Thursday, December 11, 2014

Free will is an illusion

A few days ago I said this, somewhere:

“Free Will -- You have an infinite number of thoughts to choose from. ”

Today I relay this:
Free Will Is Fantasy

Within time-space, the very constraints thereof preclude and such theory. At physical birth, we are bound not only by our previous experience, whatever it may be, but by the genetic structure of the physical body we inhabit. From that point on, we have no choice but to be bonded into the flesh for that lifetime, long or short. We are bound to maintain and operate our physical bodies within the limitation they impose. The set and setting of our physical existence is controlled, initially at least, by others. What remains, colored and modified as it is, might be considered free will.

Exercising this upon another only increases the [karmic] load. Off-loading is accomplished by maximizing this remainder in nonphysical areas and accepting without emotion the limitations so imposed.

~Robert Monroe
Ultimate Journey
Now I have to reconcile the two.

Unrecognized and therefore unintended influences that make up the matrices of my mind, or use it as an excuse to believe that the devil made me do it.

…hmm, be a good person or blame the devil… I suppose I could do both. It might be a little confusing at first but I think I could pull it off.