ORIENTED TO LIFE
LIFELY is an old word from the Old English with an archaic meaning of “in a lifelike manner.”
As an adjective, it means “of, pertaining to, or endued with life.”
We think it’s the perfect word to use to describe a way of living that arises from life itself rather from the materialistic orientation of our industrial world.
That there is no currently used English word to describe this shows how very far aware we are from being aware of Life or using it as a guide for human activities.
If we are to be “like life” then we need a definition of life.
Dictionaries define life as “he condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death.”
After years of observing, exploring, researching, and studying Life, we’ve come to this definition:
Life is the action of intelligent spirit acting upon matter to bring matter into forms and systems that behave in a manner that perpetuates the system over time.
Understanding the natural laws of both spirit and matter and applying these laws in daily life is the key to living as Life.