Deeper into Life is an organization dedicated to helping each person live the full potential of who they are. This includes the full spectrum of human experience, and our aim is to help you feel totally alive in every moment. This is our poetically inspired mission statement.
A Manifesto to Being Human
by Deepika Sheleff
To be human is to be wildly alive To breath, exhale, dance vibrantly with every step of life. To be human is to love.
To be human is to be sexy, sensual, tasting every bite. To be human is to feel. To be swept away by waves of ecstasy and sorrow. To burn with the heat of a raging tiger while protecting a heart as delicate as a rosebud. To be alert as an antelope and rolling with laughter like a child.
You have right to everything you were born with, the fascination and intelligence and constant discovery of new ways to balance one more moment before falling. And you have the right to try again, this time with some new insight, new understanding, new courage.
To be human is to learn. To experience, to grow, to discover more and more mysteries within you.
And with that you have the right to be nestled as long as you want in the bosom of motherly love, to drink the divine nectar of life’s rejoicing in your presence.
To be human is so precious. Such a delight. Nobody else can do it exactly like you can. Like an infinite playlist of melodies, full of songs that only you can sing. Whether you know it or not, the song of your soul will be sung only this once, only this moment, only now.
Only you can be your own organic, pulsing, inside out, unfolding self.
And to be human is not alone. It’s having friends, other people to bump into, embrace, imitate, laugh with, growl at and play with. It’s only by meeting others that we discover our uniqueness. It’s in relationship that we recognize our delusions and how out-of-date our perspective has become. It’s love that upgrades us to the present moment, and the longing for truth that risks losing everything for a taste of eternity.
To be human is to stumble and fall, to try and fail, to try again only to discover a possibility you never even dreamed of. To be human is to be constantly face to face with the unknown.
And to be human is to know that behind it all is your immutable awareness, the starry night of your heart, the infinite depths of your soul.