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Spirit Within

So many metaphors for describing the experience that there is more to us than just our bodies and our minds…  Here is American writer George Saunders’ take:

That luminous part of you that exists beyond personality, your soul, if you will, is as bright and shining as any that has ever been, bright as Shakespeare’s, bright as Gandhi’s, and bright as Mother Teresa’s. Clear away everything that keeps you separate from this secret luminous place.  Believe it exists, come to know it better, nurture it, share its fruits tirelessly.