-Existentialism- individual existence, free will, choice, define own meaning
-Pantheism - God and Nature are one in the same
-Phenomenology - reality is made up of what one perceives/understands
Now, these are pretty simplified definitions/explanations...but if you think about each one, you will comprehend its "gist" and will also know if any of these metaphysically speak to you!
Tootsie Roll slept on it a bit, but finally determined that Phenomenology gives her a framework to her perception of her own existence and the world around her...It makes sense....her world is what is happening to her at that moment...and living in the moment is a pretty good thing!
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An amazing quote from one of the "founder" of Existentialism, "Life must be understood backward. But it must be lived forward ” Søren Kierkegaard
And one from a "founder" of Phenomenology, “He who thinks great thoughts, often makes great errors” – Martin Heidegger
So, how do you perceive existence and the nature of reality? Metaphysically speaking that is? http://www.philosophybasics.com/branch_metaphysics.html