This is a blog post that I have delayed in writing for awhile now dealing with the idea of Life Programming. It’s an idea I thought about several years ago, but I am just now getting the time to put it into words. It took me awhile to figure out how to describe my thoughts on all of this, in a way that actually made sense. I am a Christian, so I reference God a lot in this blog post. Your more than welcome to replace it with whatever reference you feel comfortable with. This post looks at life from the perspective of a program. Life programming is a concept to which you compare life to a program, controlled by a programmer, in a programming language called Life Programming.
Picture God as a programmer who programs in this language called Life Programming. He created the universe, within which he created Earth. Then on Earth he created people. Each person has their own separate, individual, livable life. Then picture, that life is lived by that individual person, with total free will on what they do, and do not do. They have ultimate free will to make their own choices, and all their own decisions. They life their “life” within the “World”.
Now picture the world around them (and life in general) is loaded with a series of “Programs” that God created (or whoever it is that you worship, or lack thereof). These programs do not “control” the humans, or take away their free will. However, they are there. They provide some restrictions, they provide balance, and they provide an overall structure where the “World” can (to an effect) run itself. It can function in, and of itself without God’s constant intervention in every single detail.
With that being said, consider the thought that within this “Life Programming” language, there is a programmer’s override code. He can override all the laws of his own programming and do anything he wants using this override. This override is called “Divine Intervention”. With it, he is able to reach down and directly affect things, without regards to the pre-defined programs setup by him. This isn’t just in Christian faith. Even the ancient Roman and Greek mythology accounted for divine intervention of various types. Regardless of your religion, this post can be adapted to your own thought processes.
Now, let’s start looking at some of these programs setup using Life Programming, and how they potentially affect the world around us.
Life Programming: Karma
Karma is the widely accepted belief that “What goes around comes around”, and “Cause and affect”. There is good Karma, and bad Karma. When people do things that are good, good things happen to them. When people do things that are bad, bad things happen to them. This entire theory behind Karma is often subject to debate. Some believe in it, some don’t. So I am mentioning this law loosely. This is at least, how things seem to work from my perspective and from what I have seen about life around me.
Karma is both naturally, and man-made. Naturally for every good thing someone does, something good comes back onto them at some point. On the opposite end of the spectrum, for every bad thing someone does, something bad comes back onto them at some point. This happens on both very small things, and very large things as well. This is how the natural life handles Karma. You might do something small at one point like hold a door open for someone, then later on someone holds a door open for you. Another possibility is you simply find 5.00 laying on the ground. Something small but good will happen in return for every small and good thing you did. It might happen within a few days, or a few years. However, it will happen. The same goes with large things.
In Life Programming, Karma also has a functionality side that involves man-made machinations. A good example is the legal system. If someone kills someone (at some point). If they are human, they will naturally feel guilt. They will feel horrible for what happens. This is part of Karma. Due to their bad action, they “Feel” horrible. Another cause and affect. They have to deal with the hate and anger from the victims families, friends, and potentially lovers. They “feel” this feeling and it, again, acts as Karma. Then they have to deal with the legal aspect. The man made cause and affect system. You do something against the law, you generally get in trouble for it legally. Life takes this into account and a lot of times it will still serve as natural cause and affect. Sometimes people murder people, and get away with it or don’t go to jail. In those situations, Life itself will handle the cause and affect system naturally since it slipped through the cracks of man-made machinations.
Karma uses both man-made and natural machinations to handle cause and affect. Never have I seen this turn around not happen. At some point when someone helps someone, or does something good it comes back on them.
For Karma though, it has to be influenced by a decision. Karma isn’t a force that is spawned from nothing. You cannot have something get Karma applied to it out of nowhere. Karma requires a decision or an action. So a person makes a decision (good or bad) and then Karma spawns FROM that decision. Which starts the cause and affect cycle (even in situations where it takes a long time to see the effect). So essentially Karma activates on a specific decision. That is the only way it activates.
Another form of Karma is direct Karma. A bad decision simply leads to a long-term bad affect. An example is someone drinks, drives, then wrecks and dies or is seriously injured. Another example is someone chooses to smoke, gets cancer, and dies. These are direct forms of Karma. No you didn’t go hit someone, then years later see the affect of that bad decision come back as bad karma. So Karma applies to bad decisions affecting yourself as well. However Karma always plays it’s own role. Just because someone smokes, doesn’t mean the end result will be death by cancer. Something else may happen instead. If anything. The term “good and bad” are used very loosely. To some, smoking may not be bad to them if it only hurts themselves. I don’t really know what to say about all of these specifics, so I will leave them to your imagination.
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Situational Systems – Luck, Randomness, Variable Variation
Luck, randomness, and variable variation are the 3 different systems that work together, along with karma, to make everything happen in life… good and bad. When it’s not Karma that causes something to happen, it’s one of these 3 things.
Luck is when good or bad things happen based off of chance. This is a highly debate-able system. A lot of people believe in luck, while a lot of others don’t. The bible specifically speaks about luck in several places. Luck has an entire sub-culture surrounding it. It’s called superstition. A lot of people believe that a lot of things influence luck. Like knocking on wood brings good luck, walking under a ladder brings bad luck, or breaking a mirror brings bad luck. Superstition basically lays out a lot of ground rules regarding what does, and does not influence luck, and for how long. Some people believe in luck to this extreme, have a more laid back stance on luck. Perhaps they experience a few good, or bad situations and attribute it to luck. While others still hold a casual stance on luck. They primarily just associate it with poker games, and minor passing events. While still some don’t believe in it at all.
Randomness, is simply random patterns of things that happen without being caused by Luck or variable variation. They simply happen randomly, for no apparent reason, and just because. A simple example might be a meteor falling from the sky and landing on a specific car, a tree getting struck by lightning and falling on a specific house, a tornado randomly selection 5 houses but leaving one in the middle. Things like this constitute randomness. Constant, ever changing, random things that happen without any purpose, explanation, or reason. They simply happen, and they simply are. It can also come down to random small events as well.
Variable Variation, is the variable factor. Some things happen randomly, while other things happen because of luck. However..in most situations it’s caused by different variables. A good example. If you have a science experiment (done right) and perform a certain set of actions with certain variables, the outcome of the experiment should always be the same. This is how life works. However there are so many variables that it is impossible (absolutely impossible) to almost always get the same situation to happen twice, exactly as the previous situation. You hear a lot of people saying things like “this would not have happened if”, or “things would have been different if”. Those are basically people saying that if some of the variables to the situation where different, the outcome would have been different. Almost all professionals also tend to say “No two situations are the same”. This is another example of variables. A good example is when your trying to get a price for something, they won’t normally give you a flat price for every situation. The prices of most services changes depending on a thousand different variables and situations. Some people who might mow your yard might use several variables to price this out. The size of the yard, the height of the grass, how thick the grass is, danger of snakes, slopes in the grass, whether or not they have a riding or push mower, how many people are mowing it, how fast it needs mowed and so forth. So many different factors, or variables, might go into pricing something as simple as mowing a yard.
I think that pretty much covers the majority of my thoughts on Life Programming. If anything else comes to mind about life programming, I might expand on this post in the future with some additional sections, and/or additional thoughts. If anyone has anything to add, throw it together in the comments and I will add a section, along with my thoughts about it, into this post.