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Power vs. Potentiality

What is power?

What will it take for you to be considered powerful?

In the popular conception, power connotes influence.  Along this vein, it is denoted by wealth.  (For the purpose of this post, I am not discussing power qua strength.)  Most often, it is symbolized by success, as when the comment is made:

S/he is a powerful and successful person because s/he has wealth and holds influence over others.”

IPT argues for a redefinition of this conception.  While in the former paradigm, the above might be apropos, in IPT’s paradigm, it is grossly obsolete.  How so?

The answer is threefold:

1) In the current e-reality where the individual daily mediates transcendence over classical limitations of time, space, and geography to engage in a world with effective agency, power is at the hands of all, regardless of economy.

In a manner, influence is replaced by (effective) impact…

2) Once the individual has attained ultimate freedom (UF) through realization of an inherent and infinite creative potentiality (ICP), s/he achieves an absolute liberation of and from the self and all such fetters, including and especially the ego.  Power is a construct of ego.

3) Within IPT, power has no place.  Instead, IPT replaces it with potentiality.  Specifically, ICP in direct relation to UF.  Whereas in the former paradigm, power is a symbol of success, in IPT’s paradigm, true achievement is the individual’s realization of ICP.  Once realized, s/he becomes UF.  Indeed, s/he not merely attains UF, s/he is UF.

So the new question becomes:

What will it take for you to realize your (creative) potentiality?

JY

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F&A

Frequency and Amplification

What is your frequency?

At what decibel do you vibe?

How much amplification do you need so you can resonate at your most productive?

Electrical charge – qua the electron – is commonly associated with the atom.  The human being at the atomic level is a marvelously charged entity.  Whether you realize it or not, the body is continuously reacting to electric charge surrounding it at an omnipresent level.

I made mention – in prior posts and in my book – the miraculous ‘charge’ within the ICP catalyst.  This is the activity the individual engages in continuously when realizing his creativity.  And the individual does this multiple times a day every day…

Furthermore, there is a (cacophonous) decibel of forced silence.  Anyone who attempts to ‘quiet the voices’ undoubtedly has ‘heard’ the noise.  Imagine what it would be to exist in true silence…quite another dimension of freedom, indeed!

So again:

What is your frequency?

At what decibel do you vibe?

How much amplification do you need so you can resonate at your most productive?

Take time to be empowered at your highest frequency and let that amplify your effective resonance to the world!

–JY

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Einstein’s Liberation

The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained liberation from the self.”

–Albert Einstein, Mein Weltbild, Amsterdam: Querido Verlag, 1934 (from Ideas and Opinions, “The True Value of a Human Being”)

It is from Einstein’s brilliantly humbling words that Infinite Potentiality Theory (IPT) takes it’s inspiration.  Indeed, the concept of ultimate freedom comes from the liberation he mentions.  However, rather than place a value system on that liberation, IPT offers an absolute freedom whereby all fetters of the self – including value systems – are obviated.

Within IPT is a qualitative ontological paradigm shift of dyads from the phenomenological/metaphysical to infinite creative potentiality (ICP) – ultimate freedom (UF).  In the erstwhile paradigm, the phenomenological runs counter to the metaphysical.  Indeed, for Kant, man is even restricted from the metaphysical a priori realm, only able to access the phenomenological.  In IPT’s paradigm, ICP is necessary for UF.  The paradigm is not a dyad, it is a necessary collaboration.  Furthermore, it is critical that man access both realms.

Returning to Einstein’s statement and the value system he places on liberation, it makes sense that he does so within the context of the old paradigm.  Within IPT, however, the paradigm enables the individual’s freedom from any such systems.  By so doing, he is truly within a sphere of liberation of and from the self.

The SWF is thus answered:

IPT touches every individual as it speaks to the very essence of his existence at his highest creativity within absolute liberation.

Aristotle is credited with stating: truth is beauty and beauty is truth.

IPT proclaims: liberation in the absolute is ultimate freedom and this is an infinitely beauteous truth!

–JY


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The Transcendent Era

While it may feel natural for some to inhabit this media-made world, I suspect there is a fundamental change here that has a lot of people just a bit spooked. It’s no longer a case of making second nature out of nature, of building things and getting used to living in the world people build. I think it might be interesting to consider telesthesia to be something fundamentally different. What gets woven out of telegraph, telephone, television, telecommunications is not a second nature but what I call third nature.”

–Kenneth McKenzie Wark, The Virtual Republic (1997)

Adding to Wark’s concept of a ‘third nature‘, IPT suggests the dawn of a new era: The Transcendent Era.  The main argument being that man has overcome – transcended – classical limitations of time, space, and geography and is doing so as a regular part of his quotidian.  And this is all mediated through the (portable) electronic technologies of his own invention.

The ‘media-made world‘ and the ‘telesthesia‘ that is ‘woven out of telegraph, telephone, television, telecommunications‘ that Wark describes is to IPT the ocular and omnipresent realization of man’s creative potentiality qua electronic technology.  Today, the potentiality is exponentially more formidable taking on a myriad forms never before imagined possible.  And that is the wonder of it all: man’s creative imagination is forever realizing and producing tangible, ocular attestations of a powerful and almost-miraculous level of energy beyond what the quantum world has even begun to calculate.

The Transcendent Era is not coming; it has already arrived and in full force.  Indeed, it arrived circa 2000, as soon as man mediated his own effective agency to change his reality at the singular level.  Now, more than ever, we can jettison – and even scoff at – the obsolete notion that one person is ineffective to make a difference.  Rather, he is making a difference, impacting his world at the micro and in turn, macro level.  And he does it multiple times each day…

And so IPT would ask – as a clarion call – “How will you change your world?”

–JY

 

 


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The Ripple-Wave Effect

Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, the farm or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman and child seeks equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerned citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

The year 2000 is a significant demarcation point signaling the individual’s effective agency at the singular level.  With (portable) electronic technologies – virtual appendages to the body politic – the individual is mediating a transcendence over classical limitations of time, space, and geography.  The impact he makes within his microsphere – close to home – sends reverberations to the macrosphere – globally – and the world is increasingly taking notice.

Indeed, the academic world is paying particular attention.  For example, Howard Rheingold* documented the ‘smart mob’ and other successful social revolutions in the Philippines, Seattle, and London.  Interestingly, although they were taking place at the microlevel, they were having a distinctly macropolitical – ripple/wave – impact.

Not convinced?

Over a decade later, we are witness to the ‘occupy’ movements, the ‘cash mob’, the ‘dance mob’, and the ‘shift local’ events around the globe.  Adding to Régis Debray’s** ‘mediasphere’, IPT identifies a transcendent sphere as the global media space of ‘virtual geography’ not too dissimilar to Kenneth McKenzie Wark’s***.  However, in contrast to Debray and Wark, IPT’s transcendent sphere is a space the individual immediately occupies – even if for a fleeting moment – when realizing his creative potentiality.  Beyond vectoral virtuality, the transcendent sphere is a realizable and experiential occupation the individual enters into and out of multiple times a day.

In many ways, Eleanor Roosevelt’s pithy statement is exceedingly apropos to the current political landscape.  With globalization exponentially pervasive, the micro/macro distinction becomes increasingly blurred.  What the individual does on a singular level has an effective impact globally.  IPT encourages the individual to make that impact from a position of creative empowerment with an eye towards a meaningful and positive difference.

So what imprint will you leave the world today?

–JY

 *Howard Rheingold is a critic, writer, and lecturer best known for his study of Smart Mobs, published in 2002.

**Régis Debray is a French philosopher, journalist, and father of ‘mediology’.

***Kenneth McKenzie Wark is an Australian scholar, writer, and professor currently based in New York, best known for Virtual Geography (1994), Celebrities, Culture and Cyberspace (1999), A Hacker Manifesto (2004), and Gamer Theory (2006), among others.


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Realization

Do you dream?

Do you aspire?

Do you visualize what your success looks like?

If you affirm any of the above, you know the effective power of the creative imagination in shaping your reality.  Creative self-realization is a powerful catalyst towards your highest potentiality.  Within this sphere, IPT argues the advent of UF as an absolute liberation of and from the self and all related fetters.

Within the below equation is a world of infinite and boundless possibilities in freedom:

IPT = ∞ CP  ∆͢   UF

The key operating factor is the effective realization of creativity ( ∆͢  ) and is what I call the ICP catalyst.  It is the liberating factor.  The amount of energy released from this realization – the catalyst – is exponentially greater than what Shakyamuni Buddha and the quantum physicists describe (please see “Ultimate Freedom”).

So I ask again:

Do you dream?

Do you aspire?

Do you visualize what your success looks like?

Take time today to dream, aspire, and visualize your creative self-realization…

–JY

 

 

 

 


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CEV

At the very beginning of my book – before the Table of Contents and Introduction – is a letter to the general public.  The primary purpose of the letter is threefold:

  1. Return the focus and purpose of communication to an expressively meaningful engagement amongst equals,
  2. Encourage everyone to jettison judgment and ego when engaged in communicative expression and interpretation, and
  3. Ignite the desire in everyone to develop a comprehensively educated viewpoint (CEV) towards meaningful dialogue respectful of cultural nuances.

 

The secondary purpose of the letter is also threefold:

  1. Suggest the Transcendent Era as a direct result of man’s e-mediation over classical limitations of time, space, and geography,
  2. Redefine the current e-reality and its key ramifications, and
  3. Prescribe the CEV as a methodology through which the individual acclimates to this new reality.

 

Ultimately, the framework of the book itself – divided between: a) a critical analysis and meditation on Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra against a fable-like setting; and b) a virtual roundtable dialogue through a collection of essays and poems – is designed to offer the individual a tangible means of developing and flourishing his own CEV in a practical way.  Although it is the first of four volumes, it should still evince a sufficiently thorough introduction to IPT, the CEV, and the worldview I push forward.  At the very least, it should inspire the reader to take agency and realize his highest creative potential.

After all, this is a reality of your soul’s creation; beyond carpe diem, seize every opportunity to emblazon your path!

–JY