Self-Transcendence

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    This entry was inspired by my watching the last episode of the three-part miniseries, "The Human Spark", on PBS (2010 Jan 20 PM 8 - 9)

 

An emptiness in our souls stimulates endless spiritual yearning.

To satisfy that hunger and thirst we seek additional learning.

 

Simple sensation is insufficient to create the inner light.

Only imagination transforms raw data into deep insight.

 

Arbitrary symbols give us the means to gain intellectual traction

and envision a world that doesn’t exist in cool ætherial abstraction.

 

A theory of mind helps me to grow into what I yearn to be.

I become godlike by getting out of myself, to see as others see.

 

So we see mental mechanism shedding light into existential dark,

conceptual flint on rational frizzen strikes that special human spark.

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