Insight 4 - Thoughts and Emotions have a Spiritual Dimension
Our thoughts and emotions have a spiritual dimension
Through the workings of the brain, we are able to do absolutely astounding and miraculous things. We are able to view or conjure up in our mind’s eye sights and sounds and scenes and events and thoughts and smells, and even feelings and emotions, as well as millions of facts collected over years of life’s experience and study. We are able to visualise letters and figures and can creatively imagine all kinds of forms not yet existing and about to be made. It is probably true to say that our life’s primary occupation is with the world of our thoughts and emotions.
While some thoughts and emotions may affect us physically, our world of thoughts and emotions is essentially intangible and non-physical. In fact, a search of the brain will fail to detect any physical resemblance to anything seen or perceived so vividly in our world of thoughts and emotion. There will be no photographs of the scenes we recall, no recordings of the music whose memory enthrals us, and no trace or suggestion of the emotion of love we experience so intensely.
It would appear that through our physical brain we are in fact connected to a spiritual world – the world of our thoughts and emotions (1) . We are truly both physical and spiritual.
(1) See below 'Ethical Will'
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