We are physical and spiritual, spiritual beings living in a human physique. When you stop and think about it, this is the source of both blessing and challenge. Blessing in that we are spiritual, made in the image of our Creator and eternal in nature. Challenging in that we who are unlimited allow ourselves to be limited by our physical frames and it’s limitations that present themselves through agings aches and pains.
A big part of our problem is we see our self as physical over the spiritual. We separate the two, when they should remain as one. Our origin cannot be split and while it is hard to understand, it is possible for us to be in this world, but not of it.
Every person that you see is a reflection of a little bit of you. We tend to judge others and the reason is because we are seeing what is best about us or what is worst about us, when we are looking at someone else. Rather than seeing others as different, we should start to view them as an extension of ourselves. The sharing of this oneness allows us to see things that we ordinarily would not see and hear things that we would most likely miss.
It has become a part of our instinct to judge others, often without even really thinking about it. Everything in our society works to shape us into this kind of ego centered person. When you are tempted to separate yourself, stop and put yourself in the other person’s shoes, walk a mile or two and try to see life from their perspective. You will be amazed at how this will begin to change who you are, by allowing you to live in the midst the physical and the spiritual, instead of in one or the other.
This is not easy, but will become more natural as you practice it. And as you practice this discipline, you will discover that you are getting dialed into the things of the Spirit, which makes your physical life much more enjoyable. This is just a small step in helping you to live the life that you were created for, so I hope you will take the time to give it a try and I hope that as you do – you will live blessed!