Idealist Physics

Between space and time, lies the potential for a mode of perception that transcends both, faintly or virtual at the very least or real and actual at the most. It is the in-between aspect of spatial distances and temporal moments. Through the increase or decrease of duration between moments, we may see things causal and effective as one overarching movement. To perceive between any occasion in space-time and to see what is occurring when any substance changes in any way, is to see nature through an new lens. It is through many upon many of lenses that we may see the world through and it is any lens that allows for more and more to be seen. In seeing more and more processes and happenings in the world and in our own psyches, we can gain knowledge to the why and how of those processes as ever seen before. To have the ability to scope out new avenues of perspective and to see the world anew when things start to coalesce, we start to see what makes things tick. To allow for longer and shorter duration and on lesser or grader scales, we start to lean out of old views and perspectives that seem so limited after their observation.

With no fixed or set way to look at things and through a non-linear, non-local position of the world which we used to take for granted, is now changing, and always has been ever-changing. We all live with our seemingly fixed perspectives that we have had as far back as our memories go and it is these perspectives that can be changed through time and effort, even if it is only ostensibly transcendent to time. This could also be the same for the material reality that is said to be the basis of reality. Matter may change or morph, and may undergo different states and phases, and so too may the mind and our personal perspectives.

To assume it is all physically determined and there is no room for a will to be fully or partially free, we may leave ourselves locked out the possibility that if we do have a will that is free and that we can change both ourselves and the world for the better, through the choices we would only appear to be making ourselves. However, if there is room for a will in the world, we may start to see a union of space, time, and our place embedded in them as a way to express the will as it is or could be.

In taking on all these new lenses and filters of the world, we might even begin to start an idealist take on physics, where the form of the brain, the neurotransmitters, our sensory input, and our ideas start to blend and together as a whole. With what is going on in any moment in the brain, we can take note as to our own subjective states and begin to make inferences and find patterns between what is going on within the brain and what is going on in the mind.

Through seeing the world with a diverse set of lenses and perspectives, our innate capacities of human beings could be utilized and put to the test. Seeing and contemplating images of the universe at large and it's billions upon billions of contents, we may have difficulty integrating and making sense of all the input we take in. Existential questions may emerge and we may start to feel small and insignificant in the grander view. Yet, lots of our actions and behaviours are as important and significant to us as the forces of nature are to the structure of the universe. Like a wave in an ocean of experience, we all are just as a part of the whole as the rest is. Galaxies, stars, and planets may be large, yet they do not as many degrees of freedom as humans. Also, much like an ocean wave to the rest of the ocean, we all take part in a cosmic drama unfolding over a span of billions of years.

It is a slight paradox that the apparent inanimate world can create a species as complex as humans, yet if this inanimate world were to have a spark or scintilla of spirit in it, we may start to work with our own spirits as well. To expand the scope and to see things at many levels of complexity is, so far as we know, a uniquely human ability. For now, the only that we have to compare to ourselves is that of the universe, for we are conscious crests in its dauntingly large, unconscious ocean.

But to take the idea of an idealist physics further, we may use our physical nature to further our minds and spirits, to assume and to utilize our neurochemistry and perspectives to our own advantage. To turn the mind in on itself and using our physical brains to make the mind and spirit as something more tangible, there could be much to learn from understanding either ourselves, our universe, or the two together. To take the mind and to find out the mental elements that make it up, could come the ability to change our outlook and to find a meaningful place in the universe.

Whatever the potential fundamental mental elements are, or one day could become, might take much learning and understanding of who we are, where we came from and where we may head to through introspection, contemplation, meditation or any worthwhile method that uses our conscious minds. To have elements of the mind may seem a bit reductionist, yet in reducing what things are to their most basic, we may alter or change who we are, what we are, where we may go, and the journey in between those spaces and times. Any new outlook would be good to have, if not only to have another way to view things and to have a more complete perspective.

With a metamorphosis of old perspectives into new ones, and through seeing things in an in-between state, where time and place may not be as significant as they currently are, we could see changes all happening at once or not at all. Everything flowing and nothing abiding, the ever-changing currents in the cosmic ocean may ebb and flow, with much to gleen in our future insights. To come up with an idealist physics would be to know thyself and the universe as one integrative process.

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