The past few years have been so busy that I have not had time to keep up with this blog. The last three years were devoted to writing a book. At this point the manuscript is complete, and I am seeking a publisher or literary agent to handle the search for me. The title is At Home Among the Stars. It focuses on a new perspective on our humanity as an aspect of the universe, not the central focus of a metaphysical deity. Those who may be interested in obtaining the current version of the manuscript may send a request to AtHomeAmongThe Stars@gmail.com.
For the foreseeable future, I intend to share various aspects of what I have written and hope that it will generate feedback from those who may stumble across this blog. The conclusion of my effort is simply this:
Our generation is living on the surface of an amazing star ship that is streaking through space at a blinding speed towards an unknown destination and an uncertain future. The presence of our species on this journey is no more guaranteed than that of the dinosaurs. Any hope we have of creating a sustainable future will require us to actualize our cosmic design, harmonize with the forces of nature, progress beyond a selfish sense of “me” and pass through the gateway of selflessness to a future of “us”.
In the spirit of Quaker tradition, this culmination of my efforts is offered for your consideration. Some of what is contained here is new, while other ideas are ancient and have been repeatedly presented over thousands of years. I would not presume to declare that I have discovered the secret of life or anything so grandiose. Our universe is far too complex to be fully comprehended. However, this holistic approach has yielded some amazing insights that I would certainly like to share with you.
In all of my exploration, the most important thing I have learned is that spirituality and scientific discovery are not mutually exclusive. These merely represent two genuine sources of knowledge, intuitive and rational. Interestingly as science delves deeper into the invisible aspects of our universe, there appears to be a growing harmony between these spheres of understanding. This harmony is the basis of what I now offer.
As you will see, this is a small book and intentionally so. I have not attempted to prepare a lavish meal with all of the trimmings. That is a task that lies beyond the capability of any single individual. Instead, this is a collection of seeds to be planted, nourished, weeded, and harvested. Hopefully, any meals produced from it will be large pot-luck dinners where we can all contribute in a spirit of fellowship and harmony.