In exterior systems the tension of space, time, both in push and pull, is the expression of the same demand for connection and meaning. Bounded elements of matter are simply already constituted meanings that were abstracted as a part of another vector of experience association; which is to say another sequence of meaning connections initiated from a singular processing reference point. This is why I contend that Mind is so integral to having any particular reality in the first place. This is also why I can contend that Love, or the Elemental Embrace, is just another way of talking about a particular kind of connection and meaning.
In this context spirit matters, literally and figuratively. What you think, how you think, as well as what you do from the choices you make, matter as well. Keeping at least one candle lit against the darkness. Caring. Empathizing. Creating in the context of what encourages more connection, and more positive meaning, is exactly what will continue to make more thoughtful, loving structure as a self reinforcing cycle of cause and effect.