Day 11 of 30 Days of Adventure
Today, let's explore how our perspective of the universe will affect every aspect of our adventures.
Is the universe a friendly place?
Albert Einstein is credited with proposing that, “this is the first and most basic question all people must answer for themselves.”
As we continue to explore and grow beyond our comfort zone, we naturally encounter uncomfortable situations. In these moments, our trust in life can be challenging. It may feel like the universe no longer has our back and we're left to fend for ourselves.
So today, let's explore how our perspective of this universe makes a world of difference in how we continue to navigate the struggles of our adventures.
theoretical physicist, scientist, and mathematician
I think the most important question facing humanity is, ‘Is the universe a friendly place?’ This is the first and most basic question all people must answer for themselves.
For if we decide that the universe is an unfriendly place, then we will use our technology, our scientific discoveries and our natural resources to achieve safety and power by creating bigger walls to keep out the unfriendliness and bigger weapons to destroy all that which is unfriendly and I believe that we are getting to a place where technology is powerful enough that we may either completely isolate or destroy ourselves as well in this process.
If we decide that the universe is neither friendly nor unfriendly and that God is essentially ‘playing dice with the universe’, then we are simply victims to the random toss of the dice and our lives have no real purpose or meaning.
But if we decide that the universe is a friendly place, then we will use our technology, our scientific discoveries and our natural resources to create tools and models for understanding that universe. Because power and safety will come through understanding its workings and its motives.
God does not play dice with the universe.
What does a “friendly” universe mean?
Amidst life's constant fluctuations of “goods” and “bads”, the notion that the universe is a friendly place boils down to a fundamentally supportive life system that provides for everything within it to the full extent that we are willing to draw on it in ways that serve a universal Greater Good.
Fear hijacks the mind when we don't trust in Life.
When we're not trusting in Life, we're stuck in a victim mindset. From this narrow perspective, we look for ways to confirm what we believe—that the universe is “out to get us”. That it’s unsympathetic and downright cruel. Some people go their whole lives holding this core belief without being aware of it. They live as though they are victims of their circumstances. The world, to them, desperately wants to hurt them. They blame all their discomforts on things outside themselves and in doing so, lose connection with their Inner Power. As a result, selfishness, disconnection, and depression arise as discomfort—indicators that things are not in alignment.
Life has a profound way of presenting uncomfortable situations to show us where we are compromising ourselves.
If we believe that the universe supports us, our energy and our engagement with the universe completely change.
As a result of choosing to believe the universe is friendly,
- We become more receptive to seeing the ways the universe really does support us.
- We connect and integrate more into the abundance of this magnificent universe.
- We begin to trust in Life and our Self more.
- We increasingly embrace the unknowns as a fun adventure.
- We become more patient and attentive to life's beautiful nuances.
- We become increasingly grateful.
- We develop more understanding.
- We embody more of the love and beauty that is at the core of our being.
If this sounds like your path, the path of growing trust in a supportive universe, let's make a commitment to remind ourselves of this as often as possible so that we may enjoy the journey of living in alignment with the truth of our Inner Being—a reflection of this magnificent Universe.
Today, let's expand our field of awareness and try to notice the positive in life as much as, or more than, the negative.
Repeat these words from Einstein and live accordingly: “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is.”
How about you?
What inspires you to deepen your trust in Life amidst the unknowns and discomforts?
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