Please allow me to make a confession.

I try to be a good person. And I don’t always succeed. Sometimes I suck, and sometimes I do things I’m not proud of. When I do things like that, I try to make up for them, but it might take a while because I’m prideful and embarrassed and sometimes try to…

It is my pleasure to reblog this because of the honesty within. If each individual could bring themselves to be true with each other, then we could bring ourselves to have earnest discourse. No ill in our society/ culture will be treated with the proper measures if we can not speak openly about who we are and why.

And then, only a moment ago, some small arboreal mammals scampered down from the trees. They became upright and taught themselves the use of tools, domesticated other animals, plants and fire, and devised language. The ash of stellar alchemy was now evolving consciousness. At an ever-accelerating pace, it developed writing, cities, art and science, and sent spaceships to the planets and the stars. These are some of the things that hydrogen atoms do, given fifteen billion years of cosmic evolution.
Carl Sagan, Cosmos (via liberatingreality)

Anonymous asked:

Do you believe that the entire universe is a single living conscious organism?

liberatingreality answered:

The manifestation of the universe, the big bang, is essentially a kind of common ancestor that we all share, as we stem from it like branches on a tree.  Although there is perceived space between us, it is only of degree, and we are bound by cause and effect.

It would seem that we are all components to a single intention fragmented into the organic vessels we inhabit, with the duty of carrying this legacy forward as individuals.  This is where the Darwinian theory of evolution would apply, as we are biologically rigged to seek refinement and connection, just as our universe has for billions of years.