The Common Ground Of Humanity Isn't Biological Life Itself, But The Shared Intention To Form, Steer, And Live One's Own Becoming
Every force evolves its form. And life is one of the most powerful forces of all. It never stops growing itself into more, beginning as a tiny organism, then burgeoning into a whole human being, and finishing with the flourish of becoming a mature full-fledged person, one as recognizably distinct and unique as is ever to be found anywhere.

All of this emerges in, through, and by means of our experiencing. Once people come to identify those specific ways in which they embody and enact their experiencing, they are enabled to actually participate in the unfolding of their lives from then on.

That is why the endeavor to more fully understand human experiencing -- and all that it physically results in -- is so preeminently worthwhile. And the raison d'etre, the whole reason for being of this website, is to shed light on how the sense we make of life, in turn, makes each of our own lives as well. It is the abiding source of the self.
What It Arises Out Of 

As the biologist Edmund Sinnott expressed it in his works years ago:

In its lowliest expression, this appears as regulatory control of growth and function. This merges imperceptibly into instinct, and from these simplest of psychical phenomena gradually emerge the complex mental activities of the higher animals and finally the enormously rich and varied life of the mind and spirit of man. At no point is there a sudden break, a radical innovation. The complex has come from the simple by a gradual process of evolutionary progression. The basic phenomenon from which all this ultimately arises, the fact that living things are organized systems, is the fundamental problem, still unanswered. Upon its solution will depend our understanding not only of biology and psychology but of the whole of man.

Which Mark Twain vividly characterized in the life of the individual in this way:

"His real life is led in his head, and is known to none but himself . . .
it and its volcanic fires that toss and boil, and never rest night or day.
These are his life, and they are not written, and cannot be written."
It Bodies Forth In Moments

A Moment isn't a set number of instants, but an instance -- which the Oxford Universal Dictionary eloquently defines as "a case occurring."

Most of our life is made up of experiences that quickly fade and are forgotten. But whenever a Moment occurs, something altogether different happens that is in a class by itself.

Here are three that marked my life in a way I've never forgotten. Since all ​Moments are formed in the personal dimension, they are best introduced through a video, a medium revealing the traces left in the one who is still carrying the originating experience within.  

​​​"The Boy With The Shells" 

​​​​"The Woman With The Dress"
​... ​reaching for life
​... ​paying the cost 

​"The Word At Leaving"​ 

​... ​taking it along

The Personal Dimension

Video # 4  - ​(35 min. 16 sec.)
​"The Word At Leaving"

​​​​The Personal Dimension

 ​Video # 2​​  - (32 min. 54 sec.)
"The Boy With The Shells"
​The Personal Dimension​​

Video # 3  ​- (13 min. 37 sec.)
"The Woman With The Dress"

It Always Leads To More

Anything coming later in life is affected by the accompanying embodiments left in someone by the collective sense of those special moments that have gone before.  

And it is in just this way that anyone's future is directly influenced by the specific personal past it is built upon. For the sense made of every moment is enacted and embodied immediately in one's physical form, and always visibly shows itself to be there.

But what's also important to take note of is that this formative interaction between the person and his or her sense of the moment always works in both directions! For when a person comes to some new understanding of self, other, the world, and that which is -- undertaking to act in all of these in a freshly grounded way -- then the earlier notions found in past Moments are altered by this as well.

Stanley Keleman captures the full ramifications of this deftly in a single sweeping stroke: "All behavior is predictable, but growth never is."