2015.07.13: the human experience

Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. – Mt 10

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


this life we live is not our own
it doesn’t belong to us
any more than we belong to this world

the human experience is to awake
naked, helpless, and vulnerable
totally dependent on others

forgetting who we are
and where we originate
we must find our way home

like salmon fighting the current
or monarchs navigating the winds
we must live with greater purpose

as the teacher taught and modeled
in laying down our lives in service to others
we will have life in abundance

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