What an odd question to ask. And yet, what keeps your heart beating? Your brain thinking? Your stomach digesting? What keeps your cells growing and dying as they are replaced by new cells-millions of new cells every day.
What organizes this vast symphony of life made up of trillions of cells and numerous organs, organ systems, glands, muscles, joints, and all the rest to work together in perfect harmony to keep you functioning at your peak?
There is a life energy flowing over your nerves, in your brain, and in every cell and organ. This energy has been called by different terms in nearly every culture for thousands of years: prana, chi, neshama, life force, vital principle, and much more. All earthly life energy comes from the sun. The sun’s electromagnetic radiation that bathes our planet, gives energy of all kinds to every plant and to every animal that eats plants and other animals.
All energy is divided into seven categories: mechanical, thermal, chemical, electrical, radiant, nuclear, and sound. Your body has all these energies-even nuclear. Living creatures are even able to change atoms from one element to another. We are so amazing-who knows what other energies we contain? What about consciousness? Aren’t our thoughts a form of energy?
It’s not only energy But it’s not just energy. Energy by itself is just potential. The wisdom of your body uses this energy. Where does that wisdom come from? All we know is what we can observe. We observe that within us is a wisdom, an “organizer” that takes in raw energies, converts them to various types of energies, and uses it for life: for running your body, doing all those things that go on without your thought such as breathing, digesting, seeing, sleeping and dreaming. Plus there is also energy under your conscious control:
for just running around, playing, thinking, making music, loving, taking care of others, building things and so much more. What runs this vast little universe of your being?
Is it the soul?
Is there a cosmic or universal template or program we are following?
Your five senses cannot perceive that but your other “eyes” sometimes can. Perhaps it is what you can see with your heart?
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart. -Goethe
Let us return to our original question-why are you alive? The answer cannot be seen with your ordinary eyes; the answer can only be seen with the eyes of your heart.