When we say life we mean understanding, and when we say understanding we mean affinity, reality and communication. To understand all would be to live at the highest level of potential action and ability. The quality of life exists in the presence of understandingin the presence, then, of affinity, reality and communication. Life would exist to a far less active degree in the levels of misunderstanding, incomprehensibility, psychosomatic illness and physical and mental incapabilities. Because life is understanding it attempts to understand. When it turns and faces the incomprehensible it feels balked and baffled, feels there is a secret and feels that the secret is a threat to existence.
A secret is antipathetic to life, and therefore life, in searching for those things which would seem to reduce it, will hit upon various secrets it must discover. The basic secret is that a secret is an absence of life, and a total secret would be a total unlivingness.