172 – The Most Beautiful Pattern we cannot yet Perceive …

Human beings can perceive many universal patterns – the periodic table of the atomic elements, the preference of galaxies to bind into spiral and globular shapes, the double helix of the DNA molecule, the Fibonacci sequence, e=mc2 – but somehow, we cannot perceive, not yet, what I believe is the most beautiful Pattern of all.

There is a universal blueprint that creates order and induces progression toward complexity in Nature, and although in plain sight, it remains beyond our powers of perception. And to think that all we need to perceive it, is to look at the similarities between the common pattern of our development and that of everything else in Nature.

If we look for similarities between an atom, a cell, an animal, a tree, a planetary system, a galaxy, and you and I, we can see that we all develop by following the same fundamental sequence of events: we generate, organize, regulate, and bond our components into a cohesive body/system capable of sensing, responding, and adapting with a degree of flexibility to the changes in our internal and external environments.

When we are able to perceive this universal pattern, we will not only perceive the beauty and magnificence of a higher symmetry in Nature, but how it connects us all.

Revised January 2021   

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