Order and Symmetry

Order and Symmetry

Symmetry by Robert7
Symmetry by Robert7

As I’ve written, intelligence is a fundamental quality of Divinity. There is an ordering principle underlying all experiences.

In fact, without a constant input of order, the world around us would dissolve to dust. That’s even a physical law (2nd law of thermodynamics).

As we step deeper into being and stop resisting life, we come to recognize the profound support we receive and how guided our life is.

One sign of order is symmetry. Our body, for example, has bilateral symmetry – the 2 sides are mirrored. Nature is full of symmetry.

Our senses are attuned to symmetry. It’s part of how we distinguish importance in a sea of sensory input. Symmetry also contributes to our sense of beauty.

Further, symmetry and balance help sustain life and experience. Evolution is essentially aspiring to greater symmetry as it brings balance and the ability to sustain a higher level of order (dharma).

Like space and time, order and structure are nested, layers within layers. Simple principles in repeated iterations into complexity.

Just as we are what we eat, we become what we experience (digest by the mind). This doesn’t mean we should become hermits. Just that, where we have choice, we should favour order, beauty, and balance in what we give attention to and who we socialize with. A key clue – what brings us joy (vs pleasure)?

For example, currently many are investing in the fear in the collective, amplifying it in their experience.

In contrast, we can surround ourselves in beauty like taking walks in nature or having a beautiful space in our home. This helps structure order and refinement of perception.

Beauty isn’t causal, but it can support the growth of joy and our evolution.
Davidya

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4 Comments

    1. Hi Peter
      I agree. There’s a branch of Vedic science devoted to building design and city planning. In application, it’s called Vastu. The principles are designed to place our residence and work-place in tune with nature so it is supporting us rather than inhibiting. Properly done, the building has a noticeable presence.

      Many ancient sites like the Egyptian pyramids and Angkor Wat in Cambodia followed such principles.

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