In 1987 David Bohm wrote the following paragraph to be read at the memorial service for a lifelong friend and classmate at Penn State University. The piece was later read at Bohm’s own memorial service at Birkbeck College. And in June 2008, David Peat convened the “Legacy of David Bohm” meeting in Pari by reading these same words:
“The field of the finite is all that we can see, hear, touch, remember and describe. This field is basically that which is manifest, or tangible. The essential quality of the infinite, by contrast, is its subtlety, its intangibility. This quality is conveyed in the word spirit, whose root meaning is “wind or breath.” This suggests an invisible but pervasive energy to which the manifest world of the finite responds. This energy, or spirit, infuses all living beings, and without it any organism must fall apart into its constituent elements. That which is truly alive in the living being is the energy of spirit, and this is never born and never dies.”
(Source: The Inner Path of Knowledge Creation by Joseph Jaworski)
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