Why Playing Dominos Can Keep You From Achieving Your Goal(s)

Scientific_Revolution_-_Thinkers  If you’ve identified yourself as someone who will benefit from a paradigm change (see my last blog entry), let’s take a moment to examine your current paradigms which are causing you to not attain nor achieve your goal(s) – such as, but not limited to weight loss.

I Thought I Was Done With All This Stuff When I Graduated from High School!

If you remember, the science of the first scientific revolution determined the following about our universe:

  • Each “thing” (including the universe itself) is made of smaller parts with predictable functions.
  • For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
  • The observer and the observed are two separate things.
  • Things occur in a logical, linear fashion.

From these “facts” (hint, hint…you’ll soon learn how quantum physics has re-written these rules), paradigms were created that, unless you choose to objectively examine/change them, form your complete world view.  These paradigms form the fishbowl in which you swim, so to speak.

Here’s the Reason I Risked Putting You To Sleep Just Now

The predominant paradigms which are the most common culprits for keeping you from achieving your goal(s) are:

  1. The machine paradigm – This paradigm can also be called “deconstructive” because it forces us to view ourselves and everything in our world as machines with smaller parts.  In this paradigm, we see the ourselves, and everything else, as comprised of smaller “parts” whose sole function is to make the larger “machine” function.  Within this paradigm, if we want the larger “machine” to function better all we need to do is “fix” it’s parts.
  2. The action paradigm – This paradigm states that action is the single most important component in changing, or having an effect, on anything.  If we want something to be different, this paradigm tells us that we must focus on actions to alter it.  Without action there is no effect upon the world (or ourselves).
  3. The detached observer paradigm – This paradigm tells us that we are non-involved observers of all we see unfolding in front of us.  Think of the stereotypical scientist observing an experiment and taking notes and you’ve got a good idea of what this paradigm teaches us.  You are a passive “viewer” and everything which occurs around you is a “movie” that you have no part in making (unless you get directly involved by taking action).
  4. The logic paradigm – This paradigm teaches us to expect a logical order of events to occur when we take specific action(s).  Think of a line of dominos, placed on end; when the first domino is pushed a chain reaction is triggered which topples each one in order.  When you take an action you can expect a logical result to follow and, similarly, you can trace actions backwards to discover the root cause of anything.

These ideas sound very familiar to you, do they not?

These Are All the Ideas Our Lives Have Been Based On; They’re Why We Do What We Do

You undoubtedly believe these things and you should (until you learn differently) because these have been the paradigms of the Western, industrialized world.  You were taught these paradigms, sometimes explicitly and someones subliminally, by well-intentioned people who also believed them and based their lives upon them.  And you adopted them because that’s what everyone else does!

But what if I told that the science those paradigms were built from is not an accurate explanation of how our universe works?

And, if that last statement is true (and it is), is it not easy to see that the paradigms built from that science would not be accurate either?  And, since they are not accurate, isn’t is easy to see why those paradigms are not the most effective “fishbowls” in which to live?  Isn’t easy to envision that if the rules of those paradigms are not accurate, they might have been failing you?

It’s Time to Put Down Your Bat and Grab a Basketball!

Almost like you’ve been trying to play a game of basketball – using the rules, equipment, and playing field of baseball?

If you have experienced frustration and even feelings of failure because you’ve been unable to realize your goal(s), despite your best intentions and hard work, you have great news coming.  You no longer have to ineffectively spin your wheels within your old “fishbowls” because the science of the second scientific revolution, quantum physics provides us with new paradigms that are infinitely more accurate and aligned with how the universe really works!

In my next blog post, we’ll start to look at the science of the second scientific revolution and begin examining how you can use it (and the new paradigms to which it gives birth) to finally start achieving your elusive goal(s)…

Why You Should Take “Earth Wind & Fire: Greatest Hits” Off Your iTunes

newton 1  Before the Scientific Revolution the following were known scientific “facts”:

  • All of existence was a moment-to-moment, renewable miracle, and God’s divine power was the one and only cause or explanation for any of it.
  • There were only four elements on Earth, and all things here were made of them: air, fire, earth, and water.
  • Fire and air, being lightweight, naturally traveled upward, above the Earth, and combined to form a fifth element called aether.
  • Everything not on the Earth (stars, planets, moon, etc.) was made of aether.
  •  The Earth was the center of the universe; the Sun and the planets revolved around the Earth in epicycles.
  • The one and only cause of all planetary motion was God’s divine power.

Hey!  What About God?

Can we agree not to get into a debate about the “…God’s power…” portion of this list?

I trust it is sufficient to say that after the Scientific Revolution, even though many still believed in God and God’s power, people also acknowledged proven scientific facts that govern our natural world.  Forces and materials such as gravity, matter, elements, chemical reactions, and other verifiable phenomena became known, undisputed, and accepted as active agents in our universe.

So, the real reason, people began to discard their previous inaccurate beliefs was because of the new science which came from the Scientific Revolution.

What Did Science Say That Was So Juicy and Enticing?

And what did the science of the Scientific Revolution say?  Primarily:

  1. Each “thing” (including the universe itself) is made of smaller parts with predictable functions.  The smaller parts play roles in making the larger thing work.  That is their “job.”
  2.  For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.  Every movement has a cause.  Every action is determined by something else exerting itself upon the thing that acted.
  3. The observer and the observed are two separate things.  A scientist, a teacher, a manager, an administrator, etc., are all distinct and separate observers of what they are observing or experimenting with.
  4. Things occur in a logical, linear fashion.  When a certain outcome occurs, you can always find the cause by tracing the multiplied effects backwards.  Action is like a row of dominoes falling after the first one gets pushed.

These four scientific facts (or “facts” as you’ll soon learn…hint, hint… in future posts) are the science you and I learned in our high school science classes.

What’s So Juicy and Enticing About Those Four Things?

These four scientific facts created new paradigms which began to govern people’s beliefs.  And these paradigms have been in place since the Scientific Revolution.

More about those paradigms soon (and why you should care about them)…

How to Stop Brushing Your Teeth with Puppy Urine

Head in Hands  Do you believe any of the following:

  • Wrapping urine-soaked hose around your neck is a good way to fight off colds.
  • The planets move around in the “universal aether” because they are being pushed by angels.
  • Surgeons should carve holes in skulls to cure migraines, seizures, and mental illness.
  • Beaver testicles can be ground up and mixed with alcohol as a female contraceptive.
  • Mercury, a deadly poison, should be applied externally to cure wounds and consumed internally to cure a wide variety of ailments such as constipation.
  • Bad smells and malodorous vapors cause illness.
  • Women should rub puppy urine on their faces as a beauty treatment (and even brush their teeth with it).
  • Having sexual intercourse under an evergreen tree produces abundant and fertile harvests.

Of course not.  (Well…a few of my friends have tried to convince their spouses of the last one on that list, but they don’t really believe it themselves)

Now Hold On Just a Second There, Buddy!  I Happen to Like Puppy Urine!

But why don’t you believe any of those things?

Because they aren’t true, right?

But during the Middle Ages all of those things I listed were “true”.  Each of those beliefs were accepted as “true” by the vast majority of people.

I’d Like to Think I’m Smarter Than Someone From the Middle Ages.  I Am, Right?

Were the people of the Middle Ages stupid?  Were they primitive?  Gullible?  Naive?

Maybe, but no more than you and I are today.  The people of the Middle Ages believed those things because of their science.

Science creates our paradigms.  And our paradigms create our beliefs. (Click that link to Tweet it)

More later about Middle Age science and how people learned to stop brushing their teeth with puppy urine…