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Submitted by Mohammed Waza Khiddif Id'ullah (Australia), Jul 17, 2015 at 06:08

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Here are the ways I see the universe as "out of whack":

  1. The universe seems to be accelerating in its expansion from the hypothetical "singularity". With no external force to cause it to contract back into itself. this makes the whole world seem like a happenstance. In the great scheme of things, under these conditions, there is a vanishingly small chance of our ever having occupied our current location. Put another way, this makes it seem that the probability that we exist is essentially zero."

Ephemeral as our lives on this planet might seem , we do actually exist though. What I was talking about was our own personal out of whackness. And therefore humanities' collective out of whackness. If we're not feeling connected with our own beings - then we're nt going to be able to function well at all. The world we are creating is a manifestation of this lack of inner harmony.

"In all this, we seem like the man jumping off the top of a 100 storey building, who was heard when zooming past the 50th floor, to be saying,

"Everything seems to be normal. No need to worry!"

This reminds me of the fate of people accused of being gay by Isis and Hamas. Though they were certainly not saying everything was OK as they were falling.

"We are therefore philosophically prepared by nature to hope that the intelligence that created us and our world will also be waiting to catch us with a safety net. "

When I cut my finger I don't expect to bleed to death. When I come home I don't expect my girlfriend to be wielding an axe. When I go out for coffee with friends - I don't expect to die of poisoning. When I go to bed at night after watching CSI, Dexter or Bones I don't go mad realising I'm sitting inside a messy, squishy meat spaceship and can't do anything about it. Obvious examples I uess, we're looked after in ways we just take for granted really. Then there are the more amzing personal experiences one has. We're here for the ride - the trick is to learn to appreciate it as much as possible. Relax, detach, contact.

Without the existence of such a nurturing Life, there is no reasonable explanation for us to be here:"

Spot on. Life itself. Contact with the source of our life - consciousness - is the most amazing thing.

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