We eat to survive
Food replenishes our bodily mechanism.
In fact all living things consume other living things to renew .
It seems to be the governing law of life.
Without eating we perish sooner than expected
And yet once we reach our life span we die anyway.
And so it goes, we perish and the cycle continues with the next generation of
But this food consumption that replenishes our bodies also requires the oxygen
that we breathe,
Without the interchange of gasses there is no life.
This process combines to create other substances
So breathing and eating can be an apt definition of life.
Where am I going with this ?
It seems Nature creates living things as food for
other living things.
As a concept that helps define the mechanism
We eat and breathe to perpetuate the renewal of life.
This law of nature is not guided by morality but a
simple structure of renewal.
Renewal defines the sequence of time
So the next question I must ask is how does the
structure and renewal of my life measure up to the
renewal of the expanding universe ?
What exactly is my role in the renewal process ?
Am I to believe that my role is limited to the
confines of an earthly ecosystem ?
Is it daft of me to signify I have a role to play in the
great scheme of the universal mechanism of self
Einstein once suggested that the Universe does not
And I agree that the idea of chance or accidental
design cannot satiate my need for an answer to the
purpose of life and renewal
To seek an answer to my question I am drawn into the
world of quantum physics.
Quantum physics is an area of science that operates in the
realm of probability
My basic understanding is that it is an area of science that
does not fully comprehend how the fabric of the physical
universe meshes together but still manages to harness a
theory of probability enabling it to manipulate areas that
help create the marvels of modern technology.
It is only with the power of imagination that scientists have
been able to appreciate the flaws in our perceptions of
reality and have opened up a new world of possibilities in
defining the fabric of matter.
Can my breathing, regenerative life be part of a process that
helps in the renewal of the regeneration of the expanding universe ?
Can it be that my individuality is transformed into another
individual reality made up of a different set of physical realities ?
Can the processes I undergo as part of my life play part in
the renewal of the transformative reality of the universe ?
Can the substances I generate through my breathing
and daily renewal be part of the all governing principle of Nature's
renewal into another sequence of reality ?
Can my role and place in the expanding universe be a minor yet
significant player in the ever expanding renewal of the universe ?
WHAT GIVES WITH ALL OF THESE QUESTIONS ?
What is the outcome of all of this reflection ?
I am able to intellectualise my impulses to systematically
rationalise my obvious, momentary, transient
existence ...............and satisfy a need for logical problem solving.
To end with two more of Einstein's quotes
- The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
- We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
Food for thought ?