How do we reconcile the evolution of consciousness in time with our egoic addiction to future? Is the evolution of consciousness the same as personal seeking?
Through his addiction and recovery work, Scott Kiloby speaks of addiction to temporal objects. We may not think of things in the future as being like objects. It is easier to see the spatial objects to which we are addictedâ€”stuff in the physical world such as drugs, alcohol, sex, love, money, success, work, and fame. Through his Unfindable Object Inquiry, Scott reveals that these spatial things that we addictively seek are unfindable, empty and non-separate. In this unfindability, our addiction to these objects releases itself.
The same is true for temporal objectsâ€”which are events that we seek in time for personal fulfillment (i.e., acceptance, happiness, personal achievement, enlightenment, recovery). In imagining these objects as something we must find in the future, we addictively seek towards them for personal fulfillment. They are objects in time. Through the same Unfindable Object Inquiry, these temporal objects are also unfindable, empty, and non-separate. This releases our addiction to these temporal objects.
Is the evolution of consciousness the same as personal seeking towards temporal objects? Scott discusses how evolution is the awakening of the mind, the opening of the heart, and the exploration of multiple perspectives. This evolutionary deepening in time does not have to be another addiction. Rather than a destination for personal fulfillment, it is a resource available in our present experience that benefits all of humanity.
SAND 2011 is a journey and exploration of
the nature of awareness from the perspective of modern science, ancient traditions, philosophy, phenomenology, psychology and direct experience. Hear presentations of world-renowned quantum physicists, scientists, lecturers and authors like John Hagelin, Stanislav Grof, Lynne McTaggart, Fred Alan Wolf, Menas Kafatos, Gangaji, Rupert Spira, David Peat, Dean Radin, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Jeff Foster and many
more, over this four-day conference.
The theme which we will be exploring this year is Time. What is time and does it really exist? Linear, nonlinear time, eternal now, infinityâ€¦ SAND 2011 will be an exploration of the concept and paradox of time from the perspective of modern science, ancient traditions, philosophy, phenomenology, psychology and of course direct experience.
“There is nothing sweeter than seeing the emptiness of all things.” This is what Scott Kiloby’s work is all about.
Scott Kiloby is the author of “Love’s Quiet Revolution: The End of the Spiritual Search,” “Reflections of the One Life: Daily Pointers to Enlightenment,” Living Realization: Your Present Experience As It Is,” and Living Relationship: Finding Harmony with Others. Scott has developed the “Living Inquiries” which are tools for seeing the emptiness of self as it shows up in relationships. He is also the creator of a new addiction/recovery method called the Natural Rest Presence Method. Scott’s main websites are www.livingrealization.org and www.kiloby.com. These sites contain writings, videos, and audio interviews with a wide diversity of teachers, authors, scientists, and psychologists as well as information about private sessions with Scott and online interactivity groups.
Single entity that relates space and time in a four-dimensional structure, postulated by Albert Einstein in his theories of relativity. In the Newtonian universe it was supposed that there was no connection between space and time. Space was thought to be a flat, three-dimensional arrangement of all possible point locations, which could be expressed by Cartesian coordinates; time was viewed as an independent one-dimensional concept. Einstein showed that a complete description of relative motion requires equations that include time as well as the three spatial dimensions. He also showed that space-time is curved, which allowed him to account for gravitation in his general theory of relativity.