Pierre Theilhard de Chardin


We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.

We are spiritual beings having a human experience.

- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin SJ

My quote was taken from a French Idealist philosopher named Pierre Teilhard de Chardin SJ. He was trained as a geologist and took part in the discovery of 'Peking Man'; an extinct creature of the species Homo Erectus. The fossils were found near Beijing, China. On the basis of a single tooth, Peking man was identified as a member of the human lineage by the likes of Davidson Black in 1927. I find it very interesting that Pierre Teilhard de Chardin SJ was connected to this groundbreaking scientific discovery and the fact that it relates to the quote given to me. 

'Our Soul, that part of us that observes quietly behind what we do, think, believe and feel, existed before this human life and will continue to exist after our present physical life transitions. For each of us, our Soul is where unconditional love, unending forgivingness, compassion, harmony, peace and joy reside. Our Soul is a little piece of the Divine, here to experience this life and its lessons. We are, indeed, Spiritual Beings having a human experience.' 

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