We are human beings. That is true, but not the entire truth. We are spiritual beings too.
We inhabit this physical world, but, as many sages say, we are not from this world. And that’s the human condition: having to live and operate in one realm — the physical — while belonging to, and not forgetting the other — the spiritual. Our job is to constantly remember who we are, where we came from, what we were brought here to do, and where we will be going to after our passage through this physical dimension is over.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin said that we are not human beings having spiritual experiences, but spiritual beings having human experiences.
As human beings, we are faced with challenges, struggles, disappointments, tragedies, trials, tribulations and death. That’s all part of being human. But, looking at these occurrences as spiritual beings we realize that they do not deserve the importance we attribute to them; what seems to be major in the physical dimension is in fact minor in the eyes of the spirit.
Our job is to constantly remember who we are and what we were brought here to do.
We are eternal spiritual beings having temporary human experiences. We are One Consciousness — which is eternal and integrated — revealing itself through several physical manifestations that are impermanent and separated. We are, at the same time, human and divine, mortal and immortal, separated and united, independent and interdependent, many and one.
We were brought here to remember and experience our oneness. We were brought here to learn to be compassionate and learn to love ourselves and others. We were brought here to learn to receive and give love. We were brought here to learn to be unselfish, kind, patient, gentle, forgiving and generous. We were brought here to learn all these things, and also to teach them. We were brought here to promote understanding, peace and unity. That is what is asked of us.
WE ARE DIVINE, WE ARE ONE
We are all human beings. Our common humanity precedes our nationality, ethnicity, ideology, or any other category. We could say that we are human before we are anything else, but this would be an incomplete statement because our divinity precedes even our humanity. We are divine before we are human. We are divine before we are anything else.
We break away from agony the moment we become conscious of our heavenly nature. This is what brings us ultimate tranquility: the conscience of our divinity. This is what brings us ultimate ecstasy: living out our divinity. This is what brings us ultimate happiness: making others happy. We must come to realize that our fate is linked with that of everyone throughout the Universe. We are all related, and the full realization of our divinity and oneness is one of the greatest insights we might come to, one that raises our consciousness to new heights and forever changes the way we see reality, and live our lives.
~ Excerpt from my book, “Pay Attention!Be Alert! Discovering Your Route to Happiness.”
In the Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu states:
Hope and fear are both phantoms that arise from thinking of the self. When we don’t see the self as self, what do we have to fear? See the world as your self. Have faith in the way things are. Love the world as your self; then you can care for all things. Empty your mind of all thoughts. Let your heart be at peace. Watch the turmoil of beings, but contemplate their return. Each separate being in the universe returns to the common source. Returning to the source is serenity. If you don’t realize the source, you stumble in confusion and sorrow. When you realize where you come from, you naturally become tolerant, disinterested, amused, kindhearted as a grandmother, dignified as a king. Immersed in the wonder of the Tao, you can deal with whatever life brings you, and when death comes, you are ready.
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