Friday, March 09, 2007

"Soul appears when we make room for it."

Sir Thomas More (1478-1535)

3 Comments:

Blogger puggimer said...

Huh? Ok, big philosopher, but I have no idea what he is trying to get across here.

10:18 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Back when we were all hunter-gatherer types we had very little on our minds other than survival. When we learned that agriculture could give us enough food to survive and an abundance to trade, as well, we suddenly discovered that we had more free time to think about other things.

This was the beginning of art, religion, and other more esoteric pursuits, perhaps, a soul even.

I like to think of it on a little more personal level for myself, though.

When I make conscious effort to put the outside world (my job, my bills, my chores, whatever) and just look inwards for a time and focus on who my authentic self is, what my direction is, and if I am living from the inside out - that is when my soul is enriched and I have "made room" for it. I don't consider it a religious thing at all but, for me, there is a spiritual significance.

We, frequently, get too busy to take care of what is truly important.

11:35 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

Michelle- that has crossed my mind so many times... Once upon a time people were busy with concern for survival... later on in history, pondering one's soul was considered to be for the elite.

I think of my soul as a garden, which needs to be "fed" & nurtured...

Most everything in this world/life can be lost or taken from us... but our soul- no, no, no not the soul; it is eternal.

5:34 PM  

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