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Jun 16 2010

Seth on Identity and Stability

“Identity, because of its characteristics, will continually seek stability, while stability is impossible . . . It is this dilemma between identity’s constant attempts to maintain stability and action’s inherent drive for change that results in the imbalance, the exquisite creative by-product that is consciousness . . . identity must seek stability while action must seek change, yet identity could not exist without change, for it is the result of action and a part of it . . . every action is a termination. And yet without the termination, identity would cease to exist, for consciousness without action would cease to be conscious.” ~ Seth

[Note the correspondence to quantum physics regarding: “. . . every action is a termination.” In quantum physics the detection process acts on the wave motion creating the particle view or identity. In effect our existence and consciousness is the process of momentarily stopping the change (the waves and motion) to create the NOW, stability and existence, that is, like creating a stable ‘time layer’ moving through the waves of probabilities.]

    • Not stopping the “change”, I think, but, rather, taking a mental snapshot of it at a certain ‘point’–the collapsing of the wave function that we induce by our perception of it (an event) materializes in physical reality one of infinite possibilities Seth once noted.

      I like your ‘take’ on the quotation. Very insightful, I find.

      Seth opined at GREAT length in a couple of volumes of “The Early Sessions” about action and its role in consciousness. I’m just getting to the rereading all of that material as I go through, again, all the volumes–needed as I couldn’t absorb it all the first read and I feel it has great implications of which I am not yet aware…

      Have you read Norman Friedman’s two books correlating Seth’s ideas and quantum/relativistic physics? Fantastic books.

    • I actually found the comment elsewhere and thought it was an interesting correlation and copied it here. I’ll have to check out Mr.Friedman’s books, thanks for the suggestion.