There is no boundary in intelligence
Imagine that intelligence in any conscious form (trees, animals and us humans) has no bounds. Please note that conscious beings are not exclusively meant to mean beings that are considered alive. It extends to what we normally think as unconscious such as stones, metal, the air, etc. A conscious form are symbolically reflected by the atoms that makes it, as each and every single one of the atoms are held together by forces of energy, that makes it a conscious form by definition.
Here is a thought experiment.
Imagine the times when you were 12 years old as a primary school student. You were faced a multiplication question on your mathematics final exam. The thought that runs through your mind was the realisation how difficult it was to understand and come up with the solution to that question.
Now, imagine the times when you were 18 years old as a college school student. As you reflected back in time when you sat for that maths exam at 12 years old, you felt amazed at how easy the question actually was. How was I so naive back then? In the same time, you were faced with a calculus question on your further mathematics final exam. The thought that runs through your mind was the realisation how difficult it was to understand, and come up with the solution to that question.
Now, imagine the times when you were 23 years old as a university student. As you reflected back in time when you sat for that further math exam at 18 years old, you felt amazed at how easy the question actually was. How was I so naive back then? In the same time, you were faced with a thermodynamics question on your final exam. The thoughts that runs through your mind was the realisation how difficult it was to understand the theory that I was trying to understand.
Now, I feel more confident than ever in absorbing that thermodynamics theory. This is a testament of a growing intelligence.
Here is another thought experiment on the same context.
Imagine that you are looking back at videos or photos captured in the 1850s — 1900s when such technology was invented. It is the only source of truth that we have on how humans were like in that distant past. For me to see how people behaved in such times is baffling. They carried a different mental model of the world. It is easy to judge them as naive in comparison with the current generation that we are all in. But that is incorrect. They weren’t naive in their time. They were the most intelligent beings in the planet in that time. The only difference is that people in the past weren’t as connected as we are today.
As we progress together as a collective intelligence, with globalisation. We will all expand our intelligence and awareness, thus become smarter and smarter over time. We will break the invisible boundaries after invisible boundaries.
I am intrigued. How would people in 100 years time think of us in the year 2021. Now that videos and photos technology proliferate, people in the far future will have access to data on how we lived 100 years back. It is amazing to even think about this possibility for the humans in the future. To feel what I meant, imagine that photo and video technology was invented 10,000 years ago, when humans were still hunter and gatherers. You are able to see exactly how the past was like with the videos/photos captured at that time, and feel their energy. This is very empowering. I believe that humanity in the future will continue to draw energy from the thoughts and legacy that has been left behind by all conscious beings on Earth.
The thought experiments should hopefully convinced you that there is a positive trend towards something greater for all us conscious beings on Earth.
The last significant threshold that we humans were only able to break through, was the development of consciousness within us. It also meant the birth of the ego. What I meant by consciousness inherently in humans is not the same as an animal’s consciousness. You get the meaning.
Now, I question. Where are we all headed now? Is there another threshold to reach? What’s the next big threshold?
There is one. That threshold is the stage of awakening. It is a stage, when reached will meant that the ego no longer prevails.
The presence that no longer differentiates between I and them in the material world.
The Being that only lives in the now, and dissolve the illusion of time, that the past and future is not real but a mere construct of the mind. That it would no longer seek to identify conscious forms with a thought. To understand it, here is another thought experiment. You have a pet fish that lives in your aquarium, because its your pet fish and you have committed to taking care of it, you named it Bob. One day, Bob was eaten by another bigger fish in the aquarium. You felt hurt because you lost Bob. The action of naming it Bob is the action of identify conscious form with thought. The ego then proceeds to use this identification as part of its lifeline ingredients. When Bob is perceived to have died in the egoistic mind, the egoistic mind perceive this as a loss of itself. The pain is reflected in the body through the emotions of sadness. To relinquish the grip of ego would meant that you will accept things as it is in the present. There are truths that could aid with real losses, such as the law of impermanence.But it is only if you are fully present in the now that you can grasp the meaning of it.
The true self that emits energy in frequency that aligns with that of the universe.
I truly believe that intelligence for all conscious beings will continue its growth, in sync with the expansion of its awareness. One that will eventually lead it to be one with its presence.
How would a world be like where all humans hit this next big threshold towards awakening ? We will see harmony between all conscious beings on Earth.