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Monday, April 22, 2013

Delayed Daily Musing - April 21st, 2013 - Evolution - 進化 - Jìnhuà

Evolution - 進化 - Jìnhuà

From where does life spring forth?
The Earth is young,
we are younger still...
The heavens do not begin
nor do they end
with us.
Organic origins
lie in the cosmic fog.
A confluence of the large and small,
forces both powerful 
and seemingly insignificant
acting independently through eternity
to provide a basis for existence.
We are all here
thanks to the primordial;
Our spirituality flows
through the same current.

Science has provided strong evidence that human beings (and all organic life) evolved from basic molecules becoming more and more complex. These early molecules were formed from dust and gas clouds, the same birth processes as planets and stars. These stars and planets were given form by the very first movement in the universe. That first moment came from nothingness. We humans ride the particular crest of one single wave of the sea of evolution.

Think about humanity in general: What is our greatest asset as a species? Our minds. They represent the ultimate expression of who we are. Spirituality is the innermost expression of the personality. One may say that spirituality is not a belief, mental construct, or opinion, but instead a function or outgrowth of the individual's evolution.

If spirituality is simply a function of life, given shape through genetic mutations and cosmic reverberations, then where is the end point? Where is this momentum carrying us? The universe expands towards infinity; our spiritual journey uncovers the unknown one day at a time. We can decide to cooperate with cosmic chaos and ride the wave, or we can ignore spirituality and lose a bit of our humanity. The selfish ego sees no need for spirituality, which has been categorized as insignificant or merely illusion . Do not be part of a person. Be wholly human. By using our mind, body, and spirit, we can truly one with the universe.