Thus, the task is not so much to see what no one yet has seen, but to
think what nobody yet has thought about that which everybody sees.
Imminent and Immanent
Given that this is the first of nine parts in this series, it may be
appropriate to put things in some kind of perspective. Although many have
looked at, focused on and written eloquently various aspects, to my knowledge no
one in the recorded history of Man has ever focused on and systematically or
succinctly identified, categorized, and chronicled the entire package of what humans
intrinsically want and need. Not like this. Not
the great philosophers, not the prophets, not the Gospel writers, and not the poets. Is it
not time that this universal package is set on the table in plain view as a
synopsis and the standard for what is really good?
The term imminent does not mean immediate; neither does it imply a
delay that can bring anxiety into fruition or become extremely frustrating, but denotes that the
development or event is within reach time-wise.
Factors other than time would be the controlling ones,
and delay can be inconsequential. The essence of the concept is that you don't wait for or worry about
something imminent; you focus on the other factors that lead to it,
deliver it or trigger it.
The term immanent denotes that the development or event is within reach tangibly or space-wise, that it is within and affects the regional domain of the
individual in a material way. Something good happening in some remote part of the universe,
or outside of my personal domain
that does not affect me in a tangible way, is not immanent for me.
You are free to do what you want, but you are
not free to want what you
want. - Schopenhauer
Every human being has a natural, intrinsic and legitimate desire for goodness
to be both imminent and immanent, within his personal time and space domain of