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being

 

being

That which exists, the “substance” or is-ness of which something is made, the real essence of something. All being is in God, Who created us by sharing His Being with us. Our being is therefore pure spirit, without form or limit. Being is absolutely changeless and certain, calm and unshakable. At the same time, however, being is inherently relational. By nature, it must give or extend outward. It gives all of itself away all the time, thereby increasing its fullness. Being therefore is both static (changeless) and dynamic (extending and increasing). You could say it is statically dynamic. This is one example of the collapse of conventional dichotomies that occurs in the state of being. Another example is that, in this state, having and being are not different; what we have is what we are (see having/being).