Equilibrium may be defined as a state of balance or calmness. Its meaning has specific significance in both the physical sciences and considerations of psychological or philosophical nature. Regardless of it application, its meaning remains the same—a complete standstill between two equal opposing forces. For instance, in chemical reactions, we speak of ionization constants which represent the balanced rate at which acid-base components become free ions in solution on the one hand versus returning to the combined molecular state on the other hand—an equilibrium is established and is always constant for its set of temperature and pressure conditions.
In physics, we may observe equilibrium in a myriad of ways—a gymnast performing on a balance beam—any gravid object being weighed on a weight scales—high-wire performers maintaining their balance using a balance pole—a sail boat maintaining its upright status by virtue of an appropriate rudder—some one regaining balance from a near fall by virtue of appropriate counterbalancing muscle strength—just to name a few.
In the realm of psychology and sociology we may speak of a person having a balanced temperament which implies that persons affability, as compared to others who may be either hostile-natured or dull and affectless.
It seems that most philosophers have attempted to order their thoughts in an organized, balanced way so that no loose ends are left dangling, or questions left unanswered—to my knowledge no one has ever succeeded in that endeavor for one simple reason—no one before me has ever given an irrefutable definition of the essence of God. Without that definition and understanding, no equilibrium can be established—we cannot possibly understand anything about our existence including even why we exist. We can observe the continuous and continual changes in the universe but we cannot explain them without knowing the essential nature of their generator.
I would never presume to know or even understand God’s purpose or intentions for creating a universe in a perpetual state of change , but I can relate to the cause of those changes. Simply stated God created an imbalanced universe—that imbalance is known as entropy.
It is my firm conviction that God created a totally imbalanced universe so that it would be a living, constantly changing entity—it is constantly changing in an attempt to balance itself and come to an equilibrium. Consider this: if the universe were not changing, there would be no time, and if there were no time, there would be only eternity.
Once upon a time, 13.8 billion years ago, there was no time. The entire universe existed in the tiniest of specs, a state known as the Singularity which I(we) call God. That Singularity was perfectly balanced with a Prefect Intellect and Perfect Will which together define God’s essence—God is a Perfect Rational Being.
For whatever reason that Perfect Intellect chose to convert its energy into all the tiny particles, collectively known as quanta, of which everything in the universe is made. Immediately equilibrium was destroyed, imbalance was staged, and time began. I believe it has been predicted that the universe will return to the Singularity in about another 75 billion years—then what?—who knows? I suspect it will all happen again and again ad infinatum.
So, what could possibly be God’s purpose in creating such a monstrous universe which has been in a perpetual state of chaos since its inception? One could speculate forever about that question and never know the answer for certain. However, My suspicion prompts me to believe God did so that he might demonstrate his permanent state of Perfect Love to all entities. He allowed each to develop as it is with his total love (acceptance), permission.
I have shown repeatedly in previous discourses that nothing could be in existence without God’s Will, The Holy Spirit, mandating it. We humans tend to think that only we can communicate with God—such is our selfish, miniscule understanding and acceptance of God’s power. Consider this: when presented with any situation, we must make a choice. Different people would and do make unlike choices when presented with an identical set of circumstances, and why? Because each human has been preconditioned by each of its experiences to see and feel differently from all others. Inanimate existences, on the other hand, seemingly know exactly what to do in any given circumstance. For instance, when sodium hydroxide and hydrochloric acid of equal concentrations and volumes are combined, they immediately form sodium chloride (table salt) and water, and they do it every time, no questions asked. The only variable in their speed or rate of action would be the temperature and pressure under which they existed at the time of their introduction to each other. In other words, they seem to have a built-in mentality which tells them exactly what and how to do under any and all circumstances—no procrastination or hesitant decision making—they are in perfect harmony with God’s Will—they establish an equilibrium spontaneously.
Living entities are composed of billions of chemical compounds which are in a constant state of change due to the constant change of the internal environment in which they exist—they are in a perpetual state of change while attempting to establish equilibrium—likely, none ever succeed. They would and could succeed if their exact proportions remained constant. However, that is never the case in a living organism. So equilibrium is never possible in a living organism.
One could reasonably speculate that inanimate objects are in a constant state of ‘need’ to establish equilibrium—all they need is the opportunity. However, since they cannot move on their own, they are at the mercy of other agents to move them into position. Those other agents could be animals and weather or atmospheric elements such as wind, rain, lightening, meteorites etc., which might act as transport agents introducing them to other inanimate objects with which they may react and thereby achieve achieve equilibrium. We might then say that each object has a stored imbalance in need of becoming balanced.
None of that was known or understood before the days of scientific investigation. Therefore, all presumptions (philosophies) were based on myths, superstitions, and imaginations. Astrology, the pseudoscience of stars, became the main basis for most understandings concerning existence and influence. Of course, the ‘pseudo’ means that all conclusions must be inherently false.
We know from history that the Egyptians developed the Zodiac and ascribed influences to it fourteen thousand years ago. Later, the Bible which purports to be the basis of the Abrahamic religions, has many references to astrology. In fact, many Christian religions recognize ‘the epiphany’ with its direct references to stars as basic dogma. Since astrology is a pseudoscience, it follows that those dogmas are in error. Of course, just as taking the wrong road leads to becoming more lost and disoriented, starting with the wrong premises for understanding God leads to an identical situation—more and more disoriented religions proclaiming to be ‘the only true one’ while becoming more dislodged from the truth all the while—so we have over thirty-three thousand so-called Christian religions alone, to say nothing of the thousands of sects of other major religions. Hence, there can be no equilibrium concerning understanding of our God and our existence. Not only that, but both overt and subtle hostilities are perpetuated through proclamations by each religion of its correctness and the error of all others. Therefore, no harmonious equilibrium can be established among people.
So what is the solution? It is quite obvious to me that the only way equilibrium can be established in the human race is for us to become like-minded, and how do we do that?—we must have a common understanding of the essence of God—God is a Perfect Rational Being. Absent that acceptance, a peaceful equilibrium can never be obtained.
I have written extensively on that subject in my three books, Wilderness Cry, Peace in Spirituality, and Provocative Catholic. In addition I have written nearly three hundred blogs pertaining to this subject. I have recognized and demonstrated repeatedly that all religion is based on false premises, and therefore, is the cause of hostility and gross imbalance among humans. Religion, of course, is extremely competitive and self-serving—it is all about power, control, and, ultimately, money. Can that cycle be broken? Yes, but not easily—like all corrupt entities, they must and will collapse of their own unsupported weight—don’t hold your breath.
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