The Science of Positivity
This short video just may change the way you view life, forever. If all you have time for today is 20 seconds to dedicate to understanding the loopholes on life – give it to this video. After 20 seconds, I am certain you will find a way to free up an additional 3 minutes to finish it.
Do you believe in Science? Do you have faith in faith? If we are honest with ourselves, most seek their alignment (even unknowingly). Science & Faith are not so different, friends. In fact, the two “disciplines” dedicate themselves to understanding the exact same book. The only difference is the order in which they pursue their understanding of the storyline in this ‘book of life’.
Science & Faith have never, in our history, been so close to converging! Let’s explore our faith in science & the science of faith.
Science & Faith – At Ends from the Start
Few would (or should) disagree with the premise that, as a “thinking” species, we seek an understanding of creation and a “purpose” for life. Few would (or should) contend with the fact that Science is dedicated to this cause by analyzing experiences stemming from the ‘world without’, just as Faith is dedicated to the cause by valuing deep-rooted feelings from the ‘world within’.
The two approaches have much, much more in common than they appear to on the surface.
A Politically Correct Analogy
Think of Science & Faith as the two primary political parties in a democracy (democrats & republicans). The overarching goals of a democracy are supported by each party, they do however, passionately disagree with the approach necessary to ‘realize’ those goals.
When the Ends Justify the Means
There is a very logical reason that we have, for so long, viewed these two modes of thought as “at ends” with each-other.
As mentioned above, both Science and Faith are working to understand the same book of life. When “reading” and “interpreting” the book, however, there is one FUNDAMENTAL difference:
- Science starts from the beginning and works its way toward the end;
- Faith starts from the end and works its way toward the beginning.
This is why the two “think” they are “at ends”, BECAUSE THEY WERE!!! They have also, ALWAYS, been destined to converge – as each worked from opposite directions, they were bound to eventually “meet in the middle”.
The beauty of our collective misunderstanding regarding the “polarity” of these subject matters is that, once the two meet in the middle – we will understand ourselves in a whole new way.
- Not only will the two “be aligned”, they will actually open up the doors to understand ONE ANOTHER at an accelerated rate. Science deepen our understanding of Faith, Faith will remove barriers which inhibited scientific progress.
- We will understand how naïve it was to try to subscribe to one of these areas alone while too often discrediting the other.
- That realization can shake a lot of worldviews, and open many minds & hearts – yes, minds and hearts, Science & Faith, at the same time.
It was ALL by design.
How the Experiment “ Crystallizes” the Convergence of Science & Faith
When Dr. Emoto exposed water to various words, music, pictures and video – and evaluated the samples of crystallized the water, it shed new light on both Science & Faith.
Whether you consider yourself a Man or Woman of Science, or a Man or Woman of Faith — this experiment was one of those perfect examples of when one tongue can speak in many languages.
In one fell swoop, two things were PROVEN in this experiment.
- from a Scientific standpoint: Mind over Matter
- from a Faith standpoint: the Power of Prayer
Mind over Matter
Water is water, right? Just molecules of hydrogen and oxygen, with some trace elements differentiating the quality of the water itself, right?
Water is water just as humans are humans. There are clearly similarities, but depending on our perspective, there are also clearly vast differences. At some juncture, even saying “humans are humans” could be made more general to say “carbon is carbon” – we are so similar to all physical objects, yet our perception reinforces we are so different (afterall, we ran into this problem before, simply by how we evaluated Science vs. Faith!).
Dr. Emoto’s experiment proved there is some very real truth to “mind over matter”. Thought changes things around us in a very real, physical way.
The Power of Prayer
You do not need to be a ‘prayer warrior’ to appreciate the point here. Positive thoughts, messages, words, imagery – positive surroundings had a very positive effect on the water in terms of the “beauty” and “order” in the way the crystals formed.
To those that believed prayer to be superstitious – you may consider giving it a chance, because those same thoughts will absolutely only give you more and more reason to believe that it is indeed a superstition.
Thought, and prayer, is most powerful when the individual ‘creating’ them firmly believes in the providence and power of it. What if we all started thinking, and dare I say, praying, for a better world?
Worst case scenario, we’d think about it more for ourselves, and change ourselves even ever-so-slightly for the better.
Best case scenario, the water that makes up the majority of our bodies and the majority of the earth crystallizes into a thing of beauty, and our hope for a peaceful/better world becomes a reality.
So if you were anything like me, and like many, I hope this experiment offered you some insight regarding the POSITIVE relationship between Science & Faith.
After all, the results and the message are both CRYSTAL CLEAR! 🙂