Published on Jul 17, 2013
Yes, I agree that human life is challenging. That it’s sometimes very painful is an understatement. It’s very difficult, with everyone having a body, to recognize with our limited senses that we are interconnected in a unified web of life. We’ve literally spent millennia trying to remember; and along the way, we’ve developed many explanations for human suffering (not to mention non-human suffering). We invented religions to offer brief escapes from the pain we feel, along with many philosophies that explain away our human existence. Calling it an illusion is the big one. We’ve even gotten physicists in on the act, finally catching up with the mystics. What if, as I believe is true, Spirit’s greatest gift is embodiment. What if we’ve simply misunderstood?