“There is no ‘natural order’, only the way things are.”
This week’s challenge “order” brought to my mind the many aspects of nature that are as orderly as anything arranged by the hand of man. Creationists may argue with scientists over how it all started and why it all works so well, but one thing is certain, there are amazing examples of order to be found in nature.
“Dance first, think later. It’s the natural order.”
Have you ever given any thought to our universe, and how every single thing in it has a purpose? From the tiniest insect to the tallest tree, we are only beginning to understand the importance of the elements that surround us.
“I have a kind of respect – a worshipful attitude even – for nature and the natural order.”
I must agree with Mr. Poitier -whatever your beliefs it is impossible for a thinking person to overlook the wonders that surround us. Having a bad day or feeling a bit blue? A simple walk among the trees or a deep breath of an ocean breeze is oftentimes enough to get set right again.
“Creativity is the natural order of life. Life is energy – pure creative energy.”
How is it that the ocean’s waves roll in with a perfect tempo – and leave behind an amazing pattern on the sand? How do those patterns remain visible many centuries later to tell us what our earth must have looked like long before we humans arrived? Closer examination of the chaos around us demonstrates the incredible complexity of perfectly arranged shapes and lines more often than not.
“The natural order will emerge only if we let go of the fear of the disorder.”
I admire the scientists who explore and explain the complexities of our universe as much as I appreciate the faith of those who believe in a powerful creator. For me though, it’s enough to recognize and appreciate the beauty of the world around us without understanding the how and why. Would that everyone could simply accept the perspectives of those whose ideology differs from their own. If only.