Seat Of The Soul !FULL!
One would like to know a little more about the nature of the soul and its relationship with the body, but Descartes never proposed a final theory about these issues. From passages such as the ones we have just quoted one might infer that he was an interactionist who thought that there are causal interactions between events in the body and events in the soul, but this is by no means the only interpretation that has been put forward. In the secondary literature, one finds at least the following interpretations.
Seat of the Soul
Life is not only about learning lessons and becoming whole. Before a soul takes on a form, it agrees to fulfill some kind of purpose during its time in the body. This can be raising children or writing novels or something else entirely. The soul knows this purpose but an individual may not be aware of it consciously while living their life.
One of my favorite parts of this book was his explanation of the evolution of marriage and relationships in our time. A break a way from traditional marriage/relationship values and one that is moving in the direction of creating spiritual partnerships. Partnerships that support us to fulfill on our soul's purpose; to make a positive impact on the world. This perspective provides a new set of values for us to view our potential partners and would allow us to find a deep fulfillment not only in our careers, but in our romantic and intimate lives.
So, as the title of this blog post reads, I want to tell you what I learned about my soul's purpose reading this book. First, I learned that when we are not connected to our soul's purpose, when we aren't living our soul's purpose, we may become ill, may feel anxiety or depression. We often lack hope and trust in ourselves and others.
The seat of soul provides a unique take on life that blends science, spirituality and philosophy. In this book, the main message Zukav stresses is the idea of a human going through a psychological and spiritual evolution.
Author says that most of us accustomed to the belief that our participation in the process evolution is limited to the duration of a single lifetime, and this belief reflects the perspective of the five-sensory personality. Author says from the point of view of the five-sensory personality nothing itself last beyond its lifetime, and there is nothing in the experiences of the five-sensory human that is not of itself. Author says that multisensory human, too, understands that nothing of itself lasts beyond its lifetime, but it is also aware of its immortal soul. Author says that the lifetime of your personality is one of the myriads of experiences of your soul and soul exists outside of the time. Author says that the perspective of the soul is immense and the perception of the soul is without limit of the personality.
Author says that the framework of karma and reincarnation in which we evolved is neutral, author says that actions and reactions in the physical arena set energy in motion, it forms our experiences and reveals in the process the lessons which our soul has yet to learn.
But it is possible to switch from a place of external power to operating from soul power, you just have to take back control by practicing the art of non-attachment and by paying careful attention to your intentions.
The answer to healing the soul and answering the 'meaning of life' question according to Zukay is to infuse all of our activities with reverence, compassion, and trust so that our lives become joyful and fulfilled and have purpose and meaning. There are no endings, only new beginnings.
The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav explains how the soul complements the body and mind by being the center of such things as our intuition, choice, multi-sensing, perception and vibrant energy. For once, the author presents the soul as a living force which houses the higher self as opposed to just the physical or the temporal body.
A major theme of Zukav deals with the soul as a living component of the body which differentiates humans from other forms of life. The author discusses the negations of the self which are afflictions, mis-aligned power, distrust, greed and characteristics which limit the ability of humankind to reach the fullest potential possible.
The Seat of the Soul is an excellent philosophical resource which clearly separates the physical from the spiritual domain of humankind in language that is easily understood. Finally, an author distinguishes raw power from the authentic power of the soul which thrives on spiritual growth and satisfying human needs in a constructive way.
Philosopher Rene Descartes famously thought that the seat of the soul was located in the pineal gland in the human brain. While modern neuroscience may not have revealed where the soul resides, Unversity of Missouri researchers have figured out that spiritual feelings of selflessness and transcendence arise when the activity in the right parietal lobe is reduced.
The rule was absolute: "Do not bring me an idea that I cannot find my thread of truth in." unless I can find the thread of truth so I can sit in the seat and ask the question with the intention of accomplishing something bigger than the interview. 041b061a72