Thought For Thursday: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.  We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”–Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Pic Source: hplusmagazine

Pic Source: hplusmagazine

In what is probably de Chardin’s most infamous quote, he challenges us to think of ourselves not as people striving to be spiritual but to recognize that we are already in fact spirit.  Suddenly, we are faced with the choice to flip our general thinking and to allow ourselves to be challenged into seeing ourselves in quite a different way.

All the striving we do to be ‘spiritual’ is pointless. Why?  Because we don’t need to strive, we just need to BE.  What is needed is for us to relax into our true state of love.  Rather than strive TO meditate…simply allow yourself to BE there.  What can be more natural than being who we really are? Spiritual beings loved by God and created in God’s image.  We are the product of Love and in essence we too are love.



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