The “Why” Question

“He that nothing questions, nothing learns.”

 

So the question we need to ask is, “Why was the universe created?” It is a question asked by many and one that is usually avoided at all costs. But it is an important question that evokes other questions: Who are we and why are we here at this time? Is there a purpose to life? And how can we go beyond most life problems?

Based on our earlier discussions, we realize that energy is never created nor destroyed, and therefore, we have always been present in time. At the beginning of time we were part of the unitary force behind creation, in a formless energy dimension. Then with the single explosive impulse of the Big Bang, we became a small piece in the enormous expansion. But what was the force behind the impulse, call it what you want, but let us name it, the creator. There had to be some intention, a purpose for evolution, where the formless became form and the one became many.

Let us envision what it must have been like just prior to this event. Imagine that everything was in a joyful, peaceful state. Not dissimilar to meditation where no desire, no time existed. As the creator surmises everything, there is nothing but stillness, infinity. Perfectly happy with the present state, the creator envisions the possibility of creation, a heavenly host of many. Is this possible? Why should the creator do such a thing? And most importantly, is all this conjecture? It is not speculation, it must have happened because we are here asking this very question right now—so it must have happened 13.7 billion years ago. And we are the only specie that knows, since we have the ability to contemplate, be self-reflective, and experience conscious awareness. We are not only a part of the creation, through this conscious awareness, we were the purpose and are the reason for everything in this universe.

But why and what you ask “Does this have to do with me?” If you agree with the premise and there is no reason to disbelieve it, then you have an enormous moral responsibility. The creator can only experience a life form through you. When you see a beautiful sunset, you are struck with the beauty, your being is aware, and you respond with emotion. You are one piece of the many, the sum of which is the One. If you are negative, the creator feels that sentiment; but if you are joyful, the creator celebrates in your thoughts and feelings. Surely, this is the purpose of human evolution.

 

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