Chapter 6

Where Is the Universe Going?

The universe is a single living being embracing all living beings within it.

—PLOTINUS

Is there a discernible direction to the unfolding of the universe? If so, where is the universe going? How do we fit into its unfolding? Is our evolution as a species in alignment with the developing universe? To explore these core questions, let’s first consider the nature and expression of life in the universe.

Life Within Life Within Life

At the foundation of existence is a pervasive life force—unstoppable, unquenchable, untiring, and forever manifesting itself. Not only does this life force burst irrepressibly into the everyday world and then tenaciously cling to existence (think of grass growing through cracks of ...

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