2. What if we are actually Spiritual Beings aving a Human Experience?
3. How would this change the way we relate and connect with ourselves, others, and the world beyond?
At some point in our life we’ve all wondered “is this it? Is this all there is to life? To get a good job, marry the “right “person, live in the “right neighborhood, and purchase the latest “things” in order in secure the genuine happiness we are seeking in our life? There’s got to something more to life than this!”
After doing all the things that were suggested in order to be happy we find ourselves feeling empty on the inside. It’s as though we have missed some essential understanding that is preventing us from securing the genuine happiness and quality of life we have worked so hard to achieve.
What we are missing is our connection with our own deepest nature. Our relentless focus on things outside of us has blinded us to the fact that the quality of life and genuine happiness we desire are by-products of a healthy internal alignment between our ego-constructed human identity and our unconditionally loving spiritual nature.
We are more than the sum of our thoughts, feelings, expectations, and experiences. We are more than our ego-constructed identity. The self we think of as “me” is a construction of our ego that has evolved over time as a strategy to secure greater happiness and reduce our suffering. While this strategy has enabled us to function in the world it has not brought us the quality of life and the fulfillment of our deepest yearnings for love, connection, and meaning that we hoped it would.
By whatever name we call it…life-force, spirit, or soul - there is a distinct aspect to our being that is not under the direct control of our ego and that aspect is our spiritual nature. To experience the life we yearn for we need to integrate our life-force with our ego consciousness so the two aspects of human and being can come into alignment and work together.
If we think of our human condition as mind and our spiritual nature as Unconditional Love then to the extent that we bring our mental consciousness into alignment with our unconditionally loving nature we create an incredibly powerful dynamic through which we are able to consciously experience and extend unconditional love in our life and the lives of everyone we touch.
This alignment enables us to view the world through the lens of unconditional love so our encounters with our self and the world changes from a survival strategy to an inspired vocation. Instead of seeing the world through the lens of threats and opportunities we begin to see it through the eyes of Unconditional love. Instead of asking how we can get what we need to survive we change the question to “How can I encounter and extend more unconditional love through every interaction I have with myself and the world?”
Just think how your experience of yourself, others, and the world changes when you shift your perspective, from an exclusive reliance on your best strategies to negotiate your way through life, to a cooperative relationship with your own Unconditionally Loving nature in which your highest priority is to bring as much unconditional love as you can into your life and the lives of everyone you touch. We reap what we sow. The more we express unconditional love the more we experience it.
We are spiritual beings having a human experience. The moment we start acting in alignment with this fundamental relationship everything about our life experience begins to change in the most positive and life-enhancing ways.