Life Ebbs and Flows

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Sitting beside my brother’s bed in the early morning hours, watching him sleep peacefully, I came across this image of earth from space, and it occurred to me how remarkable it is that life as we know it exists at all.  We rarely contemplate the larger implications of life on earth since we are immersed in it so completely as terrestrial creatures, but looking at the earth from this perspective, gives us the opportunity to include every other manifestation of life on our planet as we contemplate our own.

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From the smallest berries that blossom on the branches in the summer, to the largest and most powerful humans who walk upright in the light of day, not a single living entity can avoid the ebb and flow that runs through life, and the rhythms which govern them, while some are well-known and well-documented by intelligent life, often escape our notice as we ride their relentless swirls and eddies.

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The universe is teeming with life. There are galaxies in the night sky as far as the human eye can see with our most powerful technologies, but in all the universe, there is only one of each of us.  The life that ebbs and flows through the whole universe is the same life that ebbs and flows through us, and while life may be abundant by most measures here on earth, each manifestation of life is bound together in the ebb and flow supported by the sometimes mysterious and invisible rhythms of life.

About jjhiii24
Way back in 1973, as a young man embarking on the journey of a lifetime, I experienced what Carl Jung described as “the eruption of unconscious contents,” which compelled me to seek the path I continue to pursue to this day. The path of discovery has led me through an astonishingly diverse range of explorations in philosophy, science, and religion, as well as the many compelling ideas in the literature and scriptures of the cultures of the world. There is, in my view, a compelling thread made up of components of each, that runs through the fabric of life. The nature and study of human consciousness has been a compelling subject for me for more than twenty years. I have spent a great deal of my time and energies trying to come to terms with my own very particular “inner experience” of life, and to somehow understand how the events and flow of my temporal life have directly been influenced by the workings within. Sharing what I have come to understand about my own “Inner Evolution,” has tasked my intellect and communications skills in a big way. I am only just beginning to feel confident enough in the results of my study and contemplation to express the many various aspects of what I have uncovered within myself. I am hopeful that my own subjective and personal experience of my own “human spirit” will resonate with others, and encourage them to explore their own.

2 Responses to Life Ebbs and Flows

  1. Mark A Warmington says:

    That image of earth is amazing! Views like that always take me to that place where everything is in perspective and the enormity of existence results in nothing less than awe.

    • jjhiii24 says:

      Mark,

      I couldn’t agree more! The difficulty comes only when we don’t take the time to reflect on the “enormity of existence,” and miss seeing the cause for both awe and the perspective it provides.

      I’m grateful that you took the time to visit and to comment. It’s great to see you posting again.

      Warm regards…..John H.

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