141 – Should I Dare Tackle “Spirit”?

Should I dare tackle “Spirit”, the holy of holies, the mystery of mysteries, the Primordial Force inciting every creature in Nature to self-organize, to self-preserve, to bond and ultimately, to create the phenomenon of “Mind” which in us, the only creature we know of, is pioneering the wonder of Conscious Self-reflection?

No one knows how the body creates the mind, nor how the mind organizes and moves the body, nor how … as One … mind and body become conscious of something primal and forceful … their source of volition! … yet ephemeral and fragile … a spirit! … giving our bodies the power to enact what our minds imagine, coaxing us towards Purpose and Transcendence to reach out beyond our limitations, but ay, so easily overcome by greed, rage, ignorance.

So what is it that we call Spirit? Outside of dogmatic interpretations of religious beliefs, Spirit is the primordial Life Force of Existence that, in conjunction with our minds and our bodies, has evolved in us to become self-conscious of our capacity to learn from the past and plan for the future, to judge our mistakes, to glory in our successes, to be aware of our own awareness. And laden with Instinct and open with Infinity, Spirit makes us passive and active, to hate and love, to disdain and yearn, to surrender and struggle, to close our minds with dogma blinding us with ignorance and to open them with wonder illuminating us with knowledge.

Spirit, from the Latin spiritus, is the Force of Existence, permeating the entire Universe and binding mind and body, energy and mass … its fundamental complements … into multitude of forms and, notwithstanding their size nor their level of complexity, infusing them all with the momentum to begin the supple process of self-creation, self-organization, adaptation, self-generation, self-perpetuation – the momentum we call Life.

What an arrogance to try to tackle Spirit, the holy of holies, the mystery of mysteries. But how to explain this Force inside of us, inciting us from the moment of conception … like a little plant, or a bird, or a cell, or the earth, or the sun … to persevere with such determination, to endure, to live on oftentimes against all odds. How to explain the fact that I can touch this Force when I cup my hands together and bury my face in them, and feel my breath, the emanating warmth from within, the stable rhythm, the ancient yearning of the universal Spirit inciting us all to Exist with such determination, so It can exist itself.

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