How to Contribute to Life
With the advent of atomic theory, we have been able to use the scientific method to observe first hand the building blocks our creator used to construct everything in our world. As we can see through powerful microscopes, the seemingly solid matter that makes up what we can perceive through the senses is, in actuality, empty space with tiny particles moving in relation to one another. There is more space than solidity in everything on the micro-level.
On the macro-level, if we lie in a hammock under a summer night sky, we see the light of stars reaching us from great distances. For every dot of light, we can perceive even more blackness of seemingly empty space. How do we humans fit in this scheme of things?
The answer is--perfectly well. Although it seems sometimes that we have made quite a mess of things as regards our useful place in this world, according to the Vedic world view, in the eyes of our infinitely loving creator, we are evolving upward and outward, right in place and right on time. That does not mean that we may abandon responsibility to our planet and our fellow travelers. On the contrary, as we become more aware as meditators, we can become better planetary citizens. It is our gift and our dharma.
Intention is everything, and as our intention evolves, so will the universe.
Intention is what animates matter. As we become more in touch with how to set intention, we become more in tune with the flow of nature. Meditation is key to identifying with the actual world, rather than our ego's fear based idea of it.