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Consciousness is fundamental
In the essay titled “What is consciousness?”, I have stated that the existence of qualia is not explainable based on the current scientific theories. I have also argued that the capacity to comprehend seems to be even more difficult to explain than qualia.
Physics assumes the existence of matter, energy, space, and time (MEST) with certain fundamental properties and seeks to derive all the other observable properties by using a mathematical theory founded on relationships between those properties. The validity of this approach is based on the experimentally verifiable predictions of the theory as it applies to any physical phenomenon. The postulates are of course exceptions since they are considered true without proof.
The existence of our conscious inner reality, however, cannot be explained with the current theories in which inert matter comes before consciousness. Therefore, I think that the only sensible possibility to make progress is to postulate that consciousness is an irreducible property of MEST, like the electrical charge or the spin of elementary particles, rather than emerging somehow from complex organizations of unconscious matter.
If this assumption could lead to testable predictions that are experimentally verified, the ensuing change would have vast consequences on our worldview and on the future of mankind. It is too early to know if such approach is correct, but we cannot afford to neglect this line of enquiry since it would result in a new theory capable of describing a universe in which meaning exists, something that is currently absent in physics.

The physical world is holistic
Quantum field theory (QFT) is the best physical theory we currently have. It tells us that physical reality is an undivided wholeness. The classical idea that separate parts exist is just an approximation intended to produce a simpler model of how reality works. The world instead is not made of separate parts because there are no real boundaries between the parts and the whole.
Within QFT, an elementary particle does not exist as an object. It is instead an excitedstate of a quantum field. Therefore, the fundamental entities are the quantum fields, not the particles. The idea of​​ a small, bounded, hard, and separate particle belongs to classicalphysics, to Newtonian physics.
A particle appears localized in a small volume of space only when it is “observed,” i.e., when there is a specific interaction with another “part” of wholeness – another field. A “particle appearing in space and time” is the way we conceptualize an interaction between fields by using the obsolete language of classical physics. Everything is interconnected in our universe, even when we pretend that the weak connections do not exist as an expedient to compute our predictions.
According to QFT, elementary particles, atoms, molecules, proteins, living cells, and animals constitute successive hierarchical levels of organizations of states of the quantum fields. These fields are irreducible and inseparable from space and time, and by interacting with each other, they create all that exists in the physical world.
Reductionism works well to describe the macroscopic bodies that are the objects of classical physics. However, the fact that our machines do work reductively cannot be used as evidence that reality itself is reductionist.
A machine is a classical system in which each part has been carefully designed so that its unwanted interactions with the rest of the world are minimized, but only regarding the function it is intended to perform. There are many other strong interactions between the parts and the environment that do not hinder the function, though they may substantially reduce the efficiency. These “parasitic” interactions represent the impact of the real but inevitable interconnections of the parts with the whole.
In practice, machines work as designed only in narrow ranges of environmental conditions (temperature, pressure, and so on) because the parasitic interactions cannot be eliminated and may interfere with the function outside the operating range.
Despite the evidence provided by QFT that reality is an undivided wholeness, most scientists still cling to the Newtonian view of reality in which separate parts exist even though this idea has been repeatedly proven false. They say that QFT is true only for elementary particles, atoms, and molecules, but we exist instead in a world that is explained quite well by classical physics where the weirdness of quantum physics plays no role. Therefore, reality is declared to be classical.
This view may give us a sense of control over the world, but it’s false and self-deceiving.

Holism means that the whole is more than the sum of the “parts”
In a holistic system, a separate part cannot exist. Therefore, we need to introduce the new concept of a part-whole: something that cannot be separated from the whole since it shares the properties of the whole, and yet possesses some properties that uniquely identifies it from the other parts-whole.
In the case of the QFT, each quantum field is a part-whole with unique properties that identifies it. All the fields share the space and time that we perceive as the “container” of the fields when they represent instead the common wholeness we do not yet recognize as such.
When we reduce a holistic system to the sum of its apparent parts, perhaps because that’s all we can deal with mathematically, we are throwing away the “baby” with the bath water. The baby in this case is consciousness and the inner reality that it represents.
In so doing, we can only describe the outer aspects of reality. Consequently, having rejected the inner aspects, the “glue” that holds everything together, we lose everything that is associated with the infinite nature of reality. In other words, in the definition of what we call reality, we have excluded that irreducibleand infinite portion that behind the scenes plays a fundamental role in quantum physics as well as in all living systems.

Consciousness is a property of the fields
I hypothesize that consciousness is a fundamental property of the quantum fields not yet acknowledged by physics. This property is essentially invisible in the macroscopic inanimate objects of classical physics because a typical object is a random aggregation of atoms and molecules in which the averages of their individual quantum properties become the deterministic properties of a classical object.
The quantum properties of atoms and molecules are instead important for the functioning of living cells and therefore could explain the obvious presence of consciousness in living organisms. Living cells are quantum systems, not classical system as we have been told, because they manipulate one atom at a time. Their essential interdependence with the environment is another clue that they have not lost their individual connection with the wholeness of the quantum fields. And trillions of intimately organized living cells form a body that is exponentially more complex than any machine we have ever created.
These quantum properties reflect the consciousness of the quantum fields and become integrated into hierarchical structures that increase the level of consciousness of the entire living organism in ways we have yet to understand. This exponential buildup of consciousness is impossible to achieve within the random structures of inanimate objects. This point will be further explored in a forthcoming essay entitled, “A living organism is not a machine.”
I expect that the consciousness of a living organism has exponentially higher comprehension than the sum of the comprehensions of its elementary parts because, when two or more lower-level conscious entities form a higher-level entity, its new consciousness is an integrated part-whole far more complex that the sum of the components’ consciousness.

The consciousness units
In the conceptual framework I am developing, the elementary ontological units, the fundamental “components” of reality, are called consciousness units (CUs). Each CU is a field, similar to the quantum fields, but more fundamental than them.
Each CU has an inner semantic reality and an outer symbolic reality indivisible from the first. The CUs combine to create higher-order selves, just like the quantum fields combine to create atoms, molecules, macromolecules, and so on.
A CU is a conscious self with a unique identity, free will, and the capacity for action, and each quantum field is composed of various organizations of CUs. In this model, a quantum field is a conscious self, a part-whole, while the quantum fields described by physics represent only the outer symbolic aspects of the selves.
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Consciousness allows us to do much more than blindly acting in automatic response to sensory signals, which is all a machine can do. No feelings are possible between the symbolic recognition and the programmed action. It is consciousness that creates the interiority we experience.

Feeling, comprehension, and being are intertwined
I know within myself that I exist. This is a common experience to every human being. But how do I know? I know because I feelso within me. Thus, the feeling is the carrier of the meaning (I exist), and the capacity to have feelings and understand their meaning is the essential property that “explains” how we know. When I smell a flower, I feel the scent. But the feeling is neither the set of electrical signals produced by the olfactory receptors inside my nose, nor the electrical signals produced by the brain after it has further processed the olfactory signals.
Electrical signals carry information, but that information is translated within my consciousness into a subjective feeling: the scent of that flower I feel within.
We could certainly build an instrument capable of detecting the specific molecules that carry what we perceive as the scent of a jasmine, for example, and correctly identify a jasmine by its smell. This machine could even say “jasmine” by converting the electrical code corresponding to the identified smell to another electrical signal to drive a loudspeaker to voice “jasmine.”
To be aware, however, the machine should feel. Instead, its sensory capacity stops at the electrical signals, and from those signals it can generate other symbols to cause some response, some action, but no feelings are possible between the symbolic recognition and the programmed action. We could say that there is darkness inside a machine, but it would only be a “poetic” statement because the concept of “inside” doesn’t exist for a machine. It is consciousness that creates the interiority we experience.
Consciousness allows us to do much more than blindly acting in automatic response to sensory signals, which is all a machine can do. By feeling the smell, seeing the image, and touching the petals of the jasmine, we connect with that flower in a special way. We “experience” the jasmine, and this lived experience goes far beyond mechanically recognizing an object. A machine instead cannot connect with anything because it is only a web of blind action-reactions.
Consciousness could then be defined simply as the capacity to feel. But feeling implies the existence of a subject that feels, an observer, a self. Therefore, consciousness is inextricably linked to a self. Self and consciousness are inseparable.
We could then say that consciousness is the inherent capacity of a self to perceive and know through feelings, through a sentient experience. Yet, consciousness can also turn toward the self, allowing it to know itself in addition to perceiving and knowing the outer world.
It is as if the self were to come into existence in the process of self-reflection: I am because I know, and I know because I am (a slightly more nuanced version of the cogito ergo sum of Descartes). I exist the instant I know that I am because the “substance” of which I am made is self-reflecting and in recognizing itself I become a self. The self-knowing is creative because it leads to the existence of the self. Existence and knowing are like two irreducible faces of the same coin.

The nature of feelings
We have seen that the perception and comprehension ride on the feelings of the self. Feelings are clearly a different category of phenomena than electrical signals, incommensurable with them, and nobody knows how feelings may arise out of inert matter.
Philosophers have coined the word quale (the plural is qualia) to indicate what something feels like. Explaining the existence and origin of qualia has been called the hard problem of consciousness because it is still an unsolved problem.
If we now examine our feelings, we can immediately recognize four distinct classes of feelings, where each class has a characteristic signature: (1) physical sensations and feelings, (2) emotions, (3) thoughts, and (4) spiritual feelings.
The first class consists of the sensations and feelings that arise from perceiving the physical environment both inside and outside our body. For example, what food tastes like; what an object or an animal smells like; what touching something feels like; what colors and shapes feel like; and what our body feels like, including physical pain and feelings of physical well-being.
The second class, emotions, has a distinctively different “feel” than the first. In this class belong feelings such as fear, anger, sadness, curiosity, friendship, compassion, pride, self-will, shame, envy, greed, confusion, trust, and so on. Emotions feel very different compared with physical sensations. We instinctively know that emotions originate from a different “layer” of self than the one from which our physical sensations arise.
Surprisingly, most people are not in touch with their emotions, to the point that if I were to ask, “what do you feel right now?” they would tell me what they think they feel because they do not feel anything clearly identifiable, unless their emotions were unusually intense. Therefore, their answer would describe more often a thought, or the memory of an emotion felt in the past, rather than an emotion lived in this moment.
The third category is made of thoughts. Interestingly, thoughts are generally not considered feelings, but if I ask: “how do you know that you had a thought?” you may recognize you felt something vaguely cross your mental screen, so to speak, depositing a faint “image,” a quale, carrying the essential information of that thought. For most people, the translation from qualia to mental words (symbols) is so swift that they believe their thought came directly in a verbal form.
We have generally learned to ignore, or even to suppress, the primary feeling that is the essence of a thought, unless it is so strong that we cannot do it.
When the intensity of feelings is not much more than normal, we feel next to nothing, and since we confuse thoughts and feelings, we often believe that a thought may change how we feel.
This idea only appears to be true, because when we think we are feeling something, we are bringing up from memory a synthetic feeling like the one we thought about. We do this when we are not in touch with our true feelings.
A true feeling can only happen spontaneously in the present as a “live form.” The memory of a past feeling is not a real feeling; it is what a symbol feels like, not what “I” feel like. “I” is not a symbol. That synthetic feeling then replaces the apparent lack of feelings in our consciousness, leading us to believe that a thought can cause a feeling.
This happens only because we were not in touch with our real feelings. If we had been, a thought could not have changed a true feeling. For example, when we have a strong emotion, no amount of thinking can make it vanish, even when we would like to do it, proving that thoughts neither cause nor change real feelings.
We have learned to use our thoughts to “crowd out” our weaker feelings and occasionally replace them with “memories of feelings.” This is particularly true when we think we should feel something that is politically correct in the current situation. We do not realize that in so doing we have closed off an essential source of information about ourselves, because a synthetic feeling is far different than the presence in the now of a spontaneous feeling.
Finally, the fourth class contains spiritual feelings. In this category, we have the most subtle and revealing feelings. For example, feeling the deepest sense of existing as an independent and unique self, beyond any doubt; the sense of having a deep and independent intention and purpose; the most intimate feelings of love with the desire to know ourselves and the people we love; the sense of connection with the universe and with some transcendent “presence” vaster than we are; and so on.
The categories or layers of feelings are useful to indicate the origin of a specific feeling, but then the impact of a real feeling, particularly if it is intense, may spread to all the other layers of our being, bringing forth other feelings associated with the first. For example, anger is generally born in the “emotional layer,” but its impact quickly spreads to the physical layer with sensations of arousal and a call for action. It may then move to the thinking layer with thoughts of hitting back, for example; and finally, it may inhibit the emergence of any spiritual feelings while anger is present.
There are some feelings that have the same name, even though they originate in different layers of the self and are truly different from each other. This happens because they have something in common. The feeling of love is a case in point because it may arise as a physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual feeling, each different from the others, despite having the same name, because they all have in common a feeling of union or merging.
For the remainder of this essay, I will use quale to indicate any feeling originating in any of the four layers just described.

Science cannot explain qualia
The nature of qualia cannot be scientifically explained either as a nervous, or informational, or chemical, or physical phenomenon. This simple fact suggests that we are missing something fundamental in our understanding of nature. If consciousness were just an emergent property of a complex information processing system, as many scientists are telling us, we should have already been able to create a robot with a primitive consciousness, given the sophistication of our current information technology. The fact that we do not even know where to begin to design a robot with feelings, indicates that we are dealing with another order of reality, a reality beyond reductive machines, something beyond mechanism.
There is no evidence that electrical patterns in computer memory, or electrical signals traveling in electrical wires will produce qualia, no matter how complex they may be. In a robot, these electrical patterns may produce reasonable and appropriate automatic responses. The imitation may even be so veridical that we may believe they are conscious. Yet robots have no awareness, they simply do what they are programmed to do, or what they have learned through their artificial neural networks that have been architected by the comprehension of conscious human designers with the explicit intention to imitate human behavior.
It is only our proclivity to project consciousness onto anything that behaves like us that deceives us into believing that robots might be conscious in the future. Robots have no sensations, no feelings, no self-knowing, and no meaning because these qualities do not exist outside of consciousness. We perceive and understand only because we feel, and our consciousness is the strongest evidence that we are more than machines.
Qualia belong to a different category of phenomena than physical phenomena. For example, the pattern of voltage created in the millions of pixels of an image sensor produces no sensation of light, color, and forms in the digital camera that houses the sensor. Nonetheless, when the image data are properly processed and displayed in a screen that generates light like the one produced by real objects, we experience sensations as if the images in the screen were truly real. Instead there is only virtual reality; points of light turning on and off to simulate reality.
A machine cannot convert light or electrical signals into qualia. The production of qualia requires “something” that is not present in the computer. If the brain were truly a reductive information processing system like a computer, as many scientists believe, then consciousness couldn’t possibly arise from the brain either.
To believe that the brain, as an isolated physical system that uses the physical laws we know, can cause a conscious experience, is like believing that the picture on our TV originates from inside the TV.
It’s more likely that the brain resembles an intelligentterminal rather than a computer; a terminal that translates signals from the physical world into symbols that our individual consciousness can perceive and comprehend.
Consciousness is the “inner space” where the outer information processed by the sensory-brain system – performing a function like a computer – is converted not only into qualia, but also in the meaning that those qualia convey. The conversion from signals to qualia is called perception. The conversion from qualia to meaning is called comprehension.
This simple analogy can explain why our conscious experience depends on our brain being in good working order. If the “terminal” malfunctions or the communication channel from the brain to consciousness is blocked or impaired, consciousness will receive either corrupted or no signals.

Perception
Perception is the capacity to have a sentient experience based on qualia. We experience the world through qualia, but qualia are neither patterns of bits in memory nor electrical signals. Where do qualia come from? And what are the physical principles that allow electromagnetic activity in the brain to be translated into qualia?
We know the physical principles that may explain the complex electromagnetic activity of the brain that is correlated with seeing a glass of wine, touching it, smelling it, and tasting the liquid. But where does the image-quale of the glass, the “sense” of holding it, the “feeling” of liquid in our mouth, the “aroma,” and the “taste” of wine come from? Physics can only explain how a machine encodes information into electrical signals to represent some variables, but not the feelings produced by such information. There is nothing in the laws of physics that can explain or predict qualia.
We also know next to nothing about how any specific object is represented within our brain. It is certainly something highly dynamic and quite different than the “picture of the object” we perceive in the screen of our consciousness. But then, where does the “screen” come from?
If we close our eyes and examine the mental space that seems to be empty when we take away all the objects of perception, we begin to recognize that it is like a field of awareness, like a computer screen, except this one is invisible, multi-dimensional and appears to be infinite because it has no edges. In this field, all types of inner and outer patterns are “projected,” not just visual information but all types of it, corresponding to inner and outer realities. And each pattern-type has its own characteristic feeling-tones or qualia.
In fact, even the outer reality is brought inside and becomes “subjective” through the unique sensing and information processing performed by the body, which is different for each person. That inner field of awareness is illuminated by all types of sensations and feelings coming from translating the electromagnetic signals produced by the sensory-brain system connected with the outer and inner senses.
The outer senses take signals from the outer world and process them to produce a picture of it, which we then project out of ourselves as if it came from there, when it is instead a representation produced within us, using an infinitesimal fraction of the information that exists in the world.
The inner senses, called proprioceptors, take signals produced by the body that, once processed by the nervous system, create a picture of the inner physical world. To them we must add the emotions, the thoughts, and the spiritual feelings whose origin is still a mystery. The seamless integration of the five classes of signals generates a unitary perception that captures the entire state of the inner and outer worlds within the consciousness of the self.
The multidimensional qualia field makes us feel like an agent between agents operating in the external world and the unique “owner” of the internal world that is private. Without qualia, we could translate the signals of the physical world into other symbols and act in the external world, but we would be unconscious, deprived of any inner world. We would be exactly like our robots: zombies, sleepwalkers, unaware that they exist.
Consciousness is indispensable for the exercise of what we consider exclusively human characteristics such as thinking, reasoning, comprehending, willing, imagining, emoting, and conscious deciding. The machinery controlling the screen – however complex and prodigious it may be – is irrelevant compared to the significance of our conscious life that we derive in “living” the information presented to us. Consciousness is what makes us live the experience and the capacity of consciousness to understand the meaning of perceptions is called comprehension.

Knowing, understanding, and comprehending
Comprehension is an even more extraordinary property of consciousness than qualia-perception. Before going into the description, however, I would like to define the concepts represented by the words knowing, understanding and comprehending with more precise meanings than the ones they have in their common usage. We often use the word knowing as a synonym for understanding or comprehending. Other times, knowing only means having information, data.
However, there is a fundamental difference between knowing certain facts and understanding them. Understanding requires “getting” how the facts or elements of that knowledge are linked together in order to have the deepest possible meaning. Understanding, however, occurs within an interpretative context that is provided by the global understanding of the self, which I call comprehension.
Each new understanding enriches the comprehension, thus creating an ever-growing context of our new understandings. Without understanding and comprehension, there would be no evolution and growth of the self. Understanding is therefore the ability to know the meaning of qualia in the context of the comprehension of the self.
It is also essential to realize that given a body of knowledge, there are many levels of understanding possible, often organized in a hierarchy. At the first level one understands just the bare facts, the “atomic” units of that body of knowledge. The next level requires finding meaningful relationships among those atomic units. Using the metaphor of chemistry, the next level of understanding is like discovering the “molecules” into which those “atoms of meaning” can be organized to give us a richer meaning. The following level involves discovering an even deeper level of relationships among those molecules. And this process can continue to ever-deeper levels, depending on the characteristics of the body of knowledge the self is considering.
Every time one achieves a new level of understanding, that “discovery” is accompanied by a “Aha!”. “Aha!” captures the joy of discovery in an instant of delight in “getting it.” The excitement is proportional to the degree of surprise inherent in the revelation of a hidden level of meaning previously unknown. “Aha!” expresses the achievement of a new “quantum of understanding” that unpredictably emerges. And here I use the words emerges and quantum quite intentionally because the understanding appears in its own terms, unannounced, coming from our unconscious in response to our desire to understand. But desire is not enough.
Desire only acts like a field of force, like a “prayer” that invites the object of our desire to manifest itself. Yet, desire alone cannot make understanding appear. It simply invites the inherent “capacity to comprehend” of our consciousness to deliver the desired outcome. And when finally understanding emerges, it occurs in a discrete, all-or-nothing unit; a “quantum of understanding” together with a quantum of self-fulfillment (joy).
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The consciousness units
In the essay entitled “The nature of consciousness,” I introduced the concept of consciousness units (CUs), the fundamental “components” of all that exists: space, time and the quantum fields of the fundamental particles.
In this framework, space and quantum fields are composed of various organizations of CUs, and therefore a quantum field is also a conscious self, a part-whole formed by those organizations of CUs that make up space plus some other CU organization which is not part of space. The space common to all quantum fields that seems to us to be “empty,” appears so to us only because organizations made of these fields can perceive or measure only what “sticks out” from the common background. In other words, the “visible” properties are only those that define the identities of the quantum fields, i.e., the “part” aspect of each part-whole.
The quantum fields, communicating with each other and with space, produce measurable traces on physical instruments – for example, on particle detectors. These traces are structures consisting of the identifiable parts of the fields that appear to us as “particles created and destroyed in space-time”.

The fundamental nature of reality
If space and the quantum fields are made of conscious entities with free will, it means that the quantum vacuum from which our universe of matter, energy, space, and time emerged must also be an organization of conscious entities. I advanced this conjecture about ten years ago, and the more I reflected on it, the more it appeared to possess an explanatory and unifying power. If it can be shown to be true, everything that exists must be intrinsically conscious.
From this hypothesis, it follows that “objective” and “subjective” must be two intertwined and inseparable aspects of an indivisible whole from the beginning. In other words, the nature of reality intrinsically has an inner and an outer aspect that are irreducible, co-emerging, and co-evolving. In this model, the inner aspect is the semantic reality of each self; the outer aspect is the informational or symbolic reality that gives rise to all the physical worlds. The evolution of the physical universe must therefore reflect in some way the semantic evolution of the selves, and vice versa – one reflects and supports the other.
In this picture, the physical universe represents only the symbolic manifestation of the semantic inner reality that is what connects everything from the inside but is invisible from the outside. The inner reality can only be perceived by each self within itself. Consciousness, then, is another name for the capacity of One – the totality of what exists – to know itself and come into being in the same act of knowing itself.

What happens to consciousness when the body dies?
When materialists claim that consciousness ceases to exist when the body dies, this assertion makes sense only if one believes (without proof) that consciousness needs a body to exist. But if consciousness is an “inner” property of each part-whole accessible only to each self from its “inside,” it can never be proven to exist with an outer observation. The state of that consciousness will always remain a private, not shareable inner property, which can only be known if it is symbolically communicated by the self through its outer symbolic aspect.
In the model I propose, the ego is that part of us that is identified with the body, when it is instead a small portion of the vaster self (the true self) that created the body and maintains it as a coherent organization. The ego is therefore only an indivisible part of the true self that remains unknown when the ego only pays attention to the signals produced by the physical body.
When the true self decides to end physical life, the physical correlates of consciousness can no longer be observed, not because death is the end of our consciousness, but because a dead body can no longer communicate with the ego’s consciousness. We are much more not only of our body, but also of our ego.

The nature of the self
In the essay entitled “What is consciousness?”, I defined consciousness as the capacity of a self to perceive, know and experience itself and the world. Consciousness, therefore, is a property of a self. In addition, a self has also the capacity to act with free will and with a unique identity. Action, free will, and identity express the agency of the self, while the consciousness of the self does express its ability to perceive, understand and comprehend.
Self, agency and consciousness are inseparable and co-emerging aspects of any conscious entity, be it a CU or a combination of CUs.
Identity is what allows a self to be recognized as such by all other selves when they perceive its external reality. It is also what allows the self to identify itself and know itself within itself.
Identity makes it possible to discriminate self from not-self. It also provides the sense-of-self, that is, a unified perspective of being an autonomous, independent agent with free will, i.e., with the ability to decide an action based on its comprehension and consistent with its intention and purpose.
Free will is inextricably connected with the identity of the self and makes the behavior unpredictable. This means that a self cannot predict the behavior of another self, although it may be possible to predict its probable behavior.
The probability appears only when one “looks from the outside.” That is, when one tries to foresee the decision that will be taken freely by someone else. Seen from “within the self,” the probability does not exist because the self simply makes a free choice based on its comprehension, intention, and purpose.
The intention and purpose are integral parts of the free will because it is impossible to separate them from it. As a metaphor, free will could be considered as a vector, in which the intention represents its length and the purpose represents its direction.
Since free will is an irreducible aspect of every self, complete determinism cannot exist. Predictability can only be the result of voluntary agreements between the selves. In other words, when a self does behave predictably, it is only because it has agreed with others to behave in that way.

Agency and action
Agency is the capacity of the self to decide and act as a unit, as an integrated whole. That’s why the notion of self as a single and free agent is so fundamental.
Freedom is the idea that every self can do whatever it wants instead of being forced by another agent to go against its will. Nevertheless, freedom does not imply capricious behavior because all selves share the same desire to know themselves and to know the other selves as themselves.
Finally, while action in the world of classical physics is the ability to directly influence external reality, for example by hitting or raising an object, in the “space” of selves there are no bodies with which to bump against other bodies coercively. Coercion is impossible because there is free will and the body doesn’t exist. Therefore, action is reduced to influencing another self to cooperatevoluntarily in the desired direction.
Action is therefore reduced to a communication.
But how is it possible to communicate without a body? To do so, a self must be able to voluntarily create “signs” on the outer aspect of its field, that can be perceived and understood by other selves. The action thus becomes the capacity of a self to create symbols on its external reality to represent the meanings it wants to communicate.
The creation of communication symbols marks the beginning of the creation of languages ​​with syntactic rules that require voluntary agreements between the community of selves that uses a particular language. This also leads to the creation of an external public reality.

The nature of physical laws
In this framework, the fundamental physical laws that we observe in our universe can be interpreted as the manifestation of the syntactical rules of the languages ​​used by the quantum fields to communicate with each other. The symbols used in these communications are what we perceive as elementary particles appearing and disappearing in our space-time.
The probabilistic nature of the laws of quantum physics is necessary because the communicating quantum fields are conscious entities with free will. The existence of deterministic laws that prescribe the interaction of these probabilities corresponds to the existence of syntactical rules that symbols must obey in order to communicate – a necessary characteristic in any language. Physical laws, therefore, could be the manifestation of the agreements among conscious fields to be able to reliably communicate with each other
What is free is the meaning that is communicated, not the syntactical rules of the symbols that are used to represent the meaning. This is also true in our case: for example, the book that one of us will write in five years, whose subject has not yet been decided, will necessarily have to obey the probabilistic laws of the symbols of the language in which it will be written.
Therefore, the physical laws constrain only the way in which material symbols must be composed to express the meaning of the selves. In other words, meaning is fundamental, not the symbols. We are completely free to express the meaning we wish, by using the syntactical laws of the symbols that are the physical laws of the universe in which our body exists. If instead we believe that symbols are fundamental, then the true meaning of life and existence are lost.
It is essential to understand that communications among the selves are truly indispensable for deepening the self-knowing and the comprehension of the inner world of each self. Going deeper into this topic, however, would take us far beyond the scope of this introductory essay.
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As in many disruptions, leaders are finding that talent is stepping up in unexpected ways. Even before COVID-19, one European car and truck maker assessed its biggest value creators and found that two-thirds of its 50 most important value contributors were from one to three levels below the C-suite. Today some young middle managers are defying the problems and frustrations of this difficult period to demonstrate calm, champion diverse talent, and achieve far more than peer leaders do. Leaders have to celebrate and reward these rising stars.

Identify and elevate the business skills that matter most
Leaders and boards must identify the core capabilities to build a culture of adaptability to anticipate the next shock or black-swan event. To be clear, this is a prioritization of the handful of an organization’s most tangible and critical business skills and a commitment to driving them deep into the organization. The capabilities showing up now on our radar screen include these:
  • Managing in a transformational way. Modern management is about safe and incremental change. But by adopting a transformational mindset, companies accomplish so much more than they think they can. Rather than aiming for a 5% improvement, shoot for 20% to unlock energy and performance gains. Today, areas like digitizing customer engagement and launching new products attuned to a changing world are ripe for a transformational push.
  • Navigating and leadingin a network of teams. The modern company is much more complex than it was 20 years ago. The need is greater to do away with rigid hierarchies and operate with agile, empowered teams able to get closer to customers. Executives able to navigate these will do better, but very few have been trained in these skills.
  • Supply chains. Sure, we know that it’s a perennial niche topic. But COVID-19, the possibility that the pandemic will have a long tail, changing views of China, and the importance of resilience in weathering crisis have moved supply chains from the back office to constant discussion in the front office.
Treattechnological acumen as you treat profit targets
As companies have vaulted ahead in adopting and applying digital technologies, the metabolic rate of technological transformation has sped up. Those who master this massive experiment will gain a baseline technological advantage in applying the cloud, analytics, and data-management technologies, to name a few. Leaders should drive technological acumen into all executives and measure their proficiency and improvement in the same way they measure profit targets. This is akin to how some leading companies used lean process improvements in the 1980s and 1990s to encourage new management discipline in their organizations.
As executives feel their way out of the COVID-19 crisis, here’s one question that should be top of mind: What should be retained from this period of pandemic shock, uncertainty, and dramatic change in the ways businesses have reacted to crisis? We are convinced the answer is that those companies that invest in capabilities to empower leadership, teams, and technology will be well positioned to thrive in the post-pandemic era.
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In the contemporaneity the cultural proposal on web it’s becoming more and more wide, between blogs dedicated to the arts, online magazines, galleries and artists profiles. The world of culture adopt the use of internet platforms and new technologies with the intent to enlarge the audience of users and the visibility of cultural products. This increased visibility and the immediacy of “on air” with one click, on the one hand enriches the perceived cultural heritage, on the other, however, requires a more serious aesthetic and qualitative reflection, even more so because ubiquity has eliminated filters and evaluation becomes an intuitive personal act.
Artistsplay.live is born like cultural promotion project, intent on reflecting through interviews and other little online events the pulsations of an culture in continuous changes and never like now needy to fix reference points, with the purpose to be able to rebuild in future an himself evolutionary story.
Artistsplay.live would like to educate to arts, to unveil why culture, understood as multiple series of creative acts and the products generated by them, is important for un harmonic development of human being, focusing on the idea of Culture like primary need and inalienable human right.
Artistplay.live propose a Platform that will be able to collect interviews to various exponents of contemporary cultural world, personalities and emergent artist, architects, writers, designers, musicians, actors, craftsman, who will not do other then speak about their own art and the past, present and possible future of the local and global cultural environment, analyzing together and from their own point of view the development, the changes and the new expressive forms.
Generals data of project
In a relaxing space, like little studio, with a big stained glass window, towards the street/square, equipped to shoot to the best and artistically the dialog interviewer/interviewed, we will talk about arts and culture and the expressed personals points of views will become testimonials for a future online archive that will be able to be consulted from who will study for passion or work the contemporary cultural history.
Interviewer and interviewed, seated next to the window, do the interview. A QR code , exposed on the stained glass, allows the direct participation of the passers-by, by scanning the code with their own smartphone, using a simple scanning app, mentioned under the exposed code. The interaction with the public it becomes immediately, more versatile, innovative, and with double track, because through the online comments they can be part of the dialog and they can change even the path of the interview with their comments and questions.
Depending of various cases, the interviewer can be a cultural personality, or in any case a well-known culture producer and he will dialogue with a young emerging artist, exchanging a profitable information baggage, knowledge and personal synthesis regarding art and the world that this one is generating around itself. The interviews will be collected in the Archive section on the Artistsplay.live platform and will be the depart point for a sociological study of contemporary art and culture. The material so collected will be further elaborated and published on paper, once a year, proposing itself like an possible panoramic of new thoughts and expressive realities who permeate creative acts in the present.
The platform propose at the same time short online events, literary readings aloud, short concerts, profile of selected artists, promotional video of various events all around the world, and an entirely session dedicated to the legislation regarding art and local, European and world’s cultural heritage, same as royalties, copyright and more, essential information for those who would like to undertake an artistic or promotional carrier, or simply wish to be informed about the many legal aspects that are in force in the contemporary cultural environments.
The Artistsplay.live internet domain has been already registered and will be soon published an attachment with all the technical details and the various items which constitute the economic price quotation and the feasibility, keeping in mind the necessary instruments, like shooting equipment, registration, furniture and studio’s design, lights, studio’s rent for one year, and any other necessary resources for a better audio-visual experience.


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We all remember the thesis that distinguished phase one from phase two. It was an optimistic thesis inspired by the ideal of an exit from the Covid trauma in the form of a linear progression. The transition from the cruelest time of the epidemic and forced confinement, of closure, of illness and death (phase one) to that of the resumption of life, reopening, restart (phase two) should have taken place without too many aftermaths.
The pre-summer course of the epidemic confirmed this expectation. Time two had supplanted time one that only a few incurable hooligans insisted on remembering. The Italian summer had ratified the extinction of the virus; with the numbers of the epidemic almost zero, life had started to live again and everything had returned to the way it was before. But many knew that it would not be so simple because always when death and illness are involved, when one has experienced such a terrible trauma, it is not easy to leave again.
There is no phase one followed by phase two as its direct negation. Phase one and phase two are never in a simple thesis and antithesis relationship. It is a lesson of life that Covid does not have the exclusive right to. We should always be wary of the Manichean character of rigid antitheses which tends to place good, light, openness, health, life on the one hand and evil, darkness, closure, illness, death. A democratic mind, as Bollas would say, does not work by antithesis, it does not work by splits. It knows well that the pure juxtaposition of opposites would like to avoid the difficulty that always accompanies any process of integration.
The second wave in which we objectively find ourselves today confirms in the most drastic way possible that it is never appropriate to proceed by rigid divisions.
Doctors themselves experienced it dramatically in the initial time of the pandemic: the rescuers were also the first victims. The second wave shows that every time of exit from evil and from the crisis is never without rests, without rebounds, which can sometimes be even more insidious than the evil and the original crisis.
We cannot hide it from ourselves: the task that awaits us is the inevitable one of forced coexistence with the virus.
But for many it is extremely difficult to accept the return of evil, its non-extinction. The most immediate push is to continue, against any proof of reality, to imaginatively deny its consistency (denialism) or to impute to the government - which is obviously not free from criticism - a bad management of the emergency that would be the primary cause of our evils. These responses tend to lighten the burden of our condition. But a more arduous effort of thought is required.
First of all, it is a question of acknowledging that it is not over yet and renouncing the idea of ​​our recovery as the result of a linear path, free from accidents and setbacks. It is a question of giving up the "splitting" fantasy of phase two following phase one, of the light that comes after darkness.
Unlike phase one and phase two, life and death, light and darkness - as in everything in the world - also appear in this traumatic contingency mixed with each other. The path towards healing, towards an effectively full reopening of life is never straight, but spiral, made up of steps forward and relapses.
We must learn not to deny evil but to stand in front of it, to bear its weight. It is a mental posture but it is also another tremendous lesson of this virus: rushing towards the exit of the crisis while still inside the crisis makes our behaviors disordered and irrational. We must not hide that we are faced with a profound trend in human life: denying death, evil, the negative in the name of the illusion of a life without wounds and without trauma.
Knowing how to stop in front of the negative, knowing how to stay where fear is greatest means learning to live with the stranger. It is the task of a life that knows how to live up to what happens to it, which, as Deleuze recalled, is the only possible form for an ethics capable of taking reality into account.
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One of the toughest challenges for any leader is getting traction for new ideas. Winning support can be a struggle. As a result, powerful new ideas often get stuck. This is especially true in the cultural sector. People involved in arts and culture often have little time and even less money for experimentation and risks.

“Innovation isn’t necessarily that nebulous big idea floating around that maybe I’m ‘”smart” enough to grasp, it’s learning to recognize the constraints that stand in the way of success, and figuring out how to deal with them. Very practical and down-to-earth, based in reality. It’s hard after a lifetime of thinking innovation is that brilliant idea that came out of nowhere! Thank you so much for sharing your expertise with us!”
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Develop concert or show boxes in all countries which will allow recipients to benefit from an important offer each month in a certain number of partner venues.
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Manipulation is like a dance: it is performed in two, there are those who lead and those who suffer. The nice thing (but not so easy) is that, having understood the deception, whoever suffers it can "abandon the dance".
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It’s not uncommon to meet a lawyer who’d like to work in renewable energy, or an app developer who’d like to write a novel, or an editor who fantasizes about becoming a landscape designer. Maybe you also dream about switching to a career that’s drastically different from your current job. But in my experience, it’s rare for such people to actually make the leap. The costs of switching seem too high, and the possibility of success seems too remote.
But the answer isn’t to plug away in your current job, unfulfilled and slowly burning out. I think the answer is to do both. Two careers are better than one. And by committing to two careers, you will produce benefits for both.
In my case, I have four vocations: I’m a corporate strategist at a Fortune 500 company, US Navy Reserve officer, author of several books, and record producer. The two questions that people ask me most frequently are “How much do you sleep?” and “How do you find time to do it all?” (my answers: “plenty” and “I make the time”). Yet these “process” questions don’t get to the heart of my reasons and motivations. Instead, a more revealing query would be, “Why do you have multiple careers?” Quite simply, working many jobs makes me happier and leaves me more fulfilled. It also helps me perform better at each job. Here’s how.

Subsidize Your Skill Development
My corporate job paycheck subsidizes my record producing career. With no track record as a producer, nobody was going to pay me to produce his or her music, and it wasn’t money that motivated me to become a producer in the first place — it was my passion for jazz and classical music. Therefore, I volunteered so that I could gain experience in this new industry. My day job not only afforded me the capital to make albums, but it taught me the skills to succeed as a producer. A good producer should be someone who knows how to create a vision, recruit personnel, establish a timeline, raise money, and deliver products. After producing over a dozen albums and winning a few Grammys, record labels and musicians have started to reach out to see if they can hire me as a producer. I still refuse payment because making music, something that is everlasting, is reward enough for me.
At the same time, I typically invite my corporate clients to recording sessions. For someone who works at an office all day, it’s exciting to go “behind-the-scenes” and interact with singers, musicians, and other creative professionals. While I was in Cuba making an album, one of my clients observed about the dancing musicians, “I’ve never been around people who have so much fun at work.” That my clients have a phenomenal experience only helps me drive revenue at work, so my corporate and recording careers are mutually beneficial.

Make Friends in Different Circles
When I worked on Wall Street, my professional circle was initially limited to other folks in the financial services sector: bankers, traders, analysts, economists. Taken together, all of us establish a “consensus” view on the markets. And most of my asset manager clients were looking for something different: “Give me a contrarian perspective.” In other words, they didn’t want to hear the groupthink. I took this as marching orders to tap my rolodex for people who could provide my clients a differentiated perspective.
For example, one of my clients wanted to understand what Chinese citizens were saying to each other. Because I am an author, I have gotten to know other writers, so I reached out to my friend who was a journalist at a periodical that monitors chatter in China. Not restricted by the compliance department of a bank, he was able to give an unbridled perspective to my client, who was most appreciative. My client got a new idea. I got a trade. My friend got a new subscriber. By being in different circles, you can selectively introduce people who would typically never meet and unlock value for everyone.

Discover Real Innovations
When you work different jobs, you can identify where ideas interact — and more significantly, where they should interact. “It’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our heart sing,” said Steve Jobs, who was the embodiment of interdisciplinary thinking.
Because of Hurricane Katrina, many musicians left New Orleans. In order to generate funds to help musicians in the city, I could have created a typical nonprofit organization that solicits people for money. Instead, I helped create a more sustainable solution: a brokerage for musicians that I described as Wall Street meets Bourbon Street. People wanting to book a musician for a party in New York could find a band on my organization’s website, which would then ask the booker to add a “tip” which would be allocated to a New Orleans-based charity. The booker (who in some cases were my corporate clients) easily found a band for the party, the New York City-based musician got a gig, and the charity in New Orleans got a small donation. Because of my time working at a bank, I was able to create a different type of organization, one which has since merged with an even larger charitable organization.
When you follow your curiosities, you will bring passion to your new careers, which will leave you more fulfilled. And by doing more than one job, you may end up doing all of them better.
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Time is two fold: we have entropy, a progressive physical degeneration, and a perception, human experience honed by better measurement.

In reality there is for example no such thing as a second, it's a construct. Indeed all mathematics is. But it works.
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By human evolution, anthropogenesis or homination we mean the process of origin and evolution of Homo sapiens as a distinct species and its diffusion on Earth.
It is an interdisciplinary subject, which includes physiology, primatology, archeology, geology, linguistics and genetics. In a taxonomic sense it concerns, in addition to the genus Homo, all the species of the seven genera of the Hominina sub-tribe, of which man is the only living representative.
According to these sciences, the evolutionary history of our species is that of Homo Sapiens, which seems to have made its first appearance on Earth about 200,000 years ago.
If on Earth every animal and plant species follows time cycles with precision, it is plausible to think that humanity, as a whole, also follows a precise evolutionary cycle.
In this sense, my hypothesis is that there is a mathematical correlation between the number of years that have passed since the appearance of Homo Sapiens on Earth, the number of days that make up an Earth year, the natural number 216, and ϕ, the golden number.
In fact, we discover that (216K / ϕ) ^ (1/2) is equal to 365.37, which corresponds to the number of days that currently make up an earth year, plus 0.128, which in any case is consistent with reality, since in the past years it is assumed that the Earth took longer than today to revolve around the sun.
Alternatively, we can observe that, considering the average of the days that make up the Earth years of the last 216K years with the approximate value of 365.37, we obtain that from the mathematical relation ϕ (365.37) ^ 2 we obtain 216K.
What can we expect from Homo Sapiens when the value of 216K years from its appearance on Earth is reached?
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For years, the ecological footprint of humanity and its activities has exceeded the biocapacity of the Earth, which in the current period (2019-2020) is causing the global collapse of our civilization.
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Russia just approved a coronavirus vaccine for use in tens of thousands of people, though it has not been thoroughly tested for effectiveness, according to news reports.
Russia named the newly approved vaccine "Sputnik V," in reference to the world's first artificial satellite, launched during the space race, Reuters reported. Russian state television has framed the worldwide effort to develop a coronavirus vaccine as a similar "race," and in announcing the approval of Sputnik V, President Vladimir Putin essentially proclaimed Russia the frontrunner, according to The New York Times.

"We must be grateful to those who made that first step very important for our country and the entire world," Putin said in a cabinet meeting Tuesday morning (Aug. 11) in reference to the vaccine developers, according to The Associated Press.
"I know [the vaccine] has proven efficient and forms a stable immunity," Putin noted, despite there being no published data from early human tests of the vaccine and no late-stage human trials currently underway. The rush to approve the vaccine has raised concerns from scientists within Russia and abroad, who say that only carefully designed human trials, which include thousands of people, can clearly demonstrate that a vaccine is safe and effective enough for public use.
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The pandemic is an immense disaster for all peoples. But has there been (and is there) a political use of fear by certain ruling elites? And for what purposes? Are those who believe that a gigantic and disturbing political experiment is taking place?

Some "non-aligned" thinkers talked about it and immediately the delegitimate media system branded them as "conspiracy theorists". But to note that something strange is happening is also - for example - the thinker symbol of mainstream Europeanism, Bernard Henri Lévy, who has just published a book: "The virus that makes mad".

Lévy rightly notes that the Covid epidemic was by no means an apocalyptic novelty in our years. He recalls the Hong Kong flu, "after May '68", which killed a million "by pulmonary hemorrhage or suffocation" or, ten years earlier, the Asian flu, which also came from China, which made two million dead.

But then the planetary panic of today did not occur. Lévy says she is "frozen", but not from the pandemic: from the "very strange way in which we reacted this time", from the "epidemic of fear that gripped the world".

In fact, “we have seen cities all over the world become ghost towns. We have all seen, from one end of the planet to the other ... whole peoples tremble and get dragged into their homes, sometimes with truncheons, like wild animals in their lairs ".

Lévy wonders if it is the “victory of the sages of the world who see in this great confinement - (…) the 'great internment' theorized by Michel Foucault in the texts in which he described the power systems of the future - the general test of a new type detention and house arrest of the bodies ”. Or if it is "the opposite" or "the reassuring sign that the world has changed, that finally sacralizes life and that chooses life between it and the economy".

The second hypothesis seems to me radically refuted by many facts and data that show how human life in the world has totally lost its sacredness.

It would remain the first, but unfortunately Lévy does not analyze it. Of course, he notes that "it was the first time we have seen all the critical minds of the ultra-left galaxy applauding a state of emergency." But he stops to protest against fear.

However, he mentions in passing the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben who - being from the left - sparked discontent and controversy on the left because, reflecting on the "ethical and political consequences" of the storm Covid captured "the transformation of the political paradigms that the exception measures went drawing. "

In his book "Where are we at?" assesses the Covid affair "in a broader historical perspective" and concludes that something important was being (and is being) experienced.

He writes: "If the powers that govern the world have decided to take the pretext of a pandemic to transform the paradigms of their government of men and things from top to bottom, this means that those models were in their eyes in progressive, inexorable decline and they were no longer adequate to the new needs (...) the ruling powers decided to abandon without regret the paradigms of bourgeois democracies, with their rights, their parliaments and their constitutions, to replace them with new devices of which we can only glimpse the drawing, probably not yet completely clear. "

Can one really use "the pretext of a pandemic" politically or does Agamben exaggerate? In fact, there are those who, already a few years ago, invited to "use" a possible pandemic for praiseworthy political purposes (obviously, in his opinion).

In 2009 - when the spread of swine flu was feared - the famous French economist and technocrat Jacques Attali, as an acute analyst, in an article on "L'Express", wrote: "History teaches us that humanity does not evolve in a significant way except when it is truly afraid: it then first of all puts in place defense mechanisms; sometimes intolerable (scapegoats and totalitarianisms); sometimes unnecessary (distraction); sometimes effective (therapeutic strategies, rejecting all previous moral principles if necessary). Then, once the crisis is over, it transforms these mechanisms to make them compatible with individual freedom and include them in a democratic health policy. This initial pandemic, "Attali wrote," could trigger one of these structural fears. "

In particular Attali, foreseeing the need to govern "prevention and control mechanisms" for "an equitable distribution of drugs and vaccines", wrote: "We will therefore, much faster than the economic reason alone would have produced, to lay the foundations of a true world government "and" in the meantime we could at least hope for the implementation of a true European policy on the matter ".
Attali in 2006 published "A brief history of the future" and already there he envisioned a "world government" that marked the end of American hegemony and saw "the European Union at the forefront of hyper-democracy". But his utopia had the traits of a dark dystopia.
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No-Covid denier marches follow one another in different regions of the world as the epidemic continues to sow disease and death. The appeal to freedom trampled on by biopower resounds like a mantra not only among the masses but also among illustrious intellectuals.
In the no-Covid gatherings it is surrounded, more or less deliriously, by ideological reasons, first of all that of the accusation of the liberticidal state, of the abuse of power, of the risk of a totalitarian return made possible by the political extension, not necessary but only strategic and instrumental, of the state of exception. In this symptomatic manifestation, political extremisms touch each other, not without raising a disturbing effect: it is striking to have to note that the irritation in the face of health and safety measures assimilates discourses that find their inspiration in deeply antagonistic ideologies. Yet the libertarian rhetoric seems to be exactly the same: the reference to the Covid danger transforms our democracies into disturbing masks of a totalitarian state. Putting on the mask again, still demanding social distancing, not considering the virus completely defeated yet means endorsing an authoritarian exercise of power that compresses our inalienable rights, means authorizing a clearly liberticidal political practice.
In my opinion, this is a criticism that has as its foundation a blindly individualistic version of freedom that does not take into account any criteria of solidarity and sharing and which, not surprisingly, has had its greatest and unfortunate international representatives in Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro. Political hooliganism irresponsible of these two tragic leaders has a ghostly matrix that we could roughly define pubertal-adolescent: «Death and illness do not exist and if they did exist they would not concern me; the omnipotence of my image is immune to any risk; if someone else is hit it is part of the game but this fact will not determine the end of the game of which I remain master ». How can we fail to see the connection between this ghostly matrix that clouds the supporters of liberticidal rhetoric and the one that ignites, in this very difficult summer, the pre-political fights among young people, the tendency to violent drive discharge which takes the erratic forms of intolerance and aggressive protest towards everything that represents public order, the need for limits, respect for the law?
If the trauma of Covid forced us to be adults, to have a vision of life that cannot be restricted to that of our Ego, to verify the impotence of our individual actions if not in concert with those of our neighbor, this recent and new anti-political wave shows, once again, how anthropologically difficult it is to see beyond our individual life, to grasp the solidarity dimension of freedom, to respect the collective dimension of the social bond. It is no coincidence that the denial attitude belongs clinically at the time of pathological adolescence where the absolute claim of one's freedom appears unhooked from any ethical reference to that of responsibility considered only as an imposture to harness the inherently indomitable force of a freedom that does not want to submit to anything other than to herself and who, above all, refuses to assume the consequences of her acts. Here again the paradigms of Trump and Bolsonaro stand out. Their reckless political choices have generated consequences of death and destruction that have crippled their peoples. Their political hooliganism is therefore not psychologically different from the one that inspires the inclination to fight, to destroy everything, to aggressive discharge as an end in itself, to the rejection of the law that have always marked the dimension, both desperate and omnipotent, of pathological adolescence. The time of the restrictions of freedoms imposed by solidarity cannot be tolerated by those who think of their freedom as an absolute right that comes before any other right. From those who forget that an adult life is one that strives to take upon themselves, first of all, the consequences of their actions.
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Nature seems to operate not only in real time, which we all know well, but also in imaginary time. The term imaginary refers to the mathematical concept (formulated for the first time at the end of the 16th century) of imaginary number, that is, of the square root of a negative number. So there is not only real time, which we know well: it is in imaginary time, where the distinction between past, present and future disappears, that Nature orchestrates the most subtle quantum phenomena.

The theory of Special Relativity in 1905 radically changed the concepts of space and time. Not only do they lose the connotation of absolute quantities, but they become relative, elastic and integrate into a single four-dimensional fabric in which reality takes place.
The quantum revolution also discovers a new possible temporal dimension: imaginary time.
In imaginary time the distinction between past, present and future disappears.
Today, science begins to wonder if it is in this dimension that the phenomena of "Synchronicity" and "Near Death Experience" take place.
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The Hi-Tech filtering solution for ventilation systems.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY
With increasing air pollution, the demand for better air filtration is increasing, just as we try to contain the energy impact of the plants as much as possible with a view to sustainable development: these needs appear in stark contrast to each other, however active electrostatic filters are capable of providing an effective solution.
In fact, any "mechanical" type air filter, ie whose efficiency depends mainly on phenomena of mechanical interference between the particles in transit and the filtering fibrous matrix, undergoes a progressive increase in pressure drops, due to the accumulation of transverse deposits with respect to the air flow.
For example, a medium-high efficiency paper filter, class F7-F8 according to UNI EN 779, can be characterized by initial pressure drops of 100-150 Pa, which can increase up to 450 Pa at the end of its operating life. Over the operating time, the increase in pressure drops leads to an increase in the electricity absorbed by the fans to guarantee the design flow rate, or a progressive reduction in the flow rate in systems that are unable to correctly compensate.
Active electrostatic filters, on the other hand, "remove" the suspended particles from the air flow and precipitate them on plate collectors, which are arranged along the direction of crossing. Thanks to this property, electrostatic filters offer very low pressure drops, almost constant during normal operating life, which ends when the thickness of the deposit begins to disturb the electric field, instead of preventing the passage of air, as happens in "mechanical" filters. In the case of an Expansion Electronic FE active electrostatic filter, for example, for the same efficiency class considered for the comparison with the "mechanical" filter, the pressure drops are constant and are around 30 Pa.

SATISFY THE FUNCTIONS OF THE SYSTEM
Many studies have shown that one of the biggest problems in ventilation systems is the reduction in flow that occurs after about 2-3 years of operation.
This fact is normally caused by the accumulation of dust and dirt on fans, batteries, channels and other system components. Furthermore, this contamination is the ideal medium for the proliferation of bacteria, microorganisms and molds which, in turn, determine an unhealthy ventilation system. Furthermore, a reduction in flow means that the ventilation system does not fulfill one of its primary functions.
If it is true that the filtration system is the main defendant, the solutions can alternatively be:

a) Increase the frequency of cleaning operations on the air handling unit, batteries, fans and ducts.
b) Improve the filtration system by adopting filters that have a good efficiency on the whole spectrum of dust (coarse, thin and ultra-thin).

Expansion Electronic's FE electrostatic active filters fully meet this second requirement.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Achieving environmental and economic improvement goals is also increasingly a concern in the HVAC sector.
Considering the type of "mechanical" filters, it can be seen that the higher the class of filtration, the more frequent the intervention for replacing the filter must be and proportionately the capacity of pollutant accumulation will be lower.
Expansion Electronic's FE electrostatic active filters have a threefold advantage over "mechanical" filters:

a) The storage capacity of pollutant is considerably higher. For example, for an FE 600 filter (592x592), the storage capacity is 600 g of DEHS ISO 12103-A2 dust, about four times higher than that of an H10 filter. This reduces the frequency of maintenance interventions and the consequent costs for the disposal of "mechanical" filters.
b) Unlike the "mechanical" filters, the active electrostatic filters can be regenerated and reintegrated into the system. Their cleaning takes place through water and detergent. If the maintenance is carried out correctly, the active electrostatic filters can last many years (on average 10-15).
c) As previously explained in the section dedicated to energy efficiency, active electrostatic filters have significantly lower pressure drops, allowing for significant energy savings.

PUBLIC HEALTH
In ventilation systems that install "mechanical" filters, there is a possible formation and release of toxic microbial products from decomposition, such as endotoxins.
On the contrary, the electrostatic filter has a high antibacterial power due to its high efficiency on submicronic particles and the action of the electric field. The results of some tests carried out at the ILH Institute of Air Hygiene in Berlin and the Policlinico San Matteo in Pavia show that the filter systems of Expansion Electronic are able to eliminate air-dispersed bacteria, yeasts and molds from the air with an efficiency ranging from 98.53% to 99.96%.

FILTERING OF NANO-POWDERS
In indoor environments, the presence of ultra-fine powders (PM 1, PM 0.4 and lower) is increasingly found, which reach values ​​much higher than those found outdoors. This fact is mainly due to the accumulation of dust resulting from the introduction of outside air (especially winter) not properly treated, and to the difficulties related to their elimination.
99.9% of all the particles present in the atmospheric air are less than 1μm.
Ultra-fine powders and nanopowders are the most dangerous for health as they reach the lung alveoli and from here enter the bloodstream. They are the most difficult to catch.
A marked filtering action towards the ultrathin air dusts allows to act decisively on the prevention of many pathologies, even serious ones attributable to the effect of the mineral nano-micro-powders such as chromium, iron, lead, etc. (see the new medical discipline of nanopathology).
The choice of particularly effective filters towards ultra-fine dust is a guarantee for decontamination from microorganisms (bacteria-viruses) present in the air and their decomposition which is one of the causes of sick building syndrome.
The electrostatic active filters of the Expansion Electronic FE series have a high filtration efficiency on all aspects of dust. As an example, at a filter crossing speed of 1.5 m / s, an FE filter offers a filtration efficiency of 98.8% on a particle size of 0.4 µm and 98.4% on 0.13 µm.
To achieve these performances with "mechanical" filters it is necessary to use absolute filters.

CERTIFIED EFFICIENCY
The UNI 11254 standard classifies active electrostatic filters into four filtering grades (A, B, C, D). The efficiency taken into consideration in this standard is the average Em efficiency on the grain size of DEHS of 0.4 μm.
A homogeneous comparison with the "mechanical" type filters is not possible, since the efficiency classes of the latter take into consideration:

a) The average filtration efficiencies over the useful life of the filter which is not constant, but grows with the impregnation of dust by the particulate filter with a particle size of 0.4 μm (class F, EN 779).
b) The minimum filtration efficiencies for particulates with a particle size of 0.3 μm (class H, EN 1822).

However, FE filters can be combined with mechanical filters (classes F or H) based on their performance towards the particle size.
The same FE filter offers, in terms of performance, an increasing filtration efficiency with decreasing air passage speed.
At a speed of 4 m / s a ​​FE filter will be comparable to a "mechanical" class F7 filter, while at 1.5 m / s its filtration efficiency will make it comparable to a class H12 filter. Therefore, in a system with a variable flow rate, with an active electrostatic filter, the minimum efficiency class will be that obtained at the maximum flow rate and will grow for lower flow rates. This peculiarity does not exist for mechanical filters that maintain the same efficiency class at the different operating flow rates, although the degree of efficiency is minimum with a new filter.

SYNTHESIS OF TECHNOLOGY AND PERFORMANCE
Choosing an inadequate filter for the air treatment unit will make the performance of the system poor because most of the ultra-fine dust contained in the air passes through the system and enters the circulation. In the long run, this causes the batteries, the fan, the channels to become dirty and a high concentration of ultra-fine powders that are difficult to eliminate in the treated environments.
The choice of a high efficiency filter considerably reduces the effects mentioned above. The high performance of Expansion Electronic's active electrostatic filters towards fine (PM 2.5), ultra-thin (PM 1) and nano (PM 0.4) dusts make it the ideal choice for all those who want to obtain from a ventilation system. a high degree of air hygiene, markedly reduced maintenance costs, significantly reduced energy costs, large storage capacities (600g) and, last but not least, constant air flow and efficiency over time.
Having a high efficiency on the whole spectrum of dust means inducing high air quality especially from a hygiene point of view (bacteria, spores, molds, viruses, etc.), as well as safeguarding the system (batteries of exchange, channels, etc.) with important returns on maintenance costs.

RETURN ON INVESTMENTS
The active electrostatic filter is a high precision filter, composed of noble materials and is not intended for "disposable".
The higher initial cost will be amortized over time (2.5 - 3.5 years) for:

a) lower maintenance costs;
b) lower energy consumption compared to a high quality Indoor air quality.

It can therefore be understood that active electrostatic filters allow a return on investment which must be considered in all respects an important parameter of choice.
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Antibodies from blood donated by people who recovered from the illness and hyper-immunoglobulins are becoming treatments of choice for COVID-19, with recombinant polyclonal antibody approaches to follow.

A group of US academic researchers has sparked a nationwide effort to encourage people who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate plasma, which will be used to treat patients across the country. The convalescent plasma program was instigated by physicians and investigators from 40 institutions, including the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins University, Washington University, Einstein Medical Center and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, among many others working closely with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and industry partners. The UK’s National Health Service launched in April a program across its 23 main blood centers to collect convalescent plasma for testing in planned clinical trials. At the same time, a consortium of industry players — Takeda, CSL Behring, Biotest, Bio Products Laboratory, LFB, Octapharma and Microsoft — has come together to develop an unbranded polyclonal antibody product: hyperimmune globulin (H-Ig) purified from the pooled plasma of donors who have recovered from COVID-19. Elsewhere, convalescent plasma treatment is getting a twenty-first century facelift, with two efforts attempting to capture the entire human antibody repertoire against SARS-CoV-2 in recombinant platforms: a collaboration between SAb Biotherapeutics, CSL Behring and the US Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) working to introduce artificial chromosomes into cattle to produce human antibodies and an effort by GigaGen to introduce an antibody library against SARS-CoV-2 into a mammalian cell line. The goal is to scale up polyclonal antibody manufacturing to produce treatment cocktails directed against the betacoronavirus causing COVID-19. But, as with every other response to the pandemic, scaling these efforts to the point where they can have a meaningful and immediate impact presents a complex set of problems.
The first reports on the use of convalescent plasma transfusions to treat COVID-19 came from a couple of case series rather than properly controlled trials, but their outcomes were encouraging (Table 1). Five patients at the Shenzhen Third People’s Hospital in Shenzhen, China, were treated with convalescent plasma. Of these, three were discharged and the other two were stable as of 25 March, despite having been in respiratory failure before the transfusion. A second study followed ten patients with severe disease, recruited from three hospitals in Wuhan, China. By data cutoff, three had been discharged and the other seven were ready for discharge. In contrast, among ten matched historical controls with similar baseline characteristics, three died, one improved and six stabilized — meaning their condition neither improved nor worsened. TABLE 1 | SELECTED TRIALS OF CONVALESCENT PLASMA DUE TO COMPLETE THIS YEAR
Lead institutionStudy phaseDescriptionNumber of participantsPrimary endpointStudy completion date
Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (Paris)2Randomized controlled trial of CP versus SOC in patients who receive 2 units of CP as quickly as possible and no later than 10 days after onset of symptoms120Survival without need of ventilation or immune-modulatory drugs at day 1415 May 2020
Centre Hospitalier Sainte Anne (Paris)3Placebo-controlled trial of IVIG in COVID-19 patients with ARDS138Number of ventilator-free days up to day 28August 2020
China-Japan Friendship Hospital (Beijing)0Randomized controlled trial comparing CP plus SOC with SOC in patients with COVID-1950Time to clinical recovery after randomization15 August 2020
Erasmus Medical Center (Rotterdam, the Netherlands)2/3Randomized comparative trial of CP versus SOC in patients with severe disease426Overall mortality1 July 2020
Peking Union Medical College Hospital (Beijing)2/3Randomized open-label study comparing IVIG therapy with SOC80Clinical improvement of 2 points or more on 7-point scale and improvements in Murray lower-lung and lung-injury scores30 June 2020
Puerta de Hierro University Hospital (Madrid)2Comparison of CP plus SOC with SOC only in hospitalized patients with early-stage disease278Percentage of patients requiring ventilation, high-flow oxygen or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation or dying at day 15July 2020
Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University (Wuhan, China)N/ARandomized, double-blind controlled study comparing anti-SARS-CoV-2 virus-inactivated plasma with control plasma in patients with severe coronavirus pneumonia60Minimum 2-point improvement on 6-point clinical scaleN/A
The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University (Nanchang, China)N/AExperimental study comparing CP plus SOC with SOC only in patients with severe coronavirus pneumonia100Cure rate, mortalityN/A
Universidad del Rosario (Bogotá, Columbia)2/3Open-label study in patients with moderate disease, comparing CP hydroxychloroquine with hydroxychloroquine only80Change in viral load and changes in IgM and IgG antibody titers31 December 2020
Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital (Wuhan, China)N/ARandomized, double-blind, parallel controlled trial of CP in patients with severe coronavirus pneumonia100Minimum 2-point improvement on 6-point clinical scaleN/A
ARDS, acute respiratory distress syndrome; CP, convalescent plasma; IgM and IgG, immunoglobulin M and G; IVIG, intravenous immunoglobulin; SOC, standard of care; N/A, not available. Sources: ClinicalTrials.gov; clinicaltrialsregister.eu; chictr.org.cn.
Data from additional studies in China and South Korea are slowly starting to flow, but many clinical centers are not waiting for further evidence, given the urgency of the crisis and the lack of proven therapeutic alternatives. “This option rapidly became the best option without really demonstrating that it would work,” says Arturo Casadevall, chair of molecular microbiology and immunology at Johns Hopkins University, who kick-started the US effort to deploy convalescent plasma. “The likelihood of harm is very low relative to the possibility of benefit,” he says.
It is, however, important to understand how best to deploy convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19. “The world is going to be dealing with this for a while longer,” says Casadevall. “We really need to figure out how to use antibody therapies.” So far, the emphasis has understandably been on patients with severe disease who have run out of treatment options. Johns Hopkins is one of the few centers planning to embark on a prospective prevention trial, led by associate professor of medicine Shmuel Shoham, to assess whether convalescent plasma can confer passive immunity on recipients. “Antibodies always work best either prophylactically or early,” says Casadevall. Encouragingly, the initial reports from China suggest the therapy may also work during the later phases of the disease, when acute respiratory distress syndrome is already established. In the Shenzhen study, patients received convalescent plasma between 10 and 22 days after admission, and those in the Wuhan study received it a median of 16.5 days after the onset of symptoms. During the 2002–2004 SARS outbreak, patients who received convalescent plasma within two weeks experienced significantly better outcomes than those who received it after that point.
Further evidence on the safety and efficacy of convalescent plasma in COVID-19 will flow from the US expanded access program. This large-scale open-label study will use synthetic control groups to compare outcomes between patients who receive convalescent plasma and those who do not. The initiative is scaling rapidly — by 30 April, 2,004 sites had been registered, 7,774 patients had enrolled, and 3,809 of them had undergone transfusion. All participating sites will adhere to a single expanded-access protocol agreed by the US FDA, and the Mayo Clinic will provide a single institutional review board, removing the requirement for each participating site to establish its own board to ensure appropriate standards for treatment and data collection.
One question is whether there will be enough convalescent plasma to go around, particularly in the early months of the pandemic when the ratio of recovered patients to uninfected individuals is low. On the plus side, the ratio between donors and recipients is favorable: patients typically get only one or two units of blood-group-matched convalescent plasma, whereas donors typically donate two to three units. “The geometric math is in your favor on this one,” says Michael Joyner, professor of anesthesiology at the Mayo Clinic and national clinical lead on the program. “There is an amplification effect.” About 70% of the general public are considered eligible to donate blood. Applying the same rule of thumb to the present crisis suggests that 70% of those who recover may be suitable donors, but that represents an upper limit at best.
The FDA’s recently published guidance recommends a minimum neutralizing antibody titer of 1:160 (meaning that a 1-in-160 dilution of a given unit of plasma has activity against the virus); the European Commission’s recent guidance recommends a 1:320 titer. Antibody titers are generally tested with high throughput enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), but most sites do not have ELISA-based SARS-CoV-2 testing in place as yet. “Right now, we’re just working under the assumption that it works,” says Joyner. In time, the study will analyze the relationship between clinical outcomes and neutralizing antibody titers present in the donated plasma.
If convalescent plasma can be considered the first leg in a therapeutic relay race, H-Ig is the second. Whereas convalescent plasma requires minimal manipulation — screening for transmissible pathogens and pathogen inactivation are the main processes employed — H-Ig is a standardized pharmaceutical product, made from the purified antibody fraction. As such, it requires full clinical development before approval. “One way of thinking about this is the convalescent plasma is the starting material,” says Julie Kim, president of Takeda’s business unit for plasma-derived therapies. But the end product differs from convalescent plasma in its purity and composition: H-Ig principally contains the immunoglobulin G antibody fraction of the donated plasma, whereas convalescent plasma contains all the blood fluid minus the cellular fraction. H-Ig is, therefore, more concentrated and more potent than convalescent plasma. “It’s consistent, it’s scalable, it’s reliable; it can be shipped around the world,” says Kim. Tokyo-based Takeda and CSL Behring have established the CoVIg-19 Plasma Alliance to accelerate the development of a single, unbranded H-Ig product for COVID-19. They have been joined by four other blood-product firms: Biotest, based in Dreieich, Germany; Bio Products Laboratory, of Elstree, UK; Les Ulis, France-based LFB; and Lachen, Switzerland-based Octapharma. Microsoft is also supporting the initiative and has developed the CoVIg-19 Bot, a self-screening tool for potential donors to assess their eligibility and to locate the nearest plasma collection center.
Other firms are developing additional products, including Barcelona-based Grifols, which will produce a H-Ig product at its facility in Clayton, North Carolina, and Emergent BioSolutions, which is developing both a human H-Ig product, COVID-HIG, and a product based on equine antibodies, developed from the plasma of horses immunized with SARS-CoV-2.
There is, of course, no clean ‘baton exchange’ — to extend the relay metaphor — between convalescent plasma and H-Ig; their use will inevitably overlap, even if they become available at different timescales. “We absolutely believe there is room for both. Convalescent plasma has more immediacy. Ours will take a while to produce,” says Bill Mezzanotte, head of research and development at CSL Behring. Before the formation of the alliance, Takeda had aimed to have H-Ig available in 9–18 months, Kim says. “With the alliance, we hope to beat that.”
Efforts to develop recombinant H-Ig-like products are underway as well. Most advanced is SAb Biotherapeutics, which is collaborating with CSL Behring and BARDA to develop SAB-185, a polyclonal human antibody cocktail obtained from the plasma of transgenic cattle immunized with the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. The platform, which involves introducing the full complement of human antibody genes on an artificial chromosome, has spent two decades in development. “We ‘bovinized’ portions of the human antibody genes,” SAB CEO and cofounder Eddie Sullivan says. The amino acid sequence of the resulting antibodies are still fully human, but the genes contain bovine regulatory elements that optimize their expression in bovine plasma cells. The company is following a hybrid regulatory pathway originally opened more than a decade ago by Revo Biologics (formerly GTC Biotherapeutics) for the production of Atryn (recombinant human antithrombin) in the milk of transgenic goats. It involves the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) and its Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. “CVM reviews the animal platform; CBER regulates the antibody product itself,” Sullivan says.
SAb has already demonstrated the feasibility of the approach with a different antibody cocktail, SAB-301, directed against the spike protein of another lethal coronavirus, Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). In a placebo-controlled phase 1 trial in 38 healthy volunteers, SAB-301 demonstrated a placebo-like safety profile and, importantly, those who received the cocktail did not develop an antibody response against any of its components, Sullivan says. The final antibody preparation is highly purified to minimize the presence of any bovine material. When fully up and running, the production process is highly efficient. “We’re hyperimmunizing the animals so we develop very high antibody titers to the virus,” says Sullivan. Fully grown animals — which are all clones of the same genotype — produce up to 45 liters per month and antibody yields of up to 25 grams per liter. “This is a system that is very scalable,” Sullivan says. SAb is producing “a few hundred” animals this year. Once they have grown sufficiently, it will be able to start scaling SAB-185 production, assuming it proves to be safe and effective. SAb expects to start trials by early summer.
GigaGen, which is backed by Grifols, is a more recent arrival, and its cell-based recombinant polyclonal immunoglobulin production system is at an earlier stage of development. It involves capturing on a microfluidics platform the complete B-cell populations of five to ten people who have recovered COVID-19 and mounted a robust immune response to the virus. The associated antibody-encoding genes are then transferred into a mammalian cell line. The resulting polyclonal pool of antibody-producing cells is grown en masse, giving rise to a highly diverse and potent product containing many thousands of polyclonal immunoglobulins. “We’re recreating their entire repertoire,” says GigaGen CEO and cofounder David Johnson. “We don’t make any bet about what the best epitope is — or the best mechanism of action,” he says. “It’s really difficult to know what are the particular factors that led to somebody’s recovery.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated GigaGen plans to move into clinical trials, but it needs to start producing batches under good manufacturing practice (GMP) conditions before it can file an Investigational New Drug application. “Our biggest bottleneck is finding a manufacturing site,” says Johnson. It hopes to secure a slot during the summer and aims to reach the clinic late this year or early next.
For the vast majority of the many thousands of people who have already died from COVID-19 or have endured severe illness that will have long-term consequences, all of these interventions come too late. There is an inevitable lag between the onset of a pandemic and the ability of the clinical community and pharmaceutical and biotech companies to respond. But the global effort to push back SARS-CoV-2 will need to continue for some time to come.
“People need to recognize when the first wave is done, we’ve probably gotten to only about half of the deaths,” Joyner says. Doctors treating patients have little choice but to use the best interventions available at a given time. “In these sort of situations, the enemy of good is better,” he says. But as we move further into the pandemic, the evidence base supporting the clinical utility of those interventions will steadily improve — and so too, one hopes, will the outcomes.
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Male and female, energies belonging to a single unit that has been divided.
Originally the human being was at the same time man and woman called androgynous.

When the separation of the sexes took place, everyone went their own way but each of us
bears deeply engraved in one's soul, the imprint, the image of the other.
For this reason, when a man or woman, among hundreds and thousands of people, they notice one in particular that approaches him to the image they carry within themselves, they feel happy and strive to be close to that person.
Unfortunately it often happens that after some time they realize that that image does not correspond to theirs at all and therefore they leave to look for another one. And once again they hope to find the other half, the soul mate.
One day this meeting between the two principles will actually take place because the love between them is more powerful than anything else.
In reality, our soul mate is in ourselves and the other is only the pole of ourselves.
The "know thyself" principle is the fusion of the two principles.
It means find the other Pole in yourself and you will become a divinity.
When the two Poles meet, this knowledge takes place primarily in the worlds of Light. It is therefore necessary to learn to love oneself in the right way first, being careful not to do any harm with thoughts, feelings and words since in this way they prepare internally the necessary conditions for the Divine and the Light to dwell in we.
In initiatory science it is said that nothing can be found externally that has not already been found internally. In fact, you can pass without seeing anything of what you encounter externally, if you have not already found it within you.

The more you discover inner beauty the more you will discover it on the physical plane.

This is the way one has to love one another and such love for oneself is something Divine.
Those who do not know how to love each other do not love God and do not love others.
In love, in relationships and therefore in a couple, if this principle is not implemented, harmful mechanisms begin to be established.
When the two people look for each other, very often both think only of taking. In nature, all creatures who know how to give something good are loved and you feel attracted to them, while those who take, after a while, you start to avoid them. Love is our development and the experience of love, as human beings have made it, is often never very clear.
How come some think they can eternally prey on others?

Those who are plundered soon notice it and then abandon those who plundered them.
There are often toxic relationships where the man wants to suck the woman's life, and vice versa.
Example: a man thinks he loves a woman but instead of understanding that something Divine exists in her and undertaking sublime realizations he wants to give vent to his desire by ruining and destroying everything.
This obviously applies to both.
If this happens in a relationship, it is better to separate because they transgress the law of love.
So let's protect ourselves from all those people who want to take and therefore keep our heart by giving it only to the Divine.
We develop the tendency to give.
We distribute our feelings to others.
How then?
Look at the tree: it retains its roots, its trunk, its branches, but distributes its fruits.
So nature conceived things.
We therefore distribute our fruits, that is, thoughts, feelings, words, light, strength but we preserve our heart and our body.

Our happiness depends on a good understanding of love.
When you love someone, thank heaven for experiencing that feeling because they are exceptional conditions to elevate us, have courage, momentum and inspiration to bring back inner and spiritual victories.

Loving is a blessing. That's why you need to protect your love for as long as possible.
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