the prospering, fulfilled life, flourishing.
Happiness a poor translation.
Work is our toil, but Aristotle sees good work as meaningful and fulfilling.
Born to make what is good, fulfill the good work in human flourishing,
art, philosophy, literary venture, work that makes the person flourish,
Leisure important to renew self from work,
but not endless amusement.
Life and life everlasting to be meaningful,
in contemplation, but also creating.
Having fulfilling friendships and relationships, tempered and good.
Not a return to the ocean of universals, losing individuality.
But returning to the Love that moves all that exists,
our aim: the Good.
Not amusement for eternity; not becoming nothing, or a collective,
but who one truly is–more human.
A hope with a telos. An end to history. A beginning of Life eternal. Not a perpetual rest.
Body-soul unity, transformed– a likeness we do not fully know, but saints have had glimpses or revelations of …
Eudiamonia here and now, important for who we will be after this life and death play.
Eudiamonia fulfilled in unity with the Good–the eternal Logos.