WE live on a planet constantly in motion, and except for the occasional natural catastrophe, a usually very slow, orderly motion.
The Earth is billions of years old and still in the making, where glacial cycles come and go, continents move, mountains form and erode.
Scientists investigate everything from the hypothetical big bang to the smallest geologic and biologic forces. But where Earth came from, how evolution works,
…and why and how life itself arose, is still the most profound mystery in science.
Of course, a materialistic science would be perplexed. Their hypothetical models always start and develop through random events, and chance mutations that drive a soulless stew of blind matter, having neither intelligent design or purpose.
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Another favorite from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: “Someday after mastering winds, waves, tides and gravity, we shall harness the energies of love. And then, for the second time in the history of the world, man will discover fire.”
Great post. Matter ! We are entirely obsessed with it: subject matter, grey matter, dark matter, no matter, strange matter, what’s the matter, the heart of the matter, mind over matter. Matter, matter, matter…it has become a staple in our idiomatic language.
The earliest usage of the word ‘matter’ referred to the living material
found in the center of the trunk of a tree. (Tree of Life, we hardly know you).
Blessings and gratitude, as ever, wendy
Thank you, I’m grateful for this posting. The statement that consciousness is the true substance of the universe helps me greatly – in a lot of metaphysical books/circles I’ve found that the word ‘substance’ is used quite liberally, but it is not often enough, I think, that this subtle distinction between matter and consciousness is made clearly, most often implying that substance is merely what you can’t see with the physical eye. Seems very important to keep this distinction in mind. Also, the phrase “we are spiritual beings having a human experience” has also been around, used so much and for so long, I forgot who it was that first said it, though he he is probably not the only one…Brian Weiss’ books are wonderful. Anyway – Agape To All…Om Namah Shivaya!
Thank you for your lovely comments Sungirl! Yes, we’ve repeated that quote before, you’re right, several others have used it. It’s originally from Teilhard de Chardin: “we are spiritual beings having a human experience.” Another of his we really like is: “Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fulfill them, for it alone takes them and joins them by what is deepest in themselves.” Namaste!
That’s gorgeous (“Love alone…”)! I’ve heard some people say that Theosophy is all or too intellectual, but here’s an example of how untrue that it is…the heart as well as the mind…Thank you, Namaste
Great video about matter existing by consciousness, i.e., a conscious and intelligent mind. I especially liked the idea that every thought builds reality.