Compassion through adversity.
“Kosmos” probably looks like a misspelling, but amazingly, it isn’t. “Cosmos” is differentiated from “Kosmos,” in that the cosmos is a definition and reference to all of the physical stuff in the universe, while “kosmos” represents everything in the universe, including the supernatural, spiritual, transcendental, and abstract. It is an ancient Greek distinction. This used to be what thinkers such as the Pre-Socratics thought about, as pointed out by the philosopher Ken Wilber, this approach of which slowly faded through time, as the concept of teleology was ripped out of Newtonian physics, and the world seemed to be more and more clockwork (an approach of which was done to stop asking the “why” of things and simply ask the “how”). Even with the complexities of quantum mechanics, we haven’t quite moved past this clockwork model.
On first glance, it’s easy to be afraid of the question of, where do we…
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