Perspective — Our Place and Role in the Cosmos

As Pat and I were spending our time at the National Exemplar eating breakfast and afterwards enjoying time in the warmly decorated lobby of the Mariemont Inn reading the New York Times – our weekly ritual – I was particularly struck by an article by Michael Benson titled Gorgeous Glimpses of Calamity. Michael Benson is a writer, photographer and filmmaker and the author or Planetfall: New Solar System Visions published a year ago. Of course I just had to buy the book!

His closing sentence struck me: “… we need to set aside our squabbles, recognize that we face a species-wide threat, and use our scientific-technical genius to protect the only known home of life in the universe.”  I am reminded of powerful words from Pathwork Lecture 6 The Human Role in the Spiritual and Material Universes that point to the same issue, but more directly in the context of our spiritual evolution.  I invite others to ponder the points of these writings. For me these writings bring up feelings of profound loneliness, isolation, fear, sadness, awe, wonder, Mystery, joy, and curiosity, to name a few. I let these waves roll over me. Waves of Life.

Shared in love, Gary


Gorgeous Glimpses of Calamity

New York Times link to this article – with photographs of planet earth

Michael Benson

Planetfall: New Solar System Visions

Quote from Pathwork Lecture 6 The Human Role in the Spiritual and Material Universes.