All things have free will to the extent nature intends; as atomic particles combine over time and organisms grow more complex, their power to control that will defies nature for the sake of self-preservation. We call this instinct. Evolution occurs in this see-saw between nature’s gross brutality and an entropic atomic will struggling to break free. For the sake of immortality – survival in some form or another; in the natural world, the survival of a species, and more specifically, survival of individual genetic designs. This is why animals mate and plants bear fruit. Once physicality stabilizes, ethereal free will struggles again to reach out beyond instinct. Here creatures become social; they use their sensibilities to convey intent – at first, simple messages. Communications and gestures that create societies – murders of crows, parliaments of owls, schools of dolphins, flocks of sheep, packs of wolves, all the way to nations of us.
Though, evolutionarily, to our knowledge, we are the only social animals who realize the transcendence of space and time – this separates us from the rest. This capacity to realize gives us a practical understanding of fundamental universal laws that we then harness to reach closer to absolute free will, away from gross matter. Most truly shown through human history, in its collective philosophies that independently fortify virtually identical cosmic faiths through various practices. From language to libraries, in paper and bricks once; now, through media – in electric zeros and ones in a computer.
A time-defying conveyance of unitary consciousness that goes far beyond survival to the redemptive and burdensome place of responsibility. We know too much and collectively understand enough to realize our full potential. To understand our instincts and go as far as restraining instinct to self-preserve on a level more fundamental than material.
Of the chaotic tandem of cosmic chance and material rigidity that creates attractions between atoms and all they combine to become. A complementary and supplementary dynamic that creates everything from children to oxygen.
With no expectations, nor standards. Beyond possession.