What Distinguishes Living Things From Non-Living Things?

What distinguishes living things from non-living things? Is there other life out there in the universe? All of these questions are absurd for after all; what is there? What is here? What is living? What is non-living? All of the above are abstractions. All there is is Oneself experiencing itself. Oneself experiences itself as manifoldness to escape aloneness. See all as Self for all is Oneself. Love one another for there is no another. All is Oneself, Oneself itself is. What is the final conclusion? There is no mystery in the universe. The only mystery is oneself not seeing itself as its one unified self in which case it is called ignorance.
~ Wald Wassermann