All and Enough

Humanist Quote of the Day:

Humans are an integral part of nature, the result of unguided evolutionary change. Humanists recognize nature as self-existing. We accept our life as all and enough, distinguishing things as they are from things as we might wish or imagine them to be. We welcome the challenges of the future, and are drawn to and undaunted by the yet to be known.

(from Humanist Manifesto III)

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4 Responses to All and Enough

  1. fairlane says:

    “We accept our life as all and enough, distinguishing things as they are from things as we might wish or imagine them to be.”

    If it was only that simple. We are an acquisitive species. I think letting go is one of the most difficult problems we face.

  2. globalizati says:

    Francis,
    Thanks for stopping by. I wish we had an organization around here like what you have in San Diego.

    fairlane,
    I think you’re right in a way. There’s a difference between “accepting” and “taking comfort in.” I think the desire to latch onto (‘acquire’) relationships is more daunting to accept in the face of mortality than our material acquisitiveness. But, I don’t see another option.

  3. fairlane says:

    The material acquisitiveness is just another part of it. We want to “own” something, anything. It creates the illusion of permanence and control.

    We all try to hold on to our friends, girlfriends, boyfriends, wives, husbands, children etc. But in doing so we create misery for ourselves and for them.

    I don’t know if you’ve had a chance to check out that Krishnamurti book yet, but he speaks about this a great deal. Our “acquisitiveness.”

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