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· What About Me, A Consideration of the Human Experience

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· Who Are You In Relationship to Me?

· Love and Where To Find It

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Within Versus Without
By Greg Pendleton
Last edited: Sunday, August 22, 2010
Posted: Thursday, December 03, 2009

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The search for meaning has drawn our eyes forever outward, but are the answers really "out there"?

 From the earliest written manuscripts until the present time, Man has always searched for meaning.  What is this life we find our self expressed in?  What is its purpose?

The oldest written records we now possess were written metaphorically.  This use of metaphor has allowed unending  interpretations on the subject of Creation and a Creator and the place of the Human Being in relationship to them.  Why not just state it all plainly and end the speculation?

From the "beginning" when the singularity expanded itself and found physical expression, it seems as though expansion is the driving force behind everything.  The model expressed within the Human Being mirrors that of the universal principal, expanding himself physically, reaching outward for a continued, wider expression.  The use of metaphor has fueled this drive, as the metaphor must be questioned, and questioned, and questioned again.  The search for meaning, then, must be the purpose of our existence on this plane.  If we knew the answer, there would no longer be a purpose for living.  At that point we would simply exist.

Always, in the greater world, have Man's eyes looked outward for those elusive answers.  Our Creator, then, also became something "out there", always out of our reach, a super-being removed from our touch.  Even in our search for meaning we have employed the physical expression for something that is not of the physical.  The expansion of consciousness is not of the physical, is not something found "out there".  It is "in here", within, of the Spirit, easily reached, readily available, all-embracing even without your own personal realization.  

The answers for the questions of the meaning of life, the purpose of living, can only be found within.  The questions, though, are driven by the physical forces we find without.  One may not exist without the other.  It is through relationship with others that your own expression finds meaning.  You, then, cause me to be.



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What About Me, A Consideration of the Human Experience

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  1. Note to Self
  2. Bodhisattva (Guan Yin Deaf Dancers)
  3. THE END !
  4. Alchemy and the Imagination Part 2: The Ro
  5. Ophiuchus the Serpent Holder
  6. Ethereality’s Memoir
  7. Wealth, Power, Influence, and Prestige
  9. MICRO ?
  10. My Last Confession
  11. Silver Granite
  12. Who Are You In Relationship to Me?
  13. Gravity
  15. The Providence
  16. Alchemy and the Imagination - Part 1 (Ian
  17. Reliquaries Copper Gilt
  18. The River and her ghosts
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