Sunday 4 February 2018

“Why am I here?”

Why am I here? is a question we sometimes ask ourselves.

What if we take a step back from there to the question of “Why is there 'something'? Why not simply 'absolute nothingness'?”

I can only imagine that this is because there exists an inherent (and self-evidential) possibility or potential of “something” existing, and able to manifest under the right conditions. This reminds me of Schrödinger's cat.

In other words, we have not emerged from the ground of some futile void, but from a fertile void, and the presence of an observer, and consciousness itself, may well be two of the requirements for manifestation. Another may be imagination.

As the famous, mystical hadith qudsi tells us: “I was a hidden treasure and wanted to be known.”

  • Image title: Huile sur toile au couteau . création symbolique 2008
  • Image source: Wikimedia Commons
  • Image author: Atchama.
  • Image licence: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0).