reply to post by Sublevel6
Mind is as invisible as Spirit
There is no separation of the two. Only in word.
No separation of the two, only the division of the upper body from the lower body. Two halves that equal each other and form a whole, but are not
synonymous. Each serves it's own purpose, but each purpose relies on the other to succeed. Remove a half, and the remaining half is crippled. It takes
true spirit to survive such an encounter, but it takes true mind, and however much time you need, to find spirit.
Your mind must be nimble to understand the mysteries of the world we live in. It must be nimble enough, quiet enough, to observe the nuances of order
and harmony that show in every design. Even disaster is beautiful in its own way. Disaster can bring out the worst, but it also brings out the best.
In war time, you see politicians clashing for prominence, demonstrating the weakness of the human spirit. But then you see churches that help the
homeless, agencies that aid the poor, families that appreciate each other, men and women joining in union or expecting a child, children that dance
and laugh and love in spite of the fact the world is burning...and that's where you see it. You can see spirit in those things. You can see the love
that brings two people together to enjoy a movie, or just have a coffee on a quiet Sunday afternoon. The sort of love that can't help but build
special things, connections, bonds. If you think too much, you can miss it all.
I'll admit I think a lot. I have to think because I've never wanted to be a drone. And that's all I see anymore. And even as science tightens its grip
on the world, the spark that is meant to ignite the world is slowly fading as people forget the true purpose of spirituality. Or maybe just what it
means to me. Spirituality is harmony, the ability to learn no matter what is thrown at you. To take chaos and spin understanding and comprehension
from it. To be able to see the light and dark in anything, and know that they are both necessary. To take happiness from what you do have, instead of
languishing for what you don't. Take purpose from it, know that you can do it, and make it happen. And most of all, to respect all. Everything happens
for a reason because you give it that reason, you choose what you take or give from that experience, so take care to exercise kindness, you know?
That's my kind of spirituality. The gift that keeps on giving. A TRUE gift. You learn to appreciate life more, and you learn how to turn pain into
healing. Isn't that was Jesus was all about? Positivity and productivity.
Science has cut down on thinking that way. Limiting resources, imposing restrictions, undermining miracles and quantifying everything we find
beautiful and breakthtaking. And it doesn't stop there! Now it's making living creatures, recreating and engineering them. Science is becoming the new
god. I've never known technology for being warm hearted. And you know what the military will want to do with a global intelligence networking system.
This is all just to show I'm being fair here. Usually I'm railing against anything Christian, but I have always fully recognized the dangers of
science and psychology. I don't mean to get too woo woo, but emotions do cause an electromagnetic response in the body, and if we were all emitting
the same emotional frequencies...well, let's just say science has its uses. But at this point in time, everything is being used to curb spirituality
and constrain it. Basically, I dearly hope for some kind of change. Otherwise, we're gonna wish 2012 DID happen.
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