Love is a noncommutative process (mathematically speaking)

(Please take note that the word is noncommutative not noncommunicative.)

In classical mathematical terms ab – ba = 0. This means that the equation is commutative. However, in quantum mechanics the same equation has a surprising result. This result comes from the fact that when you try to measure the position (a) or momentum (b) of an atomic particle you disturb one or the other. Therefore “ba” is no longer equal to “ab” under such perturbation.

But there is another way to look at this equation—as mathematically representing periodic process. If you put an “a” at the top of a circle and put “b” at the exact bottom you have a mathematical expression of ab – ba when seen as a circular process whereby the trajectory ends where it started, that is, at zero.

All whole processes, physical or mental, complete such a periodic process. For instance, a tree starts from a seed and ends with creating more seed. This circular process can be mathematically described as ending at zero. But when the full process is examined it is quite observable and self-evident that many things have happened along the way to reaching its end point. Something was accomplished!

In other words, some utility or value is expressed during the completing process, which represents a certain lower bound, parsimony or essential quality in the transaction (like Planck’s constant). This utility or value in the process means that every time something returns to its starting point, its outcome is greater than zero.

In the human mind, this same process starts with an idea or goal that is intended  (willed) and finally accomplished. This intention or desire is a derivative of some affection or love! In a unified world, all process and law must promote cooperation and profound sharing. This, too, is an analog of love.

Love is the only force or endeavor in the universe that can represent the Planck constant (lowest common value or “ih”) for a unified world with orientation, harmony and coherent order (relational holism).

In quantum physics ab – ba = ih (which is greater than zero). In theology, love also equals ih because it does God’s providential/volitional bidding at every starting and ending point.

This is the kind of contemplative thought that future generations of humans will exercise concerning ontological reality.


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EDWARD F. SYLVIA, M.T.S. Philosopher/Theologian Edward F. Sylvia attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Master of Theological Studies at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and a Certificate of Swedenborgian Studies from the Swedenborgian House of Studies. He is a member of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (C.T.N.S.) and the Swedenborg Scientific Association (S.S.A.). Award-winning author of "Sermon From the Compost Pile: Seven Steps Toward Creating An Inner Garden" and "Proving God," which fulfills a continuing vision that God’s fingerprints of love can be found everywhere in the manifest universe. His most recent book, "Swedenborg & Gurdjieff: The Missing Links" is an edgy collection of anti-intuitive essays for personal transformation that challenges and inspires. He has been a student of the ideas of both Emanuel Swedenborg and George I. Gurdjieff for over thirty years. Read more about TheGodGuy, his books and his ideas at
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