The cosmic space has not a proper name. Its title is a heritage of the ancient beliefs in its overall order.
The first contact with the cosmic space and also the scientific approach do not represent commitments to the belief in an ordered space.
Properly speaking, the cosmos means in both cases the meeting of a reality which has no name and no clear meaning, but provides some ordered movements of its subdue components.
The same can be said about human life. Nor the self reflection, nor the scientific inquiry can say what it is. The name ‘life’ does not describe the life itself, but the ordered movements it patronizes in the field of the bodily life or the relatively ordered sequence of the life events.
Even if we bear the misunderstood life in us, it is not felt as the capital thing which escapes to human mind. The cultural and religious thoughts linked it with other things deemed to be even harder to be understood (God, death, love, music and so on). But the straightest link is with the cosmos itself and the astrological speculations exploited it.
The life and cosmos follow the same pattern: from an immobile and misunderstood reality to a plurality of ordered and mobile relations.
In both cases, there is the hope that the primal and misunderstood reality could explain the second and composite one. Such a primal reality belonging to the cosmos and life is expected to be the source of understanding in spite of its unknown nature.
Definitely, we will not be able to find answers from it, but the inquiry into our own life and the observations of the cosmic realm instill the feeling that the life and the cosmos stay together as two similar products of a reality that opposes our life troubles and futile attempts of knowing through its peace.
And if our life comes from there, the hope in a possible return to it may raise above the sadness of death.