IS THE UNIVERSE TIRED?
Sunday, May 25, 2008
I woke up this morning feeling groggy and tired, but then it occurred to me that the Universe surely never feels that way – and I am part of the universe. If I looked out at the ocean waves on a choppy day and saw what appeared to be a separate wave that, for a split second, was smaller than the others, would I say that wave was “groggy”? If I saw that the wind was blowing very strongly at one end of the park but only a soft breeze was blowing where I was standing, would that mean the soft breeze was “tired”? If I was standing beside a river and noticed that the current moved more slowly near some debris, would I say that the water in that part of the river was “groggy and tired”? The Universe is an immense creation, and every part of it has a job to do at any particular moment – a job that blends in beautifully with the infinite number of other jobs. No action of the universe is “good” or “bad”, “energized” or “tired”. It just is. When I awoke this morning, I put a label on the situation, an old habit of mine. I called it “tired” when I should have just called it “not wanting to get out of bed”. Some breezes blow softly, and some people don’t jump out of bed in the morning. It’s not bad or good. It’s just the way the Universe works.