- THE SUSTAINABLE LIFE for a Life of Wholeness
Such a life has the ability to be continually maintained everyday. It is the belief and personal experience of those who facilitate this network that there are three important components in maintaining and experiencing life in an ongoing way. These are: Structure, Social Network and Spirituality. Each of these components act like legs on a tripod which sits on large rock near the ocean. When the storms and waves of life come (as in brain injury), if the legs are strong, the waves will go over you but you will sit firmly on the rock of life. If one of the legs is weak, the tripod topples over into an Unsustainable Life experience.
The components of a Sustainable life are:
- Structure ….. Like the Body without a backbone, so is life without structure. It gives order, direction, aims and achievable objectives i.e. overall purpose
- Spirituality ….. gives ultimate significance …. The window of light and life ….. like a large glass window at eye level …. Is the inner room of your life which will provide plenty of light and understanding. It answers such questions as: Who are we as people?, What is the meaning of life?, Are we significant?, What values should I live by?, What gives identity and destiny
- Social Network …. The people around us: the synergistic effect … multiplication and complementary effect of effort: Family & friends, Clubs and Organisations, Associations, Churches, General Community and work colleagues
These Sustainable Life Solutions will continue to work for you in the years to come. Inherent in this framework is an understanding of our uniqueness as a created being, sustained by a loving Creator. Having a clear identity enables you to become people focused rather than self focused.
This is in contrast to seeing all of life as being hereby chance and evolution. It is interesting to see what the late Sir Fred Hoyle one of Britain’s best-known mathematicians and astronomers in the last half of the 20th century said:
‘The notion that not only the biopolymer but the operating program of a living cell could be arrived at by chance in a primordial organic soup here on the Earth is evidently nonsense of a high order.’
Hoyle originated the famous illustration comparing the random emergence of even the simplest cell to the likelihood that ‘a tornado sweeping through a junk-yard might assemble a Boeing 747 from the materials therein.’ Hoyle also compared the chance of obtaining even a single functioning protein by chance combination of amino acids to a solar system full of blind men solving the Rubik’s Cube simultaneously—see Rubik’s Cube and Blind Men. Some more problems with evolutionary ‘origin-of-life’ scenarios can be found in our Q&A pages under Origin of Life and Probability.
See more details on the Sustainable Life here at these files:
- Part 1 …. The Sustainable Life a life of wholeness May 2016
- Part 2 …. The Sustainable Life May 2016.