I love quotes. I love reading them, thinking about them, sharing them and creating my own every now and then. When I started to think about what my favorite quote might be, I was very challenged, because it is really hard to narrow it down to just one. There are literally thousands of verses of Scripture that could serve as a favorite quote, but I will save favorite Scripture for another time.
As I was thinking about favorite quote, I thought about a quote that I share with others on an ongoing basis. I thought about a quote that has a life changing message. This narrowed the search a little bit and while it is hard to narrow it down to just one, I decided to give it my best shot.
So here is my favorite quote: “You are not a human being having a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being having a human experience.”
I heard this for my very first time from one of my favorite teachers – Dr. Wayne Dyer, who credited it to French philosopher and priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, although, I could not find a direct link.
I like this quote, because it communicates the struggle that each of us have, often without ever even realizing it. We spend most of our life here on this earth as human beings, looking have have a spritual experience, when in reality we are spiritual beings getting to have a human experience. We limit our limitations and totally miss out on the grandness of who we are and what we do.
I need the reminder that I am a spiritual being, created by God, in His image. I am unlimited in my potential and continuosly presented with opportunity for growth and development. I also need the reminder that this human life is a limited experince and I better enjoy it while I can,
There is so much more I could say about all of this, but I’m talking and sharing all the time and if you are paying attention, then you will see how almost everything in my life and living is influenced by this belief.
Until next time – take care, God bless & Press On!