the universe context

the universe is not a thing, but a mode of being of everything
— Brian Swimme

The universe imposes three cosmological imperatives on all life, including human beings - interdependency, emergence, and connectedness.

Nothing is or becomes anything without everything else. 

 

 

being a cosmic person in the universe context

interdependency

'... the entire universe is bonded together in such a way that the presence of each individual is felt throughout its entire spatial and temporal range.' 
- Thomas Berry in The Great Work

How does a Cosmic Person embody interdependency? 


  Polyface Farms  is an excellent example of the celebration of differentiation. 

emergence 

'Each being in its subjective depths carries that numinous mystery whence the universe emerges into being. This we might identify as the sacred depth of the individual.'
- Thomas Berry in The Great Work

How does a Cosmic Person embody emergence? 

 


connectedness

'The unique properties of each reality determine its value both for the individual and for the community. These are fulfilled in each other. Violation of the individual is an assault on community.'
- Thomas Berry in The Great Work

How does a Cosmic Person embody connectedness?