by Paul J. Dejillas, Ph.D.
Viewing humanity from the cosmic perspective is going back to the beginning of everything. It is seeking answers to such fundamental questions as: What is this Cosmos we are living in today? What is it made of? Where did it come from? How did it come about? Why did it exist at all? What is our relationship to it? And, what is our role in this vast universe of ours?
It is going back to the time of the big bang, the moment when time, matter, and space began; a process of learning what they are all about, the nature of time, space, and matter as well as understanding our relationship to them. It is finding their value and meaning to our life and existence.
It is a process of going back even to the moment before the big bang, seeking answers to such questions as: What was there before the Big Bang? Was there another universe or other universes before the appearance of our physical world? If there were, did life already exist in these other dimensions? Who were populating these "other" universes? What is life like in these parallel universes of ours? More importantly, how are we connected and related to these universes in the other dimension? What is their value and meaning to our life and existence?
Moving forward it time, viewing humanity for the cosmic perspective is going back to the moment when the stars, planets, and galaxies were formed. It is understanding how and why they appeared at all. It is knowing how they behaved and the forces that brought them to such perfect grandeur and harmony; it is discovering our relationship to them - how we are connected to them.
It is going back to the beginning of life, to the appearance of subhuman species and the primates. It is a continuing of knowing how they lived and how they behaved. It is also understanding how we are similar and in what way are we connected and related to them.
Furthermore, viewing ourselves from the cosmic perspective is going back to the time of the hominids and our early ancestors in order to learn how they, or rather we, lived, survived, and grow as a people. It is knowing what we have in common with them, how we are connected and related to them in terms of our beliefs, views, and behavior. It is learning how, from their crude state of existence, we arrive at today's highly advanced state of human development and civilization.
Espousing a cosmic perspective is a process of being conscious of the present moment, but at the same time aware of our past experiences and our relationship with the entire cosmos, with nature, and with each other. Viewing humanity from the cosmic perspective could perhaps still shed us more light to the understanding of who we really are, what our role is in the Cosmos, and what our ultimate destiny is as individuals and as a people.#
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