Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Ideas to explore

I have been talking to my uncle of late. We have been talking about the essence of man. So I am going to post what he said to me. Uncle Michael, I am sorry I forgot to ask you if this was alright. So If not just tell me and I will remove it.

"I believe that man essentially is a spirit born into a magnificent machine. The spirit knows from its beginning that it is not complete. This awareness is perceived differently by different minds, so the search for completeness takes innumerable paths. I, personally, believe that coming to God through Jesus Christ is the only way to fufill our spirit (or essence)."

I replyed to this with...

"About the essence of man, I am very much in a draw right now. Man asin all men, I think very much along the lines of what you said. We arenot flesh but yet also a spirt. All of our stuggles are caused by ourflesh trying to please a spirt that can only be pleased by the love and salvation we are given by Jesus.

But I am very must in a qundray one what a single mans spirt needs todo, not only to receive the gift from god, being the love of christ,but also to use it in the best way. I guess I have come to the pointin my life, were school and work and all those things that we do outof ritual only has a purpose if the flesh and spirt have a purpose.Knowing that I do, I have set out not only to find that purpose, butalso to try and explane to others that the purpose is never money orwealth. 'Store your tressures up in heaven.'"

These next 2 ideas, I view as not false truths. In this I mean that they are not true, as in I don't think they are right. but since they are view points, they can not be proven wroung. I view them as incomplete.

1a) Man is emotion. Love, kindness, hatred. With out this one element,his is nether an artist or a thinker. He can not contemplate logic orquestion law. With out emotion man is a robot, controlled by laws hedoes not understand and can not explain.

1b) Each man is known by his disposition. His out look on life mightnot be whispered in private, or screamed in a public arena, but it isalways worn, always evident. If you take away his disposition, he isnot who he should be, but yet a lesser model.

1c) The above is true.But all disposition changes with time, so man infact changes with time. So when showing man, we must not look at along period in time, but yet a short glimpse.

2) Okay, the above 3 all come from the same Idea that a man is hisemotions. My last view point is that man is what his obsessions make him. So, being in love with this current line of thought, I am a wantto be wise man. But taking this love away means that it must bereplaced quickly or else I am just a whisper floating though time. Iam half taking this from the book "Wild at heart". The author said that a man is his quest a woman should neverbe the quest, but should always help with the quest.

[ADDTION #1: 02/11/05: 11:15 PM]

"I don't know that we are our emotions, but agree that our
emotions affect everything we do, even, perhaps especially, if we attempt to
mask them."
-kitlulu (comment # 1)

I find this very ture. I think that if we only look at the emotions of a man, and not also at the reason or the logic that comes and forms that emotion we might miss that which really is the Essence of the man.

I now must wonder very much what kind of things we all miss because we think, oh she is just crying because she is a cryer. I wonder now, why she is crying? Why is she a cryer? If we take emotion at face value and try to make them in to our selfs they will not add up. But what if we take our emotions and our reasons, add them up, then have we created them man.

"Sketch a glimpse of a man, or observe the changing seasons - is one truer than the other?" -kitlulu (comment # 1)

I must say that I see both of these as false and true. In one way Sketching a glimpse will give the viewer a better picture of the man, and in anther way, watching the changing seasons of a mans life will give a a better picture of the man.

Say I am trying to explane something that just happend. And I don't wish to have the whys come up all the time. For this I stand up and frankly say what happend. "HE KILLED ME."

Now say I need to explane to the judge why he killed me. Here I would sit back and tell a few things about the "He" who killed me. First I might say that he has been going though a tuff time right now, and from that show that his father left him durring another hard time in his life. I might also say that he has been seeing someone for help, but because of the snow that we have been haveing for the last few days, he was not able to see that person. Now I have given motive.

I think that if we use those two examples we can see that yes, neather is truer then the other, just one is more detailed. They both have the own right to be used in.

Sometimes I wonder if our emotions are really ours or whether they exist in
the spaces between us... -
(comment # 1)

This is a great question, that I think gets onto a topic a wanted to speek on a few weeks ago, but did not yet, and still do not know how to explane.

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