THE ART & SCIENCE OF THE SEARCH FOR MEANING

DAVID BOHM ON SCIENCE, SPIRITUALITY, AND CULTURE


 

One important point that we connect with spirit is meaning. [….] I would add further that meaning is at the root of our whole being. How we act is determined by what everything means to us. A very elementary case is a person walking in a dark place who sees a shadow, which suggests an assailant may be present. This interpretation of the shadow may arouse the whole body . . . the adrenalin, the heart, everything. The meaning of the shadow made these changes occur. Meanings of much greater subtlety may move us much more. If we are going to face difficult questions and problems, we have to see their meaning and have the energy to do it. But as we have seen, the ultimate source of meaning is subtle and cannot be made manifest. Deeper meanings lead us toward the question of spirituality.

REFERENCE
David Bohm. Science and Spirituality: The Need for a Change in Culture. Fetzer Institute.

 


 

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