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No external force

17 April, 2007

“We may be no closer to understanding why there is a world, but we are now able to accept the fact that the world itself is the source of the values and meanings we prize most, not some hypothetical transcendent reality which did none of the work yet claims all the credit.

One way to express this is to say that the spirit is now engendered by and encountered in the world in which we find ourselves.

Rather than positing an external force to account for our most cherished experiences, we begin to understand how they were generated within us in response to the life process itself.”

from Richard Holloway: Looking in the Distance

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