About Me…


Following a recent unexplained (unexplainable) event in my life, I have brought into question the religious, moralistic and scientific beliefs I have held since early childhood. After conversations with a dear friend and a rather random Facebook status update (which went from man-flu to the complexities of entanglement theory in 18 threads), my mind felt devoid of any real foundation for what I truly believe in, what it is that I stand for, and perhaps most importantly, what makes me me.
Scraping the surface of this Facebook topic and looking into the mind boggling realm of quantum physics, I came across this quote by Wolfgang Pauli:

‘I believe, however, that to anyone for whom a narrow rationalism has lost its persuasiveness, and to whom the charm of a mystical attitude, experiencing the outer world in its oppressive multiplicity as illusory, is also not powerful enough, nothing else remains but to expose oneself in one way or another to these intensified oppositions and their conflicts. Precisely by doing so, the inquirer can also more or less consciously tread the inner path to salvation’.

It is not right for one say that things just can’t exist without reason. Self belief does not have to be based on fact, but by trying to understanding polar opposites, one may just find oneself in the process. So this blog intends to do just that. I will endeavor to find the real me and if indeed infinity beckons…

8 thoughts on “About Me…

  1. Fascinating About me introduction. I couldn’t agree more that exploring and being open to something beyond materialism is truly a vital part of any path forward. We have to wake up sooner or later and you appear to be firmly on that path.

    I love the travelogues and descriptions of your encounters seen through the eyes of one who clearly has them open. Beautiful images and interesting thoughts make this a fine stop along the forward path for your readers.

    I hope you plan to write more and to keep us posted on your progress.

    I will return your follow in that hope…..John H.

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    • John, thanks for the kind words. Been a while since I posted due to being a little lost in the wilderness of life, and as Dungeon Master wisely once said “the right path is not the left” and after his advice I’ve found my way out of the forest and the woods have cleared now (until the next adventure at least!)

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    • Dear infinitybeckons,

      I concur with John and would like to echo his words here. It is commendable of you to fathom some of the deeper meanings and mysteries of life, and to wrestle with polar opposites.

      In the section titled “Classical Logic: Contradiction, Context, Scope, Validity, Generalizability” of my very extensive post entitled “The Quotation Fallacy “💬””, I have also looked into similar issues. The said section ends with the same quotation (though twice as long as yours) by Wolfgang Ernst Pauli. The post is published at http://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2017/10/18/the-quotation-fallacy/

      You can see that the last two rows of the extensive Table of Contradictory Quotations or Statements also deal with the apparent contradictions in quantum physics.

      I would like to inform you that you might need to use a desktop or laptop computer with a large screen to view the rich multimedia contents available for heightening your multisensory enjoyment at my blog, which could be too powerful and feature-rich for iPad, iPhone, tablet or other portable devices to handle properly or adequately.

      In addition, though the post is very long and encyclopaedic, the navigational menu there can help you to jump to any section of the post instantly so that you can resume reading at any point of the post over multiple sessions in your own time.

      Please enjoy reading the post and feel free to leave your comment there.

      Happy July to you and John!

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  2. Dear infinitybeckons,

    Hello! I submitted a long comment here on July 19, 2020 at 2:38 pm. The comment is still awaiting your moderation.

    I would like to wish you a very happy New Year. May you find 2021 very much to your liking and highly conducive to your writing, reading, thinking and blogging!

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      • Dear infinitybeckons,

        Thank you for resurrecting my comment. We live in interesting times indeed, but often for the wrong reasons. What a day it was to unfold with sedition, insurrection and coup d’état!

        2020, the Year of the Rat, has brought us not the plague (black death) but Covid-19. And 2020 also brought out the worst of divisive politics and demagogic incitement. Could it really get even worse in 2021 (and thus “will provide the both of us even more materials to blog about”)?

        Whilst some of us may take some comfort in our living somewhere else, there is the danger that oppressive politics may spread elsewhere or be mirrored by other corrupt politicians outside their origins.

        Democracy is not a given. It can be quite fragile, can fail rather badly, and often is approximately as good and benevolent (or bad and malevolent) as the members who practise, control and/or legislate it. We all need to do our parts in contributing to the smooth and equitable functioning of a civil country and democratic society. I have done mine in highlighting many of the most fundamental causes through my writings, and I hope that you will find more answers and solutions to these thorny issues in my latest and recently expanded post entitled “Misquotation Pandemic and Disinformation Polemic: Mind Pollution by Viral Falsity” and published at https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2020/12/19/misquotation-pandemic-and-disinformation-polemic-mind-pollution-by-viral-falsity/

        I would be delighted if you could kindly submit your comment to my said article, as I am very keen and curious to know what you think or make of it regarding the increasingly pressing issues that many of us are facing, worsen all the more by mental pitfalls (or even mental health), social media, digital globalization, populism, Trumpism, illiberal democracy, and other behavioural and sociopolitical factors.

        By the way, I would like to wish you a very happy New Year. May you find 2021 very much to your liking and highly conducive to your writing, reading, thinking and blogging!

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