Last week my boss came to me and asked if I knew James Lovelock? Vaguely trying to recall the names of Oscar nominees, I said "no"! With a big surprise he said, "you should be knowing him, I am sure you will like his hypothesis" ! And he was right, for past few days I was reading articles by and about him. Dr. James Lovelock came up with Gaia hypothesis , which was used by NASA to check if life exit in other planets. The summary of this hypothesis, in my spiritual perspective is , In earth the living and non-living thing are constantly influencing each other and still maintaining a sort of equilibrium. (well it sounds bit like the Japanese spiritual practise Riki) Also, when the equilibrium is disturbed, incidents of similar nature are repeated, to get back to the equilibrium.
We might have noticed in our daily life, sometimes we keep spilling water again and again the whole day, or we may be annoyed by all the know and unknown people we meet on a 'bad' day! With my naive knowledge on Gaia hypothesis, I guess we can take such incidents as a proof of this hypothesis. Well! if I apply Gaia hypothesis in my life, I am sure,right now I am not in equilibrium. I broke two of my favourite things in the last two days! my Laptop and my Tea cup! Wishing that I soon reach the equilibrium of 'constructive phase'!This hypothesis was named after the Greek goddess Gaia, let me wait and see how long it takes for Gaia to get me back to my constructive phase! yes! you are right! that's the picture of Gaia to whom I dedicate this little prayer!