Know yourself

We understand existence first through our experience with our own existence: and in this sense our existence is most full, vivid, and obvious in our immanent activity- the activity of thought, say, or of loving. Every other encounter with our existence is less clear and inferred from those moments in which we are fully alive and in action. This is one way to see the scholastic axiom “everything, insofar as it is actual, is acting”.

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