Universe In Ecstatic Motion

November 29, 2015

Does life still have meaning even if it inevitably comes to an end?  Sir Karl Popper noted the following on the subject, “… if there were no end to life, life would have no value; that it is, in part, the ever-present danger of losing it which helps to bring home to us the value of life."


The truth is, there are no things.  Only processes unfolding in space and time.  Life itself is a process, not a thing.  By definition, a process is - a series of actions that produce something or that lead to a particular result.  Whereas by definition a thing is - an object that one need not, cannot, or does not wish to give a specific name to; an inanimate material object as distinct from a living sentient being.


Many make the mistake of defining life as a thing, rather than a process.  Once life is defined as a thing, it loses its meaning, its worth.  In short, understand the following:


"You are the universe in ecstatic motion." – Rumi  


Everything in the universe is again, a process unfolding in space and time.  So why shouldn’t you be as well? That is, you are not some unchanging thing, so don't define yourself as one.  Rather, be the universe in ecstatic motion.

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