Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Loneliness and hangovers.

There is no questioning the fact that we are separate individuals, as proven by our finger prints and our DNA.

So we can see that our bodies are completely separate.

But, we also know that we are tripartite beings, consisting of mind, body, and soul or spirit.

The separation at the levels of mind is less distinct than at the body level, and at the level of spirit eventually disappears altogether.

Our spirit knows that every 'body' is intertwined with spirit, even though the 'body', or 'mind' may not know.

One of the first emotions created by this spiritual 'togetherness' manifests in the body as loneliness. We realise that our body is separate, but our mind is yearning for some togetherness.

But how can we find a mind that is together with our own, when our own mind is flitting around from subject to subject, hardly ever deeply examining any of them.

A social drug has been in use since time immemorial to solve this problem - it is called alcohol.

The use of alcohol slows down the mind, and thus enables it to stay on one topic long enough for someone else to understand the topic. Then we have a chance of finding a like mind. But don't forget, it's a slow mind, and if through excessive alcohol use it has become accustomed to being slow, then it's not going to be easy to get it to speed up again. More alcohol slows down the mind even more, until, in a very sluggish state, it completely omits the memory function, as discovered during many hangovers when the brain makes repeated attempts to function normally, but fails.

This is the major benefit of internet - it enables like minds to meet in a short period that would otherwise take many lifetimes. Additionally, having once met, these minds are far more able to stay in touch on the material plane, as well as the mental place.

Is this a reasonable explanation of 'kindred spirit'?
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