We hear a lot about the importance of being an individual. What about the importance of our being part of something larger than ourselves? I think you’ll find this repost from Craig Weiler’s blog, The Weiler Psi, a really good start to 2012. Consider it a New Year’s present.
Dave Woods says
I buy every last bit of this. Being a musician, I KNOW that a group of musicians that are playing together well have a group consciousness. We not only feel what everybody in the group is feeling, we also feel who in the group is not emotionally there with everybody else.
No spoken words, no interior word language. We just know. We feel each others emotional intent in a totally concrete way.
Like the starlings…I speak from years of choral experience, that knowing and sense of effortless moving together when everything’s working right, becoming the single organism. Amazing.
What a perfect example Dave – Music! Our grasp of the beauty in music, art, literature and nature is ultimately what proves to me that we are more than computers made of meat.
And it serves as evidence of the reality of Spirituality. The consciousness that we individually and collectively share when partaking of, and participating in the creation of beauty cannot be reduced to a materialistic formula.