Blogging from Re:source 1...
I'm sitting here looking at a B/W image...the image is man, well it is two things, a representation of man - the symbol found on toilet doors - no less! Overlaid on this is a skeleton... the skeletons arms and legs overhang those of the symbol... they don't quite fit... I can't help wondering if there is a third image in there somewhere... is this man? The symbol... are we a representation? an illustration of who we are... maybe even a caricature, a simplification accenting the bits we love/loathe about ourselves? Or maybe we are something mechanical... a structure of atoms, blood, flesh, bones etc.?
Probably a bit of both... but what about the third option?... something else, something other? Greater than what we reveal to others, even ourselves? We hide things from ourselves... I know I do, sometimes the image I have of myself is a caricature, I only allow myself to see the bits I want to see (or even the bits I don't want to see so much that they overwhelm me!)... my psyche; my history, my personal hang ups, my dreams, my illusions often dictate to me the image I have of me. Greater than the make up of my physical parts; we all have weaknesses, physical disabilities/idiosyncracies... they make up who we are, maybe not the bits themselves but the way they form part of me... But I can't simply see myself as mechanical, biological or structural... so there must be something more than symbol or skeleton... maybe THAT is the spiritual... the real me, the deep down me, the created me... God's me!
... so I am symbol... skeleton... AND spiritual... who I present, what I am made of, and what I was made to be.
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