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Thom Hawkins, 2nd from left, on Father’s Day, 2020: Three generations! (Photograph – Throop Studying Backyard Coalition)

I’ve been looking for a passable definition of “religious” for a really very long time. Here’s what I’ve arrived at thus far: Spirituality is the looking for of connection to the cosmos.

By Thom Hawkins

Being religious entails understanding that life itself isn’t central to the cosmos, that existence goes far past life.

Science has no proof of consciousness after dying, however quantum physics means that our particles will change into a part of the stream of the cosmos. Our consciousness might be gone, however our power will proceed. Nonetheless, quantum physics can not clarify every little thing. Physicists inform us that our minds are incapable of discovering all of the secrets and techniques of the cosmos. Spirituality is the identify we give to that huge bodily actuality past our grasp; it’s synonymous with thriller.

However we’re creatures of that means, so we are able to’t cease making an attempt to make sense of all of it. So far as my fumbling mind can inform, it seems that the cosmos incorporates much more destruction than creation, successfully merging all into one. Maybe now we have advanced to destroy ourselves and life on our planet in order that we are able to take part in that merger, which is itself an enormous creation, the most important one among all. It appears like destruction and vacancy from our perspective, however it may not be, which might clarify why dying might be so compelling. We unfold it in every single place we go, some greater than others. But, the life drive stays a powerful opponent on this contest with dying. Perhaps they’re probably not opponents, however companions.

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