My Reply: In simple terms, soul and spirit, tonal & nagual, depends on the many cultures who have different names for them. Egyptians actually believed in 5 or 6 different bodies (all within one another) in addition to the physical body. Susan, I know this will not be a satisfactory answer for you, but in my experience these other selves exist and have different functions. I think most people are not aware of soul/spirit except in a superficial way – that is until they die.
Susan: My question then is: why try and think of a God/god at all?! Surely it is far more logical to know that the idea of any non-material something lacks any credibility and is, therefore, entirely a product of the human mind.
My Reply: Logic is brain centered. Logic is two-dimensional. Add to that, the brain is easily fooled. I operate on heart centered intelligence (we all do to a greater or lesser degree) which can defy logic. I recall one mystic referring to the brain as like the moon, reflecting light, in opposition to the heart which is like the sun, the true source of our input. In other words, the brain is secondary to the heart.
Susan: But, “why try and think of God at all”? (sorry for the repetition, but I felt I needed to answer with an overall and now am addressing the specifics of your questions.
Me: Well, because I did not create the universe. There has to be some other explanation.
Susan: Surely it is far more logical to know that the idea of any non-material something lacks any credibility and is, therefore, entirely a product of the human mind.
Me: What about wind, music, emotions (heart based), time, and light.
Susan: Yes, well, it sounds very impressive! But what does it actually mean?!
Me: I’m still a student of life and always pondering that question.
Quotes by Albert Einstein:
“Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.”
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
“All religions, arts, and sciences are branches of the same tree.”
“A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.”
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
“A ship is always safe at shore but that is not what it’s built for.”
“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.”