Subtitle: Or, at the least, I think I believe
Sub-subtitle: Or, at the most, I believe I know
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Each of us has…is a life force (in essence, pure) embodied in our flesh, so that we, in our lives and living, might have a beneficial effect on everyone and everything around us.
Thus, we always are in the process of being who we are and becoming – not who we are meant to be, but – who we, in spirit, as spirit, already are.
This – because, paradoxically, there is a difference between who we are and who we already are – calls for change.
It’s easier for me to stay where I am. It’s a place I know with no surprises. But a place small and spare. Of no growth. Of the withering of my soul. Of slow dying, even as I live. A place called “hell.”
As a spiritual being seeking to be human, I am called to change, which always involves pain. Yet only to the extent that I allow myself to change will I…can I become who I already am.
© 2023 PRA
Endnote: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J. (1881-1955) French Jesuit priest, scientist, paleontologist, theologian, philosopher, and teacher.