Spiritual Math

Spirtual Math

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Let’s look at some Spiritual Math.

0 + 0 = 0

You don’t get something from nothing.

1 -1 = 0

You have nothing if you undercut yourself.

1 + 1 = 2

You become more with another. But also become something new…(and hence can lose sight of oneself.)

Spiritual is all about motion. Math is a model to describe motion.  Spiritual math is all about creating models to show us spiritual motion.

I have degrees in math, physics, and engineering. My favorite math teacher would scream at us. He would throw blackboard erasers to wake us up and equations to make us cringe. Once he tormented us with a hideous beast of a partial differential equation on the board, then he would show us how it would be a more straightforward abstract algebra matrix. The fear came from looking at it from an obtuse angle or making the problem too complicated in the first place. If you only shifted your perspective, everything could change, and life became simple again. At other times he would throw us a complicated abstract algebra construct to wrestle with and then scream it’s 2nd-grade math: erasers would fly, and he would reiterate that we have been doing it since 2nd grade. And to our amazement he would deconstruct it down to 1 + 1 = 2 again for us. To show we didn’t need to be a genius or have a tremendous amount of knowledge: instead, we had all the tools already to make sense of it all. I will always be grateful to Ron for being an excellent teacher, his lessons ever going deeper than the math.

It was funny that everyone thought I was smart only because I would ask questions that would unravel hours of work. I would only ask questions of what I didn’t understand, which was most everything being thrown around. To be smart is to understand, I wasn’t smart, rather I was brave enough to ask questions when I didn’t understand how something added up and I had good timing to ask the question at the right flow points.

I surprised people when I left academics, but I could see people being too busy spinning in the cogs while missing their own life. I also knew I didn’t have enough knowledge to be weighed successfully against their scales to climb higher in that system. I avoid most religions for the same reason. Religious frameworks are designed to keep people spinning within stories. It’s about holding life against the story or memorizing the stories rather than evolving the stories to life.

Understand that a Spiritual path isn’t a religion, it isn’t a story either; spirit instead is how you move in life. Because of this math surprisingly matches to spiritual concepts pretty well. So spiritual math isn’t as crazy as it might sound at first.

It took me a decade or two to understand and separate spiritual discovery from religion. Once I untangled away the stories being sold and bantered about, I was able to flow more spiritually in my life again. Don’t get me wrong, we use stories to show spirit, but the story is the challenge, and the spirit is the motion of life that solves the challenge presented within the story.

Many math concepts surprisingly can map to spiritual concepts.

  • A derivative represents the spirit.
  • An integral sums up your spiritual travels into the soul.
  • Eigenvalues can reveal archetypes.
  • Fractals represent the patterns of living.

So many connections exist in spiritual math.

Math is a model; it isn’t life itself. Powerful yes, we can map the world with it.

It may not map out joy, but it can give us insights into how to find ourselves.

So the simple truth is this:

If you are living your life gracefully then life is adding up, and you will have joy.

Advice for living based on a pretty simple piece of spiritual math that everyone can master.

A Final Spiritual Math Lesson

Doing nothing gets you nothing. Doing nothing changes nothing. Even small changes add up in life.

Spiritual Math - Small Changes

Evolve in life with small changes. Each day work on slight improvements in both your lifestyle and in being creative. At the end of the year, you will be a new person.

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Md. Abdul Hakim

I can’t help loving this article as an A on Spiritual Mathematics.

I LOVE it, its so simply logical.

Conley Falk

I am a spiritual math guy…and i (the small letter i being a great journey!) and your work and your writing blow my mind.

John

Casey,
First, I would like to thank you for wisdom, as I follow the tao, more possibilities appear and it’s hard to explain; I feel like you can get anything out of life in every moment…
However, I seem to notice how degrading/negative society is. I’m picking up how what others say seem to have only one reason: to help their ego by degrading things or drawing attention to themselves. Is this why silence/acceptance is valued in Taoism?

gch

Me too. Exactly.

I know that the clean is real, not just some kind of high and I want to make myself like that always. I seem to do better when alone. I think others whom I love are distracting me. Lucky I travel extensively in my work as a service engineer supporting electron microscopes and can find such time. Last fall was harder. But I think it will flow more smoothly now. A lot of clutter still to cut through, but huge steps have been made.

John: You are still on the path of Tao, always accept your humanity, and the power of old patterns and stories to come back into your life. With time you learn how not to be forced by such outside flows but to have more personal control and freedom in how you live. This takes a simpler approach since the more entanglements a person has in life, the more those old patterns will drag you around. It takes time to remove and understand how all of this entwines so be patient with yourself as you learn to flow more cleanly. So… Read more »

John

Casey, First let me acknowledge that all your responses to my past questions, as well as your work on this site, are greatly appreciated. I have, for the last 3 years have acknowledged Tao, but have been starting to truly follow it for the last year. So my question is, I sometimes will “snap” back to old habits (usually it’s making a comment or expressing a rush of random frustration) that comes out of the blue(usually after a long school day or working on “stressful” things, they also go as quickly as they came). Am I still on the path… Read more »

GCH: When I was in college I had a dream very much like that in talking to some old Taoists…

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