Emergence of New Life

“And new wine is not put into old wineskins, lest they burst; nor is old wine put into a new wineskin, lest it spoil it.” – Didymos Judas Thomas

Why might our arrival into this world be all that different from our emergence into the next; natural disasters and birth pangs are alike for the person experiencing them yes; endings make way for beginnings and a new way of being ends the old way of seeing.

My passion to regularly blog has been lifted from me. Why? It seems my heart has found rest in the reflections of a Philosopher by the name of Lucius Annaeus Seneca. He speaks intimately to my soul through his letters regarding ethics. One might say love has finally embraced its end and the remnants of desire are cast to the four winds.

In the Letters on Ethics, Seneca mainly appears to be preparing his friend Lucilius for the hard knocks of life, yet with a focus on enhancing his reasoning skills in view to attaining excellence of mind. We can clearly detect Seneca’s genuine concern for his mentee: “Your clear conscience gives reason to be confident; still, since many external factors have a bearing on the outcome, hope for the best but prepare yourself for the worst.”

There’s something divine – or spiritually inclined – about sharing heartfelt thoughts and ideas with another human being through letter exchange that can’t be found in the address to a large audience. The key to the many remains in the (((ONE))) where goodness, beauty and truth reside.

Even though a part of me would be more than happy to abandon my weekly practice of publishing my writing online through Wordpesss, another sense organ seems to be emerging within that requires a new kind of air so to speak; a way to lineup my actions, thinking and being in the world so that it coheres with my philosophy.

Unless we develop an art of living, how can we feel the joy of giving; for where there is wisdom there is joy, like a father who tenderly cares for his boy. As in life so in death, mother earth must give birth, that all may live and die, grow wings and learn to fly, as well as fall and await the call, from death onto life.

The attached video draws upon a passage from Seneca’s letters related to the emergence of life, as in the birthing of a new reality. Regardless of the particular concept used to describe this conception, Seneca’s ‘womb of life’ allegory may give you a feel for the necessity of preserving morality through metaphysical reflections.

About Philosopher Muse

An explorer of volition and soul, a song under a night sky and a dream that forever yearns to be.
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2 Responses to Emergence of New Life

  1. Sharing a video works well as I enjoyed reading your post first, then listening and musing on Seneca’s reflections. My own ascents and descents vary according to whether I feel called to write and share something new. Although many poems are not shared publicly, they are treasured by the soul. Blessings always, Deborah.

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