Despite the last post, where my periodic cynicism showed, I decided to vote in the poll that Drake sent out. My responses are as follows to the three questions:
See Kauilapele.com: Drake’s Proposal for You to Vote On (Simplified)
I voted with some trepidation. Who knows how, by whom, and for what nefarious purpose these responses might be “harvested” — despite Drake’s reassurance. After all, who, really, is “Drake”? He’s not saying.
I also post my responses here with some trepidation. I don’t want to lead anyone astray.
But hey, we’re all, moment by moment, holding and unfolding this hilarious, horrendous, “good v. evil,” “yes v. no” 3D illusion together while standing on/in the fathomless point of the whooshing present and choosing to lean in the direction of healing and wholeness or: we are choosing to give up, fall into pointlessness. (For background into the geometry of points, lines, and spaces, and how they generate infinite parallel worlds (illusions) — see this.)
It reminds me of the philosopher Blaise Pascal, who famously stated:
“For after all what is man in nature? A nothing in relation to infinity, all in relation to nothing, a central point between nothing and all and infinitely far from understanding either.”
Pascal went on to make his famous wager:
[Either} “God is, or He is not.” The philosophy uses the following logic (excerpts from Pensées, part III, note 233):
- A Game is being played… where heads or tails will turn up.
- According to reason, you can defend neither of the propositions.
- You must wager. (It’s not optional.)
- Let us weigh the gain and the loss in wagering that God is. Let us estimate these two chances. If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing.
- Wager, then, without hesitation that He is. (…) There is here an infinity of an infinitely happy life to gain, a chance of gain against a finite number of chances of loss, and what you stake is finite. And so our proposition is of infinite force, when there is the finite to stake in a game where there are equal risks of gain and of loss, and the infinite to gain.
So, I wager with Pascal, YES YES YES! Either we move in the direction of healing or we don’t. Why wouldn’t we want to? What do we have to lose if we don’t? As Drake says, “they” already know who we are. No sense hiding. No sense not being exactly, precisely, authentically our whole full selves, for our whole full lives, nurturing and being nurtured by this glorious, suffering planet spinning lazily round in a sky full of diamonds.
No matter what happens, we are all in this together. I say let’s go. Let’s lean into the regenerative future that we all choose.