Experience teaches me again and again that I don’t have a body. I am a body.
… that I don’t have a mind. I am a mind.
… that I don’t have a spirit. I am a spirit.
Experience teaches me again and again…
… that life is most real when I allow each aspect… body, mind, and spirit… its full expression… without compromise.
… that glorifying one aspect at the expense of the others is at once an act of ingratitude, a rejection of responsibility, and a recipe for frustration.
… that I am at my best when I allow the virtues of each aspect to enrich and inform each other.
… that integrity requires my thinkings, feelings, and doings to keep each other honest.
… that I can, and must, feel with my brain and think with my heart and act with my soul.
… that my intellect cannot be fully expressed or satisfied by doing “intellectual” things.
… that my spirit cannot be fully expressed or satisfied by doing “spiritual” things.
… that the denial of my animal nature, despite its many limitations and shortcomings, is a rejection of life. Do not my bones, muscles, and organs constitute the very vehicle by which my spirit expresses its passions and purpose?
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