Sensing Human Existence

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readNov 26, 2022

Question from the Internet:

“Is consciousness/life a fundamental aspect of nature, like the forces of nature?”

Our existence equals feeling life consciously. Through everything that happens to us, through all of our thoughts and desires, we sense and enjoy — or suffer — existence.

We are nothing else but the desire to exist, which core desire we experience through different desires for pleasure and fulfillment or through the desire to escape pain and suffering.

Nature, or the reality we perceive around us, is simply the “playground,” the theatrical props that help us feel our existence in. Every other person, the still, vegetative, and animate levels of Nature, are simply the props and extras that allow us to feel ourselves existing through or against.

As long as our existence remains on the original, instinctive level, simply feeling ourselves existing through automatically chasing and fulfilling our randomly awakening desires, our existence is not Human. We remain on a blind, automatic, and instinctive level like other animals.

Only when we start searching for the overall purpose of our existence and the source of our existence, do we start developing toward a truly Human life.

Then, we can start to use all our desires and their fulfillment; we can use Nature and the whole world with everything and everybody in it to identify and fulfill our Human purpose in existence together with the source and the plan that gave us this existence.

Then we will gradually learn and understand that our purpose and our whole existence are contained and predetermined in Nature’s evolutionary plan, and all the laws of Nature are set up in a way to guide and assist us, especially when we consciously, proactively, and purposefully start developing towards our Human purpose in life.



Zsolt Hermann

I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.