Human Spirit Do We Have One or Not?
The Human spirit and what it is has long been a debate among many. Human Spirit is defined in Wikipedia as:
"The Human spirit is a component of human philosophy, psychology and religion - the spiritual or mental part of humanity. While the term can be used with the same meaning as "human soul", human spirit is sometimes used to refer to the impersonal, universal or higher component of human nature in contrast to soul or psyche which can refer to the ego or lower element. The human spirit includes our intellect, emotions, fears, passions, and creativity."
There are those believing we don't have what amounts to a spirit within us. They feel we are just who we are being only a physical self and mental self, which are interconnected, dying when the body expires.
To thoroughly examine this theory from a spiritual view, free your mind of pre-defined notions, ideas and scientific knowledge.
Our physical self and our mental self only explain a small part of us. Physical self- the shell we reside in and our mental self- the engine that makes that shell work.
What however, would we be if someone had a spiritual vacuum and could suck out our spirit leaving only the physical and mental part of us? (Unofficially you would have a world of murders)
Our spirit is the part of us containing feelings. When people see a baby or a puppy or a kitten and get what we refer to as the "warm fuzzes," this is our spirit working within us.
Do These Move You?
When we are happy, sad, scared, feeling up or down, this is our spirit talking to and working within us. Can you even in your wildest imagination think what it would be like to NOT have a spirit?
Our spirit resides within the shell, but is not directly connected to our physical or mental self. The spirit is made of of energy as is all of the Universe, and is what connects us to it.
Is this just a theory? Yes, no one has yet to prove or disprove the Spirituality of humanity. I do believe though if you will look at the fact we know we have feelings, yet no one can positively explain where these come from.
The answer to do we have a spirit or not is not only possible but highly probable.
I hope you have enjoyed this post if so please share.
"The world is full of self serving truths but your spirit serves you. Handle the knowledge of your spirit carefully it's the most powerful weapon you posses."
Susan J. Boston
Those images certainly move me! Great post Susan.
Thanks for sharing Susan
Yes, and all of us have that spirit within us :) emotions are our spirit screaming out at us. For me it's hard to grasp that there are those that don't think we have a spirit separate from our physical self but I agree with you it is everyone's decision as to what they think or believe.
Thank you Terri for a wonderful comment :) my job (the way I see it is just to love all spirits) and let God do the judging :)
Speaking as a christian person who believes in the Bible which is God's word. Let's examine one scripture and this is what it says at John 3:16 "For God loved the world so much that he gave his only begotten Son (Jesus Christ). In order that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life." Now speaking on feelings and where it came from, the answer is obvious, from the Creator of heaven and earth - God. Granted their are some who don't believe in God and that is their decision. My decision is to believe in what is factual and proven in the Bible. Jesus is our savior who died on the cross for the sin and death we inherited from Adam and Eve. This scripture shows us that God's love is so strong and can you imagine the feelings that he must have stirred up inside him to send Jesus, and more importantly Jesus did it willingly to please God. This is full of love and emotional feelings. Powerful I say.
Yes that's true it does wait for us doesn't it? To bad some may never get it but I guess that's life.
Thanks for your comment
Whether one believes in a Truth or not, it doesn't change the Truth at all. The Truth just waits patiently for us to get it. Great post! Have a great week.