fear of eternal unrest
- I exist. Or something called "I" exists.
- I am aware that I exist. Or something is aware that something (else?) called "I" exists.
- If that which is aware ("
A") is doing the "aware-ing" towards that which exists ("
A is not
A is outside of
A is capable of "aware-ing". Nothing else, within the universe of
S, is capable of "aware-ing".
A is capable of doing something, "aware-ing" for instance, then
A must also exist.
- The respective natures of "existence" of
S are not necessarily the same:
S exists because
A is aware of it.
A exists because it is capable of "aware-ing".
- See next statement.
A is neither a part of
S nor birthed by
S. But since
S both exist,
A's existence is not dependent on the existence of
- This is a consequence of the character of "aware-ing", insofar as we lean towards an idealistic interpretation of the mind-body problem.
A's capability brings about the existence of
S can be said to be birthed by
A. The existence of
S is a manifestation of the capability of
A. So the existence of
S depends on that of
A but not the other way around.
A exists without the existence of
S, then the scope/duration of
A's existence is indefinite because
S is the only thing in the universe of
S that exhibits the quality of finitude.
- The location of
A seems fixed, which one may call "this living world".
- If the duration of
A's existence is indefinite, but the location of
A's existence is fixed, then
A can exist "here" indefinitely.
- If anything exists "here", it exerts energy.
- If anything exerts energy continuously, it is without rest.
- The possibility of no rest is a cause of fear for the no-rester. Unceasing exertion with no foreseeable respite is one of the most horrible circumstances to be in.
- Note that this empirical statement is a result on the A-level, not necessarily on the S-level.
A is something that is eternally unresting.
A, as something that is capable of "aware-ing" and "fear-ing", is a subject. In fact, as hinted earlier, it is the only subject within the universe of
A is a subject rather than an object.
- As a subject, the fact that
A is eternally unresting provokes fear within
A itself, provided that
A can be an object of
A's own "aware-ing".
- The possibility, or mechanism, of avoiding unrest is undetermined. Or at least the determination appears to be very challenging.
A has fear in its inability to avoid eternal unrest.