The Marriage of Human & Spirit

The Marriage of Human & Spirit

“When two become one” stirs the romantic in me. It encapsulates a love so strong that two people fuse together, forming a profound partnership.

A profound revelation awakens within them — these two souls were never apart. They were destined to find one another and melt into the most sacred union.

In a broader sense, this unity is the bond between the self and the Divine, or Life/God itself. It’s a profound realization of our inseparability from the whole of existence. This awakening ignites a love so deep, that it compels me to devote myself entirely to what I truly am.

This devotion isn’t limited to what appears as “the other (life)”, but also encompasses “my self”. It’s a deep commitment to the totality of my being.

Just as a deep devotion to a significant other requires profound love, so too must I extend an equally profound love to myself. To love her truly and completely, I must also cherish and embrace my own being with the same depth of love.

The Intersection of Human and Spirit

Why do I bring this up?

I’m attempting to illustrate the importance of seeing the absolute equality between our human experience and the spiritual experience.

It’s not uncommon for people on a spiritual path to cling toward the spiritual, while pushing away the more human elements of our journey. I’ve journeyed through the wilderness, seeking refuge from my human troubles. I’ve turned to spirituality for comfort, hoping it might shield me from the complexities of my humanity. What I didn’t see, was how deeply integrated my human complexities were with the fundamental nature of spirituality.

A Beautiful Dance

They brilliantly go together.

This understanding that failure is an essential prelude to success, that confusion paves the path to clarity, that struggle is the catalyst for growth. Even more significant is the realization that the ego isn’t the adversary of the spirit, but rather they can dance together in a beautiful way.

In deeply seeing this, I say… “Oh my goodness, it’s all deserving of my love; it all has a role to play.”

Embracing the Whole of Existence

There’s a natural invitation that emerges, one that invites me to lay down the fight against what is, and, at least, become more open to falling in love with the whole thing; with all parts of myself and all parts of life.

This is humbling. It’s an invitation to acknowledge just how much I don’t know, just how much I thought I knew but didn’t, and come back to a stillness that simply, but profoundly, opens up to the totality of life.

This invitation prompts me to embrace, welcome, and perhaps even fall in love with, the entirety of existence – every facet of myself and every aspect of life.

This is a humbling realization. It’s an invitation to admit the vastness of what I don’t know, and the misconceptions of what I thought I knew. It’s a return to a profound stillness that quietly yet powerfully opens up to embrace the wholeness of life.

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