Humankind: Can We Hear the “Hymn of the Universe?”

 

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Introduction: I do not presume to describe for you the “Hymn of the Universe” by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin {1881-1955}. A French philosopher and Jesuit priest who trained as a paleontologist and geologist (pictured).

Visitor: Why should I care about a hymn or a dead French philosopher?

JLM’S Garden: “These are great questions and the answer below may surprise you!”

Reflections:

Words: Hymn is a chant or mantra. The universe is creation or life. Humankind is a word meaning human race or civilization.

When I look out at Mother Earth I hear no hymn, only the noise that is chaos and insurrection.

Yet, when I look into the Cosmos I sense the energy that is the potential of humankind.

 In today’s technological world we can absorb—in most languages—the intention of the writings in the “Hymn of the Universe” or any other treatise we choose to wonder about. Well, except for our sisters and brothers denied admittance to evolution that only consciousness can bring.

Answer:  In his writings on “Planetary Mind and Our Spiritual Evolution” our same French philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin says this: “The coming stage of evolution won’t be driven by physical adaptation but by human consciousness, creativity, and spirit.  

 

“FREEDOM OR FEAR…”

Janet's logo textFreedom is a cherished place we each embrace in the everyday that is life. Yet, we also caress freedom as it slips away in the unawareness that is also the everyday of life. Freedom is not an apparition: it is a right given us by graveyard markers the world over.

Fear, on the other hand, is the anxiety created by change that paints our front doors with a color not of our choosing. It’s recognizable by chaos and mistrust and a free-for-all. History doles out this observable truth enacted by humankind.

Freedom is choice. Free will. Liberty. Self-determination.

Fear is ours to defeat.

“EARTH & TOMORROW”

Us, you know the ones, We the People. Are we courageous enough to consider, let alone watch, the devastation that is our world? Damage caused by Mother Nature; Human Nature; Human Governments; Human Intolerance; Human Indifference, and Human Lack of Knowledge.

Regardless of the reason(s), We the People are on this Earth together—what happens to my sisters and brothers happens to me. Maybe not right now and maybe not tomorrow; but, I fool myself not… It is constructing!

Chaos and instability and hatred and prejudice and power-hunger eat away at the core that is Mankind’s Humanity. Earth, being a living thing, surely must notice. Tomorrow… Well that is never guaranteed.