It is the flash of a firefly in the night.
It is the
breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
It is the little shadow which
runs across the grass
and loses itself in the sunset."
"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."
"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." -
"By maintaining a constant
removed from chemical and thermal equilibrium all living creatures create a
distinction between themselves and the outside environment.
definitions of life draw on this concept, which is called homeostasis.
Because homeostasis entails a localized arrest or reversal of entropy,
it demands an energy source, for example the
sun, through which entropy is in effect exported to the outside
definition, then, life creates a dualism, an inside and an outside, and what's
more requires an irreversible taking from the
Speaking in terms of thermodynamics, life exists only at an (entropic)
cost to the environment.
Life, then, not only requires but actually is
a separating off of a temporarily self-maintaining
part of the universe.
our fundamental cultural
assumptions, though, this separation 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." -
"Why even I myself often think
I know little
or nothing of my real life."
life is defined herein as:
animation and energy in
the course of existence of an individual;
that which imparts or excites spirit
the characteristic state or condition of a living
the physical, mental, and spiritual experiences that constitute existence;
The state of being that distinguishes living organisms from dead
matter which begins with germination or generation and ends with
Manifested in cooperative functions such as metabolism, growth,
reproduction, and response to stimuli or adaptation to the
In Celtic mythology, the
Tree Of Life is sacred -
spirituality, evolution, and understanding are symbolized in its shape and its
At its base, the roots and trunk of the tree represent
the realm of the lower world, with all of its earthly desires and
As the tree stretches towards the sky, it becomes a symbol of the
upper world, and, finally, the heavens, which promise a celestial
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|This website defines a new religious
ideology to which its author adheres. The author feels that the falsification
of reality outside personal experience has created a populace unable to discern
propaganda from reality and that this has been done purposefully by an
international corporate cartel through their agents who wish to foist a corrupt
version of reality on the human race. Religious intolerance occurs when any
group refuses to tolerate religious practices, religious beliefs or persons due
to their religious ideology. This web site marks the founding of the religion
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
spiritual corruption that has enveloped the human spirit. The tenets of The
Truth of the Way of Life are spelled out in detail on this web site by the
author. Violent acts against individuals due to their religious beliefs in
America is considered a "hate crime."
This web site in no way condones
violence. To the contrary the intent here is to reduce the violence that is
already occurring due to the international corporate cartels desire to control
the human race. The international corporate cartel already controls the world
condemning system, corporate media worldwide, the global industrial military
entertainment complex of America and is responsible for the collapse of morals,
the elevation of self-centered behavior and the destruction of global
ecosystems. Civilization is based on cooperation. Cooperation does not occur at
the point of a gun.
American social mores and values have declined
precipitously over the last century as the corrupt international cartel has
garnered more and more power. This power rests in the ability to deceive the
populace in general through corporate media by pressing emotional buttons which
have been preprogrammed into the population through prior corporate media
psychological operations. The results have been the destruction of the family
and the destruction of social structures that do not adhere to the corrupt
international elites vision of a perfect world. Through distraction and
coercion the direction of thought of the bulk of the population has been
directed toward solutions proposed by the corrupt international elite that
further consolidates their power and which further their purposes.
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