The Adventure Of A (Human) Lifetime

Are we human beings having a spiritual experience, or are spiritual beings having a human experience?


So, when the speaker said that there was a message from my soul waiting for me beneath my seat, you better believe I tore into the envelope like a kid in a candy store; I couldn’t wait to see what my soul — my inner self — needed to tell me.

Inside the envelope was a page torn from a magazine. I unfolded it and scanned quickly for a message. But, all I could see were photos of kitchen displays and a list of shopping tips. Amidst cries of “I knew it!” and “Just what I needed to hear!” all around me, I sagged in my chair. I folded the page back up and tossed it in my bag.

‘PHENOMENAL COSMIC POWER! Itty, bitty living space.”

That’s how I viewed the life of my soul — trapped in a body that did things like produce hives day after day, with no apparent reason.

And here, the message I got from my soul was: none of this matters. All that matters was this desire to go places and do things and explore—in this imperfect, flawed human body.

I was consumed with a bittersweet joy for just the love of living my human life and in my body. The bitter part was realizing how hard I’d fought against taking in such simple wisdom.

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