Science has shown us:
– all life comes from a single event, the Big Bang
– the universe is not a static, fixed event
it is a ‘cosmogenesis’ – ongoing creativity
– all life participates in this birthing
and is deeply connected.
Teilhard described evolution as a “biological ascent
towards greater unity and complexity
in which qualitative differences spontaneously arise.”
According to Raimundo Panikkar’s ‘cosmotheandrism’
– we cannot say ‘I’ without the divine
– we cannot say ‘Thou’ without consciousness
– we cannot say ‘It’ without the world –
all three are necessary for cosmogenesis.
Descartes’ ‘cogito ergo sum’ (‘I think therefore I am’)
arrives at his ‘self’ as an objective reality, a ‘thing’
and then arrives at ‘God’ as another ‘thing’
another finite being
instead of transcendent and infinite.
Looking straight at our ‘self’ makes us uncomfortable
so the essence of bravery is to live without self-deception –
the more we get to know our judgmentalism/arrogance/pettiness
– the less they can sink their fangs into us
– the more they lose their power
– the more we can love.
“The purpose of spiritual books like Introduction to the Devout Life
is to bring us to the love of God despite
the thousand darts of mockery
worldly people will throw at you.”
– Francis de Sales
We need Teilhard/Panikkar/de Sales to overcome the world
and keep cosmogenesis/cosmotheandrism/the evolution of Love/
the galaxies and stars
flowing like a mighty river.