A Story of Happiness
A Cheerful Bit of Science Fiction from a Truly Blissful Brain
It's too late for Christmas, but I wanted to give everybody here on Vocal a big gift of happiness for the holidays. Here's some real, observable happiness that you can apply to your life in anyway that you like. You can laugh at it; you can scoff at it. You can troll it. You can hate it. You can object to it. You can call it, and me, nasty names. You can seriously question my credentials and whether I have any right to be talking about stuff like this. (I don't; that's why I called it fiction.) But it remains a fact, that this piece of writing is a piece of happiness that was generated by the consciousness field in my brain, just for you people. I enjoyed writing it, and I enjoyed sharing it, and it is real happiness made by me for you. I hope it gives you as much pleasure to receive it as it does me to give it.
OK, here we go!
What if I told you that happiness is a thing, a physical object, of sorts, that can be detected and measured by science? What if I told you that happiness is, kind of, an energy field that is created by a consciousness particle moving around a thought point in the shape of a torus knot with five or more dimensions. That's a hideous oversimplification and is grossly inaccurate as analogies generally are, but happiness can be seen and measured by the way in which it interacts with another kind of energy field, the electromagnetic field. This interactive EMF can be generated by anything that generates one, but most often is the EMF generated by the chemical reactions in a brain.
The problem with finding and measuring the consciousness particle is that it is massless, until it interacts with an electromagnetic field or other kind of field that it relates to, and, therefore, it doesn't have to conform to the laws of physics that govern particles moving at or near the speed of light. It can throw the whole constant of light speed right out the window, and thence, relativity to space/time too. What light? What gravity? What measurement of speed? Ha! Consciousness doesn't have mass, and that makes it a slippery beast to contain or quantify.
But although consciousness has no mass, it does have shape. The shape of a consciousness particle, (and I know that calling it a particle is REALLY stretching the definition of what a particle is), the shape of a consciousness “quantum field thingy” is its movement, the pattern drawn by the torus knot “orbit” around itself. The most normal and relaxed state or shape of the consciousness field/particle is a state of happiness. The thing that defines consciousness or gives it a shape that is not happiness is the interaction with an EMF that both measures and quantifies it and assigns it a mass or impact value (choice) and also distorts its shape and gives it an an emotional value (feeling).
Happiness/consciousness also can interact with itself and other things like light in ways that can be measured by science, which is why we have the observer principle. We can see the way in which having an observer to an experiment, even one that does not emit an EMF, alters the outcome. There is so much consciousness in the universe that it is almost true to say that it is omnipresent, but it doesn't seem to do much on its own in the dimensions that we can observe, unless we set up some kind of an observer object to capture and record its behavior.
Now, I get to break it to you that the above paragraph is a mostly lie, because the consciousness that creates the observer effect isn't actually interacting with itself by itself. One of those dimensions in which it moves fluidly is the dimension of time. No relativity to light speed, remember? Therefore, no fixed relationship to time. The consciousness that seems to be interacting with itself at the time of the experiment is, more realistically, described as consciousness interacting with the brain of the scientist who set up the experiment, through the intention to observe, as made by the observer equipment, at a sooner time, and interacting with the brain of the scientist who records the outcome, at a later time.
So here we have happiness moving at any old speed it feels like, relative to space/time, around and around itself, until it is interrupted by an EMF that wants to think about it for a while. The happiness thingy can even pop in and out of existence, in one, or more, or all of it's dimensions, breaking another law of physics that says that energy can neither be created nor destroyed, but only transferred. Oh, and one more thing consciousness/happiness does when it is massless that defies physics: it moves from disorder, or chaos, to order, and, therefore, has no entropy.
You're welcome. Happy New Year.
With love, from Eric and Joanna