Preparations

What if there more to existence

than the ‘now’ of it

– than all that exists

in and for the time being?

Then does everything in existence

act as a threshold

for that which is yet to be?

And what of explanation?

Is it possible

to find the greater in the lesser

– to see the form of things to come

in all that was?

 

Mike Laidler

 

 

Living Paradoxes

What is this ‘thing’ called life

which carries us forwards

into oblivion?

Was it there at the beginning

when the universe was new

and unfinished?

Was the stardust reborn

– imbrued

with fresh possibilities

– now animated

with needs and purposes

and conscious

of being

both a part of

yet apart from

the cosmic dawn?

 

Mike Laidler

 

 

 

Inferences

What are answers
apart from questions?
Where are the conclusions
laying truth to rest?
Or the numerate realities
apart from our calculations?
Can the physical facts
speak for themselves?
Does knowledge belong to the evidence
that doesn’t need to know?
Where in the universe
dwells the nature of experience?

Mike Laidler

Quantum assurances

What is reality

if explanation is but a version

of the seemingly real

– when “Everything we call real

is made of things that cannot be regarded as real”.

(Niels Bohr)

When from the bowels of ‘the physical’,

extending into states of perception and knowledge,

obtain realities and seeming realities

that do and do not define the nature of the universe

– because the seeming, the knowing and the awareness

do not feature as the underlying action?

 

Mike Laidler

 

 

Ideas evolving

Oblivion to awareness

forms set in parallel

each to the other

everything subliminal

until experienced.

And explanation has nothing to say

of the birth of consciousness

presenting as a precondition

for evolution to be perceived

as the fact that made it.

 

Mike Laidler

 

 

Possibility

Everywhere and nowhere

A repository of all things

actual and hypothetical.

A force to reckon with

turning upon each moment

– inevitabilities from ineffabilities;

everything replete

of what is to be

and not to be.

 

Mike Laidler

 

 

Quantum selves

Many worlds, many paths
– probabilities cast into being.
Multiple selves waiting to be observed
– fixed by our inner gaze.
The mystery of entanglement
– an image of what we might be
emerging from the shadow of what we were.

Mike Laidler

Consciousness first

Would we know that consciousness exists

without being conscious first?

Come to think of it

would we know that anything exists

– including thought?

Therefore, why believe

that neural operations in the brain

somehow gauge its reality

by being different

and indifferent?

 

Mike Laidler

 

 

 

Discovery

Did nature give us a brain

to gain a mind in return?

So who’s the proud owner?

Does the brain tell us what to do

– organising our actions and decisions

formulating our ideas, concepts, and reasons

– the engine of thinking, knowing and memory

orientating scientific understandings

in the ‘neurological mind’

in order to discover

what it is doing?

 

Mike Laidler

 

 

 

Purpose

We can’t see a purpose to existence

in all its purposeless causes

yet we can tell that purpose exists:

that it is ‘up and running’

here, on earth

and that life procures purposes

in an evolving nature

set in an expanding universe

of realities building on realities:

purposelessness to purpose

object to subject

action with intent.

 

Mike Laidler