67 – Our Universe is a Living System …
Whether we accept it now or whether we wait 10 or 50 years until we grow more mature, there is no way for us to ultimately incorporate into our perception of Reality the evident Fact that our Universe is a living system. Scientists have been supporting this Fact for as long as a hundred years, and although they do not actually come out and say it, their Theories prove it.
To name a few:
Bell’s Theorem and the Mandelbrot Set prove that our Universe knows, whether instinctively or premeditatedly, how to build and perpetuate an adaptable yet cohesive organization by imprinting every single one of its elements, no matter what size or location or level of complexity, with the same exact universal blueprint: The innate drive to self-generate and self-perpetuate in progressive states of self-reflective equilibrium and with a degree of freedom in adaptation. Just like we know, instinctively or premeditatedly, how to build and perpetuate the adaptable yet cohesive organization of our Body by imprinting every one of our cells, no matter what size or complexity or location, with exactly the same genetic code.
Relativity proves that, whether instinctively or pre-meditatedly, our Universe has learned to sustain relative yet progressive states of equilibrium for over 14 billion years by self-reflecting on the energy requirements to develop its complex and dynamic structure. Just like we learn … mostly unconsciously yet oftentimes pre-meditatedly … to sustain our Body in relative yet progressive states of equilibrium by self-reflecting on the energy needed to develop from fetus, to infancy, to youth and so forth.
Autopoiesis proves that our Universe grows, and continues to grow within a boundary we cannot yet fathom, re-generating and perpetuating its component elements while preserving the unity of its dynamic whole. Just like we grow and continue to grow within the adaptable boundary of our skin, re-generating and perpetuating our component elements while preserving the unity of our Body.
Evolution proves that our Universe obeys a more or less pre-determined and ruthless path of development towards complexity and order, yet at the same time it is allowed to have a relative degree of freedom in adaptation. Just like us; we obey a more or less pre-determined and ruthless path of development towards complexity and order while at the same time we have a relative degree of freedom to adapt to changing environments.
Field Theory proves that the Universe is a force of transformation, affecting and being affected by the primal evolutionary movement in which it totally depends. Just like you and me: We are forces of transformation being affected by the primal evolutionary movement in which we totally depend, yet we have relative power to make an impact on it … to leave our mark.
Acknowledging the Fact that, like you and me, our Universe is a living system, is a critical step to help us out of the control of our centuries-old Paradigm; this dominant and self-centered Paradigm in which we have no Vision for Humanity other than ‘unlimited growth’ and ‘unquestioning faith’.
Acknowledging the Fact that our Universe is a living system will take us into a higher level of understanding from which we can see that, like neurons in a young brain … reaching out, making connections … we are, as far as we know, the pioneers in Self-awareness.
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