Health & Wellness

Dr. Neil Theise: What is the Meaning of Life?

suit-tie-head-shotExcellence Reporter: Dr. Theise, what is the meaning of life?

Neil Theise: Meaning is to be found in words, concepts, questions and their answers, actions and their consequences. All of which are, necessarily and always, secondary.

There is no meaning to life, there is simply life. And life is the direct experience that underlies the words, concepts, questions and answers, actions and consequences; life emanating from and subsiding into the utterly indescribable, non-dual field of pure Awareness.

There is only This. And This. And This. And This.

Wittgenstein wrote: “Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.”

And yet, all we have are words and actions…


~Neil Theise, MD, is a diagnostic liver pathologist in New York City, with active research and writings in adult stem cell research, complexity theory, and consciousness studies. He is also a Senior Student of Roshi Enkyo O’Hara at the Village Zendo in New York City. A recent interview can be seen at:

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