What is our Spirit?

What is our spirit, and is it different from our mind and our body?  And, if it is different, how and why?

You can be a genius and have a poor attitude, or spirit.  You can be a relatively uneducated person and have a great attitude, or spirit.

You can be an Olympic athlete and have a poor attitude, or spirit.  You can have a crippled body and have a great attitude, or spirit.

Webster’s dictionary defines spirit in this way:

“2.  the thinking, motivating, feeling part of man, often as distinguished from the body;  mind;  intelligence”   6.  frame of mind;  disposition;  mood;  temper”   7.  vivacity, courage, vigor, enthusiasm, etc”   8.  “enthusiasm and loyalty”    10.  “a pervading animating principle, essential or characteristic quality, or prevailing tendency or attitude”   11.  “a divine animating influence or inspiration”

I believe the spirit is seperate from the mind (brain).  You can believe whatever you want.  It all depends on your attitude and tendancies.

Published by jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five different sites.