Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Riding the Design
There is order in seeming disorder; and purpose in life's fluctuations: everything flows.
Whether we look at the stars and planets in their courses or examine the miraculous processes of life, we see abundant evidence of faultless organization. Only human affairs seem to be an exception to the general rule - Edward Russell in Design for Destiny
And somewhere in this design, in the technologies that drive forces forward, there is room for human love:
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 - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
The human is enmeshed within the cosmos; within infinite energies. All technologies are information; all information are energies. Likewise, all thoughts, materialities, and actions are nothing but energies. Energy is that which is the field of existence: we can influence its fluctuations, yet never escape its consequences. Like a ripple in an almighty ocean, we ride the tides caused by the actions around us. We can sooth those tides too...