Why Are We Here?


Our noticing, consciousness of existence, is the first “miracle”, the first enigma, since it enables us to ask any question, to live as humans, and to understand, and sometimes withstand, the inhuman. Consciousness is naturally underestimated as we drift from the source to its results. Our decadence stems from taking for granted that which allows us to be ingrates. On the contrary, our awe, which may be the most elemental experience of the origin of consciousness evokes immediate gratitude, when not self-consciously manufactured sentiment, and if we do not exchange its immediacy for an object, image, nor idol, may constitute both the beginning and the undetermined goal of humanity. Why are we here? Perhaps to notice with awe,


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