Humanity must celebrate the duality of its nature
As humans we are constantly reminded of the duality of our nature. The spiritual and the Earthly intermingle in the human race like no other species that has ever walked the face of the Earth. For those who understand the importance of spiritual growth, the reminders of this connection are all around them.
There is a saying in Korean, In-Jung-Chun-Ji-Il. Translated, it means “humans bear heaven and Earth, and the three make one.” It describes the central role that both the spiritual and the animal play in the lives of all humans.
Sometimes there is a tendency for individuals to get lost in their own thoughts, forgetting the importance of their physical self. Conversely, it is common for people to focus solely on physical pursuits. However, this denies the person half of their true nature.
The only way for a person to fully experience their full self is to embrace both aspects of their nature. This includes the physical and the spiritual. A greater acceptance of this fact may help individuals in their pursuit of spiritual growth and fulfillment in their life.