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164 – On the Universal Plan …

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

It is undeniable that our Universe unfolds upon the progression of a creative plan that allows for a degree of freedom in adaptation. The more we know about ourselves and the world in which we exist, the more obvious the freedom and creativity of this plan becomes.

Several scientific theories have discerned some of the fundamental properties underlying the plan’s creative progression that governs and incites with unbounded imagination the unfolding of our Universe – from primordial soup to globular and spiral galaxies, from atomic compounds to organic life, from primitive instinct to self-conscious intelligence. Some of these fundamental properties are self-organization, cohesion, self-generation, equilibrium, self-regulation, adaptation, transformation.

We are inextricably linked to the universal plan. Which is the reason why, from the moment of Becoming when cells from each of our parents bond into our progenitor cell, we follow the progression that organizes us with astonishing creativity into a cohesive, intelligent body that inherently knows how to adapt creatively to environments and transform not only itself but oftentimes the world in which it exists. Yet this creative plan is so routine, so familiar, that we take it for granted and, precisely because it is familiar, it remains unknown. [1]

Is it not inconceivable that we have been able to discern fundamental properties of our unfolding Universe, but know nothing about the universal plan that incites cells in our bodies not only to replicate and bond with evident intelligence and creativity, but to plan our unfolding?

[1] Hegel

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163 – What kind of society have we created? …

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

What kind of society have we created, where investigative journalism and the disclosure of abuses of power and the horrors of war are grounds for imprisonment and oftentimes assassination?

What kind of society have we created, where dominant political and economic ideologies exercise the most horrendous acts of cruelty and destruction with total impunity?

What kind of society have we created, where the incontrovertible scientific proofs that the exponential growth of human activity is dramatically altering the atmosphere in which our lives depend are veiled or flatly denied to protect the profits of corporations?

What kind of society have we created, where entire populations are devastated by epidemics of opioids and chemical addiction, and those who consume are held responsible while those who produce are absolved of responsibility?

What kind of society have we created, where politics is based on deception; where organized religion is based on division; where greed overrides human decency, where the value of money overrides the value of human life?

What kind of society have we created, where entire nations are ravaged by avertible conflict and war; where innocent people are bombed out of existence and their deaths trivialized as ‘collateral damage’; where little boys and girls are taught to hate, and kill?

What kind of society have we created, where levels of inequality are so immoral that a small few can bask in rapacious wealth, while entire communities are denigrated by extreme poverty and millions of children starve?

What kind of society have we created, where violence and poverty in the wealthiest and most powerful nation in history have become so dominant that when a school Principal in an underserved and violent neighborhood asks a thirteen-year-old student: “Where do you see yourself in five years? his answer is “I don’t know if I am going to be alive that long”? *

Does it not hurt – our silence allowing the inhumanity, the hate, the poverty, the violence, the sheer desolation, the killing of innocents?

Can we not, the creators of this society, the most intelligent and ingenious creatures we know of, do better than this?

*TED talks: Principal Nadia Lopez, Sep 2016

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