reply to post by FlyersFan
I've noticed that in this world at least, (the world I'm presumably
most familiar with), that all of life is either a predator, is prey,
or is in a symbiotic relationship with a predator or prey.
It is my observation that the human animal is part of this dynamic,
which humanity calls "spirituality".
It is also my observation that 'human spirituality' is similar to a WW2
Cargo Cult phenomenon.
Frankly, the universe to give one name to it, doesn't give crapola
about our 'bliss' or 'enlightenment'. We are part of a greater
lifecycle; only we don't quite understand our part in it yet.
All the philosophies and mystical systems have made big
promises over the years.. and I'm very dubious that any of
them have delivered the goods to any degree. Oh sure,
there have been a few prodigies.. but they could have
done a mcGyver with an assortment of odds and ends.
Most mystical systems I've seen are about escaping this
'hell world' (which we have created, and then wish to
blame upon shadowy evils).
My observation is that a genuine 'spiritual' fabric does
exist.. and it is in fact indistinguishable from the
physical fabric. It's all the same stuff.
If there is any place that matters, it's not in some
heaven or 'pure land' of the spirit. This world is what
matters, or presumably we wouldn't be here. It is in
fact our denial of the basics of reality, which craps
up everything for all of us. We spend all our time
trying to escape it, with our bloated imaginations,
with our desires for 'ascension'.
Now it is my contention that 'more' exists.. that in
fact I'm aware of it to some degree... both via
'sight' and other senses.. and via my rational mind
as well. But for myself at least, my struggle has
always been, to have my feet firmly on the ground
while my head is in the clouds.. both at the same
time. If 'my spirituality' can't be useful in the real
world, then its just mental masturbation.