This post is published in that section of my website that I have dedicated to posting “Something beautiful”. So what, you ask, is beautiful about corrupt people and the harm they inflict upon us? The short answer is there is nothing beautiful in what corrupt people do or the harm they inflict, the “beauty” is in the way we are “molded, shaped, strengthened” in our character by the forces that act against us.
As a chemist we are taught about the characteristics of matter and energy … and that “disorder” is the natural pathway matter and energy take. It’s called “entropy”. The sad fact is, we live in this Universe which is moving always closer to ‘disorder’. And, we can analogize “entropy” as “corruption” – the destruction of an “orderly society”. History of ‘societies’ is good evidence proving the point!
While there are plenty of mysteries and riddles that science still needs to unravel and solve so as to better understand our Universe, the greatest riddle is why we are “aware” of this reality. Why do we know that the pathway taken by all things material will end in absolute ‘disorder? Why are we “aware”? In all of my science courses I’ve never read anything about a “force” that underlies “awareness;” and the ability, or influence to act upon our surroundings due to our “awareness.”
As an individual who was born asking questions and grew up questioning everything, at a very young age I asked God to grant me one request — the gift of wisdom.
[Whoa Nellie! I am NOT religious! .. I use the term ‘GOD’ as a concept, but NOT a purely religious concept… let’s move beyond any notion of religion … but let’s borrow the concept – GOD, as “INFORMATION of the Highest Order”, “All knowing,” or just “All”. I recommend reading David Bohm’s] Wholeness and the Implicate Order
I gave God my reasons for my prayer. We debated about rather having “riches or good looks, or good health, high IQ, …” but I steadfastly claimed “Wisdom” in understanding the purpose of “awareness” would be the greatest gift I could ever hope to have.
And God has been giving me what I have asked for from that day forward … God has placed me in, or I’ve always encountered, a set of circumstances that “mold, shape, chisel, rearrange…” all that I am… all that I am aware of. Those circumstance include – child abuse, medical consequence from child abuse, loss, gains, horror, happiness … and now in my last remaining years, a victim of government corruption by which everything I’ve struggled to earn, and save for my retirement, has been stolen by a corrupt “legal system.” But this is EXACTLY the “natural forces” doing what is “natural” — moving to disorder or destroying order. And these are the forces that have been acting upon my “awareness” so I can achieve the wisdom in knowing why we are aware. This is EXACTLY what I asked God for nearly 60 years ago and I am so grateful for being granted my wish, my prayer.
So now what? What have I learned? Why is this post categorized as “Something beautiful”?
The answer is knowing this is all “TEMPORARY”. We are NOT “aware” for a short time so we can fall in love with the UNIVERSE. We are aware for a short time to fall in love in who we are. Let me say this another way… “entropy” also called “death” awaits us all. I am clearly ready to leave this all behind for what it is — a decaying Universe in which all things move to ‘disorder’ (corruption). Others have tried to make their “heaven” on earth, by whatever corrupt means they use to achieve their “heaven”. I believe they will be lying on their deathbed angry and depressed in not being able to take it with them, and it will be the most “horrific” experience of their short time in being “aware”.
I look forward to what lies beyond. Think of it this way. Entropy — destruction, corruption, death — is a fundamental principle of matter and energy. However ENERGY cannot be created nor destroyed – just TRANSFORMED! Our purpose isn’t to spend our short time being aware of our TEMPORARY physical surroundings, it is to spend our short time being TRANSFORMED! … and that is a Beautiful thing to have happen!