74 – On Self-transcendence …
Self-transcendence in Evolution, even with its mystical connotations, is clearly evident in the seasons of the earth … in the re-emergence of Springtime after the fiery ending of Autumns and the cold embrace of Winters.
Self-transcendence is a primal and transforming Force, unfathomably ancient, inexhaustibly new, encompassing more than the entire Universe … and we are a part of it.
We … with our capacity to learn form the past and plan for the future … are highly evolved elements in the constant self-transcendence of form into energy and energy into form, which is the hallmark of Evolution and the source of transformation.
Watch a new born baby taking its first breath … watch it gasp for air … self-transcending from a fetus in liquid placenta into an oxygen breathing mammal, following lessons imprinted in its cells to perpetuate the species.
Watch a butterfly egg self-transcend into larva (caterpillar), and larva into pupa (chrysalis), and pupa into a new butterfly, following lessons learned in the past to perpetuate its species.
Self-transcendence is the primal universal Force that transforms the flow of Evolution, constantly re-emerging into new and novel forms of Existence. This is the blueprint of the Universe imprinted in each one of us, as we imprint each cell in our bodies with our DNA code.
We are a re-emerging and self-transforming Force that creates new lives, new forms of existence, new ideas; a Force that learns from the past and leaves a mark on the world, transforming our world, transcending ourselves.