Using words, I am going to try to convey an idea, an essence, a feeling. A knowing. The idea/ knowing is this: we are all part of one, parts of the same Life. No matter our beliefs or having no belief; our gender or nongender, or sexual orientation; nationality, ethnic background; age; economic or physical situation; whether we have awareness of ourselves or not, we are the same species or not, we are all part of the same Life. Part of the same being. We experience ourselves, usually, as individuals; but we are also, at the same time, part of the whole.
Simply and figuratively put: we all breathe in, then out, the same air.
This is a profound understanding, once one (if one) gets to it, and liberating. It means that, finally, I am not, cannot truly be, alone, even if it appears at times in my life that I am. It is also supportive. It provides structure, a framework, connection. What I do, the actions I take, have an impact in the world at least somehow, somewhere, albeit often an unmeasurably miniscule one.
You may already believe/ know this. If you do not, I ask you to consider the possibility. The possibility that Life is in and all around us. Already. Now. In me. In you. I am talking about our physical lives, yes; and also more. Life has the opportunity to be experienced as more than merely existing, more than just surviving, more than only functioning. I am speaking about living, yes, and I am speaking about having Life. About being (which we all already are) and knowing (which we can if we allow ourselves) our connection with/ to/ in Life. Our individual and species-wide connection with God/ Source/ Universe, with That Which Is, with It, with whatever you want to call it. I am talking about becoming/ being consciously aware that we are biological units and more. I am talking about feeling and knowing we are ALIVE.
We are a part of life. We can contribute to Life. We are a part of the expression of God. Part of the expansion of the universe. Can give, and receive, much more.
If these thoughts resonate with you, please consider this website. Look at, listen to, the resources that are here, the essays, podcasts, books, and the website itself. If you do so, I think you will find your appreciation of Life will grow.
Thank you for looking in.
Four ways to investigate LyU
Life is an Invitation 4min essay
The quality of your life, in many ways, is up to you
The Most Important Thing 5min essay
What is the most important/ better action for you to be taking right now?
The Consciousness Shift podcast
We are moving to a higher level of consciousness: a metaphysical perspective of life
Heroes of the Bible and the Quran podcast
Many heroes appear in both both holy books: can we, what can we learn from their stories?
Luke's Perspective, and Ours podcast
Biblical Luke's look at Jesus' words, actions, and meaning; what we think they could/ do mean to us today
Conversations with Marc podcast
Ranging thoughts, philosophy and religion, about how we m/ how we live in God today
Straight from a Scientist podcast
Today's scientific discoveries reported by their discoverers; views on the wonders of expanding life
Seven Ways to Think and Feel Better description
Consciously choosing how you think, and what you think about, can significantly improve your life experience. Drawn from my time bicycling in Palm Springs
Deciding What You Want description
Two Jesus parables telling us to suppose we have a hundred sheep (not are sheep but have sheep), we are the owner of coins. They go on to say there is celebrating on earth, and in heaven, when we go after, and find, what is ours
Mystery Pages mystery page mystery page mystery page mystery page
Explore! Jump to pages tucked in the corners of this site
You are an investigator. What is at the end of this scroll? Good.
There is always more; the universe continues to expand, and we are a part of that expansion. We can, if we choose, be a bigger part, a good part, of that growth.
With LukeyoutheU, I am asking you to assemble and make, to find and create, and to imagine and cause to be. LyU works with all three understandings of time: the past, the now, and the future.
Assemble and make use of the good that existed in your personal past, and from our collective past. Remember the things you have learned from you own experience and the experience of others that work and help you. Not only those that help alone but others, too. Bring that knowing forward into your consciousness and practice it. Practice these good things until they become habits. Until they move into your being and become your natural way of life.
Find and create what is useful and good from that which exists in your life, in the world already, right now. Concentrate, focus mostly on those things. Work toward, give mental time and physical energy to them. Do not deny the bad or difficult or wrong; learn from them. Find, but, more importantly, decide, the good even (perhaps especially) in unwanted situations. Do not try to escape the wonder and good of your physical reality on this earth. Take up the responsibility and power you have. Grow into greater responsibility, power, and love to bring more.
The good that exists now includes you, your being alive today. You have good within you, and an ability to add to the world. I ask you to use it.
See that what exists now is real. Understand that the physical world is very real. It is real and meaningful, the result of the greater mind, including human ones, from days and centuries and millennia and eons past. This mind, this Life, of which we are a part and contributor, got us to where we are right now. Know, at the same time, that all that is physical will pass, eventually or soon, every mountain range of it. The continual process of change does not make it or you or me an illusion or, necessarily, insignificant. It makes it, us, the now.
Imagine and cause to be. The now serves as a blasting off point, is the lifting off place for the what-will-be. Seek and find the helpful, useful, and good, actively create, evolve it, and yourself, into the what-will-be. Imagine it and you in your mind. Believe in it, and yourself. Believe in it with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. Make it a full-bodied, your fully embodied belief. Start with mental assent, internal agreement; add to it, bring life to it with your actions and work. Understand and use your individual power and ability to shape your world, the world, and bring good.
You are being asked, I am asking you, dear reader, to do nothing less than to make more Life. To bring more and better Life into your individual life, and to Life itself; to feel, experience, and know the connection possible when we live in accord with the universe.
I photographed all the header photos on this website. None of the images have been altered except the one now way above: its colors were saturated and a painterly effect added.