"Life is not a problem to be solved,
reality to be experienced."
"For in Truth it is
Life that gives onto Life -
while you, who deem yourself a giver, are but a witness."
Gibran, The Prophet
"The more you learn, the more you realize that
we're just scratching on
the surface of life. We don't know the whole story
What is life?
Life is aware of itself the moment it becomes
life, that much is certain - and yet it does not know what it is .
sensitivity to stimuli, is
undoubtedly aroused to some extent at even the lowest, most undeveloped stages
of life's occurrence; it is impossible to tie the emergence of
consciousness to any particular point in life's general or individual history -
to link it, for instance, to the presence of a
The lowest animals have no nervous systems, let alone
a cerebral cortex, and yet no
one dares deny that they are capable of responding to stimuli.
anesthetize life, life itself, not just the special organs capable of the
response that informs life, not just the nerves.
You could temporarily
suspend the responses of every speck of living matter, in both the plant and
animal kingdoms, narcotize eggs and sperm with chloroform,
chloral hydrate, or opium.
Consciousness of self is an inherent function of matter once it is
organized as life, and if that function is enhanced it appears to turn against
the organism that strives to fathom and explain the very
phenomenon that produced it, a
striving of life to comprehend
itself, as if nature were rummaging to find itself in itself.
What is life?
No one knows.
No one can
pinpoint when life first emerged from nature.
Nothing in the realm of
life is self-actuated, yet life seemed to have actuated itself.
anything can be said about life, then, it is this: life's structure is so
highly developed that nothing like it could occur in the inanimate world.
The distance between an amoeba - a pseudopod - and a vertebrate is
minor, insignificant in comparison to that between the simplest form of life
and inorganic matter, which does not even deserve to be called dead - because
death is merely the logical negation of life.
Between life and inanimate
nature is a yawning abyss.
What is life?
Life is warmth, the warmth produced by
instability attempting to preserve form, a fever of matter that accompanies the
ceaseless dissolution and renewal
of protein molecules, themselves transient in their complex and intricate
Life is the
existence of what, in actuality, has no
inherent ability to exist, but only balances with sweet, painful
precariousness on one point of existence in the midst of this
feverish, interwoven process of decay
What is life?
Life is not
matter, it is not spirit.
Life is something in between the two, a
phenomenon borne by matter, like
the rainbow above a
But although it is
not material, life is sensual to the point of lust
and revulsion, it is matter shamelessly sensitive to stimuli within and without
- existence in its lewd form.
Life is a secret, sensate stirring in the chaste chill of space.
Life is furtive, lascivious, sordid - nourishment sucked in and
excreted, an exhalation of carbon
dioxide and other foul impurities of a mysterious origin and nature.
Out of overcompensation for its own instability, yet governed by its
own inherent laws of formation, a bloated concoction of water, protein, salt,
and fats - what we call flesh - ran riot, unfolded; and took shape, achieving
form, beauty, and yet all the while
was the quintessence of sensual desire.
form and this beauty are not derived
from the spirit, as in works of
music, nor derived from some neutral
material both consumed by spirit
and innocently embodying it, as is the case with
the form and beauty of the visual
Rather, they are derived
from and perfected by substances awakened to sexual passion, to reproduction,
by decomposing and composing organic matter itself, by reeking flesh.
-from The Magic Mountain,
"Over the last 25
years a new understanding of life has emerged at
the forefront of science.
I want to illustrate this new understanding by asking the age-old
what is life?
difference between a rock and a plant, animal, or microorganism?
understand the nature of life, it is not enough to understand DNA, proteins,
and the other molecular structures that are the building blocks of living
organisms, because these structures also exist in dead organisms, for example,
in a dead piece of wood or bone.
The difference between a living
organism and a dead organism lies in the basic process of life in what
sages and poets throughout the ages have called the "breath of life."
In modern scientific language, this process of life is called
It is the ceaseless flow of energy and matter through a
network of chemical reactions, which enables a living organism to continually
generate, repair, and perpetuate itself.
In other words, metabolism
involves the intake, digestion, and
transformation of food.
Metabolism is the central characteristic of biological life.
But understanding metabolism is not enough to understand life.
When we study the structures, metabolic processes, and evolution of the
myriads of species on the planet, we notice that the outstanding characteristic
of our biosphere is that it has sustained life for billions of years.
How does the Earth do that?
How does nature sustain life?" -
Living is a process.As we
understand that all life lives on
life we must respect all life.
Accept the reality of
Life lives on life.
All life is unique.
All life lives but once on
individual life will realistically end.
Appreciate life for its
individual uniqueness - it is sacred.
Redemption comes simply by
accepting the reality of life.
Redemption comes simply by
respecting each and every individual life.
redemption comes from
immersion in the process of living by the irrefutable moral code of respect
toward all life.
must harvest natural resources in order to live we must remain mindful of
current and future consequences to
all human and other life forms as we harvest and use those natural resources.
This is not only a moral imperative, but is in
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