Most of us think of Universal Laws as immutable, or absolute, rules of the universe that everyone is bound by at all times.
They function in spite of our knowledge or ignorance of their existence, and are no respecter of persons.
Yet we also know that there have been people who have transcended what we thought to be absolute laws. In fact, there are everyday examples around us.
Let’s consider, for instance, the law of gravity.
We all became familiar with this law early in life from the first time we tried to walk and quickly discovered that if we didn’t succeed, we landed squarely on our bottom with a thud. The law of gravity also keeps us from flying off the face of the earth.
Yet every day we see massive tons of steel rise into the air, transporting people from one place to another, boldly defying the law of gravity. In fact, this defiance of the law of gravity has become so commonplace that we rarely give it a second thought as we fly around the planet.
Over the centuries, those with an open mind have challenged some of the “laws” that we believed to be true and have made outstanding discoveries that have propelled our civilization forward.
To name a few: the earth is not flat, the sun doesn’t revolve around the earth, matter is not really solid, etc.
KEEP AN OPEN MIND
And just as it is important for scientists to keep an open mind when investigating natural laws, it is likewise important that we keep an open mind while investigating what the human spirit is capable of.
If we are so set in our ideas that we will not allow ourselves to see other perspectives, we are hindering our own progress. This, of course, does not mean that we set aside the discriminating mind while investigating.
Rather, keep a healthy balance between the two and maintain the openness and wonder required of a scientist who is on the verge of making breakthrough discoveries!
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