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originally posted by: LucidWarrior
I believe our 'life force' as you call it lies in the root of the human need to express and create, and that all physical and mental problems (including death but also disease depression hatred etc) happen when this inspiration is blocked or corrupted. If it lies in the human need to express and create, as I believe, this 'life force, is what moves through us when we express and create. When I am engaged in an endeavor which makes me feel complete And purposed(for me its writing) I am engaged in a true expression of my being... and that true expression, the whole, pure thing(not the little snippets we experience) is what I believe is th e 'life force' the reason for my existence to exist. One could say that existence itself is a expression, a creatiom- but if one doesn't do anything with that(depression, anxiety) or does the wrong things with it (corruption, perversion) then one is considered to be 'spiritually' dead.whereas physical death is the final end of expression and creation for the individual in question, spiritual death is overcome when one begins to be true to themselves and live and create authentically
but if one doesn't do anything with that (depression, anxiety) or does the wrong things with it (corruption, perversion) then
one is considered to be 'spiritually' deadthey might be suffering from spiritual death, as these are symptoms of spiritual death, but are not spiritual death itself -- spiritual death, itself, is actually: mentally losing a connection to our "life force"
originally posted by: MiddleInitial
a reply to: chr0naut
I'm not following you here. Can you clarify? Do you basically mean that the OP's opinion - that the root drive of the individual is expression & creation - is a reductionist approach to life?
originally posted by: Bleeeeep
a reply to: LucidWarrior
Spiritually dead is more like Chronaut's spiritual blindness, where death is being asleep, or having no awareness of the Spirit. How you defined spiritual death is more of the symptoms of spiritual death.
Yes to everything else though.