7 Passions: A Passion-Based Unified Field Theory of the Universe
- by LiOr Jacob
7 Passions is a passion-based Theory of Everything. It describes the universe as a unified field of all the physical forces, elementary particles, living organisms and the cosmos. This unified energy field defines the universal passion. It has seven fundamental energy fields with distinct properties, passions, that are common to all aspects of the universe. They serve as standard parameters in a unified model to describe all aspects of the world as energy waves that are functions of the seven passions.
The universal passion evolves through the expansion of the universe by creating entities with more elaborate configurations of the seven passions. The fundamental energy fields create atoms of elements, molecules of matter, geophysical structures, cellular tissues, life forms, ecosystems and other entities. They manifest the evolving qualities of the universal passion.
Humans are highly evolved forms of the universal passion. The fundamental energy waves merge in sophisticated patterns as the human body, our thoughts, feelings, behavior and relationships. Human evolution is an expression of the expanding universe. The evolving core qualities, the seven passions, are the core human drives and motivations. The 7 passions theory provides a universal benchmark of the quality of life that integrates and interconnects all aspects of humanity and the universe.
The 7 passions theory simplifies the exponentially increasing complexity of our civilization and addresses the environmental, social, health and economic challenges that we face now. The information and communication overloads and multitudes of perceptions of life’s meaning increase our confusion and conflicting interests and decrease our ability to manage these challenges and overcome our conflicts.
The theory integrates the diversity of our humanity and life on Earth in a simple logical model. It provides common principles of personal, social and global well-being. It offers general guidelines and tools to develop awareness, qualities, communications, collaborations, plans and actions to promote well-being everywhere in all areas of life.
2. The Universal Passion
The Standard Model of Physics
The Standard Model of physics is a theory that explains what the universe is made of. It describes elementary particles as the basic building blocks of the universe and how they interact to create the physical world. There are two main groups of particles: Fermions and bosons. Fermions, which are quarks and leptons, create the subatomic matter – protons, neutrons and electrons. Bosons are the forces that hold them together allow the matter to interact.
Protons and neutrons bind together as nuclei of atoms circled by electrons. The number of protons determines the type of atoms. There are about a hundred different atoms. Various configurations of atoms create the molecules of all the chemical elements and compounds from which the universe is made of.
There is a hierarchical structure of elements. At each level, there are similar physical objects. Each of them is made of a group of physical objects that are similar to each other. The universe is made of galaxies, which are made of stars, which are made of chemical compounds, which are made of molecules, which are made of atoms, which are made of protons, neutrons and electrons, which are made of elementary particles, which are made of… nothing.
The elementary particles are not made up of any physical matter. They are energy fields. An energy field is a map of quantified forces over a specific space. A force is a push or a pull to change the properties of an object in time and space. Elementary particles are defined by properties such as mass, spin, electrical charge and magnetic field that can be measured by our definitions of what they are. These definitions are mathematical formulas. The formulas were developed to be congruent with each other, with the rest of the laws of physics, with scientific observations and with our knowledge, perceptions and experiences of the world and ourselves. Applied physicists have been using nuclear accelerators to validate the theories and formulas developed by theoretical physicists. All the observations are done through simulations. No one ever actually saw an elementary particle. There’s nothing to see. They’re just energy fields.
It’s challenging for the human mind to accept that everything is made of energy fields. The world around us seems “real”. It looks like it’s made of solid (and liquid) materials. It’s also challenging to understand that the world is practically empty. The diameter of the atoms is around 10^-10 meters. The diameter of an average nucleus is around 10^-14 meters. It’s 10^4 time smaller, so its volume is around 10^12 smaller. The diameter of the electrons is around 10^-15 meters – ten times smaller than the nucleus. Their proportions are similar to those of a grain of pea (nucleus) circled pin-heads (electrons) at a distance of a football field (atom)
It’s 99.9999999999% empty. The universe is an empty space with tiny dots of energy fields moving and interacting with each other. Moving energy fields are energy waves. The entire universe is energy waves that interact with each other in very specific ways create hierarchic complexity of forms. Protons are two up quarks and one down quark. Neutrons are one up quark and two down quarks. They are held together by gluons. Why? How do they know how to do it?
The standard model leaves several fundamental questions unanswered and is one of them. How do quarks and gluons, energy waves, now how to interact to become more complex waves which are protons and neutrons? And how do these complex waves know a to interact to become even more complex waves that are distinct atom? A single proton circled by an electron is a wave called hydrogen atom. A similar proton that joins with another proton and two neutrons is an atom of Helium. Atoms of hydrogen and helium are different from each other. Even when the protons and neutrons create similar atoms, such as atoms of oxygen, how do they know whether to remain independent on their own and be the gas oxygen, or whether to bind with two atoms of hydrogen and become molecules of water? How do similar water molecules in the body know whether to be a part of a nerve cell that triggers other cells in the brain, or to be the fluid that carries the blood cells in the veins? When a person behaves in one way or another, is that knowledge embedded in the small set of fundamental energy waves that consist of all the human faculties involved in that behavior?
Many scientists consider that nuclear physics has reached its limits. Various hypotheses attempt to explain questions that were not resolved by conventional scientific experiments. One of them, String Theory, explains that elementary particles are strings of energy waves whose frequencies determine the properties of the particles. They move through space, and according to the Uncertainty Principle, any particle can be anywhere in the universe at any given time. Another hypothetical model, Supersymmetry, explains that every particle is symmetric to a superparticle that cannot be observed because its existence is beyond the finest particles and forces of physics.
Recent observations created contradictions between equations in the standard model that can be resolved only by adding the existence universes parallel to our known universe. This is perplexing. Do they exist? Where are they? How can we ever validate the existence of other universes if our entire reality is contained only within our known universe?
The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory is the current scientific explanation for the origins of the universe. It says that the universe began 13.8 billion years ago as a single point that contained the entire energy of the universe. This point of singularity exploded and the universe has been expanding ever since at an accelerating speed.
At first, the temperature was very high and the universe was a chaotic soup of energy fields – elementary particles. As the universe expanded it cooled down, the particles slowed their hectic motions and started to interact with other particles. Some particles are recognized as objects and some are forces that attract them to each other in various ways. When they joined, they created together more complex energy fields with new properties that they did not have on their own.
Particles called quarks are attracted to each other by particles called gluons, and therefore the gluons are considered to be a force – the strong force. Their combined energy field is called a proton. Another type of particles with common properties is called leptons. One of them, an electron, is attracted to protons through particles called photons. This attraction is called the electromagnetic force, which keeps electrons in circling orbits around protons. When a single electron circled around a proton they became an atom of hydrogen.
Atoms, who are complex energy fields, have properties that are not apparent in the fields that create them. The first atoms of hydrogen joined together as clouds. The hydrogen clouds started to spin and that energy joined more particles together to create larger and larger atoms. The atoms gathered as molecules of the matter that joined to form distinct stars. Groups of spinning stars are called galaxies. This is how the cosmos was created after the big bang.
The universe, as we know it today, was created through recurring patterns. Energy fields joined together to create more complex energy fields with new properties that did not exist in the components. These new properties were essential to the creation of more complex objects. Higher levels of complexities are identified as more sophisticated units. At their core, they all consist of fundamental energy waves.
The big bang theory leaves te most fundamental questions unanswered. What was that point of singularity that contained all the energy of the universe? Why did the big bang happen? What are these underlying energy fields, the elementary particles, from which everything in the universe is made off? How do they know how to arrange themselves in exceedingly complex interactions and structures? Where did the laws of nature come from? Where did life come from? What is the meaning of life in the universe? The 7 Passions theory addresses these questions.
7 Passions and the Universal Passion
The 7 Passions theory identifies common patterns in the standard model of physics, the big bang theory, and the evolution of the universe and life. They describe what elementary particles are made of, what is the purpose of the big bang and how the world evolves.
According to this theory, the energy fields that are defined by the standard model as elementary particles are complex fields comprised of seven primary fields called Unity, Wisdom, Creativity, Love, Power, Joy and Peace. They are referred to as Passions because these are desired qualities that motivate human behavior and are recognized as passions of life. The seven passions are the building blocks of all the matter and energy of the universe. That universal energy is called the Universal Passion.
Since everything in the universe is made of these seven energy fields, their properties are therefore at the core of every object. Their synergy composes the physical structures of objects and determines their behavior. The main underlying force is the continued expansion of the universe. At the beginning of the big bang, the universal passion existed at one point. The universe did not have three dimensions of space. There was no space. There was no time, either, because nothing happened at that point. The seven passions existed in abstract form because physical energy cannot exist without space and time dimensions.
The term expansion of the universe is a limited characterization of its transformation. The physical space is expanding in three dimensions from the singularity point in all directions. Time in the physical world expands in one direction, from the moment of the big bang forward. Another term used in physics is inflation of the universe because it inflates like a balloon.
A more comprehensive term is evolution of the universe. Aspects within the physically expanding universe exemplify more complex structures and patterns of behavior and interactions. The growing complexities are guided by their inherent seven fundamental energy fields. The evolving universe exhibits more properties that are synergies of the seven passions. The seven passions evolve through the evolution of the universe.
The purpose of the big bang was to manifest the universal passion from abstract form to a physical universe. The continued evolution of the universe is the evolution of the universal passion.
Life is a high level of evolution of the universal passion. It manifests sophisticated qualities of passion. This is the meaning of life. It is manifesting and developing higher levels of the seven passions. Therefore, these are the universal human drives. They seem to us as what we want and that we are driven to fulfill our personal passions. In fact, our motivations are forces that drive us to fulfill the universal passion.
The 7 Passions theory explains the nature of the universe, so it can be used to predict future directions of the evolution of the universe and life on Earth. It can be used as a measurable benchmark to analyze scenarios of quality of living and provide specific guidelines on how to raise levels of well-being.
3. Qualities of Passion
The 7 passions theory describes the entire matter and energy in the universe as a universal passion that has seven fundamental energy fields from which the universe is made of. They create the elementary particles that are the building blocks of the physical universe. Their properties are therefore at the core of every object. Their synergy composes the physical structures of objects and determine their behavior.
This formation examplifies a repeated evolutionary pattern, where a small number of distinct simple units interact in a variety of ways to form many higher-level entities. For instance, a small number of distinct elementary particles create all the atoms in the universe. Similarly, A relatively small number of distinct atoms create all the matter in the world. All the DNA molecules that determine the unique qualities of all living organisms are made of four chemical bases: adenine, guanine, cytosine and thymine. Also, the colors red, green and blue can create all the colors and shades.
Each of the seven basic forces of the universal passion may have qualitative positive and negative directional values. Positive Energy is defined as an energy that promotes the evolution of the universal passion. Negative Energy hinders the evolution of the universe.
The energy of the unified field is a synergy of the seven passions. This synergy is not a linear composition of the seven fundamental energy fields. Each of the energy fields is multidimensional and non-linear, and it has variable impact in different interactions with the other passions. Since there may be infinite number of values for each passion and an infinite number of interactions, there is an infinite number for potential unique entities in the universe.
Here are the seven passions and their main positive and negative qualities:
Positive qualities: Togetherness, harmony, oneness, interconnection, sameness. Merging with whatever seems as separate from us. Being a part of something that is bigger than us.
Negative: separation, disconnection, isolation, opposition.
Positive qualities: knowledge and experience of the world and how it operates.
Negative qualities: ignorance, stupidity.
Positive qualities: self-expression, freedom, authenticity. Transcending existing reality with meaningful original expressions.
Negative qualities: dullness, imitation.
Positive qualities: compassion, caring, acceptance, appreciation, attention to well-being, supportive intention.
Negative qualities: fear, control.
Positive qualities: strength, success, accomplishment, influence, money, tools, information, the ability to accomplish and fulfill desires.
Negative qualities: failure, weakness, shame, frustration.
Positive qualities: happiness, pleasure, fun, celebration.
Negative qualities: pain, hurt, sadness.
Positive qualities: trust, faith, calmness, safety, tranquility, confidence, reliance, acceptance.
Negative qualities: conflict, worrying, danger, stress, guilt.
The unified field evolves through all objects, entities and living organisms. It strives to maximize each of the fundamental energy fields. As humans, we experience them as driving forces that we interpret as our passions. We want to increase these qualities in our life. Therefore we consider them as parameters of our quality of life. Their increase is associated with a sense of well-being. We want to promote these qualities in all aspects of life. These desires, passions, motivate all our thoughts, feelings, actions and aspirations. We perceive their on-going fulfillment as the meaning and purpose of life.
4. Applications of 7 Passions
The following are suggested applications of the 7 Passions theory and guidelines for further research to explore and expound upon the hypotheses that it introduced.
A Benchmark for Quality of Life
The principles of 7 Passions can be used to create an objective quantitative benchmark to measure levels of quality of life of a variety of topics. Quality of life is defined as the integration of the quality of each of the seven passions.
In general, the quality of life of a person can be evaluated by their qualities of unity, wisdom, creativity, love, power, joy and peace in the main aspects of a person’s life: body, mind, spirit, relations and environment. Evaluate each of the five aspects for levels of each of the seven passions requires evaluations of 5 aspects x 7 passions = 35 pairs:
- Body-Unity, Body-Wisdom, … Body-Peace
- Mind-Unity, Mind-Wisdom, … Mind-Peace
- Spirit-Unity, Spirit-Wisdom, … Spirit-Peace
- Relations-Unity, Relations-Wisdom, … Relations-Peace
- Environment-Unity, Environment-Wisdom, … Environment-Peace
- Body-Unity: all bodily functions are aligned in the person’s activity. typical examples are of a dancer who is fully immersed in the dance, or an athlete who is performing at optimal levels and feeling “in the zone”.
- Relations-Wisdom: social intelligence, having healthy relations that contribute to the quality of life of the person and those that are in a relationship with them.
- Mind-Creativity: imagination, authentic artistic expressions, original methods of problem-solving.
- Body-Joy: feeling pleasure sensations
- Environment-Peace: a peaceful surrounding without elements that induce stress.
Here is a suggested process for quality of life evaluations:
- Identify the scope and aspects of a specific topic.
- Create a two-dimensional matrix where levels of each of the seven passions are measured in each aspect of the topic to the extent of the scope.
- Integrate the results to derive an overall evaluation of the quality of life
Example: Evaluate the quality of life of a person driving to work in the morning.
1. Identify Scope and Aspects
Scope: A specific instance of a person who is driving in their car to their regular work-place on a specific day.
Aspects: use the main aspects of people’s lives: body, mind, spirit, relations and environment.
2. Evaluate Aspect-Passion Pairs
As described, there are 35 aspect-passion pairs. Sample evaluations:
- Body-Creativity: what is the measure of creativity of the person’s body? It’s probably very low. They do not move much other than with their head and arms that are doing repetitive motion similar to the motions that they do every morning driving to work
- Mind-Love: how loving are the person’s thoughts? It varies, but most people are annoyed by morning rush-hour traffic
- Relations-Wisdom: are the person’s relations to others wise?
- Environment-Wisdom: is it wise to drive their car in terms of the impact on the environment?
The answers to most of the above are complex. There are objective and subjective factors. Some objective factors may be measured empirically. Subjective factors can be evaluated by asking the person. Each of the main aspect also have numerous factors. In this example the person’s relations may be with other drivers on the way to work, with people at work, both coworkers and clients, with the driver’s friends or family. Each of these can be broken down and evaluated individually.
3. Integrate the Aspect-Passion Pairs
A simple mathematical aggregation of corresponding numerical values to the aspect-passion pairs can be a starting point to obtain an indicator of the overall level of quality of life. It can be improved by providing weights to each of the values, that represent the importance of the values. For example, by taking public transportation instead of driving their car, the negative impact on the environment will be lower, thus the quality of life higher. On the other hand, it will take more time to get to work, which may have a negative effect on the quality of life. The weights given to each of these will effect the calculations of the total sum. The assigned weights are also indications of the person’s perspectives of values of quality of life.
About the Author
LiOr Jacob, founder of Passion University, is an AI scientist who pioneered passion-based education. He developed breakthrough AI applications and taught artificial intelligence at National University. LiOr conducted research in higher states of consciousness at Maharishi University, founded Passion Training and developed neurosomatic methods of conscious breathing, dance, yoga, tantra and rebirthing.
LiOr wrote 7 Passions of Life and founded the Holistic Health academic programs. He has been a social activist, guided Dance for Peace and taught thousands of students world-wide.