In simplest terms.
Life n. 1. Capacity for growth, functional activity, and continual change until death. 2. Living things 3. A period during which life lasts 4. A state of existence as an individual 5. Individual’s actions or fortunes
As we know it…
Change n. 1. Making or becoming different 3. New experience or variety 4. Substitute for one thing for another (change of scene)
As we’ll have it…
Chaos n. 1. complete disorder or confusion 2.The behavior of systems that follow deterministic laws but appear random and unpredictable.
As it truly is…
Existence n. 1. fact or condition of being or existing
As it very well may be…
Exist n. 1. have a place in objective reality 2. occur; be found 3. Continue in being; live
As we do what we must…
Reality n. 1. What exists or is real or underlies appearances
As we try to understand…
Life as we know it is an amazingly beautiful chain of events. Those who can grasp its potential are especially fortunate. For most people will live without question and without wonder and accept the simplest terms without hesitation and want. But those who want are more than most; they accept and encourage the road ahead, and with open arms welcome change.
Change is an important part of our existence. Over the centuries and our lives we have evolved as people and have welcomed the coming knowledge each day brings. Changes we face day to day offers guidance. Guidance is offered without our requesting it, and although sometimes we feel as though there is no purpose to the chaos, we find its beauty buried within ourselves.
As we awake everyday and face each hour without certainty of what will be, we make certain choices and accept certain things as they are. For those things are what life is, they are larger than you and me and are essential. Life, is larger than the individual, it is huge and yet it is so small as to connect each and every one of us on the most basic level.
Life as we know it
change as we’ll have it
Chaos as it truly is
Existence as it very well may be
Exist as we do what we must, reality as we try to understand
That is in the simplest of terms
Change. The cycle of the Phoenix. Well said that Life is so much larger and so much smaller than most of us, myself at least, can comprehend.
Indeed, may we even try and grasp a single small thought, that would be a miracle in its own rite
Nicely structured idea. Indeed the individual is small…some of the greatest individuals have achieved something of significance within the realm of humanity…but I long for human waves rolling forward to many distant shores…that to me would be more significant than what one individual can achieve. It would be a larger dent into the chaos and the universe.
Well said and well thought… the questions and realities we face, who indeed… perhaps it’s you who shall dent the mind of the universe. 🙂 I think you can do it … keep thinking my friend
Interestingly I was just remembering the other day that I once had a chemistry teacher who taught that life was the tendency to increase organization. I thought that this was not a good definition since crystals tend to increase their organization. But I am not an expert on the subject.
At this point, 30 years later it is clear to me that life is consciousness and that there is very little of it on earth. There rest is more or less like crystals growing automatically, without any intention of their own, according to the nature of their components. Biology is not real life, psychology is not real life either.
Mossy, I like where your thoughts are going. Automatically huh? Yes I get it and I see how little intention and consciousness is in our world, there is much we don’t know and can’t see, let alone out of our little world. It is a big thought and one which could lead into a bigger universe. Well thought my friend! 🙂
Ahhh, Enreal, once again your words capture me. As you know, Change has been my theme of late, and this resonated deep within me. There has been a lot of chaos in my life lately, and this was a great reminder to see the beauty of the storm.
Glad you saw the intent and context. seeing beauty is often a difficult task, may your journey show you many wonders, thank you
Keeping it simple, helps…My life has a dose of calm, chaos, change and mere existence and in a way I am glad for it. After all, we feel the wind on our face(I love that feeling) only when we move.
Beautiful thoughts, full of wisdom. Thank You MySoul