is the way,
the long sought-after way
to the unfathomable, which we
There is no other way, all other ways are
I found the right way, it led me
to you, to my soul."
- Carl Custav Jung
"What is life?
It is the flash of a firefly
in the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
the little shadow which runs across the grass
and loses itself in the
"Never separate the life you live from the words
Senator Paul Wellstone
"There is no such thing as an insignificant life,
only the insignificance of mind that refuses to grasp the implications. Each of
us has a very important role to play in a healthy, sustainable world." -
"There comes a point in people's
lives when worldly goals lose their significance and life loses its
perceived value. When
this happens, it seems as though life in any meaningful sense has come to an
end. In fact, however, this apparent endpoint can be a turning point toward a
new beginning. It is a
paradox that we sometimes need to lose our way in
order truly to find it, or, as Jesus says in the Gospels, that to
save one's life is to lose it and to lose one's
life for his sake is to save it."- Michael
Washburn, the paradox of finding one's way by losing it
"By maintaining a constant internal
environment removed from chemical and
thermal equilibrium all living
creatures create a distinction between themselves and the outside environment.
All modern definitions of life draw on this concept, which is called
Because homeostasis entails a localized arrest or reversal
it demands an energy source, for example
through which entropy is in
effect exported to the outside environment.
By definition, then,
life creates a dualism, an inside and an outside,
and what's more requires
an irreversible taking from the environment.
Speaking in terms of
thermodynamics, life exists only at an (entropic) cost to the
Life, then, not
only requires but actually is a separating off
of a temporarily self-maintaining part of the universe.
Contrary to our fundamental cultural
is neither permanent nor absolute, but admits to degrees.
We are all
permeable to our environment as we
routinely exchange materials with the outside.
We are semi-permanent
patterns of flux with an existence independent of the specific material
substances that compose us, just as an ocean wave only temporarily comprises a
certain collection of water molecules. The molecules simply bob up and down as
the wave moves forward onto new ones.
Similarly, even though the matter
of the universe cycles through each of
us at varying rates and in a unique way, we share this matter and, in our
relationships, co-determine each other's ever-mutating patterns of flux." -
life is defined as: self-animated;
characteristic state or mode of living;
continuing for a
which imparts or excites spirit or vigor;
the period between birth
and the present time;
animation; spirit; vivacity; vigor;
animation and energy in action or
characteristic state or condition of a living organism;
actual form, individual, thing,
an account of the series of events making up an individual's
the period during which something is functional (as between birth
an individual; a living being, usually a human
the course of existence of an individual; the actions and events
that occur in living;
the physical, mental, and spiritual experiences that constitute existence;
a certain way or manner of living
with regard to conditions, circumstances, character, conduct, trade or
the union of the soul and body; also, the duration of their
union; sometimes, the deathless quality or existence of the
the potential or animating
principle, also, the period of
duration, of anything that is conceived of as resembling a natural organism in
structure or functions; as,
the life of a state, a machine, or a book.
principle, or force, by which the
organs of animals and plants are started and continued in the performance of
their several and cooperative functions; the vital
force, whether regarded as physical or spiritual;
the property or quality
that distinguishes living organisms from dead organisms and inanimate matter,
manifested in functions such as metabolism, growth, reproduction, and response
to stimuli or adaptation to the environment
within the organism;
state of being which begins with generation, birth, or germination, and ends
with death; also, the time during which this state continues; that state of an
animal or plant in which all or any of its organs are capable of performing all
or any of their functions; -- used of all animal and vegetable
"Why even I myself often think
I know little
or nothing of my real life."
"When we begin to view life as other than a zero-sum game where my gain is
your loss, then the struggle against the world loses motivation and instead of
trying to control life, we let it in." -
to exist in actual
the totality of all things that exist;
the state or quality of having
all the qualities constituting one that exists; the
Something, such as an object, an idea, or a
symbol, that exists, is thought to exist, or is represented as existing.
That which exists in any form, whether it be material or
spiritual, actual or ideal; living
existence, as distinguished from an object
without life; as, a human being; spiritual beings.
place; to happen; occur;
to have presence in the realm of perceived
to occupy a place or position; to continue or remain as
used with the present participle of another verb to form the
used with the present participle or infinitive of the
principal verb to indicate future action;
used with the past participle
of another verb to form the passive voice;
used in archaic or
literary constructions with
some intransitive verbs to form the perfect tense.
to beto exist
or not to be !
Modal statements ought to be reinterpreted so as to be
explained or analysed as statements.
To be is to be determinate. To be
determinate is to be finite, non-all. To be finite is to be
Whatever appears to be, i.e., to be just what it is and
nothing else, cannot really be whatever it is not.
The verb to exist is
never properly used as a mere copula, but points to things that stand forth, or
have a substantive being.
The Tree Of LifeIn Celtic mythology, the Tree of Life is a sacred component - all
of spirituality, evolution, and understanding are symbolized in its shape and
its delicate leaves. At its base, the roots and trunk of the tree represent the
realm of the lower world, with all of its earthly desires and urges. As the
tree stretches towards the sky, it becomes a symbol of the upper world, and,
finally, the heavens, which promise a celestial reward to the
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of reality outside personal experience has created a populace unable to discern
propaganda from reality and that this has been done purposefully by an
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aptly named The Truth of the Way of Life - a rational gnostic mystery religion
based on reason which requires no leap of faith, accepts no tithes, has no
supreme leader, no church buildings and in which each and every individual is
encouraged to develop a personal relation with the Creator and Sustainer
through the pursuit of the knowledge of reality in the hope of curing the
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