Informatrix : some of my thought processes

I start by taking in the whole at once and then digest it bit by bit. When I’m digesting it, I match each bit of information with the system that I have in my mind ( polarities, dualities, etc) to see if there’s a symbolic connection to a universal template so to speak. The bits I don’t have a reference for I put aside as I passively scan and study it over a longer period of time to learn new principles. The ones that are entangled or obscure I hold space for in between my thoughts (inner masculine) and intuition (inner feminine). Usually it’s because the information is blocked or hindered by a shadow or wound within me that is causing resistance to essentially letting in light, which information is.

I often find myself in territories that aren’t conventional and for which there hasn’t been any path paved, so I have to use hybrid principles of feelings and thoughts and past references to build a ladder. I use this ladder to see if I can find a hidden door into the external world, into an existing structure. Basically if I can tap into the potential of what already is.

A recent example is, I’ve been thinking a lot about the structuring of information in a substantial yet simple way, because I decided to share a lot of structural information on my IG. So I started toying with words that could act as vehicles or ladder to adding a dimension to what already exists.

And I thought information + infrastructure

I googled it, and boom. There is such a thing.

Cool. Then that leads me to discovering literature, websites, terminology and articles I would never have discovered.

So, you may ask, if the information already exists what’s the point in reinventing the wheel?

Because my aim isn’t to reinvent anything, but to invent new ways of tapping into those resources. The reason why I could never study in a formal setting is that the context is set up by higher-ups. There’s a hierarchy that even the information is subject to. The truth isn’t the overarching principle, it’s essentially control and profit. And that’s what’s wreaking havoc on the planet. People appropriating resources in ways that make life unnecessarily difficult.

My approach is to find the simplest and most direct route to a resource. Simple. I do this by eliminating what’s superfluous like overly convoluted jargon and non-essential information. I don’t need to know or memorize everything that anyone has ever said or written about a subject. I couldn’t care less about the long catalogue of experts and professors unless their information is vital to my objective. And my objective is : what’s the greater good for everyone? It’s not from a personal perspective where I want to be judged on all the information I have, but from the perspective of accessibility. My grandmother and my nephew should be able to understand most of these structures if they ever have an interest in it. Fuck money and power; making the structures of meaningful and purposeful knowledge accessible is where it’s at.

We have the internet and although we know EVERYTHING is in it, who has mapped that everything? How would I be able to know what I can look for? If only insiders and experts know how to get to specialized information, it’s a failure. A systematic failure because you’re adding unnecessary stress to the system by having to serve everyone from behind the counter instead of letting them shop and come up to the counter to pay.

A line in the beach sand and the river bank

Tawakul makes no sense. It’s not meant to

The flood is the chaos of a destabilizing complicated system. Noah’s ark is the complex system that is the soul. The mountain is the mind that tries to manage the chaos through the very methods that failed to prevent the chaos from happening.

Sense is fixed and only accounts for a fraction of material reality, let alone the metaphysical and quantum realities.

Fritjof Capra 

Whenever we look at life, we look at networks.

Fritjof Capra, The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision


Systems thinking is “contextual,” which is the opposite of analytical thinking. Analysis means taking something apart in order to understand it; systems thinking means putting it into the context of a larger whole.

The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision


As the twenty-first century unfolds, it is becoming more and more evident that the major problems of our time – energy, the environment, climate change, food security, financial security – cannot be understood in isolation. They are systemic problems, which means that they are all interconnected and interdependent. Ultimately, these problems must be seen as just different facets of one single crisis, which is largely a crisis of perception. It derives from the fact that most people in our modern society, and especially our large social institutions, subscribe to the concepts of an outdated worldview, a perception of reality inadequate for dealing with our overpopulated, globally interconnected world.

The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision


Genuine mental health would involve a balanced interplay of both modes of experience, a way of life in which one’s identification with the ego is playful and tentative rather than absolute and mandatory, while the concern with material possessions is pragmatic rather than obsessive.

 The Turning Point: Science, Society, and the Rising Culture


A person functioning exclusively in the Cartesian mode may be free from manifest symptoms but cannot be considered mentally healthy. Such individuals typically lead ego-centred, competitive, goal-oriented lives. Overpreoccupied with their past and their future, they tend to have a limited awareness of the present and thus a limited ability to derive satisfaction from ordinary activities in everyday life. They concentrate on manipulating the external world and measure their living standard by the quantity of material possessions, while they become ever more alienated from their inner world and unable to appreciate the process of life. For people whose existence is dominated by this mode of experience no level of wealth, power, or fame will bring genuine satisfaction.

The Tao of Physics


There are solutions to the major problems of our time; some of them even simple. But they require a radical shift in our perceptions, our thinking, our values. And, indeed, we are now at the beginning of such a fundamental change of worldview in science and society, a change of paradigms as radical as the Copernican revolution. Unfortunately, this realization has not yet dawned on most of our political leaders, who are unable to “connect the dots,” to use a popular phrase.

The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision


This exceptional ability to interconnect observations and ideas from different disciplines lies at the very heart of Leonardo’s approach to learning and research.

The Ecology of Law: Toward a Legal System in Tune with Nature and Community


This state of affairs is not inevitable. Humans were able to employ science and law to transform common holdings into a commodity and then into capital; we also have the ability to reverse this path, transforming some of our now overabundant capital into renewed commons.

The Ecology of Law: Toward a Legal System in Tune with Nature and Community


He had a deep respect for life, a special compassion for animals, and great awe and reverence for nature’s complexity and abundance. While a brilliant inventor and designer himself, he always thought that nature’s ingenuity was vastly superior to human design. He felt that we would be wise to respect nature and learn from her.

The Science of Leonardo: Inside the Mind of the Great Genius of the Renaissance


The double role of living systems as parts and wholes requires the interplay of two opposite tendencies: an integrative tendency to function as part of a larger whole, and a self-assertive, or self-organizing tendency to preserve individual autonomy .

The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision


 

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