Body, Mind, Spirit Magazine

#21 Pierre Teilhard De Chardin (1881-1955)

By Grasshopper
"All around us, to right and left, in front and behind, above and below, we have only to go a little beyond the frontier of sensible appearances in order to see the divine welling up and showing through. But it is not only close to us, in front of us, that the divine presence has revealed itself. It has sprung up universally, and we find ourselves so surrounded and transfixed by it, that there is no room left to fall down and adore it, even within ourselves.
 
By means of all created things, without exception, the divine assails us, penetrates us and moulds us. We imagined it as distant and inaccessible, whereas in fact we live steeped in its burning layers. In eo vivimus. As Jacob said, awakening from his dream, the world, this palpable world, which we were wont to treat with the boredom and disrespect with which we habitually regard places with no sacred association for us, is in truth a holy place, and we did not know it. "
Teilhard de Chardin was a French Jesuit priest, paleontologist and philosopher. His work 'Phenomenon of Man' was written in China and is a classic. The man was ahead of his time. Check out his work if you can.
We're all searching on the outside when everything is within. We need to take the time in this fast paced western society to take two steps backwards and reflect on where we're going.  Do not let the media and other outside forces dictate the path. It will be interesting to see how our children grow and progress in these times.
I need to come back to some other previous posts that I've written about such as 11:11 and syncronicity. This will all tie in around post #72, I have a ways to go yet.
I leave you with a favorite quote from de Chardin: :
"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience."


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