I heard that this morning and I really liked it: “We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
The person I heard saying it was quoting it from someone else, and they thought it was a fairly old summation, not original to their source, either.
The person I heard it from had had a very negative experience of religion growing up, and found the distinction between spirituality and religion a welcome surprise when they discovered it later in life. I think what’s reflected in this quotation was part of the spiritual outlook they came to as an adult.
It makes plenty of sense to me, and I think its formulation helps put the biological underpinnings of our material life experiences in a better perspective.
Hearing these words this morning I started wondering why I don’t spend more time with people who see things this way and less time trying to…
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