Life is amazing, the unfolding universe is pretty incomprehensible, and spirituality is often controversial. The intent of these writings is to unify these observations into a workable whole, into a marvelous, understandable, peaceful domain. The vehicle to get to that destination is inquiry, which does not necessarily lead to conclusions, as living with the questions is an ongoing process that provides the building blocks of our lives. Questions are the means to open doors in our minds, exposing us to the potential of understanding.
The major driving force for all life on Earth and in our personal lives has been evolution, where we have entered this world beating off all the odds against us, and we continue to exist by competition for space, food, work, finances, partners, etc. As our species’ consciousness has grown, we now could be in a position to decide whether we allow ourselves and humankind to be pawns in that big game or to begin to choose a new destiny. Never before have we been so aware of the variables that affect our lives, and this awareness is the stepping stone to decision-making in new realms of our existence.
Science and spirituality are not at war in this process, but two aspects of the discussion- viewpoints that can help us grasp the wonder and awe of our world. If we are sincere about searching everywhere to unravel the secrets of the universe we need to look at spirituality objectively. Just as mass and energy unite to give us matter and either one alone is pretty meaningless, it could be that the material world and spirituality need to unite to give us understanding. For logic on its own can give formulas and concrete conclusions, but it does not help us to know our place in the universe. Our brains’ neocortex deals with logic and our amygdale deals with emotions and feelings, and either one alone does not result in a well-functioning person. Logic is a process but is not king. Science is a very useful tool to help us know the universe and our workable world, but it does not answer the question of why we are here.
Without finding a path for the reason we are here, we are bound to be enslaved by the default path that we are on, which is competition to please evolution.