Do Not Fear the Universe

Let me start by quoting Albert Einstein:

“The single most important decision any of us will ever have to make is whether or not to believe that the universe is friendly.

The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.

I think the most important question facing humanity is, ‘Is the universe a friendly place?’ This is the first and most basic question all people must answer for themselves.

For if we decide that the universe is an unfriendly place, then we will use our technology, our scientific discoveries and our natural resources to achieve safety and power by creating bigger walls to keep out the unfriendliness and bigger weapons to destroy all that which is unfriendly—and I believe that we are getting to a place where technology is powerful enough that we may either completely isolate or destroy ourselves as well in this process.

If we decide that the universe is neither friendly nor unfriendly and that God is essentially ‘playing dice with the universe’, then we are simply victims to the random toss of the dice and our lives have no real purpose or meaning.

But if we decide that the universe is a friendly place, then we will use our technology, our scientific discoveries and our natural resources to create tools and models for understanding that universe. Because power and safety will come through understanding its workings and its motives.”


There are so many fears: fear of night, fear of future, fear of uncertainty, fear of losing what we have, fear of change, fear of death. But really, why should we spend our time in fear? Yes, if we’re in real danger, a short adrenaline shot maybe’s useful… But then, if we spend hours or days in fear… then we get sick and die.

Jesus told us not to fear: “So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” . Perfect love casts out fear.

So many wars or fights start because fear… We have to let go and not obsess about control.

“We try to control things because of what we think will happen if we don’t. Control is also a result of being attached to a specific outcome—an outcome we’re sure is best for us, as if we always know what’s best.”

Terrorists act because fear and insecurities. They’re afraid of a bad outcome in after-life, poverty for their families or other reasons rooted in fear.

Ideas, thoughts, laws of physics, everything can be seen as a flow… It’s our decision to fear this universal flow or just accept it. We have our own free will and we can influence others, but probably we can make a bigger impact if we let go and not oppose this universal flow / will of God / laws of Nature.

When I’m out at night time, watching galaxies or star clusters far away, I am in a state of amazement of the beauty of Universe.

And I believe that we live in a friendly Universe, in a place where we can build instead of destroy, we can create and expand our dreams and imagination beyond any limits.


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