After Further Review the Ruling Stands as Called – We are Spiritual Beings
There is nothing like the post-season in the NFL (National Football League) to get the adrenalin pumping in your veins in anticipation of the Super Bowl; well, almost nothing. In truth, as critical as many football FAN-atics believe the game is (and I emphasize GAME), it pales in comparison to the noble pursuit of answering the question of our lifetime, “Why are we here?”
I address this specific question in my book, “Not in Vein – Miracle within my Soul”:
“Many of us live a majority of our lives without regularly taking or making time to authentically contemplate our being and self. Consequently, we have a somewhat limited and less than ideal knowledge and perception of who we are as human beings, not to mention why we are.
Then, consider the scenario of whether or not we have come to a conclusion and acceptance of where we are going after we leave this life. Collectively, many if not most people have starved their spiritual being, resulting in a reduced awareness and sense of self, spirit, soul, potential, purpose and future.
This starvation has become an epidemic in our world and society to the point that our mortal lives here on earth have grossly overshadowed our spiritual lives and the gift of consciousness we all possess; a gift that has gone grossly unnoticed, under-appreciated and overlooked as the true miracle that it is.”
Somewhere, along the plane of existence in our collective timeline, we have lost sight and comprehension of the larger (and more important) purpose of our physical life, moreover, where it stands in relation to the subject of each of our eternal lives.
The best articulated description of the Human “condition” I’ve ever seen or heard is from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a French philosopher and Jesuit Priest, who chronicled his thoughts in this manner:
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
The concept underlying these optical illusion pictures is that our minds formulate the picture we see based on our past experiences, what we have been taught and our core belief system we have individually and uniquely adopted. We have been, in effect, programmed to perceive our world in specific ways.
Likewise, we have limited our awareness and comprehension of constructs and issues that dwell outside the norm of our physical lives.
With regard to faith, God and religion, our thoughts, ergo, our lives and existence, are largely bound by our physical limitations of the earthly knowledge each of us possesses.
To this point, I contend that the REAL Life each of us has, in terms of eternity, first begins or will resume, AFTER we physically die. Kind of throws a BIG wrench into the fan, yes? This physical life we experience undoubtedly has purpose and meaning, however, it is but a miniscule part of the whole as opposed to a random and mutually exclusive event in the universe.
We are too special a creation to not have and deserve a prominent place in eternity; and that place is with God and those we love.
Taken in that Light, it is infinitely more comprehensible to accept the reality of higher consciousness and its eternal nature. It works for me, today and forever. Be well.
- What does it mean to be human? (wisewoman2012.wordpress.com)
- Our ancestors were highly evolved spiritual beings (sicangulakota.net)
- Understanding Through Spirit (brendamarroyauthor.com)
- A Sensory Encounter with my Book (cerkas.wordpress.com)
- Being Who God Created You to Be: You Were Made to Last Forever (organizationalchangesolutions.wordpress.com)
Posted on January 21, 2013, in Personal Growth, Theology, Truths, Videos and tagged being, Consciousness, Death, eternal life, God, Human, NFL, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Religious experience, spirit, Spiritual Experience, Super Bowl. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.