It must first be stated that life, or better, living that could be perceived as continuous — that is to say, the continuity of our lives and all things that are possible therein — are governed by a sequential collection of consequences that remain paradoxical, as well as contingent to itself — as existence holistically.
The primary consequence could be interpreted to be, in this case and as-is my current belief, “god”. This is defined as precisely the natural laws of the universe, and thus our planet earth (for the sake of this discussion both remain in subjective equilibrium), that allow for possibility to exist. The other consequences are supplementary to the primary, as they are conditional to our actions as they unfold as an unintended result of and reaction to the primary, and are analogous to our continuity of action, as our actions continue to build upon themselves, creating an infinite list of consequential possibilities and reactions to such, thus existing on multiple planes and degrees of retrospect — and the opportunity to create more possibilities that build our steps to the future.
This, however, should not be confused with such notions as “freedom” as presented, discussed, and defined within the context of modern and post-modern philosophy because these notions pertain to actions which take place in a vacuum. I.e. We are “free” to choose, but we are not “free” to create the limitations of which we exist that contribute to our possible choices prior to our realization of their existence.
Rather, this “god” concept creates the very premise required to truly know the depth of one’s actual “freedom” by describing the nature of which existence itself provides the context for perspective, and from it an infinite array of action and reaction.
The Basis of All Existence
Humans, and all life for that matter, do not create the source for which creation is derived. Our environment, or habitat, i.e. our earth, is inherently nothing more than a context of physical law. Put simply, the limitations for life have already been set in motion prior to our individual existence as a result of this physical law. And although it is possible that we may reach the ceiling of possibility, possibility itself cannot manifest without it’s own existence. We live and create as a product of our realization of the existence of possibility and the tools its environment creates, rather than creating possibility itself in the primary.
Imagine, nothing is required for “space” to exist, other than “space” itself. Furthermore, all that we know to exist could cease to exist, and yet our universal existence would still exist unto itself, only not in the image of human thought. Some may call this nothing, but admittedly I do not have a label because I do not have the capacity to comprehend such a scenario. But I know it is possible.
How we color our existence through our perception of it is not the issue in this case. Through various phenomenological interpretations we may sometimes misapply perspective as it pertains to this notion of existence — but emotion is irrelevant.
Unabridged, all-encompassing existence is a tangible farce.
As an example, we dissect our world as reverse engineers, yet attribute results from such associated research as invention. Discovery, yes, innovation as it pertains to what we do know, perhaps; invention, nonsense. Inquisitive research and meticulous study will only reveal pages to a book that has already been written. This is not to say that human life has not benefited from such work, but rather that human existence as a whole has yet to realize the consequence of all human existence with or without the context of our own developed sciences.
Still, with or without our scientific developments, or even our entire existence as a species within our environment of possibility, the consequential law of physics would still exist regardless of our labeling it as such, as well as the possibilities which it allows.
To perceive “god” is to perceive reality as all existence itself.
Unfortunately this is as subjective as it is enlightening. As we learn and build, we simply drive to increase our efficiency of manipulating the resources that are available to us because we accept that we cannot ourselves create them at their source.
This advancement comes with consequence. Thus, we have learned to build more solid foundations, but have yet to develop a foundation for which to build our foundations (fashioned from thin air, and even that would be resourceful) that exists immune to any and all external and inherent “destructive” forces, of which we have also created ourselves. This possibility does not exist to us because its creation is outside of our granted possibility.
Perceptive Reality is Abstract
Ultimately, “god” exists as the limitations we will never overcome, but that we must accept, use, and remain subject to. This concept does not require life, and while it provides the context for life to exist, it itself exists independent of life, as well as physicality, and ultimately, itself.