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Mind and Soul
by Susan-Ananda Kramer
Are mind and soul one and the same?
My mind can think, create, plan.
I experience my soul as my feeling or emotional mind.
Looking at the attributes of soul and mind this way I think they are part of the Great Mind that created us.
I donít experience this all the time, but when I do, it is a state of uplifted consciousness. For example, when sitting in the library, looking east out the window, basking in the morning sun, I notice bodily feeling slipping away in my stillness, and my reality becoming elevated in peace and joy.
While living on earth we have a body and mind to use in regaining awareness of the everlasting reality, our infinite home.
My mind is always aware of what my bodily state is. Even when asleep, Iím aware Iím asleep.
Waking, my body follows the direction, the instructions of my mind. This leads me to realize my mind is controller of my body and motivates bodily action.
Because my mind expands in meditation, but my body does not, I think my mind extends infinitely, not restricted within the bounds of a physical form.
As I progress in deep and loving meditation, my mind expands in greater awareness of the Great Mind.
My goal is to merge my individual mind with the Great Mind in infinite love for all.
Happily ever aware.
Mind and Soul © 2019 Susan-Ananda Kramer; Photo of river boat and ocean liner in Amsterdam harbor from Kramer-Schaap archives
About the author: A meditation and yoga practitioner since 1976, Susan Kramer writes on practical spirituality, family and social issues, and dance. Her instructional books are listed at her web site Ė http://www.susankramer.com/books.html