Spirit: a supernatural being or essence: as in holy spirit, soul, ghost, or a malevolent being that enters and possesses a human being

Spirit:  a supernatural being or essence: as in holy spirit, soul, ghost, or a malevolent being that enters and possesses a human being

It is common to think of the spirit and/or soul as something beyond nature, something separate from our physical selves.  But if our spirit is our essence, can it truly be supernatural?  Even if it can exist separate from a body or within different bodies as necessary, does that mean it exists outside the realm of nature?

I think not.

Still, if we consider the spirit as something that isn’t tied to our physical being, something which can, indeed, exist after our bodies are gone, what does that mean for spirituality?  Does it necessarily shift the focus of spiritual life to our post-death future rather than our current existence?  

Again, I think not.  Even if there is a life beyond this one, we are still meant to live this one.  Truly live it, not just use it as time to wait and wonder about the next, not to throw it away in hopes that the next life is a second chance or a perfect reward.

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