LIFE’s educational and clinical philosophy is based on Vitalism—our recognition that the Universe itself is self-conscious, and as such, creates itself as a dynamic system wherein living organisms are self-developing, self-maintaining and self-healing.
- Our Vitalistic Ethos – We acknowledge that the phenomenon of life is fundamentally original, adaptable, and unpredictable. It is original in that life creates its own meaning: adaptable in that it expresses itself through overcoming entropy: and unpredictable as it transforms itself and evolves.
The concept of Vitalism is foundational to the entire concepts of health and wellness in humans. Our bodies work hard to express health, to maintain health and to recover from illnesses or other conditions that threaten our health.
This philosophy is not new and has been followed by generation upon generation in other areas of the world and throughout multiple cultures. Vitalism has a long history that was marginalized during the scientific revolution of the early twentieth century but has recently enjoyed a new degree of attention from academic, philosophic and clinical examiners based on the new perspective quantum mechanics has given us on issues of space, time and healing.
Vitalism is the guiding philosophy at Life University and is prevalent throughout all our undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs.