incompleteness

To be alive is to be in a constant state of incompleteness.

Contrast rocks. They don’t need anything to keep being rocks. They can be floating in space for millions of years, and they will still be rocks. They are static.

Living beings however, must change, constantly, in order to keep being alive. Our physical system is in constant state of homeostatic flux.

We are always seeking to maintain equilibrium but never able to achieve stasis. Our needs and the constant striving to meet those needs make up the core of our existence. And satisfaction is always, always fleeting (although conversely, it will also always return).

This is what spirituality is, ultimately: accepting the constraints of life, and being happy anyway.

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