Human beings are creatures of synthesis, whose primary aim in life is: to create higher patterns of energy and information.  Our relentlessly unceasing innovation is hardwired into our very being and fully indiscriminate.  The most important choice we can possibly make in our lives is: the choice of where to direct our focus.

At first glance, these assertions may seem: crazy, incendiary, or completely outlandish.

How can I possibly justify them?  Why is it absolutely vital to know and understand this?  And what is the most important question in the entire world?



As human beings, we are always striving to create higher patterns of energy and information.

We absorb the highest patterns of energy and information available to us.  We process them.  Then, by some mysterious and unseen alchemy, a synthesis occurs within us, and we create something new.

We innovate.

In every field, over countless lifetimes, in innumerable forms.  This process, tho largely unseen, relentlessly repeats, again, and again, and again.  It is a core thread, running thru the very heart of human history like the beat of an unseen forever drum.  Absorb, process, synthesise, create.  Repeat.  Repeat.  Repeat.

This process is hardwired into our DNA.  It is what we do as human beings.  It is no mistake that the achievements of each and every successive generation build on, and invariably exceed the former.  We cannot help but be driven to move forward.  What does this mean?  It means that we are built for evolution just as surely as we are built to breathe.  We are meant to stand, ever- reaching, on the shoulders of the giants of history.  This is both our place and our purpose in the world in which we find ourselves, and in which we sprawl.

And, in our time, the internet has blown this process wide, wide open.

For the very first time in human history there exists a medium for the free and instantaneous exchange of any and all information.  In the past, the pace of our innovation was capped, limited by information scarcity, but no longer.  What once was a sole, guttering candle flame is now a raging forest fire; the merest memory of a breeze is now a hurricane of devastating proportions; and the slowest, creeping trickle of water, is now a world eating tsunami the size of God.  The creation of this medium is the single greatest defining achievement of our generation.  It is our wheel, our fire, our footprint on the moon of time.  And, among many other things, it has increased the already relentless pace of our innovation, exponentially.

And here, as the bard would say, is the rub.

Human innovation is, by it’s very nature, indiscriminate.  It has no guiding moral compass.  It does not care which direction it is facing, or whose interests it is serving.  Da Vinci created sublime works of art that nestled up against designs for the most horrific machines of war imaginable.  Einstein gave us the theory of relativity, and helped birth the atomic bomb.  Our collective innovation is as responsible for: the spacecraft that put us on the moon and the drugs that cured polio, as it is for: chemical warfare, Big Brother, and the death ovens of Auschwitz.

Our continuing and accelerating innovation is inexorable; our progress towards a desirable end is not.  Whether we progress or not will be determined by: the direction our innovation takes.  This direction is solely determined by: where we place our focus.

As surely as good seeds, bedded in dark soil, and fed well with warm sunlight and plentiful cool rain will sprout; wherever human beings bring and sustain their focus, innovation will occur.  As the landscape of our lives begins to blur, as the pace of our relentless innovation continues to  accelerate exponentially, and as our collective body begins to feel the pounding effects of this acceleration’s inertia, the question of where to place, and, sustain our focus, is rapidly becoming the most important, relevant, and vital question in today’s world.

But you want some good news?

Unlike our hardwired impulse to innovate, or the relentlessly growing tidal waves spawned in the ever-expanding ocean of information; where we put our focus is a product not of inviolable natural law…

…but of our conscious choice.

I wish you well.

– J

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92 thoughts on “ The Most Important Question You Will Ever Answer… ”

  1. Reblogged this and commented:

    It is an honour to focus for a conscious moment and reblog your Blog to increase the opportunity to deepen a Dialogue.

    Our lives are indeed the consequences of our willingness to make conscious choices. MUSIC, the only word with all capital letters in my first and most recent books, are a universal language; it is unfreezing the geometry so it can create the curve and flow of the Dance of Life. The vibrational patterning of the Mereon Matrix is the ultimate Love Knot, the loving ligature that unites all diversity, and it’s product is exponential diversity! The universal harmonics, 11 triadic chords’, provide us with a positive, healing repeating pattern. Using this matrix to evaluate our choices requires reflecting on the passed and understanding that today is our Future. Conscious change resonates with Consciousness and it is this that has the power to transform our lives and the world.


    1. Hey there,
      First, thankyou so much for sharing my stuff. I am happy that you found something of worth to you within it.
      Your writing is very poetic, I really like the way you use words and concepts in your work.
      It’s a pleasure to meet you, have a great day,
      – J


  2. Technology is confusing!

    Your song is so beautiful …

    I love your posts like many others

    what can I say you have somehow impacted on me more than you realise

    I’m not really worried about the blog or popularity but co-creating


    Have a lovely evening whatever you are doing

    Jennifer Lynch


    1. Hey there beautiful Jennifer Lynch,
      Thanks for this. It is a really lovely comment. I am very glad that you liked it so much – you deserve it! ;-)
      Have a lovely evening you,
      – J x


  3. Hello James,

    To be honest – I am quite confused by wordpress! My site has been converted over to a hosted site – free hosting my son’s friend did it. It says I have 41 followers – um not a lot I know and stats show it was looked at 200 times in a day recently so improving then really went down recently. I don’t know what others can see now who follow me? How do they know I exist lol! I can’t see my followers any more or interact with them – I see you have got it right!

    I just want to go and sit on a beach – life is not always a peach! Not powerful or strong today but feeling like I need to love myself more!

    Jennifer x


    1. Hello back,
      It is cool that you have a helper (your son’s friend), to help you with the tech stuff for your site. Well done on the 200 page views, that’s really cool. It’s very sweet of you to say that I’ve got it right. ;-) I am happy with where I am for sure, but I am still a work in progress. ;-)
      Loving yourself more is always good. As is the beach. ;-)
      You are beautiful, Jennifer Lynch, you know it! ;-)
      Thinking of you,
      – J x


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