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We have been designed to take in our environment. For example we breathe in life-sustaining oxygen. We eat and drink life sustaining food and liquids. We taste a myriad of tastes. We look and take in the beautiful colours and shapes of nature, as well as the human made environment about us. We listen to the sounds of our surroundings, to the harmony of music as well as to our own thoughts. We feel a myriad of textures against our body, and we also feel more subtle sensations within, from pain to pleasure as well as to intuitive feelings. And we smell multiple fragrances that both warn as well as uplift us.
If we consider all of these facets and their largely inward direction, then we can say to all intents and purposes that a human being is a sensitively attuned, sensory-receiver of the exuberant bounty of life.
Furthermore, when we assimilate any of these facets of life with awareness, whether air, food, sounds, colours and so on, we realise that there is an innate principle of pleasure attached to nearly all sensory inputs, particularly those that have a natural origin. And we may even at times experience a bodily, vibratory crescendo of consciousness that moves through us, bestowing the realisation that we, and all things are universally connected.
If we do consider that we have a providential home on earth, that provides the bounty we receive described above, then the most evolved purpose for such bounty, would be to somehow transmit an assimilated and evolved blossom of awareness, from our life experience of them. The most probable blossom of such universal benevolence, would surely come from our growth and understanding of an evolved awareness of love. Moreover, this could then be said to be the meaning of our life on earth. (Please see contemplations on Interconnectedness).

© Aaron John Beth’el

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