and putting in the time is the only way for a writer to succeed. It’s more than a belief that’s a fact.

3. If we eat well and exercise regularly our bodies and minds are healthier. This needs little explanation. When I eat nutritious food daily and have scheduled exercise times it improves my brain and bodily functions. I have more energy and a deeper sense of well being. Enough said.

4. We generate love to ourselves when we share it with others. When we practise a state of loving and supporting ourselves and others, we generate that type of energy. Basically I believe if we share love there is an energetic response that comes from our mind and emotions. This energy translates into a magnet that will attract more of the same toward us.

5. Anything we tap into and pass around will come back to us, negative or positive. When I was younger I loved to ghost hunt. What I discovered from those experiences is tuning into that spooky paranormal stuff generates the weird and seemingly inexplicable feeling of being haunted. Now some would say it was just in my mind. The imagination working over time based on the information it received and in some cases that was true. However I have also had experiences where someone unaware of my spooky little hobby has seen things in my home after one of those trips. I don’t find those things as easy to write off.

6. People can change. I’ve known people who were nice and changed into someone not so nice. As well as people who were mean and learned to be kind. Don’t think I need to explain this one further. It is possible for us to change and it happens all the time, period.

7. Seeing the good in others at all times helps them see it in themselves, and us. This one goes back to surrounding ourselves with the type of energy we generate from thoughts and emotions. If someone is acting in a way that will create energy that is unlovable, we can choose to hold steadily the image of that person at their best. In this way we counter the negative effects of the unlovable state with the more pleasing energies of self worth, love and support. It has been done for me many times. When I was at my worst someone reminded me of the best.

8. We are stronger than we realize. This is an easy one to explain. If we keep going, that is strength. It is only in the choice to give up that we are weak. Real strength is a thought that carries us forward. We are all strong when we keep going.

9. We live in a world with a precise set of laws. This one also ties in with my belief that our thoughts and emotions generate energy. Loving supportive thoughts and emotions tap into that universal principle (law). Same thing with negative energy. The law is made up of many types of energies all at play in this world and available for our use.

10. Love and support is a two way street. Actually I no longer have this belief. Love and support is an ever flowing source. While it is nice when the person we offer those qualities to repays us in kind. It is just as nice to encounter a helpful and supportive stranger. It is an ever flowing river, not a rebound effect.

Those are some of my basic beliefs. I hope you enjoyed them and will share some of yours in the comments sections. Also feel free to debate, debunk and have fun with mine. My shoulders are broad, I rarely take offence and would love to hear from you.

Blog on!

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8 thoughts on “10 Things I Believe…

  1. davidbeeson

    Hi again Aries – please spend a moment thinking about long sight, short sight, astigmatism, glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, etc. A car with as many defects and as many vulnerabilities as the human eye would have been recalled multiple times, and the engineer would have been looking for a new job, if not a career change. Who are you accusing of having engineered that system?

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    1. ariescottrell Post author

      Good morning David. Having supported a loved one with who is going through idiopathic optic neuropathy I have had plenty of time to consider the faults in engineering. This Neuropathy is a particularly cruel form of eyesight degeneration that slowly and at will destroys the signals sent from the lens through the optic nerves to the brain.

      In no way was I suggesting the engineer was perfect. I leave that idea to the religious folks. What I am saying is I find this theory easier to accept. If you hold up two options in front of me. One being the idea that we are randomly created through thousands of years of evolution and the second being the body is engineered. I will accept the second choice over the first because it is more plausible. Our bodies and their workings are just too complex (with faults) for me to choose random evolution over scientific engineering.

      Hope your having a marvelous day and as always it is a pleasure to hear from you!

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  2. davidbeeson

    Yes, I didn’t want to mention your loved one to avoid personalising a simple debate.

    You talk about ‘thousands of years.’ It has been hundreds of millions of years. An inconceivably long time. The development of species and their organs hasn’t been random, only the mutations. They are acted upon by a powerful guiding force, natural selection. The vast majority are selected against; occasionally one emerges that gives benefits; it’s selected for.

    The cumulative effect of such mutations over the unimaginably long time the Earth has existed, can be colossal. After all, we’ve seen huge change in short times: there have always been tiny numbers of non-burrow living rabbits, a mutation heavily selected against since they’re far too vulnerable to predation; but during the myxomatosis crisis, when the disease infested burrows, suddenly the balance tipped so that living outside burrows was a survival trait – and, lo and behold, we saw a huge increase in the proportion of rabbits who lived outside burrows.

    That’s just one trait, but the phenomenon emerged in a few years. Imagine the effect of several times 20 million times as many years.

    It’s because of that rough and ready evolution that nothing’s perfect. It’s just as good as minimally necessary for the survival of the species. We walk upright because at some time it was a survival trait, but we’ve never developed the back muscles that would make that comfortable, so back pain is endemic in the species. We don’t need to be completely free of back pain to survive long enough to give rise and nurture the next generation, and that’s all that matters, so we haven’t evolved back pain out.

    An engineered solution wouldn’t have made us leave the crouching posture of our ancestors without also shifting and modifying muscles sufficiently to ensure we didn’t have the back problems that beset so many in old age.

    On balance, I find the evolution model much more plausible than the engineered one. There ought to be far fewer problems in an engineered system. You may know the old joke about what a mathematician, a physicist and an engineer answer to the question ‘what does 1 + 2 make?’

    The mathematician will answer ‘3’.

    The physicist will answer ‘between 2.5 and 3.5’.

    The engineer will answer ‘well, it’s approximately 3, but let’s say 8 for safety.’

    There’s none of that over-engineering for safety that I’d expect from an approach based on design.

    In the meantime, just try to conceive the inconceivable, and take into account what 500 million years can do. That’s 250,000 times longer than separates us from the death of Christ…

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    1. ariescottrell Post author

      David, as always thank you so much for the information packed comments. I refrained from divulging the exact loved ones name. However, it is fine to mention him considering I wrote about him in a previous post as per his own request.

      I am not saying the argument, stats and information you provide are not valid, and when I say the engineering theory works for me I am not framing it in a God like scenario. So please put that thought from your mind.

      I wish I could delve deeply into the debate I started. At the moment I am forced to keep it lighter, although this is a heavy subject, due to time constraints. If I start pulling up facts and doing research on my rationale I will miss my posting today, and I plan on completing the NaBloPoMo challenge for November.

      I will come back to this at a later time. Having said that it is still a belief I hold despite the “facts” you raise.

      Maybe I should have kept that belief out of the post since I have no time to debate it fully right now.

      Thanks again and have a great one!

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  3. davidbeeson

    Best of luck with NaBloPoMo – you seem to be doing well so far. We’re just back from a dinner with an old school friend, a long-time resident of you fine country (but Ottawa). An excellent evening. As I hope you’re now going to have.

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  4. clayton paul

    The more we learn about this world and the wonders of it…even the space and other planets in which it hangs, we can no longer accept the “theory” that random events brought it all about.

    God is the Supreme Scientist, there is none like Him. It’s a shame that some of the most intelligent people on earth refuse to accept this fact! Good post…

    Clayton

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