A matter of perspective

Last night I listened to an eminent visiting American scientist being interviewed on the 7.30 Report. Listening to him, I realised there is a fundamental difference in the perspectives of science and spirituality.

Science is about exploring and gaining an understanding of the external world. Scientists are looking at the natural world – trying to figure out how it works and understand our place it in.

Spirituality is about exploring and gaining an understanding of the inner world. Mystics are looking within – trying to figure out who they are and how they are connected to the source of all being.

The problems come when practitioners write down their findings – and others insist that what is written is the truth.

Old Book

Thanks for dropping by, Peter.

 

2 Replies to “A matter of perspective”

  1. Really like this observation. Thank you Peter. My sense is that the 2 perspectives add much to the whole understanding. We will eventually make space for all views and see the richness in allowing these.

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