The Art of Becoming Human

by Psyguy on May 2, 2010 · 7 comments

in evolutionary,humanism

If we are ever going to achieve the goal of becoming human we need to go beyond the science of life by engaging in the art of living. The art of becoming human is sketched and colored by a lived life that includes: delving into in the elusive beauty of subjectivity; committing to egalitarian  encounters filled with love and care; trusting that we each and all are interdependently arising moment-by-moment; realizing that one’s individual “I” arises from our shared, collective “We”; ethically giving and forgiving; understanding that the language we use creates the reality we experience; and believing that everyday life is the ultimate laboratory for human evolution. The artistic genius William Blake once wrote that, “Everything in life is holy, life delights in life”. Could it be that the delight of becoming human is created out of the artistry we bring to our living?

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1 Tom May 2, 2010 at 3:19 pm

I think this too simplistic and you focus to much on the internal and the ego. I would argue that the thay way to understand the art of being human and to live life to its maximum level of happiness (in the Aristotle sense of happiness) is to minimize the internal and focus on the world (mindfulnes)

just my two bits

2 Psyguy May 2, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Very nice addition, Tom, as per usual, “you complete me”, thank you….

3 JM May 4, 2010 at 6:57 am

Very interesting post. I think that the art of living is to be able to make sense of how each other’s world are interconnected and making life a big celebration.

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