Truth, Harmony, and Free Will

The stem of the Reality Funnel summarizes the alternation of the less conscious points of view "perspectively". But if they don't just jump around there, they also have a closer effect on each other and are wound up in places to cores that harmoniously connect many perspectives. (Without harmony, they would fall apart again.)

Such a comparatively harmonious core, such as our inner self, can hold our Awareness (I) together, and from it probably emanate more comprehensively harmonizing impulses for thought and action than from the adjusting roles of our little ego. On the other hand, this ego can often handle everyday situations better. Therefore, it is best if each one devotes itself to its own subject and benefits only from the skills of the other. We can feel such a harmony like a beautiful concert. If, on the other hand, the ego is completely in tune with the inner self, we can speak of unity, but hardly of harmony: The connection is too rigid and the duet probably short.

Harmony can thus be translated as meaningful correspondence and leads to a correspondingly meaningful definition of truth: The more unity or harmony there is between a content of consciousness and the respective more comprehensive level, the truer it is.

Mutually retroactive alternations (interactions) thus lead to a loose hierarchical structure in which truth is standpoint dependent, but not too much so. The individual truths meet in a center that is much less mobile within their convoluted awareness. It is only as their awareness expands that even deeper truths are included, relativizing the previous center on an even more comprehensive level.

If we imagine the reality funnel again, inner inspirations come through the funnel stem, be they impulses, ideals, or sensations (all focuses of consciousness, since there is only perceived alternation). On the other hand, the most conscious circumscription occurs at the edge of the funnel, and the center of the total circumscription lies exactly on the funnel axis. And this is where it gets exciting:

As explained in Freedom of Choice, we make decisions somewhere between the center and the periphery. But the total circumscription now "disappears" into the funnel stem! It is condensed - "perspectively" to a stronger convolution - and finally coincides with the funnel axis. Whether a decision is a free one or whether it is the result of an inner impulse is, in the end, no longer distinguishable! We can only become conscious of impulses further up, where we can then also deviate from them.

Do we have reason to doubt our inspirations? That depends on whether they come from our deepest essence and whether we are in harmony with it. For truth, as I have said, is unity or harmony with the more comprehensive level. However, it is precisely this broader interconnectedness that distinguishes an essence from each of its appearances. Thus, the deeper the origin of an inspiration, the more likely and the stronger the involvement of our most profound being in it, and the more trustable it is. And vice versa, the more authentically we express our deepest inner self, the more trust worthy we are ourselves.

This means even more: If we are not consciously aware of having chosen certain "conditions" of our life, but they must have been chosen by our logical conclusions, then it stands to reason that this choice takes place on a more comprehensive level and is significantly determined by our innermost essence. In this respect, our environment expresses a deep truth about ourselves.