Sunday, May 15, 2022

The body or the soul?

A major source of the ego’s off-balanced state is its lack of discrimination between the body and the Thoughts of God. Thoughts of God are unacceptable to the ego, because they clearly point to the nonexistence of the ego itself. The ego therefore either distorts them or refuses to accept them. It cannot, however, make them cease to be. T-4.V.2: 1 - 4

A Course in Miracles . Foundation for Inner Peace. Kindle Edition. 

Are you a body with a soul or a soul with the body? The correct answer is a soul with a body. And what happens when the body is dead? The soul disperses back into the Universal Oneness. The ego resists this idea. It identifies with the body and knows that with the death of the body, the ego also dies if not before. The purpose of A Course In Miracles is to train your mind to detach from the ego and recognize, acknowledge, and nurture the soul.

In Unitarian Universalism we join together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. This inherent worth and dignity comes not from the body but from the soul. It is this recognition of the primacy of the soul over the body that indicates that UU theology serves best those at higher levels of spiritual intelligence.

Today, it is suggested that we eschew thoughts and judgments about the body and focus instead on the virtues and character of the soul.

1 comment:

  1. Human consciousness evolves independently from biological evolution according to Steve McIntosh. In other words growing old and growing up are two different things as Osho says. We sometimes remark that a young person has an "old soul" and sometimes that an old person seems "young at heart." Sometimes we say that a person should "act their age." How old is your soul? I think mine is about 76 which is my chronological age. I am at the integral state of spiritual intelligence moving into the mystical and nondual.


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