Convergent evolution comes from and heads towards
maximum consciousness/Alpha and Omega/the Cosmic Christ.
The human soul that was always there becomes conscious
when human consciousness emerges
from the general groping of Nature towards self-reflection.
We are unique in that we reflect on things.
We are the universe becoming conscious of itself/
reflecting on itself/learning to direct itself
and its unconscious groping processes.
The original Greek word for “soul,” “psyche”
literally means “butterfly” because the soul/true self
is elusive/hard to pin down in an exotic butterfly case.
Fundamentalists need humility to understand
the Absolute Truth they think they have
only exists in the Mind of God –
humans are always groping/searching for their soul.
And arguments for the immortality of the soul
do not alleviate the universal/inescapable/
existential anxiety about death
which cannot be argued away –
fear of death drives humans toward evil
and so “Reasonable people, devoted to rationalism
fail to perceive either the depths of evil
or the depths of the holy.” -Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Not overthinking about death
and living in the Now with the Divine Present
alleviates the death-grip of evil:
Breathing in I relax my body
Breathing out I smile
(relaxes hundreds of facial muscles)
Dwelling in the Present Moment
(brings happiness here and now)
I know it is a Wonderful Moment
(brings pleasure/peace of mind/spirit/soul).
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Stunning lyric and butterfly photo.