Sunday, June 10, 2012
We often find ourselves totally astonished by modern technology - cell phones that access the internet and rearrange our lives; instant messaging with which we can communicate at a whim with others around the world; lasers, once the weapon of science fiction now a precision tool in modern surgery; energy captured from the sun or wind or an atom and put to use in maintaining our everyday lives. None of these modrn innovations com anwhere close to being able to understood with my limited training in these areas and, to me, all seem impossible.
But even the most amazing inventions of our technological world come close to the mind boogleing miracles that have always been around us every day - living things - very complex things that seem to come from nothing and then later become nothing again - completing the cycle.
The most amazing thing of all is the "self", the "ME", the "soul" - the part of us that is much more than the physical structure of tissue and bones. It's there when we're born and I tend to believe that it's there after we die - it's our connection to God, the Universe, Eternity.
The anser to William Shakespear's most famous question, "To Be or Not to Be" cecomes an easy answer. "To be" - forever.
Life is good!