“For a parallel to the lesson of atomic theory… [we must turn] to those kinds of epistemological problems with which already thinkers like the Buddha and Lao Tzu have been confronted.”
– Niels Bohr (1958)
The famous physicist quoted that there are tracks of science in spirituality, and we must approach that to find further.
Science and Spirituality have been partners working in their own style.
Both are on the discovery road to learn about the TRUTH – the hidden power, the mystic nature, and its creation so that they make our lives better with these endeavors. But not all people think this way! In this age of reasoning – we have been continuously asked to separate the two.
Spirituality has been viewed with the lens of religion, cults, woo-woo, and the unscientific confusion of beliefs. In contrast, Science has taken the higher pedestal of proofs, research, and facts but all with a linear view. What we truly need is a more expansive definition of Spirituality!
Spirituality is a manner of engaging in a confab with yourself, syncing your inner stars, and being more present in what is happening now, this very moment – to do this, we should explore beyond the known physical dimensions and try and understand life, connecting science with consciousness.
Meditation is a great way! It dwells on the higher self. Sitting in any pose that is convenient for you, closing your eyes, concentrating in darkness to start seeing that source of light that guides you – might be difficult at first. Still, slowly when done right, it leaves you elevated, making you understand yourself, observing your own thoughts and actions, and bringing the better side of you.
Scientifically speaking, it’s the frontal lobe that sort of unwinds, taking you through the journey of yourself, which in neuroscience is also referred to as meta-cognition. The frequency of energy that you feel, even if it’s momentary – is an observation of the powers that exist in nature. Calling it God, your Truth, Universal energy is entirely up to you. Isn’t that exactly what science has to offer in the larger sense?
The study of structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment. So we can certainly expand our horizon and count these observations and intuitions that spirituality brings as scientific data to explore the unknown.
Even the greatest scientists inform that the source of their discoveries has been some spiritual inspiration, a higher power that brought them closer to their findings. Albert Einstein, who developed the theory of relativity, once said, “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” Where religion meant TRUTH, the whole TRUTH!
The outer world is held together by the inner world! Wholeness is attained by acknowledging the balance around us, and we think that – Science and Spirituality are a uniting concept.
Science without spirituality loses meaning as those developments are not for the betterment of humanity like the bombs created, the factory farming we indulge in, and more such advancements that are not in favor of nature…Even spirituality without science holds no meaning as it turns into mindless and blind faith that defies logic and is fragmented and narrow. Nobody would like to live in such a world.
So, we think that accepting spirituality with a scientific mindset is a liberating and a unified truth that all of us should accept!