Just the facts ma'am.
Good article from Laura Knight Jadczyk as Cassiopaea. org here:
It includes the following
"The great Sufi Shaykh Ibn al-'Arabi explains that "imperfection" exists in Creation because "were there no imperfection, the perfection of existence would be imperfect." From the point of view of Sheer Being, there is nothing but good.
But Infinite Potential to BE includes - by definition of the word "infinite" - the potential to Not Be. And so, Infinite Potential - The ALL - "splits" into Thought Centers of Creation/BEing and Thought Centers of Entropy/Non-being. It can be said that Infinite Potential is fundamentally Binary - on or off - to be or not to be. That is the first "division."
Since absolute non-being is an impossible paradox in terms of the source of Infinite Potential to BE, the half of the consciousness of Infinite Potential that constitute the IDEAS of non-being - for every idea of manifestation, there is a corresponding idea for that item of creation to NOT manifest - "falls asleep" for lack of a better term. Its "self observation" is predicated upon consciousness that can only "mimic" death. Consciousness that mimics death then "falls" and becomes Primal Matter. [...]
It has been represented for millennia in the yin-yang symbol, which, even on the black half that represents "sleeping consciousness that is matter," you can see the small white dot of "being" that represents to us that absolute non-existence is not possible. There is only "relative" non-existence. [...]"
When I designed the logo on this site, I thought infinity within a circle would present a little bit of a paradox. You see if everything is within a circle then nothing should remain outside of the circle.
But this is not the case, our mind tells us that actually everything else is outside of the circle; and infinity in itself is unable to be grasped by our feeble human minds. So we have a quandry a symbol representing everything, encapsulated within a circle.... which actually has "everything else" outside of it.
Due to some sort of quirk as I was designing this, the circle has a gap in it..... so actually there is a way for the infinity symbol to be both inside and outside. Much like our minds. There is a way out.
You see, we seem to be trapped in a state of semi-consciousness letting our sub-conscious in part take control of our day to day activities. Try to be 100% fully conscious and you will find your mind drifting off; the exercise of being conscious will have been lost in the stream of sub-conscious.
Trying to back track the stream of thought and you will realise how you got there.
We are in a sense in a state of somnambulistic "non-being" most of the time, as we sleep walk through life following the whims and desires of our subconscious.
We THINK we are awake and can SEE everything as it largely is, but this is not the case. We're only seeing part of a very small picture. And this picture can be clouded by our perception and processing of data.
Every policeman will tell you that after the scene of an accident there will be varying versions of the event. Every observor will see something different although parts of the story will match up. It is the policeman's job to collate the objective facts of witnesses so that there will be a future record of as close as objectively possible, what actually happened.
As the copper in Dragnet said "Just the facts ma'am."
So what our minds picture as "everthing" in our own little world, it really only see a part of the picture. It sees what it wants to see, and sees everything (it thinks) possible there is to see. It experiences consciousness as best as it able to this is sometimes subjectively clouded by past conditioning, predjudices, pride, ego, feelings and the like. It then DOES applying creativity as best it can to the world it exists in.
Nevertheless, we do what we can, stumbling along leeting chance take us on our journey. Most people are not aware that they are able to break out of the circle and in fact that a gap actually exists. They are unaware that their concept of "everything" is infinitesimally small.
Much like the infinity in the circle.