The inner feeling of spirituality has existed in the minds and souls of humanity throughout the centuries. This page features spiritual thoughts from global cultures and faiths.
"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience."
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955), was a French Jesuit priest trained as a paleontologist and philosopher, and present at the discovery of Peking Man.
Note: There is a paraphrased variant of the quote: "We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey." Both the quote and the paraphrase of it have sometimes become misattributed to Stephen Covey who quotes the first version in Living the 7 Habits : Stories of Courage and Inspiration (2000). Also attributed to Wayne Dyer, who has often used this quote in his presentations.
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